10 Batman Facts that you Never Knew
Batman is surely one of DC’s greatest or the greatest successes of all time, earing billions of dollars in games, movies, comics and other Batman products worldwide. Batman…you either love him or hate him with his ability to kick bad guy’s butts and to always come up on top of his greatest rival…the joker. Here are seven awesome facts about Batman that you didn’t know!
10 Batman Facts that you Never Knew
Before the release of the was used as the original setting of the Batman comics. This is additional evidence further proving that Gotham City is based on New York City along with the fictional city being architecturally modeled after New York.
The idea of becoming Batman isn’t too far fetched in our modern world; you probably could research all of the futuristic technologies and then produce everything you need to become Batman yourself. The price of becoming Batman with the same gadgets in the bat cave from the movies and the comics would cost you about $300 million USD.
Nobody likes anything plain…which is exactly why there isn’t only one Batman in over 75 years of Batman there has been as many as 50 Batman alternates including Dark Claw, a Marvel and DC crossover of Batman and Wolverine. As well as Vampire Batman, Nazi Batman, Mouse Batman, Wizard Batman, Ninja Batman and so much more there are also many fans made versions of Batman you can check them out in the links below many of them are really interesting. I guess one Batman was not enough for the fanboys.
Batman isn’t exactly known to be your typical cute and cuddly superhero, but he’s also known as the superhero who doesn’t kill. Surprisingly that wasn’t always the case. Back when Batman first started and later on all the way to the fifties he used to kill criminals in pretty gruesome ways like vats of acid being dumped off of rooftop hangings, although he didn’t particularly enjoy murder he still thought it was necessary.
The best superhero games by far are the Batman Arkham series which have better gameplay and a better storyline than most video games out there. Let us not forget that in the original Arkham Asylum, just the cape took the development team two years to make, imagine that…just the cape to prove that the Batman games have more attention to detail and always have lived up to the hype.
There were always weird University courses but just when you thought that university courses couldn’t get any more bat-shit crazy, pun intended. Well, they just did…the University of Victoria in Canada offers a course called the Science of Batman. I don’t know why some people would waste tens of thousands of dollars on the science of Batman, but some people are just special.
Batman’s alter-ego Bruce Wayne wasn’t just made up; it obviously got inspiration from somewhere right? This inspiration came from two revolutionaries, King Bruce who led the Scottish war of independence and Anthony Wayne a protagonist of the American Revolution.
Sidekicks shine a new light on our superhero and we all know Batman’s sidekick Robin. Robin first appeared in Detective Comics #38 in the forties where he was only supposed to debut once but then doubled comic book sales, so he was continued to be used in the series. In 1988 a comic ended on a cliffhanger, and there was a hotline setup to see whether fans wanted him to live or die. Surprisingly fans chose to kill him, but that wasn’t the end. Robin then returned years later and became a fan favorite, and he hasn’t been killed yet…….?
Batman is one those heroes whose best features and lore came from the comics rather movies as many came from TV including Harley Quinn, one of the most iconic characters in the video game series, she also becomes part of the suicide squad. Even the Bat cave which wasn’t there at the start it came into the Batmen series three years later in 1942.
We all know Batman loved his gadgets from the smoke bombs to the iconic Batarang which we all know and love, the truth is Batman didn’t start out like that. Much like the way he used to kill villains, he also used all types of guns that were later ditched because he then started to hate guns because they are what his parents were killed with. Imagine a Batman that wasn’t afraid to use guns; his enemies would just bow down to the bat because he would be on a whole new level of kicking-ass.