20 Mind-Blowing Facts Didn't Know About Batman

He wasn't bitten by a radioactive bat if that's what you were wondering...

Batman is without a doubt one of the world's most iconic superheroes. Created in May 1939 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the character has been around even longer than the likes of Spider-Man, The Avengers and the X-Men, and his lasting appeal has seen him star in a huge number of movies, TV shows, video games, and so much more. Why is it then that people somehow relate to a privileged billionaire who couldn't be any more different to them? Perhaps it's because under all of the expensive gadgets, the Caped Crusader is just a man. He can't fly and he's not super strong. He goes out there every night and puts his life on the line to protect the city he cares about and the people who live in it, no matter the cost. With such a long and storied history, there's a lot of strange stuff which has happened to Batman over the years. Throughout the decades, the Dark Knight has changed and evolved considerably, with his early days as a superhero particularly weird and overly violent. Even now he remains one of the most unique superheroes in the DC Universe, and the following facts about Batman are sure to make you look at him in a whole new light. Whether it's the story behind his creation, the origins of claims that he has "questionable" relationship with Robin, or any other number of things you never knew about Bruce Wayne (where did that name come from anyway?), you'll find all of that and more here.


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