Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, although only Kane receives official credit. Batman has since become one of the world's most recognized superheroes.http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,314504,00.html The Guardian (March 15, 1999): "Batman's Big Birthday: He's brave, he's hooded and now he's 60", by David Finkelstein and Ross Macfarlane, refers to Batman as "the perfect cultural artifact for the 21st century".
Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. It is the first entry in the original four-part Batman film series, the first directed by Tim Burton and the first to star Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman. It also starred Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see: Batman (1989 film).
Batman was the title of a 1960s American television series which replaced the long-running Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet program, the first series ever to be a midseason replacement. Based on the comic book character Batman, it aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for 2Â½ seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. Because the series had two weekly installments for most of its run, it contains nearly as many episodes as today's five-season hits.
Terrence "Terry" McGinnis is a fictional character and the protagonist of the DC Animated Universe series Batman Beyond. He has succeeded Bruce Wayne as Batman, the protector of Gotham City. He is voiced by Will Friedle.
The Batman comic strip began a few years after the creation of the comic book Batman. At first titled "Batman and Robin", a later incarnation was titled just "Batman". It had three major runs in American newspapers and two minor runs.
Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the the DC Comics superhero of the same name. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. Batman proved so popular that he was launched into his own self-titled comic book, released on April 25, 1940.
Batman is a monster truck currently competing on the USHRA circuit. The truck is officially licensed by DC Comics and has a replica of the Batmobile as the body. It is currently driven by John Seasock and debuted with Jason Childress driving in Charlotte, NC in 2006.
Batman is a horizontally scrolling beat 'em up and "Run and gun" arcade game released by Atari Games in 1991, produced by Numega. Batman must save Gotham City from The Joker. Features stages with the Batmobile and the Batwing.
Batman can mean two different video games inspired on the eponymous superhero from DC Comics.
The Batman of Earth-Two is a parallel version of the fictional DC Comics superhero, who was introduced after DC Comics created Earth-Two, a parallel world that was retroactively established as the home of characters which had been published in the Golden Age of comic books. This allowed creators to publish Batman comic books while being able to disregard Golden Age stories, solving an incongruity, as Batman had been published as a single ongoing incarnation since inception.
In 2003, Mattel won the rights from Hasbro to produce characters from Batman stories, Superman stories, and the animated Justice League/Justice League Unlimited animated show. Their first attempt at a comic-style toy line was in 2003 and lasted until summer 2005.