15 Facts About Batman That Only Comic Book Fans Know About

 15 Facts About Batman That Only Comic Book Fans Know About


For over 75 years, Batman continues to grow as one of the most popular superheroes in the comic book community. Whether it’s his gadgets, his crimefighting skills, or the sweet Batmobile, there’s always something to love about Wayne’s alter ego. That’s exactly why we came up with these Batman facts that will make you love this caped crusader even more.

Inspiration for Bruce Wayne’s name comes from two historical icons.

His name is a combination of Robert the Bruce and Mad Anthony Wayne. These two individuals were Scottish and American Revolutionary Heroes respectively. Robert the Bruce led the Scots against the British during the war for Scottish independence. Mad Anthony Wayne was a US army officer who was known for his fiery temper.

There were a total of 4 male characters that took on the role of Robin.

In order, they are Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and Damian Wayne. However, there were also 3 other female robins. The female robins are Stephanie Brown, Carrie Kelly, and Helena Wayne. In other alternate series of the comics, Helena never becomes robin.

In an alternate series, Batman and Catwoman have a child together.

In the series, Batman proposes to Catwoman and they got married. Shortly after, they are blessed with a daughter named Helena. Helena, later on, grows up to become a vigilante named Huntress.

The Canadian University of Victoria offers a course studying Batman.

The course is called ‘The Science of Batman’. The course is designed to explore the life of Batman. Its main goal is to examine how the human body can be adapted and improved based on the metaphor Batman lives by

Batman owns the newspaper The Daily Planet as one of the properties of Wayne Enterprises.

This means that Bruce Wayne is, in a way, the boss of the mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent. The Daily Planet is a major part of Wayne Enterprises’ entertainment arm. Superman may want to think twice before getting into an argument with his fellow Justice Leaguer.

The Batmobile comes with its own manual.

In the manual, it states that the batmobile has up to 10,000 horsepower. This is more than a Honda Civic and Formula One car combined. You can also buy the manual online on Amazon. It contains illustrations and diagrams of all models of the batmobile and its functions.

Kevin Conroy is the most experienced voice actor for the role of Batman.

In total, he’s voiced over 8 batman animated series, 10 video games, and 13 movies. He is also considered to be one of the most iconic voices for the caped crusader. No wonder why fans love him so much over Adam West.

Batman killed the Joker in issue 1

In its first comic, the writers were mainly concerned about having a reoccurring villain appear. They believed that this would make Batman seem weak and unable to finish the job. However, this was overruled by an editor and now the Joker is one of the most iconic villains in comic book history. The Joker has since then appeared in over 12 different Batman comics.

Batman’s favorite food is soup.

More specifically, it's Mulligatawny soup. This is seen in Batman #701 where Alfred prepares a tired Batman with his favorite comfort food. This dish originated from South Indian cuisine and is very popular in British India.

The Batsuit has everything.

Many versions of the suit throughout the alternate worlds are fire-resistant, bulletproof, and insulated from electrical shocks. The cape also doubles as a parachute or hang-glider. The famous cowl is also made with high-tech tools such as night vision and communication systems. It is also lined to keep his identity a secret from certain superhuman individuals.

Troy Baker is the only man to play both Batman and the Joker.

In many different animated series and video games, Baker has voiced both characters several times. Baker was also chosen to provide the voice of Two-Face in the game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Bruce Wayne is not the only Batman.

Several other characters apart from those who have held the mantle of Robin and Batgirl were used as batman substitutes in many alternative worlds. This includes commissioner Gordon, Bane, Plastic Man, and many more. The new Batman multiverse consists of 52 different alternate worlds.

One of the entrances to the Batcave involves moving the hands of an old clock.

In the comics, it is seen that Bruce turns the hands on a grandfather clock to 10:47 to open a secret door to the Batcave. This time refers to the exact moment that his parents passed away during the murder. This shows how much Bruce is traumatized by his parent’s death and shows extreme signs of PTSD.

Batman has a strict ‘No Kill’ policy.

In the 1970s series and onwards, Batman strictly practiced this policy and also frowns upon other superheroes doing so. However, this was not always the case. In the earlier versions of the comics, Batman had killed several crooks already including the infamous Joker in Batman 1.

Batman is also the name of a city in Turkey.

The city that was formerly known as Iluha changed its name to Batman in 1957. This city also tried to sue Christopher Nolan for using the City’s name in his films. However, this lawsuit failed because the comics debuted 18 years before the city had changed its name.

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