Batman is a famous superhero character created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. His first appearance was in Detective Comics #27 on May 1939, was still reffered as “The Bat-Man” with dark gray costume, black cowl, gloves and cape.
Batman is an alter-ego of Bruce Wayne, the only son of Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne, the most honourable, wealthy and charitable couple in Gotham City. The creator said name “Bruce Wayne” was came from Robert Bruce, the scottish patriot and Mad Anthony Wayne, an united states army officer which involved in American Revolutionary War.
Bruce leads a happy and priviledge existence until the age of eight. At one night he witnessed his parent are killed by Joe Chill, a small-time criminal while on their on way home after watched a theater show. After that, Bruce’s life completely changed and he swore to fight crime for the rest of his life.
He engaged in intense physical and martial art training in order to fight the crime. To emphasize his identity and create a fear to enemy he decided to adopt bat appearance and describe himself as a creature of the night, black and terror striker. So the legend of Batman has begun. To cover his special identity, Bruce come forward as billionare playboy, industrialist and philantropist.
Batman operates in Gotham City, the fictional town such as Superman’s Metropolis, assisted by supporting characters like Police Commisioner Jim Gordon, his loyal sidekick Robin and Wayne’s butler called Alfred Pennyworth. He deals with many kind of villains and criminals like Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Scarecrow, Two Face, Cat Woman, Poison Ivy, etc.
Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not posses any super powers. He relies on his intellect and detective skills, martial arts and physical skill, science and technology, then combine them with indomitable fear and intimidation in his continously war on crime.
As American Cultural icon, Batman has been adapted into a bigscreen. Batman Modern movies involved such talented and determined actors like Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Jack Nicholson, Danny de Vito, Jim Carrey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman etc.
|Batman||1989||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|Batman Returns||1992||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|Batman Forever||1995||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|Batman & Robins||1997||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|Batman Begins||2005||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|The Dark Knight||2008||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|The Dark Knight Rises||2012||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format) (Instant Video format)|
|Dark Knight trilogy||2012||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format)|
|Batman Collection||2010||(DVD format) (Blu-ray format)|