For people there are many different forms of reading material. These reading materials can be thought of as non-fictional and fictional forms of reading matter. In the fictional form comic books like Batman comics are a firm staple for people of different ages.
Batman was first introduced to the populace by Detective Comic in their book number 27. The character of Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. As the latest crime fighter Batman was a huge success. For this reason DC comics released the Batman comics as a separate comic book title in 1940. Since that period Batman comics have remained a favorite.
Batman brings a sense of realness to the fantasy world of super heroes. Many folks can relate, on some level, the the character that batman portrays.
While the Batman comics have earned this crime fighter a place in the chronological record of fiction superheroes there have been many occasions where the character of Batman has been changed or revamped to fit in with the current trends and ideas. An example of this can be seen during the early historic period of the Batman comics.
As with everything else there is an evolution of the original character. While batman remains true to his origin, the overall theme of his world has changed.
As many of the comics of during the 1939 to 1949 period were depicted as pulp fiction the Batman of that period was granted many of the traits for that time. To make the character more realistic Batman Comics showed Batman battle his enemies as a vigilante using only his combat skills, his strength and his intellect.
Different from the other superheroes Batman was not granted any super powers or special abilities. He was portrayed as a man who was driven to fight crime in his way but one who still respects the laws of his home city of Gotham. In many of the Batman comics Batman is shown as a silent and grim crime fighter who battles his enemies by himself.
The mystery of Batman strikes the human populations curiosity. Who is this man? Why does he fight crime? Where does his passion come from? These are the fundamental questions that often times keeps us coming back.
To make batman's character seem more human the creators of the series later added other characters to the Batman comics. For most of the history of Batman his sidekick Robin is shown fighting alongside of Batman.
Afterwards additions to the cast of the Batman comics are batgirl who is shown as Police Commissioner Gordon's daughter Barbara, and batwoman. The various villains who appear in the Batman comics are also well known. The names of the Penguin, the Riddler, catwoman and even the Joker are ones that we recognize.
While many changes have been brought to the mysterious man, Batman comics are still comics that are read by many people. The various Batman movies that many of us have seen are a testament to the popularity of this superhero and the ever growing host of Batman fans.
So, when you are reading the next Batman or watching the next movie ask yourself, What intrigues you about this super hero. . .
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