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Batman in the Media

Although he began his comic-book career as a creature of the night, Batman has been portrayed on television and film as both a dark avenger and a campy crime-fighting clown. Artist Bob Kane was influenced by Douglas Fairbanks' look in The Mark of Zorro (1920) and the villainous cloaked character in The Bat (1926) when he designed Batman, and as he and writer Bill Finger further developed the character following his May 1939 debut, cinematic influences continued.

Batman Villains






Action Girl Cover Image

Showcase 94 #1 © 1994 DC Comics. COVER ART BY KEVIN NOWLAN.

Big Bang Heroes






Action Girl Cover Image

Big Bang Comics #4 © 1996 Gary Carlson and Chris Ecker. COVER ART BY TERRY BEATTY.

Bird Heroes

Flight represents the ultimate freedom. Consequently, humankind has for centuries regarded the bird as a muse for its mythology, its science, and its fantasy. As a result, a flock of bird-based superheroes have soared through comic books, television, and movies.

Bronze Age of Superheroes (1970–1979)

Superheroes were in their infancy during comics' Golden Age (1938–1954), experienced growing pains during the Silver Age (1956–1969), and reached adolescence during the Bronze Age (1970–1979).