Vintage comics and subsequent super hero characters such as Batman and
Batwoman have, for long, been a source of reading enjoyment for the young and old. These reading materials, or
comics, 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 public by Detective Comic in their
book number 27. The character of Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. As the newest
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.
While the Batman comics have earned this crime fighter a place in the
annals 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 years of the
As many of the comics of during the 1939 to 1949 period were depicted as
pulp fiction the Batman of that period was given many of the traits that for that time. To make the character more
realistic Batman Comics showed Batman fighting his enemies as a vigilante using only his fighting skills, his
strength and his intellect.
Unlike the other superheroes Batman was not given any super powers or
special abilities. He was portrayed as a man who was determined 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.
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.
Later 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 very well known. The names of the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman and even the Joker are ones that we
While many changes have taken place in our world of entertainment, comics
continue to be many people's favorite! The various Batman movies that many of us have seen and remember so well
continue to be a testament to the popularity of this superhero and the ever growing legion of Batman