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Encyclopedia > Alternate versions of Batman

This is a list of the alternate versions of Batman from all media, including DC Comics multiverse, Elseworlds, television and film. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...



Modern continuity

  • Bruce Wayne is the original Batman. This is Batman's secret identity in almost all representations in other media.
  • Azrael becomes Batman after Bane breaks Bruce's back during 1993's KnightSaga.
  • Dick Grayson assumes the Batman identity after Azrael is forced to relinquish the mantle, prior to Bruce Wayne's return.
  • Tim Drake has been depicted as a possible future Batman on several occasions: in JLA #8 and #9; in Teen Titans #17-19; and in Superman/Batman #22 and #23.
  • Batman One Million is the Batman of the 853rd century, warden of the prison planet of Pluto and a member of the Justice Legion A.
  • Damian Wayne, the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul may assume the name Batman as an adult (Batman #666).

Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) is a fictional character from DC Comics. ... Bane is the DC Comics supervillain, and sometimes ally, best known for having broken Batmans back. ... Cover to Batman #497: The breaking of the Bat. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Teen Titans: The Future is Now by Mike McKone. ... DC One Million was a crossover event published by DC Comics in 1998. ... Damian Wayne is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... Talia al Ghul is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, the now-estranged daughter of the supervillain Ras al Ghul, and a love interest of Batman. ...

Elsewhere in the multiverse

  • The Batman of Earth-Two has a life that parallels the modern Batman but with some significant differences. Born in the 1910s, Bruce Wayne eventually retires as Batman and becomes police Commissioner. He marries Selina Kyle and the two have a daughter, the original Huntress, Helena Wayne. Finally, goaded out of retirement by a villain demanding Bruce Wayne (whom he mistakenly believes has framed him), he confronts the villain as Batman and dies in the line of duty.
  • The Earth-Two Bruce Wayne's father Thomas Wayne is shown to have worn something similar to the modern bat costume while Bruce was young, to entertain trick-or-treaters at Halloween, ultimately influencing Bruce's choice of alter ego.
  • Both Earth-3 and the antimatter universe of Qward have alternate versions of Batman named Owlman (Thomas Wayne II), who is a member of the Crime Syndicate of Amerika.
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight shows the Batman of Earth-19, a hero who started his crimefighting career in 1889.
  • Kingdom Come depicts the Batman of Earth-22. Ravaged by years of fighting crime, he has an exoskeleton to keep himself together and keeps the peace on the streets of Gotham using remote-controlled robots.
  • Superman: Red Son depicts the Batman of Earth-30. He is a Russian anarchist whose parents have been killed by the KGB. His actual name is not mentioned in the story.
  • Batman: In Darkest Knight shows the Bruce Wayne of Earth-32, who becomes Green Lantern instead of Batman.
  • JSA: The Liberty Files shows the Batman of Earth-40, a version who was a covert operative of the government known as the Bat during World War II.
  • Batman & Dracula: Red Rain shows the Batman of Earth-43, who became a vampire after fighting Dracula.

The Batman of Earth-Two is a parallel version of the fictional DC Comics superhero, who was introduced after DC Comics created Earth-Two, a parallel world that was retroactively established as the home of characters which had been published in the Golden Age of comic books. ... Cover of Catwoman #2, February 2002. ... The Huntress is also the title of a television series about a female bounty hunter. ... Thomas Wayne is a fictional character of the Batman series of comic books. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse was a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe existed in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ... Owlman is a fictional supervillain who appears in stories published by DC Comics. ... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A DC Comics Elseworld story written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is a limited series depicting a world after Superman. ... U.S. Army conceptual mock-up of an exoskeleton-equipped soldier. ... Spoiler warning: Superman: Red Son is a comic book published by DC Comics unveiled under their Elseworlds imprint in April, 2003. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Elseworlds and alternate versions

Also, he was combined with Professor X to create Bat-X, and with Jubilee to create Le Bat. Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... The premiere issue of the series Spoiler warning: The Dark Knight Returns (known as DKR by fans) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... The Dark Knight Strikes Again is a Batman graphic novel by Frank Miller. ... All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... Dark Claw is a fictional character and an Amalgam Comics superhero. ... For the French hip hop artist, see Nikkfurie. ... Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ... Wondra (Jubilation Lee, formerly known as Jubilee) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men. ...

  • In the Stan Lee's Just Imagine Continuity, Wayne Williams is man framed for a crime he didn't commit who becomes Batman in a combination of Batman and Spider-Man's origin stories.
  • In Batman: Golden Streets of Gotham, Batman is Bruno Vanekow, a railroad worker whose parents die in a fire similar to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. He dons a bat costume and starts a war against the greedy businessmen of the city.
  • In Batman: The Blue, the Grey, and the Bat, Batman is Colonel Bruce Wayne, a soldier for the North who goes to Nevada to stop rebels from smuggling Northern gold. He is aided by Redbird, his version of Robin, and rides a black horse called Apocalypse.
  • In Batman: Haunted Gotham, Gotham City is taken over by the Dark Lords of Hell centuries ago. Bruce Wayne is raised by his parents to strike against them.
  • In Batman: Digital Justice, set in a futuristic Gotham City, the persona of Batman is taken on by James Gordon, the grandson of Jim Gordon. Following the death of his partner, Officer Lena Schwartz, James became motivated by the old newspaper clippings about Batman that his grandfather kept, and finds a Batman suit that Bruce had given to Jim as a souvenir.
  • In Batman: Year 100, a story which takes place in the Gotham City of 2039, there is a mysterious Bat-Man running around Gotham. This Batman has been around since 1939, and it is never revealed who it is behind the mask.
  • In Batman: I, Joker, the Gotham City of the future is ruled by a cult who worships Batman and his descendant, the Bruce. Once every year, there are challengers who try to usurp the rule of Batman, but even worse, this Bruce has people taken off the street and has them turned into Batman's old enemies complete with their memories. The newest Joker is able to maintain his original memories, and dons a Batman outfit alongside a new Robin to try and destroy the cult.
  • In Batman: The Tyrant, a corrupt Batman, under the influence of Jonathan Crane, takes control of Gotham City and turns it into a police-state. He then drugs Gotham's water supply as a means to decrease criminal activity. However, Anarky forms a secret resistance against Batman and Crane with an army composed of most of Batman's villains and soon after Crane is fully exposed as the manipulating monster he is, Batman confesses his crimes to the people of Gotham City, who then burn him alive inside Wayne Manor.
  • In Batman: Castle of the Bat, scientist Bruce Wayne creates and brings to life a patchwork corpse containing bat DNA and the brain of his father, Thomas Wayne. This Bat-Man escapes from Wayne's castle and starts attacking highwaymen due to the vague memories of Thomas Wayne's death. Through the course of the story, the Bat-Man starts becoming more bat than man as the bat DNA starts to overcome the body.
  • In Batman: Citizen Wayne, the role of Batman is taken on by Harvey Dent, and Bruce Wayne is a district attorney who tries to stop Dent when his crimefighting methods start becoming more brutal.

In the 2000s, Stan Lee did his first work for DC Comics, launching the Just Imagine Stan Lees series, in which Lee reimagined several DC superheroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. ... The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the largest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York, causing the death of 146 garment workers who either died in the fire or jumped to their deaths. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Anarky is a fictional superhero character who was created by Alan Grant, and published by DC Comics. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... Thomas Wayne is a fictional character of the Batman series of comic books. ... Folk image of a mounted highwayman Highwayman was a term used particularly in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries to describe criminals who robbed people travelling by stagecoach and other modes of transport along public highways. ... Two-Face, from Batman #234, August 1971. ...

Film and television

  • Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go- Batman himself would not directly appear in the series, but there are a few references to him:
    • Aftershock Part 2: After Robin tells Slade that he has a father, a swarm of bats fly across the screen.
    • Aftershock Part 2: One particular building that Robin steals from is Wayne Enterprises (revealed after a fight scene).
    • Go: Upon arriving in Jump City, a bank robber whom Robin pursues says "Hey, this isn't your town. Aren't you supposed to be with...", but is cutoff before saying Batman.

Batman and the Justice League make a cameo in the tie in comic Teen Titans Go #45. He narrates Robin's origin in #47 and views Titans Tower and the end of the story. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see Batman (1989 film). ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Batman is a 1989 American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Kevin Conroy Kevin Conroy (born November 30, 1955) is an American actor of stage, screen, and voice, best known for his portrayal of DC Comics superhero Batman in numerous animated series and features. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... Terry McGinnis (age 17). ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Teen Titans is an American Animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... Teen Titans Go! is a 2000s comic book published by DC Comics. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...

  • The Batman features a new animated Batman set outside DCAU continuity. This series features very different versions of most characters and antagonists previously unseen in or outside of comics.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman rebooted the film franchise. Starring Christian Bale in a new continuity based on Batman: The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Long Halloween. This incarnation of Batman seeks to fight crime from inside the criminal underworld before approached by Ra's al Ghul, from whom he receives the League of Shadows training which allows him to become the Batman. This version of Bruce Wayne does not seem to effortlessly display the nearly unsurpassed genius of other incarnations of the character.
  • In the Birds of Prey television series, Batman is viewed as a myth or urban legend, having mysteriously disappeared from New Gotham, leaving Barbara Gordon and his daughter Helena Kyle to defend the city.



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