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The Batcave. From All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #4 (2006). Art by Jim Lee.

The Batcave is the secret headquarters of fictional DC Comics superhero Batman, (the alternate identity of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne), consisting of a series of subterranean caves beneath his residence, Wayne Manor. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2586x663, 535 KB) Summary From All Star: Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #4 (2006). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2586x663, 535 KB) Summary From All Star: Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #4 (2006). ... All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... 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. ... Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter. ... Wayne Manor in 1989s Batman. ...

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Publication history

Originally, there was only a secret tunnel that ran underground between Wayne Manor and an old barn where the Batmobile and Batplane were kept. Later, in Batman #12 (August-September 1942), Finger mentioned "secret underground hangars". In 1943, the writers of the first Batman movie serial gave the Caped Crusader a complete underground crime lab and introduced it in the first chapter entitled "The Bat's Cave". Bob Kane, who was on the movie set, mentioned this to Bill Finger who was going to be the initial scripter on the BATMAN Daily Newspaper strip. Finger included with his script, a clipping from Popular Mechanics that featured a detailed cross section of underground hangars. Kane used this clipping as a guide, adding the crime lab, stalactites, stalagmites and bats. Thus, the Dark Knight's creators introduced the definitive Batcave in the Batman "dailies" on October 29, 1943[1]; and in January 1944, the Batcave made its comic book debut in Detective Comics #83[2][3] Batman #1 Spring 1940 Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. ... Batman was a 15-chapter serial released in 1943 by Columbia Pictures. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... The adolescent Internet. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ...


Fictional history

Discovered and used long before by Wayne's ancestors as a storehouse as well as a means of transporting escaped slaves during the Civil War era, Wayne himself rediscovered them when he fell through a dilapidated well on his estate. Much like Superman's Fortress of Solitude, the Batcave serves as a place of privacy and tranquility where Batman can be himself. Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: slave Slave may refer to: Slavery, where people are owned by others, and live to serve their owners without pay Slave (BDSM), a form of sexual and consenual submission Slave clock, in technology, a clock or timer that synchrnonizes to a master clock... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... 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. ... The Fortress of Solitude is the occasional headquarters of Superman in DC Comics. ...


Use

The destroyed Batcave. Cover to Batman: Shadow of the Bat #79 (1998). Art by Glen Orbik.
The destroyed Batcave. Cover to Batman: Shadow of the Bat #79 (1998). Art by Glen Orbik.

Upon his initial foray into crime-fighting, Wayne used the caves as a sanctum and to store his then-minimal equipment. As time went on, Wayne found the place ideal to create a stronghold for his war against crime, and has incorporated a plethora of equipment as well as expanding the cave for specific uses. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x753, 47 KB) Summary Cover to Batman: Shadow of the Bat #79 (1998). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x753, 47 KB) Summary Cover to Batman: Shadow of the Bat #79 (1998). ...


Often, Bruce Wayne is depicted as having discovered the cave as a child, falling into it during youthful exploration of the grounds. This was shown in the movies Batman Forever and Batman Begins, as a young Bruce Wayne fell through wood that was covering an abandoned water well. Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ...


The cave is accessible in several ways. It can be reached through a secret door in Wayne Manor itself, which is almost always depicted as in the main study, often behind a grandfather clock which unlocks the secret door when the hands are set to the time that Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered, 10:47. Alternately, the study entrance has been shown to be behind a bookcase which slides to the side when a secret button is pushed, revealing the "Bat-Poles", which allow Bruce Wayne and his ward to change into their Batman and Robin costumes en route as they slide down to the cave. There is also an entrance under Bruce Wayne's chair in his office in Wayne Enterprises, as shown in Batman Forever. In Batman Begins, the cave is accessible through a secret door disguised as part of a large display case and unlocked by pressing a sequence of keys on the nearby piano. Secret passages are sometimes concealed using large items of furniture, such as this reconstruction of the bookcase that covered the entrance to Anne Franks secret room. ...


Another secret entrance, covered by a hologram, waterfall or a camouflaged door, allows access to a service road for the Batmobile. Another alternate entrance is a dry well, highlighted especially during the Knightfall storyline. At one point, Tim Drake and Dick Grayson use the dry well to get into the cave, which they had been locked out of by Jean Paul Valley during his time as Batman, and Batman used it to infiltrate the cave and confront the insane Jean Paul in the final battle between the two men for the title of the Batman. Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) is a fictional character from DC Comics. ...


The location of the cave is known not only to Batman, but to several of his allies. In addition to the so-called "Batman Family", members of the Justice League and the original Outsiders are aware of the cave's location. Essentially, anyone who is aware of Batman's secret identity also knows the location of the Batcave; these, unfortunately, include such villains as Ra's al Ghul, who makes occasional visits to the Batcave to confront his long-time nemesis, and David Cain, who infiltrated the cave during the Bruce Wayne: Fugitive storyline when he framed Bruce Wayne for murder. The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... ‹ The template below (Comics-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ... David Cain is the name of a comic book character associated with the Batman mythos. ...


Design

The Batcave serves as Batman's command center, where he monitors all crisis points in Gotham and the world. This article is about the fictional place. ...


The cave's centerpiece is a supercomputer whose specs are on par with any of those used by leading national security agencies; it permits global surveillance and also connects to a massive information network as well as storing vast amounts of information, both on Batman's foes and his allies. A series of satellite link-ups allows easy access to Batman's information network anywhere in the globe. The systems are protected against unauthorized access, and any attempt to breach this security immediately sends an alert to Batman or Oracle. Despite the power of Batman's computers, the Justice League Watchtower is known to have more powerful computers (composed of Kryptonian, Thanagarian and Martian technology), and Batman does occasionally use them if he feels his computers are not up to the task; on occasion he also consults Oracle for assistance. Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ... A cutaway of the JLA Watchtower on the moon. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Thanagar is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ...


The Batcomputer as presented in Batman & Robin is powerful beyond the realm of realistic computer systems, as Alfred is able to program a replication (his "brain algorithms") of himself that can be conversed with. Batman spends long hours working out the Bat Computer logic and hammering in sharepoint tasks for his army of bat workers to perform. Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...

Above shot of batcave by Jim Lee.
Above shot of batcave by Jim Lee.

Additionally, the cave contains state of the art facilities such as: crime lab, various specialized laboratories, mechanized workshops, personal gymnasium, a vast library, parking, docking and hangar space (as appropriate) for his various vehicles as well as separate exits for the various types, trophies of past cases, a large bat colony, and a Justice League teleporter. It also has medical facilities as well as various areas used in training exercises for Batman and his allies. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (515x800, 337 KB) Batcave_Birdseye_View. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (515x800, 337 KB) Batcave_Birdseye_View. ... The word forensic (from Latin: forensis - forum) refers to something of, pertaining to, or used in a court of law. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ...


The cave houses Batman's vast array of specialized vehicles, foremost being the famous Batmobile in all its incarnations (mostly for nostalgia as well as for contingencies, as all are serviceable and in excellent working condition). The 1990s animated series gave rise to the idea that Batman keeps a fleet of regular cars of various models and utility vehicles such as an ambulance as well when the Batmobile would be too conspicuous for a mission. Other vehicles within the complex include various motorcycles, and various air and watercraft such as The Bat-Wing, a single occupant supersonic jet. Another vehicle found in the Batcave is the subway rocket, debuted in Detective Comics #667, during the time when Jean Paul Valley was substituting for Bruce Wayne after Bane broke his back. It allowed Batman to quickly enter Gotham, and could electronically clear a path via Gotham Rail. It has been suggested that Batmissile, Bat-Humvee, Batmobile (Batman Forever) and Batmobile (Batman Begins) be merged into this article or section. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A watercraft is a vehicle designed to float on and move across (or through) water for pleasure, physical exercise (in the case of many small boats), transporting people and/or goods, or military missions. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... This jet-propelled railcar provides DC Comics superhero, Batman, access to downtown Gotham in mere minutes. ... Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) is a fictional character from DC Comics. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ... Bane is the DC Comics supervillain, and sometimes ally, best known for having broken Batmans back. ...


The cave is sometimes powered by a nuclear reactor, but most often by a hydro-electric generator made possible by an underground river.


Later comics, specifically the Cataclysm storyline, suggest that Batman has incorporated safeguards against earthquakes and even a potential nuclear catastrophe, outfitting the cave as a virtual bomb shelter or an enhanced panic room. The city's earthquake redesigned the caverns of the Batcave, with eight new levels now making up Batman's secret refuge of high-tech laboratory, library, training areas, storage areas, and vehicle accesses. It also includes an "island" computer platform (built on the spot where the Batmobiles' hydraulic turntable once were) with seven linked Cray T932 mainframes and a state-of-the-art- hologram projector. With the cave's various facilities spread amid limestone stalactites and stalagmites, Batman built retractable multi-walkway bridges, stairs, and elevators to access its facilities. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... A bunker is a defensive warfare fortification to protect oneself. ... Panic Room (2002) is a movie written by David Koepp, directed by David Fincher, and starring Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, and Kristen Stewart. ... For alternate meanings, see Cray (disambiguation). ...


What is allegedly the world's last Lazarus Pit was constructed inside the cave, although this has been contradicted by events in the pages of Batgirl. A Lazarus Pit is a fictional natural phenomenon in the DC Comics universe. ...


Memorabilia

Three memorabilia items often seen in the cave are a defunct full-size mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex, an equally large U.S. penny and a Joker playing card. The origins of these trophies are explained in Batman #256: the T. Rex comes from an adventure on "Dinosaur Island"; the penny was originally a trophy from Batman's encounter with a penny-obsessed villain named the Penny Plunderer (in World's Finest Comics #30, 1947). Other "keepsakes" in the cave include Two-Face's original coin, Deathstroke's sword, the shroud of the Vampiric Monk, and over-sized ten-pins. Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (IPA pronunciation or , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ... The United States one-cent coin is a unit of currency equaling one-hundredth of a United States dollar. ... An example of a joker playing card. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Penny Plunderer throwing a roll of pennies at Batman The Penny Plunderer is an adversary of Batman. ... Worlds Finest Comics was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1941 to 1986. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... 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. ... A bowler releases the ball. ...


There is also a glass case display of Jason Todd's Robin costume as a memorial to him, with the epitaph "A Good Soldier". Barbara Gordon's Batgirl costume also remains on display. In the Comico two part crossover, Grendel/Batman II, The skull of Hunter Rose is also put on display in the memorobilia room. Jason Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Comico - The Comic Company was an American comic book company, headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania. ... Grendel is a long-running series of comic books originally created by author Matt Wagner. ...


Other Batcaves

When he lived in the penthouse of the Wayne Foundation building, Batman had a secret basement there equipped as a Batcave as well. The Outsiders were, for a time, based in a Batcave in Los Angeles. After Bane's attack during the Knightfall story arc, Bruce Wayne swore that he'd never be caught unprepared to defend Gotham City ever again. When Dick Grayson assumed the Mantle of the Bat during the Prodigal storyline, Bruce establishes satellite Batcaves (most of which were not caves in the literal sense that the original one was) throughout the city on areas either owned by him, his company, or unknown or abandoned by the city in the event that he needs a place to hide and/or resupply, which were pivotal during the No Man's Land storyline. One such Batcave was given to Batgirl, below a house owned by Bruce Wayne himself, during a point where her identity was compromised and she could not walk around without a mask. The other satellite Batcaves introduced during No Man's Land were: A penthouse apartment or penthouse is a special apartment on the top floor of a building. ... The Wayne Foundation is a fictional charitable foundation started by Bruce Wayne (better known as Batman) and named for his father, Thomas Wayne. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Bane is the DC Comics supervillain, and sometimes ally, best known for having broken Batmans back. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Cassandra Cain, is a fictional character in the DC Universe, and the most recent Batgirl. ...

  • Central Batcave: Located fifty feet below the bottom of Robinson Park Reservoir, it is accessible through a secret entrance at the foot of one of the Twelve Caesars statues at the north of the park. This safehouse was put out of commission by Poison Ivy, her "Feraks", and Clayface.[4]
  • Batcave South: A broiler room of a derelict shipping yard on the docks across from Paris Island. This safehouse is accessible through a number of false manholes planted throughout Old Gotham streets.[5]
  • Batcave South-Central: Located in the Old Gotham prototype subway station, a four-block stretch of track sealed in 1896 and forgotten.[6]
  • Northwest Batcave: This safehouse is located in the subbasement of Arkham Asylum. Batman secretly stocked it with emergency rations, all-terrain vehicles, and battery-powered communication equipment.[7]
  • Batcave East: An abandoned oil refinery owned by Wayne Enterprises. It fell out of use during a gasoline crisis when the company moved all its holdings offshore decades ago.[8]

Another was introduced in 2002's Fugitive story arc, this time in the form of an abandoned submarine. For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... Clayface is a name used by several DC Comics fictional characters, most of them possessing clay-like bodies and shapeshifting abilities. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Other media

Live-action

Batman TV series

Main article: Batman (TV series)

The 1966 Adam West TV series featured the cave[9] extensively, and portrayed it as a large but well lit cavern filled with all sorts of computers and devices. In this incarnation, it primarily serves as a crime-lab and garage for the Batmobile. Perhaps the most famous aspect of this Batcave is that it is accessed, from Wayne Manor, via the two "batpoles", which are hidden behind a bookcase that can be opened by pressing a button hidden inside a bust of Shakespeare. When Bruce and Dick slide down these batpoles, they are instantly outfitted in their costumes. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The year 1966 in television involved some significant events. ... 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). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Batman (1989 film)

Main article: Batman (1989 film)

The cave is present in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman feature film[10], and is shown to house the Batmobile, which is parked at the edge of a large chasm, as well as the Batcomputer and a large vault for Batman's costume. Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ...


Batman Returns

Main article: Batman Returns

The cave is once again seen in Batman Returns, and Bruce gains access to it via a tube/elevator like passage from Wayne Manor, the entrance to which is hidden in an Iron Maiden, and is activated by throwing a small switch hidden on a small replica of Wayne Manor in the bottom of a fish tank. Alfred also confirms, in a throwaway remark, that these is a stairway to the cave. The most notable revision to the cave after the first film is a large room with a supply of spare Batsuits. Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ...


Batman Forever

Main article: Batman Forever

In addition to the standard housing of the computer and equipment, the cave was originally intended to play a larger role in this film. Alfred would reveal a second level to the cave, and an amnesia stricken Bruce Wayne would explore the cave to jog his memory after an attack by Two-Face. These scenes, however, were cut from the final film. The cave is also shown to have a canal inside of it, which gives the water based bat-vehicles sea access. Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Amnesia (from Greek ) (see spelling differences) is a condition in which memory is disturbed. ...


Batman Begins

Main article: Batman Begins

In Batman Begins, the cave[11] is still unfurnished, and the only things inside are a small storage space for the Batsuit and its accesories, and the Batmobile. The entrance and exit for the Batmobile are on a cliff, behind a waterfall. Alfred revealed to Bruce that during the Civil War, that the Waynes used the vast cavern system as an underground railroad to carry Southern slaves to freedom. Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ...


Animation

Batman: The Animated Series

In the Batman: TAS episode "Beware the Gray Ghost", the Batcave is revealed to be an exact replica of the lair used by the Gray Ghost, a fiction-within-fiction character and idol to Bruce Wayne. The Batcave gets introduced in this series as a large underground cavern. Bats are seen flying freely in the cave, with large naturally elevated platforms on which his sidekick Robin practices his balance. Batman often utilises the Batcomputer, impressive technology during the time the series was produced (early to mid '90s), to research information on villains, from an anti-venom to Poison Ivy's plant poison to newspaper articles on the origin of Killer Croc. Batman's numerous crime-fighting vehicles are seen parked in an adjacent compartment to the Batcave, with an adjoining not-so-secret subterranean garage which stores Bruce Wayne's mammoth collection of vintage and luxury cars. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Beware the Gray Ghost is an episode from Batman: the Animated Series. ... Gray Ghost can refer to: Gray Ghost (Boat) the GG class vessel captained by Kevin Mansheim John Singleton Mosby, a Confederate cavalryman and partisan who fought during the American Civil War. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... Killer Croc is a fictional character in DC comics. ...


In the episode "Almost Got 'Im", Two-Face uses a giant penny in an attempt to either crush Batman or kill him from the impact, whichever side the giant coin landed on. Batman managed to free himself from the coin by slicing open the ropes. While telling the story of this to other Batman villains, Two-Face commented that Batman got to keep the giant coin. It is seen later in the series, in the Batcave. This story was later retconned as the official comic origin of the penny. Almost Got Im is the thirty-fifth episode of the Warner Bros. ...


The New Batman Adventures

In the 1998 episode "Mean Seasons" from The New Batman Adventures, Batman and Batgirl are forced to fight a giant mechanical T-Rex. The comic book tie-in to the Justice League Batman - Batman Adventures #12 - features a short short called "The Hidden Display" which tells how a young Dick Grayson persuades Batman into keeping a robot T-Rex early on his career, which eventually leads to the Trophy Room of the Cave. Either one of these tales could be how the animated Batman obtained the dinosaur. List of Batman: The Animated Series episodes Mean Seasons is an episode of the second season season of The New Batman Adventures. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ...


Batman Beyond

This future Batcave of Batman Beyond includes not only replicas of Batman's most famous enemies (both as wax dummies and robot combat trainers), but also a display case with the many permutations of costumes of Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Batman himself. Other items which have been shown to be in the Cave include the Freeze Gun of Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn's costume, the puppet Scarface, and a 'shrine' to Bruce Wayne's childhood TV hero, the Gray Ghost. 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. ... Mr Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) (Pronounced as Victor Freese or Freeze) is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ... Harley Quinn (real name Dr. Harleen Quinzel) is a fictional character in the animated series Batman: The Animated Series, as well as the DC Comics Batman series and its spin-offs, and subsequently in various Batman-related comic books. ... The Ventriloquist is a DC Comics villain, an enemy of Batman. ... The Gray Ghost is a character voiced by Adam West from Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Justice League

In the Justice League animated series, the members of the League seek refuge in the Batcave during the Thanagarian invasion. Later, they also confront Hawkgirl in the cave, and use the Batcomputer to track her movements. When the Batcave comes under siege from the Thanagarians, one attempts to use Mr. Freeze's Freeze Gun on Superman; Superman repels the attack with a gust of wind, freezing the soldier. Flash also tips the infamous giant penny onto some of the attacking Thangarians This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Thanagarians are a technologically advanced civilisation from the planet Thanagar. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines all owned by DC Comics and existing in that companys DC Universe. ...


The Batman

The Batman, the animated series that debuted in 2004, features a much more high-tech Batcave, with large computer displays and flashing blue lights. Among these displays are the "Bat-Wave" warning signals, an alternate way of calling upon the Caped Crusader before the Bat-Signal went into service. Bruce Wayne is seen mostly without his Batsuit or with his cowl removed while in the cave, unlike in the earlier animated series. The elevator system is featured quite a bit as well. A similar trophy room, this time storing memorabilia seen in earlier episodes such as The Riddler's giant hourglass and The Joker's giant playing card trap, appears in the series. The series also shows that it was Alfred who started the museum, hoping it would be useful if the city of Gotham ever fully accepted Batman, somewhat like the Flash Museum. The cave was also the location of Season 3's climatic finale, in which the villainous robot D.A.V.E. attempts to kill Alfred using an array of trophies garnered by the Batman, allowing the Dark Knight to choose to reveal his secret identity instead. However, even the Batcave isn't impervious to damage. In one episode, a loose raccoon causes a short circuit and subsequent blackout of electricity in the cave. The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Bat-Signal in Jim Lees cover art from Batman #608. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... The Joker is a DC Comics supervillain, widely considered to be Batmans archenemy. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ... The Flash Museum is a museum that appears in stories published by DC Comics. ... D.A.V.E. is an original villain in The Batman. ...


Batman also established a series of satellite Batcaves across Gotham on the show. Various episodes show the Batmobile emerging from disguised tunnels made to look as if they were under construction. Batcave South-Central debuted on the episode "Strange New World". In the "The Joining, Part One", it is revealed that Lucius Fox helped the Batman in constructing the Batcave, and possibly all of the Dark Knight's other secret safehouses throughout Gotham. Strange New World is an episode of The Batman. ... The Joining, Part One is the fifty first episode of the television series The Batman. ... Lucius Fox is a fictional character appearing in Batman comic books by DC Comics. ...


References

  1. ^ "Batman Timeline", Batman: Shadow of the Bat.
  2. ^ "So When Did That Happen?", Gotham Gazette.
  3. ^ Batman: The Dailies 1943-1944 by Bob Kane, Kitchen Sink Press, 1990.
  4. ^ Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files #1
  5. ^ ibid.
  6. ^ ibid.
  7. ^ ibid.
  8. ^ ibid.
  9. ^ http://www.batmanytb.com/tv/60series/gadgets/batcave.php
  10. ^ http://www.batmanytb.com/movies/batman/gadgets/batcave.php
  11. ^ http://www.batmanytb.com/movies/batmanbegins/gadgets/batcave.php

External links

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