Aside from his unique bat outfit, Batman is popularly known for his drool-worthy bat mobile and motorcycle. No matter how many stories have been told about him, the awesomeness of his car, bike, and gadgets is consistent.
Batman was created by Bill Finger (the writer) and Bob Kane (the artist). In May 1939, Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27. He was originally called "The Bat-Man". Finger and Kane came up with Batman in response to the demand of editors from National Publications (now known as DC Comics) - which was fueled by the success of Superman- to have more superheroes for their comics.
Batman's story was retold many times but the original story is that he witnessed his parents' murder when he was a kid. As a result, he has sworn to avenge his parents by fighting against crime. The real identity of Batman is Bruce Wayne. He is a wealthy young man who shows himself to the public as a lavish, irresponsible, and self-absorbed playboy in able to protect his secret identity and avoid suspicions.
His immense wealth came from his inheritance and from the profits of Wayne Enterprises which is a technology firm that he also inherited. He uses his money to develop his high-technology gadgets for fighting crimes. He also trained physically and mentally to prepare himself for his countless battles against crime.
Batman fans pride themselves in the fact that Batman is a realistic superhero. Unlike the usual superheroes, Batman did not come from an alien planet and does not have super powers. He uses martial arts, his intellect, and wealth to fight against crime.
Batman is also called "The Caped Crusader", the "World's Greatest Detective", and "The Dark Knight". His usual enemies include the Scarecrow, Two-Face, Ra's al Ghul, Catwoman, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, the Riddler, and Poison Ivy.
Batman focuses his crime-fighting efforts in Gotham City. When he is needed, authorities use the Bat Signal which is a big search light that flashes his bat emblem to be seen all over Gotham City. Batman's headquarters is called the bat cave and is located somewhere under the Wayne Manor. Since he is an orphan, he considers his trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth, to be his family.
Batman also has a sidekick; a young boy called Robin. He helps Batman fight against crimes. Robin's real identity was originally Dick Grayson who later on became Night Wing and had his own way of fighting crimes. Robin then became James Todd who was killed by Joker and then returned to be Batman's opponent. The last Robin was Tim Drake who managed to have his own comic series.
Aside from several movies, many Batman games were created for the popular superhero. From simple online flash games to action-packed games on consoles that range from the SNES, Game Boy, Play Station, and XBOX, Batman games are always a hit for Batman fans.
Batman games started from the ZX Spectrum in 1986 with the first game entitled as "Batman". On the other hand, some of the popular and graphic-rich Batman games fans enjoy nowadays are Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, Batman Begins, and LEGO Batman.