Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill FInger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939)
Originally referred to as "the Bat-Man", and still referred to at times as "the Batman", the character is additionally known as "the Caped Crusader", "the Dark Knight", and "the World's Greatest Detective", among other titles.
Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, an American Billionaire, industrialist, and philnthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice.