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The voice cast includes Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, and Tara Strong as Batgirl. I was definitely excited to hear that the. The first time Kara met Barbara, Supergirl saved Batgirl from getting fried. . Otherwise, though, Kara and Barbara were just two girls, dating. .. She was in the simulation control room, surrounded by cameras focused on the. Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. .. Robin was introduced, based on Finger's suggestion, because Batman needed a "Watson" with . Bruce Wayne finds happiness and proposes to his girlfriend, Julie Madison, but Mr. Bloom Sims, Chris (October 21, ).
A Death in the Family. Writers Doug MoenchChuck Dixonand Alan Grant worked on the Batman titles during "Knightfall", and would also contribute to other Batman crossovers throughout the s. Along with longtime collaborator Tim Sale, they wrote two miniseries The Long Halloween and Dark Victory that pit an early in his career version of Batman against his entire rogues gallery including Two-Facewhose origin was re-envisioned by Loeb while dealing with various mysteries involving serial killers Holiday and the Hangman.
InLoeb teamed with artist Jim Lee to work on another mystery arc: Hush " for the main Batman book. The 12—issue storyline has Batman and Catwoman teaming up against Batman's entire rogues gallery, including an apparently resurrected Jason Toddwhile seeking to find the identity of the mysterious supervillain Hush.
The series became 1 on the Diamond Comic Distributors sales chart for the first time since Batman Oct. Written by Frank Miller and drawn by Jim Lee, the series was a commercial success for DC Comics,   although it was widely panned by critics for its writing and strong depictions of violence.
Most notably of these elements were the science fiction themed storylines of the s Batman comics, which Morrison revised as hallucinations Batman suffered under the influence of various mind-bending gases and extensive sensory deprivation training. Morrison's run climaxed with "Batman R. In the miniseries Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne saw Bruce travel through history, eventually returning to the present day.
Although he reclaimed the mantle of Batman, he also allowed Grayson to continue being Batman as well. Bruce decided to take his crime-fighting cause globally, which is the central focus of Batman Incorporated. Also, Bruce appeared in another ongoing series, Batman: The New 52 See also: The New 52 In SeptemberDC Comics' entire line of superhero comic books, including its Batman franchise, were canceled and relaunched with new 1 issues as part of the New 52 reboot.
Dick Grayson returns to the mantle of Nightwing and appears in his own ongoing series. While many characters have their histories significantly altered to attract new readers, Batman's history remains mostly intact. Batman Incorporated was relaunched in — to complete the "Leviathan" storyline. With the beginning of the New 52, Scott Snyder was the writer of the Batman title. His first major story arc was " Night of the Owls ", where Batman confronts the Court of Owlsa secret society that has controlled Gotham for centuries.
The second story arc was " Death of the Family ", where the Joker returns to Gotham and simultaneously attacks each member of the Batman family. The third story arc was " Batman: Zero Year ", which redefined Batman's origin in The New It followed Batman 0, published in Junewhich explored the character's early years.
The final storyline before the " Convergence " storyline was " Endgame ", depicting the supposed final battle between Batman and the Joker when he unleashes the deadly Endgame virus onto Gotham City. The storyline ends with Batman and the Joker's supposed deaths. Starting with Batman vol. However, Bruce Wayne is soon revealed to be alive, albeit now suffering almost total amnesia of his life as Batman and only remembering his life as Bruce Wayne through what he has learned from Alfred.
Bruce Wayne finds happiness and proposes to his girlfriend, Julie Madisonbut Mr. Bloom heavily injures Jim Gordon and takes control of Gotham City and threatens to destroy the city by energizing a particle reactor to create a "strange star" to swallow the city. Bruce Wayne discovers the truth that he was Batman and after talking to a stranger who smiles a lot it is heavily implied that this is the amnesic Joker he forces Alfred to implant his memories as Batman, but at the cost of his memories as the reborn Bruce Wayne.
He returns and helps Jim Gordon defeat Mr. Bloom and shut down the reactor. Gordon gets his job back as the commissioner, and the government Batman project is shut down. Batman was rebooted as starting with a one-shot issue entitled Batman: The series then began shipping twice-monthly as a third volume, starting with Batman vol. The Batman series introduced two vigilantes, Gotham and Gotham Girl. Detective Comics resumed its original numbering system starting with June 'sand the New 52 series was labeled as volume 2 with issues numbering from The continuity established by Rebirth continues across DC's comic book titles, including volume one of Detective Comics and the third volume of Batman.
As a child, Bruce witnessed the murder of his parents, Dr.
Thomas Wayne and Martha Waynewhich ultimately led him to craft the Batman persona and seek justice against criminals. He resides on the outskirts of Gotham City in his personal residence, Wayne Manor. Wayne averts suspicion by acting the part of a superficial playboy idly living off his family's fortune and the profits of Wayne Enterpriseshis inherited conglomerate.
Although Bruce Wayne leads an active romantic life, his vigilante activities as Batman account for most of his time. Writers of Batman and Superman stories have often compared and contrasted the two. Interpretations vary depending on the writer, the story, and the timing. He notes an equally stark contrast in their real identities. Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent belong to different social classes: James Musler's book Unleashing the Superhero in Us All explores the extent to which Bruce Wayne's vast personal wealth is important in his life story, and the crucial role it plays in his efforts as Batman.
There's just a sense about him: Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible Dennis O'Neil noted that character consistency was not a major concern during early editorial regimes: Julie and Murray did not want to coordinate their efforts, nor were they asked to do so. Continuity was not important in those days.
Bob Kane and Bill Finger discussed Batman's background and decided that "there's nothing more traumatic than having your parents murdered before your eyes". Although manifested differently by being re-told by different artists, it is nevertheless that the details and the prime components of Batman's origin have never varied at all in the comic books, the "reiteration of the basic origin events holds together otherwise divergent expressions". Frank Miller views the character as "a dionysian figure, a force for anarchy that imposes an individual order".
Batman's original character was changed in the s when the now-defunct comic book codes went into effect, and DC editor Whitney Ellsworth reinvented Batman as having a stringent moral code which never allowed him to kill. Alternative versions of Batman On several occasions former Robin Dick Grayson has served as Batman; most notably in while Wayne was believed dead, and served as a second Batman even after Wayne returned in In an interview with IGNMorrison detailed that having Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin represented a "reverse" of the normal dynamic between Batman and Robin, with, "a more light-hearted and spontaneous Batman and a scowling, badass Robin".
Morrison explained his intentions for the new characterization of Batman: The guy has been Batman's partner since he was a kid, he's led the Teen Titansand he's trained with everybody in the DC Universe. So he's a very different kind of Batman. Talia is also notable as the mother of Bruce's son, Damian Wayne. During their first encounters, Talia showed a devotion to the Dark Knight as strong as her love for her father, often saving Batman, but always choosing to remain by her father's side.
After several encounters with Ra's, Talia and Bruce eventually had a sexual encounter, from which their son Damian Wayne was born. She later returned in Batman Beyondbut Bruce was horrified to learn she had given up her body for her father. Arkham CityBruce and Talia have some romantic background and they truly care for one another, as both of them risk their lives to save the other.
On EarthBruce broke off all ties with Talia because of her conflicted morals; her love for Batman on one side, her devotion to her father on the other, but mostly, because she considered the two equal.
Minor Love Interests This list includes all those women who have sporadically appeared as romantic partners of Batman: Bruce first met Amina, a nurse working at Leslie Thompkins ' clinic, at a party and the two dated for a short time. Amina's brother Wayne operated as the criminal known as Grotesk, and she was killed by her brother during a confrontation between he and Batman. April was a GCPD officer who briefly dated Bruce Wayne and assisted him as Batman in tracking down the criminal known as Midnightwho had begun terrorizing Gotham and gruesomely murdering the city's most corrupt.
Bruce developed strong feelings for April and was devastated to eventually discover that she was in fact the deranged murderer all along. Batman and Bekka, the wife of Orionhad a strong attraction to each other after she rescued him from Darkseid 's forces on the planet Tartarus. She was later murdered.
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Although Black Canary has a long-standing relationship with Green Arrowshe has shown an attraction to the Dark Knight and she and Batman have shared kisses from time to time. A Gotham City news reporter and brief girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, Charlotte desired to leave Gotham, which put a rift between her and Bruce. After being seriously injured in an attempt on her life by her twin sister JillCharlotte called off her relationship with Wayne and accepted a job offer in Paris.
Dawn was the daughter of Aleister Goldona member of a cult that practiced dark magic. She was a childhood friend of Bruce, and later his girlfriend in college, where she was said to have broken his heart. Dawn went on to become a socialite in Gotham, until her father murdered her as part of a ritual to grant himself eternal life.
Best known as "The Joker's Girlfriend", Harley has had occasional romantic encounters with Batman, most notably her kiss with him in the episode Harley's Holiday from Batman: Recently, in the The New 52there have been a couple of stories in which Harley became infatuated either with Bruce Wayne or Batman.
These attractions appear to be entirely one-sided and Batman has shown no signs of attraction towards Harley. Jaina Hudson White Rabbit: Jaina is a Gotham socialite of Indian descent who met Bruce at a charity fundraiser and later went on a few dates with him. He later discovered she had the unique power to duplicate herself into two separate beings: The White Rabbit worked against Batman and often led him to other villains such as the Joker and Bane.
A wealthy woman of African descent who lost her parents, Jezebel was a model and was said to own an African province. She secretly worked for the Black Gloveand gained Bruce Wayne's love as part of a plot to destroy him during Batman R.
She was later killed on Talia's orders. Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special 1during the beginning of his career, Bruce found himself attracted to a woman who called herself Jillian Maxwell after meeting her at a costume party. However, he later discovered the criminal record of a woman who had used many aliases to seduce young, wealthy men, then later arranged events that led to their deaths so she could claim their wealth.
After Alfred told Bruce of this, he was heartbroken, but he kept an eye on the woman. When she used the identity Audrey Marguerite in Brazil, Bruce, as Batman, sent her a note, ordering her to confess all her crimes.
The daughter of Alfred and French Resistance fighter Mlle MarieJulia was introduced by Doug Moench in the early s, but efforts to make her a romantic partner of Bruce Wayne proved difficult because of the presence of Vicki Vale and Nocturna.
First introduced as a female counterpart for Batman, Batwoman developed into a romantic partner in the Silver Age, where many Imaginary Stories featuring Kathy and Bruce getting married were published. Batwoman's love for Batman was never reciprocated and he only saw her as a good friend. In the New Earth continuity, Kathy Kane was romantically interested in Batman in a couple of stories by Grant Morrisonwho liked to use Silver Age content as reference in his works.
A character adapted from the Batman serialLinda Page was introduced into the comics during the Golden Age as a romantic partner for Bruce Wayne. A former socialite, she dedicated her time as a nurse for the elderly, disproving the stereotype that rich women were spoiled and lazy. She dated Bruce for a few issues, but later fell between the cracks and disappeared. Above her, the redhead gave a hushed exclamation into the communicator she was holding.
She couldn't bring herself to listen in on both ends of the conversation. Talk to you later. He came back last night! After a weekend at the resort, sliding down snowy mountains, they drove down to Las Vegas. Barbara's small, environmentally friendly car pulled up in front of a tall, flashy building, strobing with neon lights. Tracking it with her superhuman senses, the Argosian snatched it out of the air.
After a few drinks, the younger girl had loosened up enough to venture over toward the poker tables. As she unobtrusively observed a game, Barbara appeared by her shoulder.
Kara's eyes flickered indecisively. Then, she accepted the tokens. Kara found an open place at the poker table and sat down awkwardly. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea… then her sight flashed and she could see through everything-- including the backs of the cards.
This wouldn't be so hard. She didn't remember her bed being this comfortable… Then, she felt an arm drape loosely across her waist, and the events of last night came flooding back.
After copious amounts of alcohol and gambling, with Kara surreptitiously utilizing her x-ray vision at the poker tables and Barbara counting cards in blackjack, the redhead noticed the deck had cooled down. A glance told her Kara's winning streak had grown a little too noticeable, and she decided they had better quit before security noticed. She excused herself from the game, scooping up her chips, and the vacated seat was quickly filled.
Barbara supposed one too many cocktails could affect even an Argosian. A quick stop to cash in the chips, then they headed into the elevator. When the pair got to their room, Kara floated over to the bed and flopped on top of the bedspread, dragging Barbara with her. Kara wriggled, getting comfortable, then shucked off a few layers of clothing, kicked off her shoes, and gently tossed her wire-rimmed glasses onto the bedside table.
Her hand still held Barbara's in a gentle, but unbreakable grip, and when the girl moved to free herself, the blonde refused to release her. She made herself at home on the queen-sized bed. Suddenly, she leaned forward and kissed the redhead on the lips, then relaxed back into the pillows. Her breathing slowed and deepened, marking her transition to sleep. Barbara lay stock still, frozen in shock, before eventually easing back into the silken sheets and drifting into slumber. Barbara slowly brought a hand to her lips.
Barbara found it a little strange that Kara had effortlessly adjusted to their relationship, which, by any definition, was not normal. She couldn't bring herself to break it off, even though it didn't look like there was any way their liaison could end well… But, with time, Barbara began to see what Kara was seeing. Of course, more often than not, Kara ran all the way from Smallville, Kansas just to see her, and there was always the chance that one of them would suddenly be called off on a mission.
Otherwise, though, Kara and Barbara were just two girls, dating. It was on one such date that they found out about the Thanagarians.
The pair were sitting at a sports bar, watching a game of baseball. Even though she had been named the Metropolis Meteors' honorary bat girl, she still had no idea how the sport was played. Barbara was about to answer when the screen fizzled and the game was replaced by the face of an imposing man with wings and a hawk-shaped helmet. In the name of the Thanagarian authority, we claim your planet as a garrison and have instituted martial law.
Your world faces a crisis in which only we can protect you, but to be effective, we must be free to act and move without interference. Cooperate, and our stay will be brief and without incident. Kara and Barbara stared at each other in shock, then, in unison, hurried out of the bar. Unable to return home, Kara had been crashing at Barbara's apartment.
Running, as she usually did, was not an option: The two had taken the opportunity to keep anybody from getting hurt while martial law was being enforced. A large vessel floated down the street, manned by Thanagarians. They are to be considered an enemy and dealt with on sight.
Any person found aiding or harboring them will be summarily punished. A few of his friends joined in, all flinging rocks and other debris at the craft. Without batting an eye, one of the hawk-men fired a plasma rifle in their direction. Though the shot went high, the resulting rubble from the building it hit threatened the oblivious teens. Kara and Barbara exchanged alarmed glances, then sprinted toward the boys. With that latest announcement barely finished echoing, they couldn't afford to attract too much attention to themselves, but if they could save the civilians without powers… Kara grimaced.
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She could tell they weren't going to make it. Her finely tuned senses traced the fall of the wreckage, and, with a burst of super-speed, she cleared the danger zone.
Her glasses slipped off, and the letter jacket she wore over her uniform was shredded by plummeting rocks she didn't manage to dodge in time, revealing the tell-tale S shield. She saw Barbara give her a small nod, then turn and walk casually back toward the apartment building.
Now, to lose these jerks, she thought, plunging into a dive. Some of the alleyways were just wide enough to allow her willowy figure to pass, and would impede her pursuers' bulkier wings. She only needed a few minutes… - "We are here to serve the people of Earth. We serve the people by making certain that you do what is in your best interests.
What is in your best interest is to do as we say. Only by obeying us can we serve you. Waiting for Kara to get back was getting to her, and even though she knew the Argosian could take care of herself, she couldn't help her anxiety over the situation. The girl jumped as the sudden clatter of the door unlocking and opening echoed in the silent room.
She had a new jacket over her clothes. They were a tranquil island amidst the sea of chaos around them. The cities were cleaned up, the rubble was cleared out, and there was a new Watchtower in orbit to replace the one Batman had crashed into the hyperspace bypass. Now, with Hawkgirl gone and an open slot in the roster, the Justice League were looking to recruit-- but decided not to stop at one new member.
It was with this news that Kara burst into the apartment. She pressed a few keys and examined the monitor she was facing. I won't be joining. Apparently, as long as I use the name 'Batgirl,' I'll be staying in Gotham, with 'no room for other priorities. Kara came up behind the redhead. Barbara turned in surprise. Then, she regained her faculties. I can't mean more to you than the rest of the world! I… I think you might. The girls had long surpassed the 'sleeping in separate beds' stage, though they hadn't reached the 'sleeping without clothes' stage yet.
So, when an inadvertent burst of heat vision accidentally set the bed on fire, they managed to put it out unscathed. Barbara stared at the slightly smoking bedspread in confusion. At the other girl's wince, she softened. You know you can talk to me about anything, right? She was trembling all over, and her eyes looked unfocused and glassy. Kara took a tentative sip. And she wants to kill me. I told them not to help her, that it was too late.
I… I wanted to remember her. News stations were camped around the blast site, shooting footage of the droves of refugees who had been affected by the tremors the binary fission beam had caused.
Barbara watched the newscast and paced restlessly. When Kara came home, her costume was ripped, burned, and extremely dirty, and she looked exhausted. They made their way into the bedroom, where the blonde changed into more comfortable clothing and curled up between the sheets with the other girl. I feel like I could sleep for a week. And also an army of other peoples' clones.
She's a bit singed, but well enough to tell us her name is Galatea and she was sent to take us out because of the fission device. The government, I mean. They don't trust us anymore.
Kara glanced up, her curtain of blonde locks shifting to reveal a sketch of a bodysuit adorned with the S shield. The woman shrugged self-consciously.
It doesn't really fit the inner me anymore. And there's that Japan tour in a week or so, I figured that would be a good time to reveal a fresh look.