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"Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot..."
"I am vengeance. I am the night. I. Am. Batman!!"

The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. The World's Greatest Detective. The iconic Cowl. The Badass Normal Superhero.

Batman is also one of the greatest Trope Makers and Trope Codifiers in not just comics, but all visual media; one of the oldest superheroes still in print -- having debuted in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) -- Batman is one of the three best known Superheroes ever (alongside Superman and Spider-Man). The Batman mythos has expanded into numerous forms of media in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a damned good argument to be made for Batman being the most critically and culturally successful superhero in history.