Aliases: Matches Malone, Thomas Quigley, Ragman, Detective Hawke, Sir Hemingford Grey, Frank Dixon, Gordon Selkirk, Mr. Fledermaus, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, Gotham Night
Affiliation: The Batman Family, The Justice League of America, The Outsiders, Wayne Enterprises
Relatives: Thomas Wayne (father, deceased), Martha Wayne (mother, deceased), Damian al Ghul (possible son; See notes), Philip Wayne (uncle); Harriet Wayne (aunt); Patrick Wayne (grandfather, deceased); Charles Wayne (great-grandfather, deceased); Alan Wayne (great great-grandfather, deceased); Joshua Wayne (ancestor, deceased); Solomon Wayne (ancestor, deceased); Darius Wayne (ancestor, deceased), d**k Grayson (adoptive son), Jason Todd (adoptive son), Tim Drake (adoptive son), Damian Wayne (alleged son), Alfred Pennyworth (former legal guardian)
Universe: New Earth
Base Of Operations: Wayne Manor and the Batcave, Gotham City; The Hall of Justice & The JLA Watchtower
Characteristics Gender: Male
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Status Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Adventurer, Owner and Chairman of Wayne Enterprises, Billionaire playboy, Industrialist and philanthropist, A successful entrepreneur
Education: College Graduate (Graduated with top honors), Has Degrees in Criminal Science, Forensics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Engineering,Human Biology, Physics, Advanced Chemistry, and Technology. Trained in various martial arts throughout the world.
Origin: Young Bruce Wayne was traumatized after witnessing the murder of his parents at the hand of a mugger. Reared by the Wayne's faithful servant, Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce traveled across the globe honing his mind and developing martial arts and combat skills. Returning to Gotham City, Bruce created the persona of Batman to combat the criminal element of the city, that is, to fight his war on crime.
Place of Birth: Crest Hill, Bristol Township in Gotham County
Creators: Bob Kane, Bill Finger
First appearance: Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939)
"Sgt. Essen informed me that Wayne's parents were murdered by a mugger when he was eight years old. That's enough motive, I suppose, to make a man dress like Dracula and assault criminals... "
-- James Gordon
Batman is the alter-ego of Bruce Wayne, a billionaire industrialist and philanthropist who was driven to fight crime after his parents, the physician Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha Wayne, were murdered before his eyes at the age of eight by Joe Chill. The killer was later arrested after fleeing the scene . Fortunately, medical doctor and social worker Leslie Thompkins was there to give loving comfort to the traumatized Bruce. He was then raised on the Wayne Manor estate by uncle Philip Wayne along with the wise and loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce only had a few friends during his childhood.
She Joker looked up and kept her mouth shut. She signaled to a goon and a few others where to go. They quickly made their way behind Batman while she started to try and escape. She cradled a very angry looking Wombat in her arms.