1: Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime.
3: Today, Batman is one of the most popular superheroes. He is the focus of many drawings, costumers, and movies.
4: This comic book is the first Batman story ever published.
9: In July 2008, The Dark Knight will hit the theaters. Batman will face off against the Joker.
10: The Joker will be played by the late Heath Ledger. His performance is eagerly awaited by millions.
13: The Dark Knight will surely be a huge summer hit.
14: Batman has many enemies besides the Joker.
16: Of course, Batman can't do it alone! He needs the help of his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred.
18: Batman is found on cartoons and many toys.