ֱ - Batman /tags/batman-1 en Bane /characters/bane <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Bane</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send iframe { height: 20px; width: 52px; float: left; } @-moz-document url-prefix() { .fblike-social-item, .fblike-social-item span, .fblike-social-item iframe { width: 94px; height: 20px; } .fbsend-social-item .fb-send { width: 52px; height: 20px !important; float: left; } } </style> <script> (function(w, d, s) { function blammo(){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], load = function(url, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.src = url; js.id = id; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }; load('//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=200103733347528', 'facebook-jssdk'); load('//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js', 'tweetjs'); load('//platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js', 'stmbljs'); } if (w.addEventListener) { w.addEventListener("load", blammo, false); } else if (w.attachEvent) { w.attachEvent("onload", blammo); } }(window, document, 'script')); </script> <!-- Facebook Like button --> <div id="fb-root"></div> <div class="social-item fblike-social-item"> <fb:like href="<?php echo $pg_url = "http://" . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] . "?" . $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']; ?>" send="false" layout="button_count" width="110" height="20"show_faces="false" action="like"></fb:like> </div> <!-- Twitter tweet button --> <div class="social-item tw-social-item"> <a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal">Tweet</a> </div> <!-- Stumbleupon button --> <div class="social-item su-social-item"> <su:badge layout="1"></su:badge> </div> <!-- Facebook Send button --> <div class="social-item fbsend-social-item"> <div class="fb-send" data-href="<?php echo $pg_url ?>" data-font="arial"></div> </div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>Raised in a prison on the island of Santa Prisca for the crimes of his father, Bane dedicated his life to honing his mind and body into a perfect weapon.</p><p>In order to wage his unending war on injustice, Batman has developed his body as perfectly as he has his mind. But there’s one man who’s broken him. A man who stands in many ways as his exact opposite—a physical marvel and a genius without peer. But whereas the Dark Knight was born to fight crime, Bane was destined for a life of corruption.</p><p>Born in a prison on a remote Caribbean island, Bane was raised without pity or compassion. As an adult, he served as a test subject for the super-steroid called Venom. Superhumanly strong, Bane escaped his hell and headed to Gotham City—where he chose to make his mark by defeating the Batman. Though he succeeded, their initial battle was far from their last.</p><p>Since then, Bane has repeatedly tried to amass not only power, but territory, whether it’s Gotham City or his home of Santa Prisca. Often at war with his personal dependence on the super-serum that gives him his strength, Bane will never stop fighting to prove he deserves to rule.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on Bane's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/mythos/bane/" target="_blank">visit his page on ֱ Universe.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Bane_5c410f07428e44.78856363.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Bane_5c410f07428e44.78856363.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Bane_5c410f07429056.95571408.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/villains" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Villains</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18569" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>International terrorist</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20581" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-Vengeance-of-Bane-1-of-2/digital-comic/T0035400015001">BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1993-01-13T21:15:00-08:00">1993</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/enhanced-strength" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">enhanced strength</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/durability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">durability</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/intelligence" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">intelligence</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/master-tactician" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">master tactician</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/skilled-fighter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">skilled fighter</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/bane" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Bane" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:35:29 +0000 Tim Beedle 272316 at /characters/bane#comments Alfred Pennyworth /characters/alfred-pennyworth <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Alfred Pennyworth</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send iframe { height: 20px; width: 52px; float: left; } @-moz-document url-prefix() { .fblike-social-item, .fblike-social-item span, .fblike-social-item iframe { width: 94px; height: 20px; } .fbsend-social-item .fb-send { width: 52px; height: 20px !important; float: left; } } </style> <script> (function(w, d, s) { function blammo(){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], load = function(url, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.src = url; js.id = id; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }; load('//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=200103733347528', 'facebook-jssdk'); load('//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js', 'tweetjs'); load('//platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js', 'stmbljs'); } if (w.addEventListener) { w.addEventListener("load", blammo, false); } else if (w.attachEvent) { w.attachEvent("onload", blammo); } }(window, document, 'script')); </script> <!-- Facebook Like button --> <div id="fb-root"></div> <div class="social-item fblike-social-item"> <fb:like href="<?php echo $pg_url = "http://" . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] . 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Alfred is a second father to Wayne, and serves as his conscience when the never-ending fight against evil wears on the Caped Crusader. Pennyworth keeps the Bat-Family together through his compassion and leadership. He has not only raised Bruce Wayne, but also the four young men who have worn the mask of Robin, the Boy Wonder: Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake and now, Damian Wayne.</p> <p>As a former British intelligence officer, field medic and trained Shakespearean actor, Alfred is uniquely suited to support the lives of masked crime fighters. He's quick with a disguise, a cover story, an alibi; and quicker still with a suture, a cast or an ice bath. He ensures that Wayne Manor—all of Wayne Manor, including the vast Batcave—is operating at peak performance while the Bat-Family patrols the city. Plus, he makes a mean cucumber sandwich, which may not be something he lists on his resume, but is certainly something everyone who sets foot on the manor's grounds will fondly remember.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_AlfredPennyworth_5c40ddc7b0e397.70092314.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_AlfredPennyworth_5c40ddc7b0e397.70092314.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_AlfredPennyworth_5c40ddc7b0e458.85931110.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18534" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Butler</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20666" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-16/digital-comic/T0037600165001">BATMAN #16</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1943-01-15T18:00:00-07:00">1943</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/alfred-pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Alfred Pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:29:24 +0000 Tim Beedle 272311 at /characters/alfred-pennyworth#comments Catwoman /characters/catwoman <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Catwoman</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send iframe { height: 20px; width: 52px; float: left; } @-moz-document url-prefix() { .fblike-social-item, .fblike-social-item span, .fblike-social-item iframe { width: 94px; height: 20px; } .fbsend-social-item .fb-send { width: 52px; height: 20px !important; float: left; } } </style> <script> (function(w, d, s) { function blammo(){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], load = function(url, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.src = url; js.id = id; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }; load('//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=200103733347528', 'facebook-jssdk'); load('//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js', 'tweetjs'); load('//platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js', 'stmbljs'); } if (w.addEventListener) { w.addEventListener("load", blammo, false); } else if (w.attachEvent) { w.attachEvent("onload", blammo); } }(window, document, 'script')); </script> <!-- Facebook Like button --> <div id="fb-root"></div> <div class="social-item fblike-social-item"> <fb:like href="<?php 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But the Cat? The Cat is definitely the queen. Infamous burglar Selina Kyle is certainly one of the most iconic characters in the ֱ Universe<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">—</span>not because she's a superhero, per se, but because she's so good at stumping them. Motivated partly by her own self interest, partly by the fun of it all, Catwoman has been baffling Gotham City's heroes, both masked and unmasked, from the very beginning.</p> <p>An accomplished jewel thief and an occasional hero herself, Selina's murky moral compass has made her relationship with Batman complicated, to say the least. Still, the undeniable magnetism between Bat and Cat is one of Gotham's most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down. It's a complicated game of cat-and-mouse (cat-and-bat?) that Bruce and Selina have been playing across the streets and rooftops of Gotham for a long, long time.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1bf1.93808647.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1bf1.93808647.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1da2.53951931.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/its-complicated" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">It&#039;s Complicated</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18719" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Thief</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18720" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Selina Kyle</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/23551" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-1/digital-comic/T0037600015001">BATMAN #1</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1940-02-15T16:00:00-08:00">1940</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/exceptional-martial-artist" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exceptional martial artist</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/gymnastic-ability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gymnastic ability</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/combat-skill" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">combat skill</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/master-thief-and-cat-burglar" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">master thief and cat burglar</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/customized-weapons" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">customized weapons</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/catwoman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Catwoman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270671 at /characters/catwoman#comments Joker /characters/joker <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Joker</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send iframe { height: 20px; width: 52px; float: left; } @-moz-document url-prefix() { .fblike-social-item, .fblike-social-item span, .fblike-social-item iframe { width: 94px; height: 20px; } .fbsend-social-item .fb-send { width: 52px; height: 20px !important; float: left; } } </style> <script> (function(w, d, s) { function blammo(){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], load = function(url, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.src = url; js.id = id; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }; load('//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=200103733347528', 'facebook-jssdk'); load('//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js', 'tweetjs'); load('//platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js', 'stmbljs'); } if (w.addEventListener) { w.addEventListener("load", blammo, false); } else if (w.attachEvent) { w.attachEvent("onload", blammo); } }(window, document, 'script')); </script> <!-- Facebook Like button --> <div id="fb-root"></div> <div class="social-item fblike-social-item"> <fb:like href="<?php echo $pg_url = "http://" . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] . 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In a city overrun with larger-than-life criminals, the always-laughing villain stands alone. A complete psychopath with no moral compass whatsoever, the Joker, whose real name and identity remain completely unknown, is characterized by his chalk-white skin, green hair and a permanent rictus grin stretched across his face. But there isn’t a single thing funny about this particular clown, who only finds humor in the suffering of others.</p> <p>The Joker first appeared in Gotham City around the same time that the Batman arrived on the scene, and since their very first confrontation, the Clown Prince of Crime has been the Dark Knight’s most formidable nemesis. While Batman represents justice and order, the Joker is his complete opposite, seeing himself as an agent of chaos, the living embodiment of the cruel randomness of fate. The Joker’s psychosis causes his personality to shift between goofy prankster and mass murderer on a dime, making it impossible to predict his next move. It’s this unpredictability that really makes him such a dangerous opponent.</p> <p>Certainly, no villain has managed to inflict as much pain and suffering on Batman as the Joker, who has on more than one occasion brought death to Bruce Wayne’s extended family. As long as there is a Batman bringing justice to Gotham City, there will be a Joker to bring nightmares.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>For more on the Joker's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/joker/" target="_blank">visit his page on ֱUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Joker_5c4a42b7ef2011.52750480.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Joker_5c4a42b7ef2011.52750480.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Joker_5c4a42b7ef20d0.19725395.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/villains" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Villains</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18666" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alignment</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Villain</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18668" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Base of Operations</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gotham</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18669" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Base of Operations</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gotham</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/19131" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-1/digital-comic/T0037600015001">BATMAN #1</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1940-12-17T14:45:00-08:00">1940</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/complete-unpredictability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">complete unpredictability</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/chaos-agent" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">chaos agent</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/customized-weapons" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">customized weapons</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/wields-toxin-which-causes-victims-to-die-laughing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wields toxin which causes victims to die laughing</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270141 at /characters/joker#comments Batgirl /characters/batgirl <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batgirl</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: 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And one of the first—the young woman who turned the Dynamic Duo into the Batman family—was Batgirl. Barbara Gordon has always existed between two worlds: her life at home as the only daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon and her life swinging from gargoyles as an associate of the Dark Knight and a founding member of the Birds of Prey.</p> <p>Though the two halves of her life don’t always mesh, she stays true to the things she believes in. A genius-level hacker and information broker, and an expert martial artist, Babs has, like her namesake, proven to be a fierce survivor, and one of Gotham’s most cherished protectors.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa14d0.53215721.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa14d0.53215721.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa1599.17107244.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18573" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Barbara Gordon</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20671" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-139/digital-comic/T0037601395001">BATMAN #139</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1961-01-15T18:00:00-08:00">1961</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/exceptional-martial-artist" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exceptional martial artist</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/master-computer-hacker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">master computer hacker</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/eidetic-memory" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">eidetic memory</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/gymnastic-ability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gymnastic ability</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/natural-leader" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">natural leader</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/batgirl" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batgirl" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:06:09 +0000 publisher 148011 at /characters/batgirl#comments Justice League /characters/justice-league <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item 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"?" . $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']; ?>" send="false" layout="button_count" width="110" height="20"show_faces="false" action="like"></fb:like> </div> <!-- Twitter tweet button --> <div class="social-item tw-social-item"> <a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal">Tweet</a> </div> <!-- Stumbleupon button --> <div class="social-item su-social-item"> <su:badge layout="1"></su:badge> </div> <!-- Facebook Send button --> <div class="social-item fbsend-social-item"> <div class="fb-send" data-href="<?php echo $pg_url ?>" data-font="arial"></div> </div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>The World's Greatest Super Heroes, the Justice League has endured many roster changes to remain the earth's premiere team of champions.</p> <p>Separately, ֱ Super Heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern are the greatest fighters for truth and justice the world has ever known. Collectively, however, they are a force of nature, leaders of a team of heroes who are only rivaled by the pantheons of gods from ancient mythology—the Justice League. The League is the earth’s first line of defense against threats too large for humanity to face alone.</p> <p>For decades, the Justice League has saved humanity from the worst threats it has ever faced, from alien warlords to ancient demons and powerful sorcerers, to the God of Evil himself, Darkseid. And every time, they have overcome the odds and saved the human race.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Although the Justice League is not the world’s first superhero team, it is nevertheless the standard by which all other superhero teams are measured. 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resource="/sites/default/files/ThumbChar_192x291_JusticeLeague_5be4e198c30d40.44566581.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/ThumbChar_192x291_JusticeLeague_5be4e198c30d40.44566581.jpg" width="192" height="291" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-versions- field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Versions:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/character-versions/justice-league" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_HomePage_JusticeLeague_5be4e1abe59ae6.73598610.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/teams" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Teams</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18811" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alignment</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Hero</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18814" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Base of Operations</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Watchtower</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/21401" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Brave-and-the-Bold-1955-1983-28/digital-comic/T0868300285001">THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1960-01-17T18:00:00-08:00">1960</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/varies-depending-on-members" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">varies depending on members</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/justice-league" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 03:08:07 +0000 publisher 130859 at /characters/justice-league#comments Batman /characters/batman <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-social field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><style type ="text/css"> span .fb_iframe_widget { height: 24px !important; width: 150px ; overflow: hidden; } .fb_edge_widget_with_comment { float: left; } .social-item { display: inline-block; vertical-align: text-top; } .tw-social-item { width: 91px; } .su-social-item { width: 85px; } .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item span, .lt-ie9 .fblike-social-item iframe { height: 20px; width: 94px; } .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send, .lt-ie9 .fbsend-social-item .fb-send iframe { height: 20px; width: 52px; float: left; } @-moz-document url-prefix() { .fblike-social-item, .fblike-social-item span, .fblike-social-item iframe { width: 94px; height: 20px; } .fbsend-social-item .fb-send { width: 52px; height: 20px !important; float: left; } } </style> <script> (function(w, d, s) { function blammo(){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], load = function(url, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.src = url; js.id = id; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, 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He is Batman.</p> <p>One of the most iconic fictional characters in the world, Batman has dedicated his life to an endless crusade, a war on all criminals in the name of his murdered parents, who were taken from him when he was just a child. Since that tragic night, he has trained his body and mind to near physical perfection to be a self-made Super Hero. He's developed an arsenal of technology that would put most armies to shame. And he's assembled teams of his fellow ֱ Super Heroes, like the Justice League, the Outsiders and Batman, Incorporated.</p> <p>A playboy billionaire by day, Bruce Wayne’s double life affords him the comfort of a life without financial worry, a loyal butler-turned-guardian and the perfect base of operations in the ancient network of caves beneath his family’s sprawling estate. By night, however, he sheds all pretense, dons his iconic scalloped cape and pointed cowl and takes to the shadowy streets, skies and rooftops of Gotham City.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-facebook field-type-link-field field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Facebook:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/batman" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/batman</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">1</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batman_20190116_5c3fc4b40fae42.85141247.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batman_20190116_5c3fc4b40fae42.85141247.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Batman_20190116_5c3fc4b40faf04.59002472.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-facebook-like-box-logo field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Facebook Like Box Logo:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/CharFB_30x30_batman_52ab7afd948583.17945633.png" width="30" height="30" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18580" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>CEO of Wayne Enterprises</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18582" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">AKA</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Dark Knight, Caped Crusader, Matches Malone</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-byline field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Byline:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">The Dark Knight</div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20371" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Detective-Comics-1937-2011-27/digital-comic/T0039000275001">DETECTIVE COMICS #27</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1939-01-01T12:30:00-08:00">1939</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/exceptional-martial-artist" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exceptional martial artist</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/combat-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">combat strategy</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/inexhaustible-wealth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">inexhaustible wealth</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/brilliant-deductive-skill" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">brilliant deductive skill</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/advanced-technology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">advanced technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-group-affiliation field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Group Affiliation:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Justice League</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ֱ_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/batman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:46:36 +0000 publisher 130854 at /characters/batman#comments What Batman: Soul Of The Dragon Tells Us About the Dark Knight /blog/2021/01/26/what-batman-soul-of-the-dragon-tells-us-about-the-dark-knight <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb 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And it’s in that spirit, Bat-fans, that we turn our attention to a quite different version of the city. <em>Batman: Soul Of The Dragon</em> is the latest ֱ animated movie starring the Dark Knight and regardless of if you think we get too many <em>or </em>too few movies featuring Batman, you’re not going to want to overlook it. (Especially if, like me, you miss going to the local cinema for action-packed comic book flicks.)</p> <p>The plot of the film has Batman teaming up with Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva and Richard Dragon as they fight the terrorist group known as Kobra. Think of it as the perfect fusion between old school martial arts movies and classic James Bond. I walked away from the film pondering questions about nature versus nurture and how it related to Batman. The movie has some great flashback sequences that show Bruce Wayne training under O-Sensei. We see O-Sensei teach Bruce the nature of patience, acceptance and sacrifice.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/Soul%20of%20Dragon%20-%20Soulbreaker-Sword-2_600f851b83f864.61396725.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>I’ve been reading Batman comics since I was a young boy, but I never stopped to consider how much of who he is may have been shaped by his teachers. Consider this: what if Bruce had been taught by someone other than O-Sensei? Someone without morals, or someone who lusted for power. Was Bruce Wayne malleable enough that he could’ve been corrupted under a teacher like Vandal Savage?</p> <p>It’s clear that O-Sensei left an impact on Bruce. One of the most powerful sequences in the movie involves O-Sensei instructing his students to punch a stone until it breaks. Time passes and one by one each student gives up until only Bruce remains. Bruce’s knuckles are bloodied, but he never stops trying to break the stone. Eventually, O-Sensei emerges from the shadows, telling Bruce that the stone could not be broken, just as evil would never truly disappear. “Accept what you cannot change,” he says and it’s clear Batman took that lesson to heart.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/Soul%20of%20Dragon%20-%20Bruce-rock_600f85552f6043.43519943.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 502px;" /></p> <p>Of course, one could argue that Bruce already came to O-Sensei with strong convictions. O-Sensei may have helped sharpen Bruce’s skills, but was he the one who molded him into Batman? We’ve seen versions of Batman’s origin where violent sociopaths like Ra’s al Ghul or David Cain have trained him and he’s remained the same virtuous figure of justice. Consider the fact that all of O-Sensei’s students took something different from his training. In fact, when the film catches up with Lady Shiva, she’s a crime boss who doesn’t think twice about murder. It’s a far cry from her classmate Bruce Wayne, yet both of them trained under the same teacher.</p> <p>Another scene that stands out is the flashback where Bruce fights Ben Turner after their tension reaches a breaking point. Bruce clearly loses the fight, but he continues to get up despite the odds being against him. This move earns him Ben’s respect and sums up who Batman is at his core—a driven individual who never stops. This moment foreshadows the movie’s ending where Batman makes the ultimate sacrifice, and if you’ve seen the film then you know exactly what I’m talking about.</p> <p>Perhaps a good teacher doesn’t change who you are at your core, but rather, makes you the best version of yourself. It’s an idea that prompted me to take a second look at how Batman has mentored his allies like Nightwing, Robin and Batgirl. Of course, we’ve been debating nature versus nurture in the role of human development for centuries, so I doubt we’ll land on the ultimate answer any time soon. Regardless, it says a lot that <em>Batman: Soul Of The Dragon</em> had me questioning aspects of Bruce Wayne that no other Batman film has before. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/BSOTD%20-%20Bruce%20Wayne%20fight_600f857ebe2f67.59051527.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>While we’re talking about the people who shaped Batman, let’s turn our attention towards Denny O’Neil. <em>Soul Of The Dragon</em> ends with a dedication to the celebrated writer, who passed away last year. Like O-Sensei does in the movie, O’Neil molded Batman into who he is today in real life. After the camp era of the 1960s ended, O’Neil brought Batman back to his roots, writing the Dark Knight as a pulp style detective in a series of grounded adventures. Gotham became a grittier place, with an overarching sense of danger and realism. If you loved <a href="/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank"><em>Batman: The Animated Series</em>,</a> then you can thank Denny O’Neil since most of the show was modeled after his legendary Batman run.</p> <p>O’Neil introduced fans to Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Leslie Tompkins and many others. In fact, O’Neil created most of the characters in this film, including O-Sensei, Richard Dragon, Lady Shiva and Bronze Tiger. O’Neil’s love for classic spy flicks and kung fu movies was obvious to anybody who read his work. <em>Batman: Soul Of The Dragon</em> is the ultimate tribute to his legacy and there’s no doubt he would’ve been the film’s biggest fan.</p> <p>O-Sensei shaped Batman as a fighter for justice, while O’Neil shaped Batman as a pop culture legend, and the character is better for it on both counts. If you haven’t seen <em>Batman: Soul Of The Dragon</em> yet, I encourage you to watch it, and if you’ve seen it already, I urge you rewatch it and consider the nature versus nurture argument. It seems that after eighty years, the Dark Knight still has some new things left to teach us. </p> <p><br /><em>Batman: Soul Of The Dragon is now available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD. For more on the movie, including trailers, clips and interviews with the cast, <a href="/movies/batman-soul-of-the-dragon" target="_blank">click here.</a></em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for ֱComics.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." Follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/gotham-gazette" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham gazette</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-gazette-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham gazette column</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label 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Aquaman's got to swim, Hawkman's got to fly and Batman...can never be happy. Not because of the traumatic night in Crime Alley where he lost his parents, but because of the oath he took right after: to wage a never-ending war against all criminals, which the universe has ever since been all too willing to supply. As long as there is evil in the world, Batman's solemn duty is never done and he may never rest.</p> <p>But, as <em><a href="/comics/dark-nights-death-metal-2020/dark-nights-death-metal-7" target="_blank">Dark Knights: Death Metal</a></em> reminded us in its revelatory conclusion, it's a great big omniverse out there. Is there truly no reality, no version of the timeline, where Bruce Wayne can find a road to happiness? Today, we take a look at some promising selections through our gallery of infinite earths to see if we can't find one with a smile on the Dark Knight's face.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/batcat%204_600b8c85de6362.41942273.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1070px;" /></p> <h2>THE GOLDEN AGE<br /> Locus: Earth-2</h2> <p>We don’t actually have to look too far for our first candidate for a happy Batman—there may actually be one, relativistically speaking, right next door to the prime Earth we know best. On Earth-2, the heroes of ֱ’s Golden Age were allowed to age, retire and move onto the next stage of their lives. In Batman’s case, Bruce Wayne eventually settled down with Selina Kyle and even raised a daughter, Helena Wayne, who went on to continue her father’s sworn duty as the Huntress. But as time went on, Bruce’s final enemy, mortality itself, got the best of him as he succumbed to cancer. We’ve seen radically different versions of Earth-2’s history since that original telling, but the best stories always return to us in some way or another: you can see a reality much like this one playing out currently in Black Label’s <em><a href="/comics/batmancatwoman-2020/batmancatwoman-1" target="_blank">Batman/Catwoman.</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/BatmanBeyond_600b8cea565682.00366732.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></em></p> <h2>BATMAN BEYOND<br /> Locus: Earth-12</h2> <p>The Batman of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini’s “Animated Universe” beginning with <em><a href="/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank">Batman: The Animated Series</a> </em>is one many fans hold as the gold standard of what Batman should be. The coolest, the most compelling and the most thrilling to see in action. But is this Batman happy? Sweet Martha, no. The future depicted by this universe in 2000’s <em><a href="/tv/batman-beyond-1999-2001" target="_blank">Batman Beyond</a> </em>animated series and all the comics that followed shows us an embittered Batman disillusioned with his own capabilities and reckoning with a life he fears he may have wasted pursuing an impossible goal. There could be hope for redemption for Old Man Bruce in his relationship with his new protege, the plucky young Terry McGinnis, but this may be a Batman beyond smiling.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/KingdomCome_600b8d48b4d2b0.20595080.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <h2>KINGDOM COME<br /> Locus: Earth-22</h2> <p>While the elderly Bruce we see in <em>Batman Beyond </em>is decidedly haunted by the path he’s taken, the old man we see in the future of <em><a href="/graphic-novels/kingdom-come-1996/kingdom-come" target="_blank">Kingdom Come</a></em> is a more complicated figure. Unlike his animated counterpart, this Batman has refused to relinquish his oath in his old age, relying on mechanical exo-suits and employing robotic Batman drones to keep Gotham City free of any crime. From a certain point of view, you could say that this Batman has achieved his dream of a crime-free Gotham, though some—his peers, and perhaps a piece of himself, included—would argue that it has come at the cost of the city’s freedom. This isn’t the last time we’ll see a Batman who had to compromise himself to follow through on his oath, but he may still be happy despite it all. By the end of the story, an elderly Bruce is actively working towards more humanitarian goals and finds a bright future in his role as godfather to the child of Superman and Wonder Woman.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/Batzarro_600b8d6f573212.53154872.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1029px;" /></p> <h2>BAT-ZARRO<br /> Locus: Earth-29</h2> <p>Okay, this one is almost cheating, but I’m counting it. In the Bizarro Universe, every individual is the exact opposite of who they are in the core ֱ Universe. Barry Allen is the slowest man alive. Hal Jordan is the man of many fears. So it should stand to reason that where our Batman is cursed with a constant sorrow, Bat-Zarro, the World’s Worst Detective, is blessed to always be happy. In fact, the angular, chalky people of the backwards Bizarro World generally seem much happier than we are, which sends kind of a disturbing message about the state of the Earth we know.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/DarkKnightReturns_600b8d97a30d02.69270085.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <h2>THE DARK KNIGHT<br /> Locus: Earth-31</h2> <p>Frank Miller’s moody and manic vision of Batman in <em><a href="/graphic-novels/the-dark-knight-returns-1986/the-dark-knight-returns-30th-anniversary-edition" target="_blank">The Dark Knight Returns</a></em> and its sequels could never be mistaken for a happy one and is often credited with bringing the character down to a darker level than ever before. But through his gritted teeth and gravelly intonations, one cannot deny that this particular take on Batman in his later years takes some amount of joy in his work. Miller acknowledges that Batman isn’t just motivated by a childhood oath, but that he’s propelled by a bit of a sadistic streak as he punishes those who have earned his ire. I wouldn’t say that Frank Miller’s Dark Knight is happy, but he’s clearly having a really good time being mad.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/Generations_600b8ddddd5965.52944855.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <h2>GENERATIONS<br /> Locus: Earth-38</h2> <p>To review, we learned from Earth-2 and <em>Kingdom Come</em> that for Batman, happiness can be achieved even in the midst of his never-ending mission when he learns to accept the love of his friends and family. In John Byrne’s <em>Superman &amp; Batman: Generations</em>, Batman begins patrolling the Gotham rooftops in 1939, the year he debuted on the comic rack, and is allowed to age and grow from there in real time (aided by a Lazarus Pit or two). This version of Bruce experiences the joys and heartbreaks which define the peaks and valleys of every life, but is ultimately fulfilled by the generational family he fosters and his lifelong friendship with Superman.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2021/01-JAN/BatmanWhoLaughs_600b8e22ef9f62.62840031.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <h2>THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS<br /> Locus: Earth-Negative 22</h2> <p>Well, he seems pretty happy. I mean, just look at him. I think we’re gonna have to give it to this one by default. But if you want to see what happens when you blast Batman with a face full of Joker venom—and hey, who wouldn’t—you’ll have to read the full <em>Dark Nights: Death Metal</em>, in stores now.<br />  </p> <p><em>So, what do you think? Are any of these versions of Batman truly happy? Is there a Batman out there we didn't consider? <a href="https://community.dcuniverse.com/" target="_blank">Let us know right now in the ֱ Community!</a></em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Alex Jaffe is the author of our monthly "Ask the Question" column and writes about TV, movies, comics and superhero history for ֱComics.com. Follow him on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexJaffe" target="_blank">@AlexJaffe</a> and find him in the ֱ Community as HubCItyQuestion.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/is-there-a-happy-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">is there a happy batman?</a>, <a href="/tags/looking-for-a-happy-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">looking for a happy batman</a>, <a href="/tags/is-batman-happy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">is batman happy?</a>, <a href="/tags/is-any-version-of-batman-happy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">is any version of batman happy?</a>, <a href="/tags/happy-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">happy batman</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-nights-death-metal-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark nights: death metal</a>, <a href="/tags/death-metal" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">death metal</a>, <a href="/tags/golden-age-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">golden age batman</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-2" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Earth-2</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-beyond" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman beyond</a>, <a href="/tags/kingdom-come-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kingdom come batman</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-22" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth-22</a>, <a href="/tags/old-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">old batman</a>, <a href="/tags/elderly-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">elderly batman</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-zarro" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bat-zarro</a>, <a href="/tags/bizarro-world" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bizarro world</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-29" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth-29</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-knight-returns" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark knight returns</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-dark-knight-returns" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: the dark knight returns</a>, <a href="/tags/frank-miller-dark-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">frank miller dark knight</a>, <a href="/tags/frank-miller-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">frank miller batman</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-31" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth-31</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-batman-generations" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman &amp; 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