With the creation of the elegant businessman Bruce Wayne and his secret identity in 1939, Gotham City along with the world of comics has never been the same. Batman is one of the most identifiable characters of all time and a true cultural icon. The oath he took for vengeance following the brutal death of his parents as a child, is tempered by a clear sense of honor and ethical justice. However, Batman’s struggle with an internal darkness is reflected throughout his bat-inspired persona. Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any superpowers and this Dark Knight instead relies on his intellect, ingenuity, physical skill, science and technology along with his formidable will. Send up the Bat Signal, the Caped Crusader's presence is required.