Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.
As the first Robin, Dick Grayson was the most famous sidekick in comic book history. As he ventured forth on his own, he formed the Teen Titans and became their leader. When the boy became a man, he became the independent hero known as Nightwing.
James Gordon is one of Batman's first supporters, helping him fight against crime and corruption in Gotham City. He eventually rose to the rank of Commissioner in the Gotham City Police Department, and continues to be one of Batman's greatest allies.
Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's loyal father figure and butler. Alfred raised Bruce (and later Dick Grayson) after the death of the Waynes. A former British secret agent, Alfred is a skilled surgeon who often treats members of the Bat-Family.
One of the first detectives in Detective Comics, debuting in #1, a year before Superman first appeared.
Sidekick of Slam Bradley.
Barbara Gordon was the first modern age Batgirl until she was brutally shot by the Joker, rendering her paralyzed from the waist down. Barbara reinvented herself as Oracle, providing intelligence to the DCU heroes and leading the Birds of Prey. She has recently become Batgirl once again to protect Gotham City.
He had a brilliant analytical mind. He could be a great detective but prefers investigating different sorts of enigmas.
Detective Roy Raymond's assistant.
Harvey Bullock was once a corrupt GCPD cop, until he turned over a new leaf and made a conscious effort to be an honest lawman. He is now one of Jim Gordon's most trusted officers.
At the age of nine, Timothy Drake cleverly deduced the identities of Batman and Robin. Four years later, after the death of Jason Todd, Tim convinced Batman that he should be the new Robin. He would later become leader of Young Justice.
Sole survivor of the Martian people, J'onn J'onzz was teleported to Earth decades ago by Dr. Saul Erdel. Since then, he has adopted Earth as his new home, playing many roles over his time with humanity: detective, secret agent, explorer, and even a founding member of the Justice League.
A former GCPD detective, Renee became the new Question after the death of Vic Sage.
Andre Chavard is a member of the Boy Commandos.
Dan Turpin was known as 'Brooklyn' during the Second World War. Later he moved to Metropolis and joined the Special Crimes Unit.
Rip Carter has no super powers, he was the leader of the Boy Commandos.
Bart Regan, also known as "Spy". Had a long run in Detective Comics.
The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.
Larry Jordan was the first hero named Air Wave, and fought during World War II as a member of the All-Star Squadron. Once he died, his helmet was passed along to his son, Harold "Hal" Jordan, who became the third Air Wave.
A stretchy private eye and a long time member of the Justice League who gets his powers from regularly consuming a special drink. His nose will twitch when something's amiss!
John Jones' supervisor on the Middletown police force throughout the Silver Age of comics.
The deceased wife of the Elongated Man, Ralph Dibny, Sue Dibny was a close friend and ally to many Justice Leaguers for years. A wonderfully supportive spouse, Sue and Ralph would solve mysteries together until she was murdered by Jean Loring, the psychotic ex-wife of the Atom. Ralph would later try repeatedly to resurrect Sue, but those attempts ended with his own death, leading to the two of them being reunited as ghosts, and still playing the role of helpful detectives even then.
A scientist whose brain was placed in a robotic body after he was mortally wounded.
"He was the first of our kind." The Crimson Avenger has the distinction of being DC Comic’s first masked super-hero. Using his wits and fists as his main weapons.
Alfy Twidgetts is a member of the Boy Commandos.
Speed Saunders was an adventurer and detective who was revealed to be a private investigator and later a member of the OSS. He is the grandfather of the current Hawkgirl, Kendra Saunders, and first cousin to the original Hawkgirl, Shiera Hall.
Wing was the golden-age Chinese sidekick and valet to the original Crimson Avenger, Lee Travis.
Oliver Queen was a spoiled, thrill-seeking playboy, until he was left stranded on a deserted island for several years. There, he trained to become a master archer in order to survive. After his return home, he used his new-found skills and his wealth to became the costumed vigilante known as Green Arrow.
He is an expert marksman with both gun and bow. He is also a superior horseman and has expert tracking abilities.
Catwoman, the costumed alias persona of Selina Kyle, is a cat burglar with an on-again, off-again, romantic relationship with Batman. She is shown as a woman who is very strong-willed, independent and morally dubious.
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