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.
Wing was the golden-age Chinese sidekick and valet to the original Crimson Avenger, Lee Travis.
One of the first detectives in Detective Comics, debuting in #1, a year before Superman first appeared.
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.
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.
"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.
Fu Manchu is one of the most popular villains of his time. He was created and introduced in the 1913 novel The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer.
A plainclothes police officer
Enemy Of Fu Manchu
Sidekick of Slam Bradley.
Bart Regan, also known as "Spy". Had a long run in Detective Comics.
Alfred Stryker first appears in Detective Comics #27 and is the very first Batman foe.
The daughter of Reverend Eltham.
A reverend and the father of Greba Eltham
The nephew of Reverend Eltham
A Swiss desk clerk.
A Federal Man and friend of Slam Bradley
A criminal and associate of Black Jack Benson
An associate of Blackjack Benson and Helger Wetjen.
A Swiss skiing instructor and associate of Black Jack Benson and Gale Dennis.
A criminal and murderer who once fought Slam Bradley
A Chinese immigrant
A Chinese people-smuggler.
A mysterious woman who died as the result of a voodoo plot
A police officer in New Orleans, and friend of Bruce Nelson
A nightclub owner who was murderered for welshing on a bet
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