Batman is arguably the greatest and most popular superhero in the world. His enduring fame as a bona fide comic book icon has led to all sorts of successful adaptations, including video games, television series and Hollywood blockbusters like the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This has given the Dark Knight a following unlike almost any other superhero, able to command huge swathes of fans across all forms of media. Yet, despite the fact that Batman is such as iconic character and well known in the general public, there is still plenty of interesting facts that you may not have known about the Caped Crusader.
Robin Was Only Meant To Be A One-Off
While many fans are not exactly fond of the Boy Wonder, Robin has established himself as a central character in the Batman universe. However, the sidekick was originally only due to appear in one comic book. He turned out to be incredibly popular with younger readers so executives decided he should be made a permanent fixture.
The First Batman Comic Is Worth Millions
Like many other original comic books, issue number 27 of Detective Comics has become incredibly valuable as it is the first to feature Batman. A mint condition of the 1939 comic can easily fetch upwards of $4 million.