Total Nerd Ranking Every Batman in the Comics  

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List Rules Upvote the best comic book characters who have been Batman.

To the batcave! We’re ranking every Batman in the DC comics universe. Along with all Batman incarnations that appeared in the comic books, this list also includes alternate versions as well as villains who became Batman. Who is your favorite Batman?

Everyone knows the original Batman Bruce Wayne, but do you know Batman Japan or the Batman of Moscow? Several enemies have worn the suit and used the Batman alias, like Deathstroke, Red Hood, and Bane. Other comic book characters who were Batman include Nightwing, Superman, and Commissioner Gordon. 

Vote for the best Batmen in comics. This ranking of every Batman displays pictures of the characters in costume and their comic book appearances. 

Batman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking Every Batman in the Comics
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Bruce Wayne


Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. Originally named "the Bat-Man," the character is also referred to by such epithets as "the Caped Crusader," "the Dark Knight," and "the World's Greatest Detective." Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with a sense of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons ...more on Wikipedia

As Seen In: Detective Comics

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#1 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Dick Grayson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking Every Batman in the Comics
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Dick Grayson


Richard John "Dick" Grayson is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson, he first appeared in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940. The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the "Flying Graysons", Dick watches a mafia boss kill his parents in order to extort money from the circus that employed them. Batman takes him in as his legal ward and eventually as original incarnation of the crime-fighting partner Robin. He is written by many authors as the first son of Batman. Many, including OMAC, state that he is the one that Batman cares about the most. Throughout his adolescence, Batman and Robin ...more on Wikipedia

As Seen In: Robin

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#5 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time, According to Fans

#36 on The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA

#3 on Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

#3 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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Thomas Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking Every Batman in the Comics
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Thomas Wayne


Thomas Wayne is a fictional character from the 1995 film Batman Forever. ...more on Wikipedia

As Seen In: Earth 2 Annual

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#53 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking Every Batman in the Comics
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Jason Todd


Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Jason first appeared in Batman #357 and became the second character to take up the Robin identity, sidekick to the superhero Batman, when Dick Grayson went on to star in The New Teen Titans. Though initially popular, following a revamping of his origin by Max Allan Collins, the character as written by Jim Starlin was not well received by fans. For 1988's "Batman: A Death in the Family" storyline, DC Comics held a telephone poll to determine whether or not the character would die at the hands of the Joker, Batman's nemesis. He was killed off by a vote of 5,343 to 5,271. Subsequent Batman stories ...more on Wikipedia

As Seen In: Batman

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#27 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time, According to Fans

#34 on The Best Batman Villains Ever

#63 on Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

#32 on The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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