Batman is a superhero character created by Bob Kane and first appearing in 1939 for DC Comics. Batman is the alias of Bruce Wayne, a wealthy businessman who's parents were murdered when he was a child. Wayne trains himself to fight against crime, working with Gotham's city's administration. Batman began appearing in film during the 1940s. This was followed by a series from 1989 until 1997, the Dark Knight trilogy from 2005 until 2012, and in a number of DC Extended Universe films from 2016.