His true identity is Bruce Wayne, billionaire industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child led him to train himself to the peak of physical and intellectual perfection, don a costume, and fight crime. Unlike many other superheroes, he does not possess superhuman powers or abilities; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, technology, and physical prowess in his war on crime.
He has since become, along with Superman and Spider-Man, one of the world's most well-known comic-book characters. Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, although only Kane receives official credit for the character.
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