It’s kind of funny how we think Batman is so well defined.  We always have this idea of Batman being this dark, tortured, lonely soul with a strict code of ethics, but he hasn’t always been like that.  In 1940 he was happy and colorful.  By the ‘60s he was far from lonely, with Batgirl as well as Robin at his side, and in the ‘80s he was very nearly murderous, almost driven mad by the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd.  It has been in recent history that we’ve known him as being this dark character.

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