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How do you think of him? The Dark Knight? The Caped Crusader? The World's Greatest Detective? The CEO of Wayne Enterprises?
For 75 years, you know that you don't need superpowers to be a superhero.
Where did you first see Batman? In the comic books? TV? Movies? Cartoons? Video games?
Where did it all start? He first appeared when he took down an evil chemical baron in his very first case 75 years ago.
In case you don't know, millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a kid when he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime defined his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world's greatest weapon against crime.
Forget his Batmobile. Check out his utility belt.
And it's no coincidence that the 2014 Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego today. Holy Comic-Con, Batman!
But how well do you know Batman? Who are the six actors who've played Batman in the movies? (Answer below)
Who was the first actor to stop and say "I'm Batman"?
Who is YOUR favorite Batman actor?
What I like is that he didn't need any superpowers beyond his wits and his gadgets.
(The six actors? Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.)
(Michael Keaton was the first to say "I'm Batman.")
Yes, I know, Cleveland is the home of Superman and it's almost sacrilegious to prefer Batman over Superman while living in Greater Cleveland. There's even a new Superman display at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
While I do love Superman, my heart belongs to Batman. What I wouldn't give to open my front door and have someone say "I'm Batman."
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