80 Years Of Batman

Celebrating the Supervillians of the Caped Crusader!

DC introduced the Dark Knight to the world for the first time, 80 years ago. Since then Batman had since experienced an unprecedented run of popularity, and become one of the driving forces of DC Comics. Recently to mark Batman’s 80th anniversary, DC lined up celebrations and sent out bat signals in the major cities in the world.

Batman has been battling supervillains and its time now to celebrate the foes behind the cape crusader’s rise and victory. We reminiscence some of the favorite rogues Batman has tangled with.

 

Two-Face

As Gotham City’s district attorney, Harvey Dent fought to bring criminals to justice until a vengeful mob boss threw acid in his face. Scarred physically and mentally, Dent went mad and became the unstable criminal known as Two-Face.

 

Bane

Born on the island of Santa Prisca, the boy who would become Bane was raised within the confines of his nation’s cruelest prison where he honed his mind by reading books. After decades of imprisonment, he escaped after an experiment to test a super-steroid called Venom. He then set his sights on Gotham City, with one goal in mind: destroy Batman.

 

Harley Quinn

When she first met The Joker, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was his psychiatrist at ArkhamAsylum. Instead of treating her patient, she fell in love with him and became his prankster partner-in-crime, Harley Quinn. 

 

The Joker

Once a small-time crook, The Joker fell into a vat of chemicals that turned his skin white, hair green, and lips red, like a crazed clown. His crimes always involve pranks and jokes ending with twisted punch lines. This guy is bad news for Batman and Gotham City!

 

Killer Croc

Born with a rare genetic condition that gave his skin a green, scaly appearance, Waylon Jones started as a sideshow wrestler before becoming a monstrous criminal. Over time, his condition mutated, making him bigger, stronger, and more reptilian with razor-sharp teeth, armored hide, enhanced senses, and formidable threat. 

 

Mr. Freeze

Victor Fries was a brilliant cryogenicist who underwent an accident that transformed him into the cold-hearted criminal known as Mister Freeze.

 

The Penguin

Mocked at a young age for his bird-like features, Oswald Cobblepot turned his resentment into a relentless desire for power. Now he’s known as The Penguin, a criminal mastermind and one of the most ruthless gangsters in Gotham City!

 

Poison Ivy

Dr. Pamela Isley was a shy botanist until a freak lab accident gave her a toxic touch, and the power to control plant growth. As Poison Ivy, she’s an ecoterrorist driven to rid the world of humanity to make it safe for plant life to thrive. 

 

Ra’s Al Ghul

One of Batman’s fiercest foes, Ra’s al Ghul leads the League of Assassins and controls the mystical Lazarus Pits, which kept him alive for centuries. 

 

The Riddler

Jealous of what he believed to be the undeserved success of others, Edward Nygma felt he was too smart to play by their rules, so he became the masked criminal known as The Riddler.

 

Scarecrow

He was once Dr. Jonathan Crane, a Gotham University professor. But when his experiments were deemed dangerous, Crane was fired. To exact revenge, he became Scarecrow, making the Gotham City citizens his test subjects.