During this time, butler Alfred arrives at Wayne Manor and after deducing the Dynamic Duo's secret identities joins their service.
After the introduction of DC Comics' multi-verse in the 1960s, it is retroactively established that stories from the Golden Age star the Earth-Two Batman, a character from a parallel world.
Few elements of the character's history have remained constant. Pearson noted in the early 1990s, "Unlike some fictional characters, the Batman has no primary urtext set in a specific period, but has rather existed in a plethora of equally valid texts constantly appearing over more than five decades." The central fixed event in the Batman stories is the character's origin story.
As a little boy, Bruce Wayne is shocked to see his parents, the physician Dr.
Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha Wayne, being murdered by a mugger in front of his very eyes.
This drives him to fight crime in Gotham City as Batman.
Nevertheless, details of Batman's history were altered or expanded upon through the decades.
Batman's relationship with the law thaws quickly, and he is made an honorary member of Gotham City's police department.The character made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939). Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime.Batman operates in Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines.Bruce is brought up in Wayne Manor and its wealthy splendor and leads a happy and privileged existence until the age of eight, when his parents are killed by a small-time criminal named Joe Chill on their way home from the movie theater.Bruce Wayne swears an oath to rid the city of the evil that had taken his parents' lives.He engages in intense intellectual and physical training; however, he realizes that these skills alone would not be enough.