Originally named the " Bat- Man" the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight the World' s Greatest Detective. Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. / DC Comics/ Dark Castle Entertainment Based on the series by Andy Diggle and Jock: Upcoming The Kitchen: Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema/ DC Entertainment/ Michael De Luca Productions : Post- production; based on the miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle The character was created by artist Bob Kane writer Bill Finger, first appeared in Detective Comics # 27 in 1939. Batman dc comics pdf. Year Title Production studio Notes The Losers: Warner Bros.