52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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The Batcave

In every film incarnation, the Batcave just keeps on getting bigger and more impressive.  And Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is no different.  The teasers and trailers have shown the place to look like a personal museum.  However, it was nowhere near this scale when it started out in the comics.  In fact, the Batcave wasn’t even much of a hideout.  What use to be just a modest storage area has now become a space of envy and state-of-the-art marvel.

Did You Know?

  • At the beginning, Batman didn’t have an official secret lair.  There was only a secret tunnel that ran underground between Wayne Manor and an old barn.  The old barn was where the Batmobile and Batmicrolite were housed.
  • In Batman #12 (August 1942 – September 1942), secret underground hangars were mentioned.
  • In 1943, the Batman movie serial’s second chapter, titled “The Bat’s Cave”, showed Batman having a full-fledged underground crime lab.  Here, Batman’s entrance to the cave being a grandfather clock was established.
  • In the October 29, 1943 Batman daily, titled “The Bat Cave”, Kane had an illustration of the secret lair containing a study, crime lab, workshop, hangar, and garage.  Kane designed this after seeing a cross section of underground hangars.  The pictures were provided by Bob Finger when he gave his script to Kane.
  • The official Batcave made its first appearance in Detective Comics #83 (January 1944).
  • The Batcave seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is very faithful to the Batcave seen in the comics, as the comics version also has various memorabilia and memorials.

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