Nightwing

If it’s hard being a super hero, what is it like as a sidekick? The heroes get the glory, while you clean up the mess. You don’t make the decisions and you don’t give orders. So, what do you do if you’re the Boy Wonder to one of the most recognizable super heroes in the universe and you’re looking to break out on your own?

Simple. You become Nightwing.

Signal

Duke Thomas is the daytime protector of Gotham City, and his metahuman light sensory powers make him unlike any of Batman's other crimefighting partners.

While Batman and most of his allies operate at night, crime in Gotham City is quite different in the daytime, and so requires a different kind of crimefighter. Enter Duke Thomas—a.k.a. the Signal, the brightly colored agent of the Bat who hits the streets when the sun is out and Batman is asleep in his cave.

Gotham Gazette: Where You Lead

Chances are, if you’re reading this column then you probably think Batman is an effective hero. That’s why we’re all here, right? The Dark Knight has saved Gotham and the world countless times, and he’s pretty darn good at it.

Batman in Animation - "Batman Family"

Batman is celebrating his 80th Anniversary this year and has accomplished a lot since his debut...especially in the realm of animation! Enjoy this special animation montage assembled in celebration of Batman's latest milestone, and featuring footage from Batman Unlimited, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and more!

For more videos, features and comics celebrating Batman's 80th anniversary: http://www.dccomics.com/batman80

Tim Drake

Tim Drake possesses detective skills comparable to those of his mentor Batman, though his heart may be his greatest weapon.

Growing up in Gotham City can be…complicated. Especially when you're a kid who’s obsessed with Batman and Robin. For Tim Drake, learning everything about his favorite superheroes eventually led him down the path of becoming one himself, after he deduced the identities of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson.

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