The Batman of Earth-Two
is a parallel
version of the DC Comics
superhero, who was introduced after DC Comics created Earth-Two, a parallel world
that was retroactively
established as the home of characters which had been published in the Golden Age of comic books
. This allowed creators to publish Batman
comic books while being able to disregard Golden Age stories, solving an incongruity, as Batman had been published as a single ongoing incarnation since inception.
The character history of the Earth-Two
Batman accordingly adopts all of the earliest stories featuring the character from the 1930s and 1940s, while the adventures of the then-mainstream Silver Age
Batman (who lived on "Earth-One
") begin later in time and with certain elements of his origin retold. Each were depicted as separate, though parallel, individuals living in their respective universes
, with the "older" Earth-Two character eventually reaching his retirement and death.
A parallel to this character is introduced in Justice Society of America Annual
#1 (2008) entitled "Earth-2" where the Post Crisis Earth-2 is fully introduced. The most notable difference between Pre-Crisis Earth-Two Wayne and his newer Post-Crisis Earth-2 incarnation is that the Post-Crisis Earth-2 Joker is suggested to have killed Wayne which led the Joker to learn the real identities of Robin and the Huntress.
Fictional character biography
Childhood and early history
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