Batman Symbol Torch
The Batman Projection Torch, is inspired by the signal used by the Gotham police to call Batman – the famous logo being projected into the sky above the city. While not quite as powerful as the searchlight used for that purpose, this is a neat and handy pocket torch, with a keyring attachment, which displays the Bat-Signal silhouette clearly when pointed at a flat surface. Perfect for any Batman fan who needs a little light in the dark. (Link opens in a new window):
Dimensions: 8 x 1cm
Requires batteries (4 x LR41)
Batman, the crime-fighting superhero defending Gotham City, has been reinvented several times since the very first Batman story appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939 and remained popular throughout various slumps in comic book sales. During one of these slumps in the mid 60s, DC was planning to kill Batman off but, instead, a new editor (Julius Schwartz) brought in a ‘New Look’ in May 1964, making the character more contemporary, and returning the stories to their ‘detective’ origins (removing the science fiction elements prevalent in the 50s). Artist Carmine Infantino helped overhaul the series – redesigning both the Batmobile and his costume – adding the now famous yellow ellipse behind the bat-symbol. Batman’s butler Alfred was initially killed off alongside some other characters, but was quickly restored and ‘Aunt Harriet’ joined Bruce Wayne (Batman’s alter ego) and Dick Grayson in their mansion. Batman is also known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.