In Batman #222, writer Frank Robbins decided to poke fun at “one of the Beatles being dead” controversy. The June 1970 issue was titled “Dead…Till Proven Alive” and features Robin holding an album which is similar to the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band cover. The band was called The Oliver Twist instead of the Beatles.
While Bill Finger and Bob Kane created the Joker and Jerry Robinson sketched it, the character was highly inspired by a photo of actor Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine (a man with a disfigured face, giving him a perpetual grin) in the 1928 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs.
In 1964, Andy Warhol produced and directed a Batman movie called Batman Dracula, without DC’s permission. The movie was first to feature a campy styled Batman as a homage to the series from the bat-fan Warhol.
The movie Bruce Wayne saw the night his parents died is The Mark of Zorro. The version of the movie may differ in different depictions, but it’s always this movie as Zorro was one of the main inspirations of Batman.
Gotham is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, with a population of about 1,600. It is in the borough of Rushcliffe, and has a parish council. The name Gotham comes from the Old English for “goat home”. The village has a 12th century church dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Lawrence.