Batman of Earth-2
For other uses of the term Batman, see Batman (disambiguation)
The Batman (of Earth-2)
The counterpart of Batman on the parallel world of Earth-2 (first appearance: Detective Comics No. 347, Jan 1966: "The Strange Death of Batman"). In 1955, the Earth-2 Batman marries Catwoman and goes into semi-retirement. This version of the Caped Crusader is a close friend of the Superman of Earth-2 and a member of the Justice Society of America (SF No. 211/2, Oct 1981: "The Kill Kent Contract!"; and others).
Although many sources cite Detective Comics No. 27 (May 1939: "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate") as the first appearance of the Earth-2 Batman, the Batman who debuted in this story may not be precisely the same character as the Batman of Earth-2 (or separate from the Earth-1 Batman). Detective Comics No. 347 is the earliest text to explicitly refer to a Batman living on Earth-2 and can therefore be considered as his first recorded appearance.