|Hideout or Headquarters||
|Primary Service or Goal|
|Center of operations for Batman.|
|Unknown to the general public.|
|Beneath Wayne Manor outside Gotham City|
Harold (former employee)
Subterranean headquarters containing a vast array of scientific and crime fighting equipment. Also contains teleportation device for transportation from the Justice League Moon Base and back.
Batcomputer: Computer containing a vast criminal database.
Batcopter: Helicopter equipped with a wide variety of crime fighting accessories.
Batcycle: Motorcycle equipped with a wide variety of crime fighting accessories.
Batjet: Jet aircraft equipped with a wide variety of crime fighting accessories.
Batmobile: Automobile equipped with a wide variety of crime fighting accessories.
The Batman (Movie Serial), April 1943
Note: Initially Batman operated out of a room in his mansion as depicted in Batman #12 (Aug. - Sept. 1942), and stored his vehicles in an underground hanger which was accessed from the mansion and exited through an old barn. After the depiction of a Bat Cave in the second chapter of The Batman movie serial which began in 1943, Bob Kane and Bill Finger integrated the idea of a subterranean base of operations into the Batman newspaper comic strip. The Batcave made it first comics appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #83 (Jan. 1944).
|Bob Kane & Bill Finger|
First discovered by a young Bruce Wayne while playing on his family's estate, the caverns beneath his ancestral home would serve him well in his fight against crime as the Batman.