Device or Vehicle




Batsignal
Nick Name
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Creator or Inventor
Bruce Wayne
Owner or Possessor
Gotham City Police Department
Function or Uses

Beacon used to summon Batman to the Gotham City Police Department.


Size
Varies
Weight
Varies
Special Properties
High powered beacon with the shape of a bat in the center of the light to project an image on low clouds or buildings.
Regularly Appearing

Batman

Detective Comics


First Appearance
Detective Comics #60 (Feb. 1942)
Creator
Joe Samachson & Bob Kane
Origin

At first distrustful of the mysterious Batman, Police Commissioner James Gordon began to rely upon the Dark Knight to battle enemies the police were not equipped to handle.


To contact Batman, Commissioner Gordon employed the "Batsignal" a powerful spotlight with the outline of a bat, projected upon clouds or tall buildings in the night-time sky from the roof of police headquarters.