The word relaunch is included in a shameless attempt to get people to read this blog. Think of this as my version of Batman. Given that my version of Batman would exist in an alternate reality please keep in mind that the past or present might be very different on an alternate earth.
My thought for a relaunched Batman is to have Bruce Wayne be raised by Katherine Kane, his aunt, and Renee Montoya, Gotham City Police Chief, following his parents’ murder. Bruce Wayne would begin operating as Batman in 1939 with Talia al Ghul as Robin. Bruce Wayne would also participate in founding Checkmate. Bruce Wayne’s primary allies would be Alfred Pennyworth, Catwoman, and Tarantula. Bruce Wayne’s primary enemies would be the Religion of Crime as led by Elizabeth Kane, his other aunt. Bruce Wayne would stop operating as Batman in 1951 with the defeat of the Religion of Crime. During most of Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman, Harvey Kent (with half his face scarred) would be Gotham City’s District Attorney and James Gordon would be Gotham City’s Police Chief. Bruce Wayne would succeed James Gordon as Police Chief. In his later career Bruce Wayne would serve as a United States senator and then as U.S. President.
In 1951, Dick Grayson would take over for Bruce Wayne as Batman. His Robin would be Barbara Essen, James Gordon’s daughter. Dick Grayson’s allies would include the Musketeer (Bilal Asselah), Crimson Fox (Constance D’Armis), Mr. Unknown, Peacock, Knight (Beryl Hutchinson), and Raven Red. Dick Grayson’s primary enemies would be the Black Glove. Dick Grayson would eventually become the United States ambassador to South Africa and Barbara Essen would become Gotham City’s Police Chief and a member of Congress. In 1974, David Zavimbi would take over as Batman with his wife Helena al Ghul as Robin. Their allies would include Nightwing (Damian Wayne), Flamebird (Koriand’r), Duela Dent, Enigma (Stephanie Brown), Creeper, and Lightning. Their primary enemies would be the League of Assassins as led by Whisper A’Daire. In 1986, Jason Todd, son of Bianca Steeplechase, would take over as Batman with his wife Mary Essen as Robin. Their primary enemies would be Deathstroke and his family. In 2009, Timothy Drake would take over as Batman with his wife Tamara al Ghul as Robin. Their allies would include Flamebird (Thomas Wayne Jr.), Nightwing (Sasha Bordeaux), Talon (Cassandra Woosan), Lightning II, Thunder, and Grace Choi. Their initial crime fighting efforts would be focused on defeating the Circus of the Strange. In 2025, Terrence Drake would take over as Batman with his wife Dana Tan as Robin.