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I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible..." As if responding to his desires, a bat suddenly flies through the window, inspiring Bruce to assume the persona of Batman.
In early strips, Batman's career as a vigilante initially earns him the ire of the police.
Batman becomes a founding member of the Justice League of America, appearing in its first story in 1960s Brave and the Bold #28.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Brave and the Bold became a Batman title, in which Batman teams up with a different DC Universe superhero each month.
Various stories from Jeph Loeb and Matt Wagner also touch upon this era.In 1969, Dick Grayson attends college as part of DC Comics' effort to revise the Batman comics.Additionally, Batman also moves from Wayne Manor into a penthouse apartment atop the Wayne Foundation building in downtown Gotham City, in order to be closer to Gotham City's crime.Batman also becomes a founding member of the Justice Society of America, although he, like Superman, is an honorary member and thus only participates occasionally.Batman's relationship with the law thaws quickly, and he is made an honorary member of Gotham City's police department.