The WanderingBert Batman Villain Project (#1-#50)
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    In this project, you'll find WanderingBert (That's me!) endevouring to draw as many batman villains as possible. Including the popular ones like … Read More
    In this project, you'll find WanderingBert (That's me!) endevouring to draw as many batman villains as possible. Including the popular ones like the Joker, scarecrow, penguin, catwoman and the mad hatter, and even the obscure and mostly unknown ones like the Spinner, and Bookworm. And even the dumb ones that may look interesting but suck as actual villains. Even them. Read Less
                      Inthis project, you'll find WanderingBert (That's me!) endevouring todraw as many batman villains as possible. Even the obscure and mostlyunknown ones. And even the dumb ones that may look interesting but suckas actual villains. Even them.

This page foccuses on numbers 1 through 50 (showing newest to oldest) completed between November 11 2008 (the project's start date) and May 13 2009. The next page of the project will showcase the next 50 villains- 51 throught o 100.

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#151-200   On its way

50 Bonecrusher

First Appearance - Detective Comics 598 (March 1989)

I chose Bonecrusher to be number 50 because his first and only appearance was in the Batman 50 year anniversary adventure.
This is Bonecrusher from the cover of the 50year anniversary adventure.
#49 King Snake

First Appearance - Robin #2 (February, 1991)

Sir Edmund Dorrance, aka King Snake, is a British native who first distinguished himself in the Royal Artillery (a corps of the British Army). He and some friends then became mercenaries, offering their professional expertise to various anti-communist rebels, and made considerable money in doing so. While in Santa Prisca working with local rebels, his camp was taken by surprise by government commandos and Edmund blinded by gunfire. He fled the country, leaving for dead a female rebel that he had slept with. The woman was actually alive and pregnant with Edmund's son. Both she and her child were imprisoned for Edmund's crimes against the Santa Prisca government, with the child growing up in prison to become the villainous Bane.

After a significant amount of time, the villain Bane finally learned the identity of his father and tracked King Snake down to the mountain base. Sir Edmund had survived months alone, and was barely alive and severely malnourished. Bane was emotionally conflicted during the reunion, and apparently intended to kill his father several times, but did not. King Snake tried once more to seize control of the Kobra Cult, this time with his son at his side. After Robin and Batman intervened, however, Bane sided with them. In the resulting struggle, King Snake was knocked down a deep crevice, apparently dying.
The original King Snake
#48 Mr Polka-Dot

First Appearance - Detective Comics #300 (February 1962)
Mr. Polka-Dot from his first appearance
#47 TheMasquerader

First Appearance - Detective Comics 390 (August 1969)

The lone appearance of The Masquerader
#46 Mr Camera

First Appearance - Batman #81 (February 1954)
Mr Camera in his only appearance
#45 Bookworm

First Appearance - 1960s Batman television series

The Bookworm was a villain created for the 1960s Batman television series. The character was identifiable by his thick glasses and dark brown leather suit. He had an affinity for books and centered many of his schemes around them. He was played by Roddy McDowell.
The original Bookworm
#44 Harpy

First Appearance - Batman 481 (July 1992)

The amazing gymnast and aerialist Iris Phelios was the main squeeze of the insane mobster Maxie Zeus. She would go mad herself and take the guise of the Harpy battling the Batman seeking revenge for Maxie Zeus' imprisonment.
Harpy from 'Batman' #481
#43 Carmine Falcone

First Appearance - Batman #404 (February 1987)

Carmine Falcone was one of the truly great crimelords of Gotham, backwhen it was a mafia-ran town.. Nicknamed The Roman for his unflinchingruthlessness and expansionism, his mafia network was often called "TheRoman Empire." As of the events of "Batman: Year One," Falconevirtually controlled the entire city, with the Mayor, the City council,and the Police Commissioner (Gillian B. Loeb) under his influence.Falcone was completely untouchable by the law. But not by the Batman.
Carmine Falcone from 'Batman: The LongHalloween', a 13-issue comic book series(1996-97)
#42 Atomic Man

First Appearance - Detective Comics #280 (June 1960)

The Original Atomic Man
#41 Catwoman

First Appearance - Batman #1 (Spring 1940)

Catwoman �" then called "The Cat" �" first appears in Batman #1 as a mysterious burglar and jewel thief, revealed at the end of the story to be socialite Selina Kyle. Although the story does not have her wearing her iconic catsuit, it establishes her core personality as a femme fatale who both antagonizes and attracts Batman.

Batman #62 revealed that Catwoman (after a blow to the head jogged her memory) is an amnesiac flight attendant, who had turned to crime after suffering a prior blow to the head during a plane crash she survived (although in the final issue of The Brave and the Bold, she admits that she made up the amnesia story because she wanted a way out of the past life of crime). She reforms for several years, helping out Batman in Batman #65 and #69, until she decides to return to a life of crime in Detective Comics #203. Selina appears again as a criminal in Batman #84 and Detective Comics #211, her final appearance until 1966.

In the 1970s comics, a series of stories taking place on Earth-Two (the parallel Earth that was retroactively declared as the home of DC's Golden Age characters) reveal that on that world, Selina reformed in the 1950s (after the events of Batman #69) and had married Bruce Wayne; soon afterwards, she gave birth to the couple's only child, Helena Wayne (the Huntress). The Brave and the Bold #197 elaborates upon the Golden Age origin of Catwoman given in Batman #62, after Selina reveals that she never actually had amnesia. It is revealed that Selina Kyle had been in an abusive marriage, and eventually decides to leave her husband. However, her husband keeps her jewelry in his private vault, and she has to break into it to retrieve it. Selina enjoys this experience so much she decides to become a professional costumed cat burglar, and thus begins a career that repeatedly leads to her encountering Batman.
Various versions of Catwoman over the years
#4 Blight

First Appearance - Batman Beyond (TV series) Series 1, Episode 1 (1999)

Derek Powers is a corrupt businessman who managed to gain control over Wayne Enterprises (now called Wayne-Powers) due to an elderly Bruce Wayne's poor health. When Powers develops a lethal mutagenic nerve gas and intends to sell it as weapon, one of his employees, Warren McGinnis, discovers evidence of the gas, and Powers has him murdered, causing the vengeful son Terry McGinnis to become Batman, who stops Powers' plans and exposes him to the gas; Powers is subjected to extreme radiation exposure to save his life, but as a side effect, his entire body becomes radioactive, rendering him translucent. He is able to hide his state and contain his radiation with a special cosmetic skin that, over time, flakes off. The cosmetic skin begins to last less as his temper becomes more and more uncontrolled and his radiation levels keep rising. He first introduces himself as Blight when he attacks Mr. Freeze.
Blight from 'Batman Beyond'
#39 The Key

First Appearance - Justice League of America #41 (December 1965)

The Key  was originally a chemist with Intergang, he develops mind-expanding "psycho-chemicals" that help activate his senses and allow him to plan crimes mere humans can never hope to understand. Being an enemy of the Justice League as a whole, Batman is his primary enemy. In one of his most famous encounters with the Dark Knight he tries to provoke Batman into murdering him so he could escape life itself, but the plan proves unsuccessful.
The older comic version of 'The Key' and thenewer Key from the animated 'Justice LeagueUnlimited'.
#38 Mr Freeze / Mr Zero

First Appearance -
-As Mr Zero - Batman #121 (Feb 1959)
- As Mr Freeze - 60's Batman tv series - Season 1, Episode 7  "Instant Freeze" (Feb 1966 )

Originally called Mr. Zero, Mr Freeze was renamed and popularized by the 1960s Batman television series, in which he was played by several actors. Over two decades later, a television adaptation of Batman revitalized him once again. Batman: The Animated Series, retold Mr. Freeze’s origin, introducing his terminally ill, cryogenically frozen wife, which greater explained his obsession with ice and need to build a criminal empire to raise research funds.

Freeze is a scientist who must wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive, and bases his crimes around a "cold" or "ice" theme, complete with a "cold gun" that freezes its targets solid. In the most common variation of his origin story, he is a former cryogenics expert who suffered an industrial accident while attempting to treat his terminally ill wife, Nora.
The original Mr Zero, The original comicadaptation of Mr Freeze (Detective Comics#373, 1968), Freeze from 'Batman: TheAnimated Series'
#37 Tiger Shark

First Appearance - Detective Comics 147 (May 1949)
The original Tiger Shark from the comic
#36 The Painter of Death

First appearance - Detective Comics #42 (Aug 1940)

#35 Antman

First Appearance - Batman 156 (June 1963)

Supposedly murdered gangster Jumbo Carson falls into waste created by a scientist's experiments, shrinking him. He becomes antman and trys to commit a jewel robbery. but is stopped by Robin.

Technically, now that I recall after i've done this drawing, that batman never actually fought Antman. It was all robin while batman was "away" on a top secret mission. Batman did however appear on a poster in the background.
#34 Duc D'Orterre

First Appearance - Detective Comics #34 (1939)

Bruce thinks he sees a friend on the street, but it turns out to be Charles Maire, who apologizes because his lack of a face "must be startling".  Maire was the victim of the Duc D'Orterre, Master of the Apaches (The Apaches were a criminal gang of fin de siecle Paris), who burned Maire's face away with a "terrible ray".  Batman goes after D'Orterre, escapes from a rotating-wheel torture through a garden of talking human-faced flowers, and fights a final battle with the Duc, who drives his car off a bridge.
#33 Lock-Up

First Appearance - Batman: The Animated Series episode "Lock-Up" (season 3, Episode 9) (Nov 1994)

Lock-Up is a DC Comics villain and an enemy of Batman, featured in one episode Batman: The Animated Series, in which he was voiced by Bruce Weitz. He was incorporated into mainstream comics continuity even before the more popular Harley Quinn in Robin #24 (January 1996).

Lyle Bolton is a large, muscular man specializing in incarceration and high tech security systems.

When Arkham Asylum was in dire need of a new Head of Security, Bruce Wayne felt Lyle Bolton, a security expert at Wayne Enterprises, was the perfect man for the job. What Bruce and the doctors at Arkham did not know was that Bolton pushed the boundaries of the law and used unnecessary means to keep his prisoners in line. Bolton proved so malicious that the Scarecrow, the "Master of Fear" himself, escaped Arkham just to get away from him. Bruce Wayne became suspicious about how Bolton was keeping the Arkham inmates in check so well, and about the complete terror Bolton had instilled in Scarecrow, so he set up a hearing with Mayor Hamilton Hill, Commissioner Gordon, and Dr. Bartholomew, chief of medicine at Arkham. After questioning the uneasy inmates of Arkham, including Ventriloquist and Scarface, Harley Quinn and Scarecrow, Bruce Wayne discovered that Bolton had been torturing, threatening, and assaulting the inmates, including holding Scarface (who in this episode resembles Bolton) over a can filled with termites. Following a blowup at the hearing, where he assaulted several Arkham orderlies and attempted to attack his accusers, Bolton was relieved of his post at Arkham.

After his release, Bolton called the city "an open wound" and became convinced that the press was supporting crime by glorifying criminals on television, assisted by a legal system seemingly set up and enforced by both the politicians and police to serve as a revolving door for criminals instead of bringing final justice to them. Bolton then created a costume and tools, started calling himself Lock-Up and began to arrest the people he deemed to be at the root of Gotham's problems. He imprisoned Mayor Hill, Commissioner Gordon, reporter Summer Gleeson, and Dr. Bartholomew, and held them hostage aboard USS Halsey F-84, a decommissioned battleship. The hostages were freed by Robin while Batman defeated Lock-Up. Lock-Up was placed in a cell in Arkham, where he was mocked by the same inmates he once tormented. Bolton wasn't too bothered by this though, because now he could keep an even closer eye on "his" prisoners stating that "they'll never slip past me again".
#32 Corrosive Man

First Appearance - Detective Comics #588 (1988)

A convicted murderer, Derek Mitchell escapes from jail seeking vengeance on Mortimer Kadaver, but is involved in an unfortunate accident on the way which turns him into a literally corrosive man, his entire skin burned with chemical fire which can eat through walls and floors or maim human flesh. His encounter with Kadaver leaves the latter with a handprint burned onto his forehead and leaves Mitchell inert, although he surfaces at least two times afterwards.
#31 The Moth

First appearance - Batman 141(Aug 1961)

Not to be confused with Killer Moth
#30 Egghead

First appearance - 1960's Batman TV Series - Season 2, Episode 47 (1966)

Egghead was a villain created for the 1960s Batman television series. Played by horror film mainstay Vincent Price, the character was identifiable by his pale bald head and white and yellow suit. He believed himself to be "the world's smartest criminal," and his crimes would usually have an egg-motif to them as well as including egg puns in his speech where appropriate such as "egg-zactly" and "egg-cellent." Additionally, he would use a wide assortment of egg-shaped weapons, such as laughing gas eggs and tear gas eggs (laid by chickens on a diet of onions).
#29 The Clock

First appearance - Batman #187 (1966)
#28 Shriek

First Appearance - Batman Beyond (Animated TV Series) March 1999

Shriek's real name is Walter Shreeve, a sound engineer with robotic body armor able to use sound as a weapon. His primary weapons are the hands of his armor that carry disc-like sound blasting weapons, allowing him to use soundwaves and sound vibrations to destroy anything in its direct path.
#27 Mr Hydro

First Appearance - Batman 74 (Dec. 1952)
#26 Dr Tzin-Tzin

First Appearance - Detective Comics #354 (1966)

Despite his oriental demeanour, the man known as Doctor Tzin-Tzin was actually an American orphan found years ago by Chinese bandits and raised by them. While his companions studied martial arts, Tzin-Tzin devoted himself to the mastery of the ancient art of hypnotic illusion until he became its greatest practitioner.

Thus armed, Tzin-Tzin returned to America, where he rose through the ranks of the outlaw organisation called the Tong until he became one of America's greatest crimelords. He robbed the Western world in grand style until he turned his sights on Gotham City and found himself opposed by Batman and Robin. After several encounters, Tzin-Tzin was captured by the dynamic duo and sent to prison.
#25 Sea Fox

First Appearance - Batman 132 (June 1960)
#24 Poison Ivy

First Appearance - Batman #181 (June 1966)

Poison Ivy (Pamela Lillian Isley) is depicted as one of the world's most prominent eco-terrorists. She is obsessed with plants, botany, and environmentalism. She uses toxins from plants and her own bloodstream for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting the natural environment. She creates love potions that ensnare Batman, Superman, and other strong-willed individuals. Fellow villain Harley Quinn is her recurring partner-in-crime and possibly her only human friend.
#23 Wrath

First Appearance - Batman Special #1 (1984)

The Wrath's parents were a couple of burglars, similar to Joe Chill. They were shot by a young policeman who mistook them for committing a robbery (in actuality, they were crawling out of a window to "skip out" on paying their rent). Due to this, the Wrath dedicated his life to a campaign of revenge against law and law-enforcers. As he had grown up, the burglars' son became a professional assassin. For years, he traveled the world to work as a gun for hire.

When the Wrath finally returns to Gotham City, he comes to kill the man who had shot his parents. The Wrath's target turns out to be James Gordon, commissioner of the Gotham City Police and an ally of Batman. Thus, a clash with Batman becomes inevitable.
#22 Mad Hatter

First Appearance - Batman #49 (October-November 1948)

Jervis Tetch is fascinated with hats of all shapes and sizes, as well as the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, particularly favoring the chapter 'A Mad Tea Party'. According to Dr. Blakloch of Arkham Asylum:
“ "Jervis is a paranoid schizophrenic...And he's obsessive-compulsive, and highly delusional. He's got an immature self-image, so he identifies more with children than adults. Oh and he's a genius, too."

Dr. Blakloch also notes that when agitated Jervis begins rhyming, as a defense mechanism. Another psychiatrist at Arkham, Dr. Jeffrey Yorkes, states that Tetch has moments of "impressive clarity", but suffers from (among other things) "psychotic manic-depression". Tetch often quotes and references Carroll's Wonderland novels, and sometimes even fails to discern between these stories and reality. In addition to his obsession with Lewis Carroll, Tetch has also shown an additional obsession for hats.

#21 Dr Double X

First Appearance - Detective Comics #261 (November 1958)

Dr. Simon Ecks discovered that human auras could be enhanced to function outside of the body. When Ecks created an energy-duplicate of himself, the introverted scientist's unstable mind became dominated by the doppelgänger he named Double X. The villain fought the Batman several times, only to be returned to Arkham Asylum time and again.
#20 Cavalier

First Appearance - Detective Comics #81

Mortimer Drake was a man of exotic and idiosyncratic taste. When he found himself unable to purchase more exotic valuables for his collection legally, he resorted to theft. Donning a costume resembling that of a Musketeer, he called himself the Cavalier. His course of actions ultimately brought him into conflict with Batman and Robin. Drake matched wits against Batman and Robin several times, and escaped them in each encounter, but Batman was able to deduce the Cavalier's identity, leading to Drake's eventual imprisonment.
#19 The Calculator

First Appearance - Detective Comics #463

The origins of the Calculator and the advanced technology that he used are unknown. He was known to have had one conflict with Mikaal Tomas, the alien Starman, before disappearing for years. When he returned, he began to progressively attack the Justice League of America, allowing them to defeat him once so his computer could deduce their methods, and then went on to defeat them on their second encounter.

The Calculator continued his spree in Gotham City, and was defeated by Batman, but quickly escaped and headed to Central City. There the entire JLA that he had defeated came to take him down, but he had prepared for this, and was able to defeat them. But he had not prepared for Batman entirely. Batman led Calculator into a trap by predicting how Calculator would try to counter him, and was able to defeat the villain and send him to jail.
#18 The Spinner

First Appearance - Batman 129 (1960)

A villain whose main weapon was a giant spinning top. Very exciting stuff.
#17 Blockbuster

First Appearance - Detective Comics #345 (Nov. 1965)

The first Blockbuster was Mark Desmond, a chemist who desired to increase his physical strength. Experimenting on himself, he succeeded in making himself stronger and taller, but a side-effect of the process became almost mindlessly aggressive. The mentally debilitated Desmond was cared for by his brother Roland, a local criminal, who kept their mother from discovering what Mark had done to himself. Roland manipulated his brother into committing crimes on his behalf until they came into conflict with Batman and Robin. Roland Desmond became the second Blockbuster after a severe illness forced him to be treated with experimental steroids. Like his brother Mark, Roland became a child-minded super-strong monster.
#16 Killer Croc

First Appearance - Detective Comics #523 (February 1983)

Waylon Jones is born with a medical condition that caused him to grow progressively more like a crocodile. In the comics his intelligence level has varied from competent schemer to berserk monster. In his original appearances, he resembled a powerfully-built man covered entirely in green scales. However, his disease has slowly robbed him of identifiable human traits.
#15 The Eraser

First Appearance - Batman #188 (December 1966)

Lenny Fiasco was a college classmate of Bruce Wayne (Batman), and was continually mocked by his fellow students for all the mistakes he made in class. The few people who remembered Lenny always pictured him with eraser in hand, correcting his mistakes. The only girl Lenny ever wanted was Celia Smith, and he planned to take her to the school's ice carnival. Lenny was crushed when she chose to go with Bruce Wayne. Feeling quite bitter he turned to a life of crime, developing an eraser costume that could eliminate all evidence from a crime scene. He took out advertisements as the Eraser in The Secret Underground, a periodical aimed at Gotham City's small-time criminals. He did a commendable job, and the police were baffled at the lack of clues at a series of bank robberies.
#14 Bane

First Appearance - Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993)

Originally intended as a "dark mirror" of the highly disciplined and multi-skilled pulp hero Doc Savage, Bane spends his childhood in a hellish prison on the corrupt island nation of Santa Prisca. He develops superhuman strength through a forced experiment involving the drug Venom. Although his dependency on Venom is an immense weakness, Bane has been one of Batman's most intelligent and physically powerful foes. He is best known for breaking Batman's back in the "Knightfall" story arc.
#13 The Scarecrow

First Appearance - World's Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941)

The Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane) is a former psychiatrist who uses a variety of drugs and psychological tactics to exploit the fears and phobias of his adversaries. He does not commit his crimes for wealth, but rather as a form of "research" to further study the effects of fear on humans, making the innocent citizens of Gotham City his unwilling guinea pigs. While he will occasionally commit robbery or other types of larceny, he does so only to get the funding he needs to carry out his experiments.
#12 Quakemaster

First appearance - DC Special #28 (June-July 1977)

Robert Coleman is an architect of some note in Gotham City. His reputation is irreparably damaged when an apartment complex he designed and built does not withstand a hurricane. Feeling that he has been wrongly branded, Coleman creates the alias of the Quakemaster and uses his super-charged jackhammer to create earthquakes in Gotham City. His scheme backfires and only his buildings are damaged in the quakes. Quakemaster is defeated and captured by Batman.
#11 The Reaper

First Appearance - Detective Comics #575 (June 1987)

Judson Caspian is a socialite by day, and a vigilante by night. After losing his wife to a robber in the streets, he becomes The Reaper, who prowls Gotham City during the 1950s, murdering juvenile delinquents by impaling them with a scythe.
#10 Mirror Man

First Appearance - Detective Comics #213 (November 1954)
#9 The Joker

First Appearance - Batman #1 (Spring 1940)

The archenemy of Batman, the Joker is portrayed as a master criminal whose characterization has varied from a violent sociopath who kills people and commits crimes for his own amusement, to a goofy trickster-thief. He has also been directly responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman's life; including, but not limited to, the paralysis of Barbara Gordon and the death of Jason Todd.

The Joker's real identity is unknown. Throughout the character's long history, there have been several different origin tales; the most common theme depicts him as falling into a vat of chemical waste, which bleaches his skin and turns his hair green and his lips bright red, giving him the appearance of a clown. Wizard Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Villains of All Time ranked the Joker as #1.
#8 Mirage

First appearance - Detective Comics #511 (February 1982)

Mirage used a gem that caused people to see elaborate illusions and committed crimes while his victims were occupied fighting against these illusions. This crime wave brought him to the attention of Batman. Batman faced Mirage several times before coming up with a strategy to beat him. During the encounter, Mirage's gem was destroyed. Batman was able to defeat him and sent him to jail. While in jail, Mirage managed to create contact lenses from fragments of his jewel. He proceeded to create the illusion of himself in jail and escaped to the circus he once worked for. Starting another crime wave, Batman was once again alerted to his actions. This time, Batman easily beat him and sent him back to prison.
#7 Cluemaster

First Appearance - Detective Comics #351(May 1966)
The Cluemaster (Arthur Brown) is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Batman. A failed game show host, he became a criminal who left clues to his crimes, though unlike the Riddler's, they were not riddles.
#6 Electrocutioner

First appearance - Batman #331 (January 1981)

Electrocutioner used a costume rigged to generate a lethal electrical shock against criminals, and ran afoul of Batman, who disapproved his extreme justice.
#5 Copperhead

First appearance - Brave and the Bold #78, (June 1968)

The criminal known as Copperhead first appeared in Gotham City in a snake costume. He committed numerous thefts before finally being apprehended by Batman and the first Batgirl. Copperhead then turned to more deadly pursuits as a super-assassin, constricting victims to a suffocating death with his costume's tail.
#4 Dr Phosphorus

First appearance - Detective Comics #469 (May 1977)

A crack in a reactor core causes Alex Sartorius to get "five million slivers of (radioactive) red-hot sand" into his body. Burning forever, he starts a quest for revenge against the people he blames for his terrible fate.
#3 Two Face
#2 The Penguin
#1 Killer Moth