Bat-Cow

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Bat Cow
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceTiny Titans #17
(June 2009)
In-continuity:
Batman, Inc. Vol. 2 #1
(July 2012)
Created byArt Baltazar (Writer/Artist)
Franco Aureliani (Writer)
(Tiny Titans)
Grant Morrison (Writer)
Chris Burnham (Artist)
(Batman Incorporated)
In-story information
SpeciesCattle
Notable aliasesBattlin' Bovine

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Bat-Cow is a fictional cow appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics and other associated media. Bat-Cow first appeared in Tiny Titans #17 and was created by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani. Batcow was first incorporated into the main DC Universe in Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #1 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Bat-Cow was originally a bat that was turned into a cow by Robin during an investigation on a slaughterhouse, which the cow was sent to. Robin wanted to keep the cow and named it Bat-Cow. Batman decided they would keep the cow. During a later investigation, Batman discovered it had mind-controlling radiation inside of it, leading him to attempt to get rid of the cow. Robin, however would not allow him to hurt the cow.[1]

After the events of Robin's death, Bat-Cow and Robin's dog felt a great loss in morale. Alfred Pennyworth and Nightwing had to take care of the cow. Later after Nightwing's disappearance, Alfred was the only caretaker of Bat-Cow.

Bat-Cow, complete with cape, spent time on a Wayne Enterprises-owned dairy farm. It was there the cow encountered the cosmic-powered "Forever People." One of them seemed to gain guidance from Bat-Cow's actions, namely when Bat-Cow gave one of the Forever People a scarecrow's hat.[2]

Bat-Cow forms a friendship with Titus, a dog and household cat.

In other media[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Bat-Cow appears as a playable character in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

References[edit]

  1. Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #1
  2. Infinity Man And The Forever People #4 (Oct. 22 2014)

External links[edit]

  • Bat-Cow at DC Comics Wiki
  • Bat-Cow at Comic Vine


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