The internet is full of half-baked websites and it can be difficult to sort out what the best resources are when you're surfing the search engines. I started Legions of Gotham back in 2003, because there was such a distinct lack of resources online for the fans. Nowadays things are different and there are tons of great sites out there. If you're looking to start your own website you can check out this site rating the top website builders on the market. If you're looking to surf another, we've taken the time to note some of the best ones available for you below.
If you're into official webpages, then you can't beat the DC Comics Batman site. The page is full of great information, including a Batman 101 video that gives a great overview of the character. There is also links to the latest Batman comics and info.
Wiki are another great resource for Batman and there are plenty of those out there. There is the official Batman Wiki, the DC Database and even the DCAU Wiki. These resources allow multiple fans to compile their collective knowlege to provide information on characters, origins, history, stories and more. These are a great place to start when seeking some base knowlege.
If you want to find information on the latest Batman movie news you will want to refer to Batman on Film. Jett and his BOF website have been around longer than Legions of Gotham and have a wonderful and trusted reputation with the fans.
Another great resource for Batman news is Batman Online. They are full of great info and are another trusted resource.
There are a number of websites that are still lingering around, but have not been updated in several years. Beware of information that you pull from many of these, as they were created in an era before the level of knowlege that we have in today's world existed. There was a time not so very long ago that the amount of information available online about the Dark Knight was fairly limited.
If you'd rather delve into print you can also check out our book, Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle. In the book I delve into the complete history of Batman from 1939 to present day, exploring his various tools of the trade, from his utility belt to the Batmobile. The book covers everything from the comics and cartoons to the movies. The full volume is nearly 500 pages and is a culmination of decades of historical research that reads like a college course on Batman. You can check out reviews and endorsements for the book on Amazon.
We also offer a great links page for your reference, you can find that on Legions of Gotham.
The moral of the story is be selective when researching the Caped Crusader online. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and sometimes its easy to keep passing around the same false assumptions, like the one many fans have about Batman using a gun in his early years. This only happened in a few issues and he never used it to kill a living human being (only vampires), another theme explored in depth in Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle.