Did you know that Batman is a city in Turkey? Or that the Penguin is based on a cigarette mascot? Or that The Flash once ran all the way to the Marvel Universe? Or that Jimmy Olsen dreamed up both Lucifer and Supergirl?

We've uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than eighty years of DC Comics history to provide you with tidbits to amuse, educate, and inform --- including weird-but-true facts about Wonder WomanSuperman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Aquaman, John Constantine, and even JFK.

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12 Facts You May Not Know About Batman

 

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Graphics by Dylan Todd.

 

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