The Bat-signal was a searchlight on the roof of the Gotham Police Department used to summon Batman for help when necessary. Curiously, the first version of the Bat-signal was an impromptu contraption fashioned by simpleton Charlie Collins in a desperate attempt to attract the Dark Knight's attention. He did so by swinging an antique set of glider wings (shaped like a bat's) back and forth across a window. The actual Signal was eventually developed by Commissioner James Gordon, and first used to alert Batman to a puzzle delivered by Josiah Wormwood. Seeing it, Batman expressed concern that Gordon would get in trouble with Mayor Hill for installing it.
Though Gordon usually used the signal, others knew about it and sometimes used it as well. (Read more...)
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