When I was growing up and we played heroes, Batman is the sort of hero that you could pretend you were. The money for the gadgets never figured into the equation, but unlike SO many others, he really has no powers.
My collecting history with him runs hot and cold. He was always in the Justice League, which I would pick up, as well as a few other titles. He is the character who appears in the second most comics I own (number one pops up later)....over 1100 appearances in my collection.
The suggestion is to keep these posts short. If you are so inclined as to find out why I chose THIS cover to represent Batman, you can click HERE to read the full story.