YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – What’s in Batman’s utility belt?
The answer is anything and everything he needs.
Detective Comics # 29 first gives Batman a belt with one tool: a rope with a grappling hook attached.
Later comics pictured the crime fighter with a belt full of tools to fight crime, including but not limited to a gas pellet, a mini Geiger counter and shark repellent.
Those comics also gave him tools to combat certain criminals, such as an antidote to the Joker’s Joker toxin and a Bat-heater to combat Mr. Freeze.
Batman also lugs around on his belt a first aid kit containing basic surgical tools and various anti-toxins, an acetylene torch, a forensic kit for analyzing crime scenes, keys for the Batmobile, a breathing device in case he’s caught underwater, Batcuffs, a lockpick, a high-resolution camera and that familiar grappling hook.
Look closely and you may see his numerous darts and pellets to subdue or stun criminals, a flamethrower, a remote claw, napalm, explosive gel and grenades of various type.
Last but not least, as George Clooney showed us in the film “Batman and Robin,” he has a Batman credit card with unlimited funds, and he never leaves home without it.