|Ace the Bat-Hound|
Ace's first appearance in Batman #92, July 1955
|First appearance||Batman #92, June1955|
|Created by||Bill Finger|
|In story information|
|Species||German Shepherd Dog|
|Place of origin||Earth|
|Supporting character of||Batman|
The comic book character Ace the Bat-Hound was the canine crime-fighting partner of Batman and Robin in DC Comics of the 1950s and 1960s. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. William "Bill" Finger ( February 8, 1914 &ndash January 18, 1974) was an American Comic strip and Comic Sheldon "Shelly" Moldoff (born April 14, 1920, New York City, New York) is an American Comic book Artist The German Shepherd Dog ( GSD) (Deutscher Schäferhund is a breed of large-sized dog that originates from Germany. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several Fictional characters appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics, originally DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Ace debuted in Batman #92 (cover-dated July 1955). Ace's creation was inspired by the success of Krypto's debut in Adventure Comics #210 (July 1955), and by German Shepherd Dogs from detective films and serials, such as Rin Tin Tin and Ace the Wonder Dog. Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a Fictional character. Adventure Comics is a Comic book series published by DC Comics from 1935 to 1983 The German Shepherd Dog ( GSD) (Deutscher Schäferhund is a breed of large-sized dog that originates from Germany. Rin Tin Tin (often billed as Rin-Tin-Tin in the 1920s and 1930s was the name given to several related German Shepherd dogs seen in films and television dramas Ace the Wonder Dog was a German Shepherd that acted in several films and film serials from 1938 to 1946. He was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Sheldon Moldoff. William "Bill" Finger ( February 8, 1914 &ndash January 18, 1974) was an American Comic strip and Comic Sheldon "Shelly" Moldoff (born April 14, 1920, New York City, New York) is an American Comic book Artist
Ace was a German Shepherd Dog originally owned by an engraver named John Wilker. The German Shepherd Dog ( GSD) (Deutscher Schäferhund is a breed of large-sized dog that originates from Germany. He was found by Batman and Robin after his master was kidnapped by a gang of counterfeiters. Batman used Ace to try to locate Wilker. Because he had already placed a large number of "lost dog" announcements for Ace in his civilian identity of Bruce Wayne, he was concerned that anyone recognizing Ace (who had a prominent star-shaped marking on his forehead) might make the connection between Bruce Wayne and Batman. To forestall that problem, he hastily improvised a hood-like mask for the dog that incorporated the bat emblem as a dog tag dangling from Ace's collar. For the television term DOG tag, see Digital On-screen Graphic; for the identifying tag worn by people see Dog tag (identifier. Ace was subsequently christened "The Bat-Hound" by a criminal he helped Batman to apprehend.
Wilker later took a new job that made it difficult for him to take care of Ace, so he left the dog to Bruce Wayne. Wilker was never aware that Ace was the Bat-Hound or that Bruce Wayne was Batman.
Ace disappeared from the Batman comics after Julius Schwartz took over as editor in 1964, and made only very occasional comic book appearances in the years afterward. Julius "Julie" Schwartz ( June 19, 1915 – February 8, 2004) was a Jewish Comic book and Pulp magazine
A modern-day version of Ace was reintroduced in Batman #462 (June 1991), although he has been rarely seen in recent years. This version was originally a guide dog belonging to a blind Native American named Black Wolf. "Guide Dogs" redirects here For the British charity see The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Guide dogs are Assistance Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States He didn't wear a mask, nor was he referred to as Bat-Hound, and has the appearance of a beagle-pug crossbreed. The Beagle is a breed of medium-sized Dog. A member of the Hound Group, it is similar in appearance to the Foxhound but smaller The Pug is a small breed of Dog with a wrinkly short muzzled face. The dog at times helped Batman on cases and is depicted to be very affectionate towards his owner and vice versa, but disappeared after the events of the No Man's Land storyline in the late 1990s. Batman No Man’s Land is an American comic book crossover storyline that ran for the whole of 1999 through the Batman comic book
In Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come miniseries, Ace is portrayed as the giant winged steed of the Fourth World Batwoman. Mark Waid (born March 21 1962 in Hueytown Alabama) is an American Comic book Writer. Nelson Alexander "Alex" Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American Comic book painter, Illustrator and The Fourth World is the popular name given to a Metaseries of interconnecting Comic book titles written and drawn by Jack Kirby and published Ace is also mentioned in Howard Chaykin's Batman/Houdini crossover. Howard Victor Chaykin (born October 7, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his Batman/Houdini The Devil's Workshop is a 1993 Elseworlds one-shot, written by Howard Chaykin During a seance attended by Bruce Wayne and mystic debunker Harry Houdini, Ace was referred to as Bruce Wayne's childhood pet. In the Frankenstein pastiche Castle of the Bat, Dr Bruce Wayne tests his theories by creating a literal Bat-Hound: a dog with some of the attributes of a bat. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a Novel written by the British author Mary Shelley Batman Castle of the Bat is a DC Comics Elseworlds special published in 1994.
Pre-Crisis, Superman's Batman-like identity of Nightwing included a Kandorian counterpart to the Bat-Hound, a telepathic dog named "Nighthound". Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon For the Marduk album see Nightwing (album. For the current and most prominent holder of the Nightwing title see Dick Grayson Nightwing Kandor is the name of the former Capital city of the fictional planet Krypton in the DC Universe.
In the late 1990s animated series Batman Beyond, an aged Bruce Wayne had a pet/guard dog named Ace, a Great Dane mix. An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and The Great Dane, Danish Hound, or German Mastiff, is a breed of Domestic dog ( He was mentioned in the episode "Ace in the Hole" in the second season, but there were no indications that he had ever used that incarnation of Ace as a crime-fighting assistant. Later, one episode revealed that Ace, as a puppy, was bought from a pet store by Mr. Boxer, the leader of an illegal dog-fighting ring. Ace escaped this abusive, violent life. He soon found Bruce, a fellow tormented soul, and the two got along well. At first Ace did not like young Terry McGinnis, Wayne's assistant and protegee. Terrence "Terry" McGinnis ( Batman II, The Tomorrow Knight) is a Fictional character, Superhero, and Protagonist of the After he and Terry were able to help each other on several missions, including stopping Mr. Boxer's attempt to use synthetic growth hormones to turn his dogs into monsters, Terry earned Ace's affection and loyalty. In Terry's opinion, this was one of the small rewards being Batman had brought him.
Ace then went on to play a role in defeating the Joker in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Batman Beyond Return of the Joker (also known as Batman of the Future Return of the Joker in Europe and Australia) is a In the climax of the movie, he attacked the Joker and damaged the controls for the Joker's new satellite weapon system.
It is also believed that Ace is referenced in the episode Epilogue (Justice League Unlimited). A new theory suggested that Ace's name had originated from a former member of the Royal Flush Gang who Bruce had accompanied in her final hours as she faced an inevitable and unfortunate death. The Royal Flush Gang are Fictional characters in DC Comics. They first appeared in Justice League of America #43 in March 1966 under
In the 2005 Cartoon Network animated series Krypto the Superdog, starring Krypto, (Superman's childhood dog), Ace makes occasional appearances and is once again a crimefighting ally of Batman -- although the Dark Knight himself has not appeared on the show. This article is about the animated series for the character see Krypto. Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a Fictional character. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created In this series, Ace, much like Batman, is equipped with various gadgets and equipment as an aid in his crimefighting efforts. In one episode, he met the Dog Star Patrol and helped them find their missing member Hot Dog. This article is about the animated series for the character see Krypto. His enemies include The Joker's hyenas Bud and Lou, The Penguin's trained birds (Artie the Puffin, Griff the Vulture, Waddles the Penguin), and Catwoman's pet cat Isis. The Joker is a fictional character appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics. Bud and Lou are Fictional characters, the pet hyenas of The Joker on the cartoon series Krypto the Superdog, which the Joker himself The Penguin ( Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot) a DC Comics Supervillain, was introduced by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Catwoman is a Fictional character associated with DC Comics ' Batman franchise. Ace has a Batwoman-style glider he uses for more speed. Batwoman (originally referred to as The Bat-Woman) is a fictional character and female counterpart to the superhero Batman, created by Bob Kane and He considers himself to be Batman's partner, rather than his pet. Ace is voiced by Scott McNeil. Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian born Voice actor.
In the new The Batman animated series Alfred Pennyworth remarks, upon Batgirl's introduction, "Perhaps I should equip the Batcave with a doggie door, should Bat-Hound decide to join the gang. The Batman was an Emmy Award -winning American Animated Television series produced by Warner Bros Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (or simply Alfred) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics. Batgirl is the name of several Fictional characters appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics, depicted as female counterparts to the Superhero " A similar remark appears in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, though in this case it is made by Harvey Bullock. Batman Mystery of the Batwoman is an animated Film based on the DC Comics character Batman and is the third film set in the Harvey Bullock may refer to Harvey Bullock (writer (1921–2006 American television and film writer and producer Harvey Bullock (comics It is quickly followed up by Tim Drake commenting that a dog could help the duo "sniff out clues. Timothy "Tim" Drake Wayne is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero from the DC Comics universe. Scooby-Doo is a long-running American animated series produced for Saturday morning television in several different versions from 1969 to the "