Batman's love of tight rubber and bromance with boy wonder Robin hinted at it, but now one of the comic's writers has confirmed it - the caped crusader is gay.
Grant Morrison, who has been writing Batman stories for DC Comics since 2006, told Playboy that Bruce Wayne is a 'sexual deviant'.
'Gayness is built into Batman,' said Morrison.
'I'm not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it.
'Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.
'I think that's why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn't care - he's more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid.'
Batman has been through several incarnations both on the page and on screen, but the GSN team think the dynamic duo’s 60s television outing starring Adam West as the dark knight is definitely the campest.
However, the newest Batman movies, directed by Christopher Nolan, have taken a grittier approach to portraying the crime-fighting hero.
Starring Christian Bale as the brooding vigilante and Tom Hardy as villain Bane, the Dark Knight Rises will conclude Nolan’s movie trilogy and is released in cinemas in July, 2012.