The History of the Batmobile

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Armageddon 2001

Armageddon 2001 Batmobile

Occasionally, the "mainline" Batman stories will venture into alternate timelines. Flashbacks, future visions, and dream sequences all provide fodder for new ideas that did not and will not actually appear. The Batmobile often appears as part of these timelines, since it is an easy way to set the time period and/or mood without requiring exposition.

In 1991, DC published a summer crossover event in all of its annuals called Armageddon 2001. In the 21st century, one of the world's superheros becomes the evil despot known as Monarch. Waverider, a time-traveler from that future, has travelled back to 1991 to look into the futures of each of DCís superheroes to see which one becomes Monarch. In Batman's future, Bruce Wayne becomes crippled in the line of duty and must give up the role of Batman. Dick Grayson becomes Batman against Bruce's wishes, until Bruce is forced out of his self-imposed exile when Dick is killed. This Batmobile, based on a high-performance sports coupe, was seen briefly in Batman's future.

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