Batman Beyond is a concept involving the Batman mythos and the Batman Family in a high-tech cyberpunk setting many years into the future. The main character is Terry McGinnis, a young man who is recruited by an elderly Bruce Wayne to fight crime in an advanced suit. The name "Batman Beyond" is sometimes used as a misnomer for Terry himself, who usually exclusively uses the name "Batman".
Though the original television show took place in the future of the DCAU, the show's universe was adapted into mainstream comics as Earth-12 in the Multiverse. Terry McGinnis has also been introduced into the regular DC Universe. Batman Beyond was created by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami, first appearing in the episode Rebirth of the animated series. (1999) Grant Morrison adapted the mythos into mainstream continuity in Batman #700. (2010)
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