The Secret Origin of John Blake in Batman Comics

Invented or Not?

John Blake is an invented character that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing in The Dark Knight Rises.

Based on a press release, he was described as "a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon."

Thanks to Badass Digest, it looks like John Blake has made an appearance in Batman lore before though -- albeit in a coloring book.

Still, it's a cool find.  

Also, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, there is a comic book instance with John Blake, which is also below. If you want to find out more about Bane, another complex character, check out this infographic.

Check it out below. (Click images for a new tab to zoom in and read.)

 

John Blake Batman comics

John Blake Batman comics

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