Being a superhero can be tough, especially if you don’t have powers. Characters like Batman need to rely on their intellect and one of the Dark Knight’s defining costume features is his utility belt. The belt carries all of his crime-fighting tools and gadgets. The belt is made up of a strap and buckle with ten pouches or cylindric cartridges attached to the outside.
The belt has a history that’s as old as Batman, with artists adding to it over time. Originally, it was drawn as a simple yellow belt, but in 1986 Frank Miller incorporated militaristic pouches. But what exactly can be found inside the belt and how does Batman apply his gadgets? The Comic Vault is taking a look at the importance of the utility belt.