It's catman! Hilarious snap of cat that looks just like the caped crusaderCat looks just like Batman, the superhero protector of Gotham CityCute image is wildly popular internet meme
16:11 GMT, 3 December 2012
A new dark knight detective has been prowling the rooftops and alleyways of Gotham City: Catman!
Reddit user Hamsternose has posted a picture of a cat which bears a striking resemblance to Batman, the wildly popular superhero immortalised in film, video games, animation, TV, a stage show and, of course, comics,
The cute, yet mildly intimidating, image took the internet by storm and at one point was even trending on Twitter.
Scourge of criminals (and mice) everywhere: The unnamed cat bears an uncanny resemblance to the Dark Knight Detective
Users of social media sites posted comments like 'now we know what happened to Robin' and 'can we somehow breed more'
However, Bruce Wayne's feline alter ego hasn't quite won over everyone who has seen it.
One Reddit user posted: 'This is the most frightening thing I have ever seen.'
Superhero: Batman as he appears in 2005 film Batman Begins, portrayed by Christian Bale
Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger and made his debut in 1940.
Since then he has become of of the world's most beloved superheroes and has even starred in one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.
The Dark Knight, featuring Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as his nemesis the Joker, made over $1billion.
Batman has had numerous incarnations, such as 1992 film Batman Returns (left) and the camp classic TV series of the 1960s