The Japan-based hero I drew today is a mystery to the people of Earth-38, and even to some of its heroes. He's most often seen in Kyoto, but has been sighted as far away as Osaka. He strikes from the shadows, sometimes silently, sometimes with a ear-piercing scream; he operates only in the darkness of the night.
Most people believe he's only a myth, meant to scare the superstitious and the cowardly. He wears a garish bat-demon mask, hurls wicked shuriken at his foes, and is a master martial artist and swordsman. He is spoken of with respect (and possibly fear) by the highest-ranking members of the Yakuza. They refer to him as The Bat-Demon, or "battoman..." the Justice League of Earth-38 refer to him simply as: The Bat-Man.
COMPLETELY UNRELATED NOTE: Happy Birthday, Ninja.
Also, be sure to check out the other heroes of Earth-38: