In the comics, a batarang is a roughly bat-shaped throwing weapon used Batman – the name is a portmanteau of bat and boomerang, and was originally spelled baterang. It has since become a staple of Batman’s arsenal, appearing in every major Batman television and movie adaptation to date. Continue reading to see a functional homemade version by Victor Poulin.
The earliest depictions of the batarang were scalloped, metal boomerangs used to attack opponents, which quickly flew back to the thrower. However, variations of batarangs include those that can fold to fit into Batman’s utility belt, those that can be explosively charged, those that can be remote-controlled, and those that are electrified.