Biography of Bane
(1 Of 8) First Appearance
Bane first appeared in "BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1" in January 1993. This comic tells of his origin story. Born in a prison called Peña Duro, his father Edmund Dorrance (AKA King Snake) was a revolutionary mercenary who escaped Santa Prisca's court system. As a result, the corrupt government, decreed that his young son would serve out the man's life sentence, and thus Bane's childhood was spent in a penitentiary environment.
(2 Of 8) Molded By Darkness
While growing up in prison, Bane read as many books as he could while building up his body in the prison's gym and learning to fight in the merciless school of prison life. Bane learned to speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin. He committed his first murder at the age of eight, stabbing a criminal who wanted to use him to gain information about the prison. He ultimately established himself as the "king" of Peña Duro prison.