Calendar Man is fascinated by dates and calendars - even his real name is a pun. His crimes always have a relationship to the date that they are committed. The theme may be related to what day of the week it is or to a holiday or to a special anniversary on that date; he will plan his crimes around that day. He often wears different costumes which correspond to the significance of the date, though he does have a main costume which has various numbers (meant to represent days on a calendar) sprouting from the shoulders.
It seems fair to say that the Calendar Man committed felonies for reasons beyond pure profit. He was a thrill-seeker who got as much pleasure out of designing theme costumes and developing weapons (utilizing wind machines, lasers, sonic weaponry and customized motorcycles) and matching his wits with Batman. He even has his own above-ground version of the Bat Cave, a veritable shrine to the timetable - calendar carpeting, a giant calendar Rolodex, massive calendars hanging on the wall, ancient stone timepieces and calendar floor tiles.
The Calendar Man committed his first crime on a Monday morning in March, when the Gotham City Planetarium was invaded by a man from the moon, complete with a spherical lunar craft whose magnetic field sent the guards hovering helplessly. After helping himself to "Stamps which had been hand-cancelled by the astronauts during one of the lunar visits," the man with the round, cratered headgear and spacesuit made his exit. The Calendar Man never did anything in a small way.
The confident Calendar Man placed an ad in the newspaper challenging Batman to stop him. The March 17 edition of the Gotham Gazette noted that an "anonymous letter promises four successful robberies in four days - each day to correspond to a season of the year - plus one extra for a 'fifth season'". Spring arrived early that year, in the form of a man in a flower suit - petals bursting from his collar, leaves functioning as a cape - at Gotham's International Garden Show on the 17th. The Calendar Man's debut was tainted by Batman's interference but he had invited them, after all. "Summer" proved more amenavle and he escaped with the proceeds from a March 18 beauty pageant while dressed in a flaming asbestos suit. "Autumn" blew in on the 19th courtesy of a wind machine that helped him pull off an armored truck robbery. And completing the cycle, the Calendar Man became a snowman to steal "ice" from a diamond show for his March 20 winter showing.
Having racked up four consecutive failures, Batman was determined to thwart the robbery intended for the mysterious "fifth season", which he deduces must be India's Monsoon Season. Noting that an entertainer with the stage name of Maharajah the Magician was in town for a five-day engagement at the Bijou Theater, the Caped Crusader correctly gambled that this might be his target. Still wearing his magician's tuxedo, the Calendar Man was taken into custody on March 21 - the first day of Spring.
Batman later found Calendar Man to commit crimes tied to a specific day of the week, Monday was named after the moon, and Calendar man wore a lunar costume. On Tuesday, "named after Tiw - Tyr - the ancient god of war," Batman found Calendar Man in centurian-like garb while trying to steal military treasures. And on Wednesday, "named after Woden - or Odin - the Norse god of wisdom," Calendar Man was clad as a viking when he faced the Batman outside the Metropolitan Museum. Batman noted that Calendar Man takes everything very serious, his cycle had eight wheels to emulate Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir. Batman managed to take down Calendar Man to prevent more March Madness.
The third round was in 1985 when a confederacy of Gotham mobsters put a bounty on Batman's head and, using the Monitor as an intermediary, hired the Calendar Man to kill him. To Julian Day, this was a very hard decision: "I've never murdered anyone, nor do I desire to bloody my hands - yet the very calendar itself is based on death and rebirth, Autumn to Spring." He is in conflict, since he respects the Batman and fears that if he kills him, the other days of the calendar wouldn't have a meaning anymore, but he wants the money as well. Calendar Man embarked on a new six-day crime wave, scheduled in his day planner for March 16 through the 21th. Batman managed to stop him on the 21th.
After his third crime wave, Calendar Man doesn't have any major appearances anymore, so we can assume he spends the majority of his time in Arkham Asylum.
Batman: Arkham Origins
He is first shown in a news report showing him being captured by Batman and sent to Blackgate Peninentiary on death row. Batman later passes by his cell where he has holiday crime plans and dates listed. Black Mask (Joker in disguise) and Killer Croc later find him about to be executed by Commissioner Loeb and release him.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Calendar Man doesn't appear in the game Batman: Arkham Asylum. One of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him. His cell has scattered calendar pages in it.
He has an entry in the Character Bios. His profile states:
Fixated on the calendar, Julian Day became Calendar Man, a villain who timed and tied his crimes thematically to certain holidays throughout the year, often leaving clues by which he could be caught. Gotham City’s hopes for a day off are often clouded by the knowledge that any holiday of note is likely to be shadowed by Calendar Man’s presence.
Batman: Arkham CityWhile Batman was in the Courtroom he comes across Calender Man in a cell. If he decides to talk to Calender Man on twelve certain days, one on each month, he tells a spooky story on what crime he commited on that day. After he told all twelve crimes, Calender Man somehow managed to escape and has murdered someone.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Before Knightfall Protocol that destroyed Wayne Manor and presumed killing the Batman was activated, Calendar Man could be seen hiding among the crowd, witnessing Batman's presumed death and fullfilling his vow that he would witness the whole life of the Dark Knight till last.
List of crimes
- Set fire to a crowded ballroom with a flamethrower on New Year's Eve.
- Smothered a woman on Valentine's Day.
- Poisoned his gang's beer with snake venom on St. Patrick's Day.
- Cut the breaks on a woman's car on April Fools' Day.
- Killed his mother on Mother's Day.
- Tried to escape Arkham by littering his cell in bombs on Independence Day. Batman stopped him before he could escape, but the fire killed and injured several people of the asylum.
- Released armies of dogs infected with rabies upon Gotham to spread the disease and kill the citizens on St. Roch's Day.
- Drove a bulldozer through the Gold Exchange, released lions, bulls, and wild boars upon Gotham, and nearly destroyed a maternity ward, all on Labor Day.
- Participated in the Joker's major asylum outbreak on Halloween.
- Broke into a random family's house and slaughtered all of them on Thanksgiving.
- Strangled a Santa Claus before stealing his suit and fatally hanging Gotham's judge with festive light cords on Christmas.
- Killed and Dismembered his father on Father's Day.
Batman the Brave and the Bold
In the episode "Legends of the Dark Mite" Bat Mite keeps bringing in powerful opponents or Batman to fight. However Batman tricks him into bringing in Calendar Man. He does do but after seeing how weak and short of a fight he gives him powers to summon holiday monsters h as biker Santa's and monster bunnies. After defeating most of his monsters Batman catches him off guard and knocks him out. Bat Mite then teleports him away. In the episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister" he makes a ne of the singing prisoners in Arkham Asylum. In the episode "A Bat Divided" he makes a cameo in a bar where Batman villains hang out. In this show he is voiced by Jim Piddock.
Holy Musical B@tman
In this musical he robs a TGI Fridays for its funny wall pictures. Batman and Robin quickly defeat him though. He uses many holiday puns.
Calendar Man will debut at some point in the second season of Gotham.
Real Name: Julian Day
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Weight: 175 lb
First Appearance: Detective Comics #259 (September, 1958)
- Obsessed with quirks of the calendar
- Carefully plans and themes crimes around holidays
In The New Batman Adventures, the creators created a female version of Calendar Man, named Calendar Girl.