First appearance: Action Comics #42 (1941)
Vigilante is a character that has been continuously reinvented over the years, but despite DC’s best efforts, he’s never been able to rise about his D-list status. When Vigilante was in his cowboy persona, he was simply too vulnerable and lame to be taken seriously. Later on, when he was updated for the ‘80s, his adventures usually fell woefully flat as he couldn’t compete against the likes of Green Arrow, Nightwing, or Batman, in terms of gritty street justice.
The Dark Knight currently has the market cornered when it comes to masked crime-fighters cleaning up dangerous cities. Chances are, Vigilante wouldn’t do much to threaten Batman's crown. If he can't impress folks in the comics, what hope does he have of doing it in multiplexes?