The link http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Batman's_career_timeline will lead you Batman's career timeline. Since his first appearance, Batman has constantly fought crime. It is the Detective comic #33 of November 1939 that is later fleshed out in the Batman #47.
first made was batman 1989 batman returns 1992 batman forever 1995 batman and robin 1997 batman begins
i listed them in the order they were made. but yes, they are staring over. it shows more of how/where he trained and why bats bother him. the next one dark knight is about the joker. so that takes up back to the first batman made.