The origin of batman depicts the events that cause a young bruce wayne to become batman. Written by finger, it depicts a young bruce wayne witnessing his parents murder at the. In the name of his murdered parents, bruce wayne wages eternal war on the criminals of gotham city. Terrice kimble, childrens book writerartistactortoy maker. Superstar writer grant morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with the return of bruce wayne, a special sixpart series that chronicles the return of the original man behind batman s cape and cowl. And with some weak art throughout the series i cant recommend this series to anyone. Daily lethal skirmishes with dangerous villains make batman very prone to injury. You need to follow the same grueling training path as bruce wayne did.
Batmans biggest secret no, its not bruce wayne bob kane gets all the credit for creating the superhero. Some journeyed the world to learn the necessaries skills, while other tried to deny their fate. This is the end of bruce wayne as batman, morrison told comic book resources cbr. Bruce is dying and the robins return in batman beyond. Sep 19, 2017 the season ended with a shot of bruce atop a building, coat flapping like a cape. Gotham descended into darkness as one of the most violent and crime ridden cities in the country. It was an ambitious tale of timetravel featuring bruce wayne batman in various periods through the ages, each story showcasing the many elements of the batman batcavemanthe fighter, batpilgrimthe. This is probably the most commendable thing ive ever heard, and im not a major batman fan. The return of bruce wayne is a 6issue american comic book limited series published by dc comics beginning in may 2010 to november 2010, written by grant morrison and featuring a team of rotating artists starting with chris sprouse and frazer irving.
Joe and dan point out that bruces training from alfred is likely not enough to prepare him to become batman. Its caveman batman in the premiere issue of grant morrisons timehopping epic, featuring art by chris sprouse. During this time bruces older brother thomas reappeared. Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. This page is about the original comic book character. But author marc tyler nobleman argues that a longforgotten writer, bill finger, created. March believed himself to be bruce s wayne s younger brother, thomas wayne, jr.
Secrecy is, of course, another one of the symptoms of my list, and its the very foundation of the batman. Upon his return, bruce wayne goes public with the news that he has been funding the batmans crusade the entire time. Batmans initial onslaughts against the underworld, which began in 1939, drew the ire of. Superstar writer grant morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with the return of bruce wayne, a special sixpart series that chronicles the return of the original man behind batmans cape and cowl. Knightfall is a 19931994 batman story arc published by dc comics.
Theres a batman comic where batman does this actual method of sleep deprivation. Bruce wayne being a member of the league was probably public knowledge, and ras most likely put together that batmanbruce wayne since he used most of the same techniques the league used. In the movie batman begins, bruce chooses the bat for his symbol because he has a bat phobia stemming from a childhood accident. After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, billionaire bruce wayne dedicated himself to purging gotham city of evil. In this universe the attack on the waynes was a mob hit. In which comic book series is batman actually thomas wayne. The dynamic duo fight it out in the ultimate duel to the finish.
But he is only the latest version of bruce wayne to step from a difficult youth in to his destiny. He likely also trained wayne in effective fitness methods and crimefighting. The way that bruce became batman is due to his motivation to avenge is parents. The dark knights file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of bruce waynes secret life secure. Thomas wayne is a fictional character appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. As prosperous physician thomas wayne, his wife, martha, and their young son, bruce. The return of bruce wayne comic books for sale online. Is dawn of justice turning into a batman origins story. Umm im not sure if this is sarcasm, or just worded poorly, but if youve been around pop culture for the last at least halfcentury or so, youd know. In one of the best theatrically released batman stories, bruce wayne voiced by kevin conroy recalls his the days when he almost escaped becoming batman. Bruce was trained at the league of shadows by ras al ghul. Still, the dozens of episodes of the show so far have moved him closer to the vigilante and detective that many know and love. Youll see a balloon decoration with the number 30 in the background. But i never heard a peep of this in all the batman stories i have read.
Two psychologists explain how coping with loss can lead to someone becoming a dark knight. The series detailed the journey bruce wayne takes through the timestream of. I cant remember where i read it but i think it was either here on reddit or on 4chan. It consists of a trilogy of storylines that ran from 1993 to 1994, consisting of knightfall, knightquest, and knightsend. If you are a comic book dweeb, as i am not, you will know that bruce wayne chose the name batman because we was afraid of bats as a child, and chose to use his greatest phobia against his enemies. In batman begins take a closer look at the scene in which bruce and rachel are talking at wayne mansion in the early morning of bruce s birthday. Thomas wayne and his wife martha, two very wealthy and charitable gotham city socialites. Nov 14, 2014 for new reports suggest that zack snyders upcoming batman v superman.
Batman 404 is part of frank millers year one story arc, which if you havent read it, you need to. That question is answered, in meticulous detail, in christopher memento nolans moody, broody batman begins, a mostly successful attempt to resuscitate a. Blake tells bruce that the city needs batman, and that he knows bruce is batman, he goes on to tell bruce about his childhood as an orphan and seeing bruce and recognizing himself in bruce. We asked psychiatrists to decode bruce waynes emotional. Although bruce wayne still holds the mantle of the bat, he leaves dick grayson as gothams dark knight and sets out to create a worldwide crime fighting organization known as batman incorporated. Batman is the secret identity of fictional bruce wayne, an american billionaire, industrialist, and philanthropist. Stephens did say that, specifically in season 3, well start to see bruce wayne become more physical, paving the way for him to be a true vigilante.
Grant morrisons bestselling multipart batman epic continues with this collection of the sixissue. The slaying of thomas and martha wayne is the torturous point on which bruce turns to become the mysterious crusader batmanthe genesis of a simple mugging gone horribly wrong. Newsarama talked to beechen about batman beyond, how the bruce wayne of the future differs from. Batman, american comic book superhero created for dc comics by writer bill. Thus did bruce wayne, the flamboyant millionaire and playboy, become batman, the worlds greatest detective. Bruce, not knowing his father was alive, became the batman, but he died when the forces of darkseid invaded. Bruce waynes parents were murdered at his young age and the golden family of gotham was broken. How close gotham season 3 will get to batman cinemablend. Marvel girls deathstroke bruce timm i am batman superman batman stuff batman robin memes batman funny batman 14,950 points 172 comments i am batman 9gag has the best funny pics, gifs, videos, gaming, anime, manga, movie, tv, cosplay, sport, food, memes, cute, fail, wtf photos on the internet.
In the new status quo, bruce wayne is once again the only batman, and dick, like the other members of the adoptive family, is a few years younger. The completion of the fourth season causes viewers to wonder what will happen next. A gifted surgeon and philanthropist to gotham city, wayne inherited the wayne family fortune after patrick wayne. Batgirl, and even red hood want bruce to explain how did the joker become aware of their identities. Thomas and martha wayne are notable as two comic book characters who have remained dead.
Y ear one and the movie it inspired, christopher nolan s batman begins 2005, which similarly displays bruce wayne s loyalties to. However, bruce wayne is soon revealed to be alive, albeit now suffering. In many different renditions of the batman story the character of robin blake in this case will discover that bruce wayne is batman and become his sidekick. Nov 26, 2008 this is the end of bruce wayne as batman, morrison told comic book resources cbr. After the end of knightfall, the storylines split in two directions, following both the azrael batman s adventures, and bruce wayne s quest to become batman once more. Though smallville devoted much of its time to exploring how clark kent became superman, bruces evolution into the dark knight has been mostly occurring in the background. So to become batman, its a fair assumption that bruce wayne put in the time and hard work necessary to be one of the worlds greatest heroes. Bill finger quoted that bruce waynes first name came from robert bruce, the scottish patriot. Y ear one and the movie it inspired, christopher nolan s batman begins 2005, which similarly displays bruce wayne. In his flashbacks, he meets gotham socialite andrea beaumont dana delany just as he begins to fight crime in a generic mask not unlike gothams bruce. It seems everyone knows thomas wayne was batman in flashpoint, but he was also batman in the new 52 series earth 2. The legend of the batman who he is and how he came to be. While things have moved slowly over the past three seasons, this year will finally put bruce in a suit and have him go out and fight crime. Spending years training his mind and body to perfection, he declared war on all crime in gotham and became the dark knight, batman.
Jun 12, 2017 if you are a comic book dweeb, as i am not, you will know that bruce wayne chose the name batman because we was afraid of bats as a child, and chose to use his greatest phobia against his enemies. In batman begins take a closer look at the scene in which bruce and rachel are talking at wayne mansion in the early morning of bruces birthday. For new reports suggest that zack snyders upcoming batman v superman. Bruce wayne batman has a conversation with himself youtube. One consistent thread throughout batman canon is that bruce wayne, in order to become the legendary crime fighter and worlds greatest detective, spent many years of his life training in escape artistry, martial arts, various technological fields related to crime, and other talents.
As she and thomas depart, they assure bruce that just because the passing of time has lessened his grief does not mean that. Jul 09, 2018 the completion of the fourth season causes viewers to wonder what will happen next. What superhero in comic books other than batman has broken their rule of never. Originally named the batman, the character is also referred to by such epithets as the caped crusader, the dark knight, and the worlds greatest detective. Forget batman, who played the best bruce wayne ever. Ras has lived for over 600 years and is one of the few people who have deduced that bruce wayne is batman. To become as good at fighting as batman is, there are no clever shortcuts. Batmans secret identity is bruce wayne, a wealthy american playboy. A while ago, i read a fan theory about bruce wayne becoming he joker. Gotham returned to fox on thursday night for its fourth season and with its return, bruce wayne david mazouz takes his first steps to becoming the batman.
According to comics, where did batman learn how to fight. Dawn of justice will feature the iconic scene in which bruce waynes parents are killed, one that has formed the basis of. The final image of gotham season 3 is bruce wayne, standing over the city, ready to protect its citizens from suffering the same trauma he went through 60odd episodes ago in the series premiere. Jun 26, 20 this scene is taken from one episode of batman. Why did bruce wayne choose to become a batman rather. Is gothams bruce wayne becoming batman sooner than we. The story takes place over approximately six months. As much as i love the concept behind the return of bruce wayne the execution was sorely lacking.
People have killed characters in the past but to me, that. Nov 17, 2009 bruce wayne s parents were murdered at his young age and the golden family of gotham was broken. Season 3 began throwing bruces story more into the. One consistent thread throughout batman canon is that bruce wayne, in order to become the legendary crime fighter and worlds greatest detective, spent many years of his life training in escape artistry, martial arts, various technological fields related to crime, and other talents to learn those skills, particularly martial arts and other handson skills, he had to have a teacher of. When batman first trained outside of gotham city cbr. Bruce wayne must battle his way back to the present by fighting his way through time itselfstarting with an adventure in prehistoric times. In almost every version of batmans story, bruce wayne goes away for years to train in order to become the dark knight.
Thomas survived but faked his death went into hiding. I cant see how he avoided it apart from thomas wayne being proactive and putting in place a few legal manuvers so alfred can adopt bruce if something unexpected happened. It would often be a much different version of bruce wayne like holy terror, where bruce was a priest or in darkest knight, where bruce wayne became a member of the green lantern corps, but it would still be bruce wayne. Bruce wayne made his long journey back through time in return of bruce wayne. Dick grayson is reestablished as nightwing following dcs flashpoint crossover event, after which the publisher relaunched all of its titles and made alterations to its continuity as part of an initiative called the new 52. Anyway the theory roughly goes on about how bruce is fighting someone and gets sent back in time for some reason to the point where his parents get killed. Bruce wayne batman suffers burnout and is systematically assaulted and crippled by a. The dark knights file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of bruce waynes secret life. Batman comics were among those criticized when the comic book industry came. Jun 06, 2017 the final image of gotham season 3 is bruce wayne, standing over the city, ready to protect its citizens from suffering the same trauma he went through 60odd episodes ago in the series premiere. March grew to resent bruce and took the role of king of the owls to win control of the city for himself and to kill bruce.
For the most part, though, if a comic book starred batman, it also starred bruce wayne. Bruce wayne decided he needed to do something about it. After the latest episode, were wondering if maybe we were wrong. Grant morrison just never seemed to be able to bring all of his ideas together on paper. Art by chris sprouse, frazer irving, ryan sook, yanick paquette, lee garbett, georges jeanty karl story and mick gray. Watching his parents murders was a major factor in bruce wayne becoming batman. Ras saw their ideals as being the same, but the two became rivals quickly when batman realized that ras did not value the lives of others as he did. While many superhero films will reduce the superhero training down to a three minute montage featuring a generic mid2000s rock song, its important to remember all the hard work it really takes to. Oct, 2011 to become as good at fighting as batman is, there are no clever shortcuts. Since that time, weve seen promo art and trailers highlighting the protobatman suit bruce will wear next season.
Nov 04, 2014 batman is the secret identity of fictional bruce wayne, an american billionaire, industrialist, and philanthropist. May 19, 2009 grant morrisons 2008 storyline, batman r. Now its finally time for him to reunite with the characters closest to him. And thats a damn shame, because on paper, george clooney is bruce wayne. How did a young bruce wayne avoid becoming a ward of the state. The idea behind the organization is that each country or region will have its own specific batman, and will be funded by bruce wayne and his business empire. How did bruce wayne receive the necessary training to become. He is the father of bruce wayne, and husband of martha wayne. Batman just celebrated his 81st birthday but comic book characters. That question is answered, in meticulous detail, in christopher memento nolans moody, broody batman begins, a. Bruce wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. In his first story, batman was introduced as uninteresting socialite bruce wayne. The story arcs realign in knightsend, as azrael becomes increasingly violent and is defeated by a healed bruce wayne. I was thrilled when dc comics announced the return of bruce wayne the one true batman was going to be told in a 6 part miniseries.1654 138 1436 584 624 1613 577 1284 727 645 72 19 1633 251 725 1071 1241 116 1544 922 29 471 334 1184 1517 237 475 319 197 802 338 1090 1097 1153 1264 597 1028 1040 1238 864 1260 1275 777 1237 195 924