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Alive, Batman, and Chill: w,p Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover panel to Batman (Vol 3) 22 by Jason Fabok)! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 33 from 1939, Thomas Wayne was a successful surgeon and respected patron of Gotham City, keeping alive the Wayne family name with the ownership of Wayne Manor and head of Wayne Enterprises. Married to socialite and philanthropist Martha Wayne, they had a son, Bruce, and at his young age, he faced Thomas and Martha's untimely death at the gun of mugger Joe Chill. Although established 78 years ago that his death would spawn the shadowy vigilante of Gotham City, the character of Thomas Wayne represented more than just that sole purpose. Thomas Wayne is shown as an influence past his tragic death in Finger's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 235 from September 1956 in "The First Batman" (panel 2) when Thomas' 'Bat-Man' costume inspires Bruce to track down Lew Moxon, the man who hired Joe Chill to kill his parents. As this classic tale was retold in Len Wein and Jim Aparo's "The Untold Legend of the Batman" from 1980 (panel 3), more modern stories told of Thomas as a brilliant surgeon aiding crime master Carmine Falcon in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's 13 arc epic "Batman: The Long Halloween" from 1997 (panel 4) and as a guide to Bruce in spirit. Thomas' most thrilling role has been as the Batman, established in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert 2011 arc "Flashpoint" and Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 3 issue side storyline "Batman: Knight of Vengeance" (panel 5). In this alternate timeline, Bruce is murdered in front of Thomas and Martha Wayne, driving Thomas into the lethal and vengeful Batman and Martha going insane and taking up the persona of The Joker. As a large part of New 52's Convergence arc (panel 6 by Ethan Van Sciver, Earth 2 (Vol 1) 17) and bringing words of wisdom to his son Bruce as Batman in DC Rebirth (panel 7 variant cover by Tim Sale, panel 8 and 9 from Batman (Vol 3) 22), Thomas Wayne proves to still be an important part of Batman's amazing history. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡
Alive, Batman, and Chill: w,p
Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover panel to Batman (Vol 3) 22 by Jason Fabok)! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 33 from 1939, Thomas Wayne was a successful surgeon and respected patron of Gotham City, keeping alive the Wayne family name with the ownership of Wayne Manor and head of Wayne Enterprises. Married to socialite and philanthropist Martha Wayne, they had a son, Bruce, and at his young age, he faced Thomas and Martha's untimely death at the gun of mugger Joe Chill. Although established 78 years ago that his death would spawn the shadowy vigilante of Gotham City, the character of Thomas Wayne represented more than just that sole purpose. Thomas Wayne is shown as an influence past his tragic death in Finger's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 235 from September 1956 in "The First Batman" (panel 2) when Thomas' 'Bat-Man' costume inspires Bruce to track down Lew Moxon, the man who hired Joe Chill to kill his parents. As this classic tale was retold in Len Wein and Jim Aparo's "The Untold Legend of the Batman" from 1980 (panel 3), more modern stories told of Thomas as a brilliant surgeon aiding crime master Carmine Falcon in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's 13 arc epic "Batman: The Long Halloween" from 1997 (panel 4) and as a guide to Bruce in spirit. Thomas' most thrilling role has been as the Batman, established in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert 2011 arc "Flashpoint" and Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 3 issue side storyline "Batman: Knight of Vengeance" (panel 5). In this alternate timeline, Bruce is murdered in front of Thomas and Martha Wayne, driving Thomas into the lethal and vengeful Batman and Martha going insane and taking up the persona of The Joker. As a large part of New 52's Convergence arc (panel 6 by Ethan Van Sciver, Earth 2 (Vol 1) 17) and bringing words of wisdom to his son Bruce as Batman in DC Rebirth (panel 7 variant cover by Tim Sale, panel 8 and 9 from Batman (Vol 3) 22), Thomas Wayne proves to still be an important part of Batman's amazing history. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡

Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover ...