Monday, November 21, 2011

Batman I

Batman I

Created by Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Real Name:  Bruce Wayne

Current Occupation:  Deceased; former police commissioner

Parents:  Thomas and Martha Wayne (deceased)

Siblings:  Thomas Wayne Junior (deceased)

Spouse:  Julie Madison (ex-wife); Selina Kyle Wayne (aka Catwoman, deceased)

Children:  Dick Grayson (aka Batman II; adopted, deceased); Bruce Wayne Junior (aka Batman III) and Helena Wayne (aka Huntress, deceased)

Group Affiliation:  League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Justice Society of America, All-Star Squadron, Club of Heroes

Place of Birth:  Gotham City

Place of Death:  Gotham City

First Appearance:  Detective Comics # 27, May 1939


When he was eight, Bruce Wayne saw his children murdered before his eyes.  At that tragic moment, the boy became heir to millions.  The boy was raised by his Uncle Philip and chose to use his fortune to travel the world and train to fight a war on crime.

As an adult, he donned a costume that resembled a bat to strike fear into the hearts of criminals, and became the vigilante known as Batman.  At first hunted by the law, eventually he became a deputized agent of the law and even was called upon by the government on numerous occasions.

The Batman was a member of several groups of heroes, and eventually took in an orphan named Dick Grayson who he trained to be his sidekick, Robin.

In the late 1940s, Dick Grayson went off to college and Bruce married an old flame, Julie Madison, though the marriage didn't last as she couldn't deal with his costumed activities.  Their marriage did produce a child, Bruce Wayne Junior.  Bruce then married his old foe Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and they had a child, Helena Wayne.

In 1959, Bruce retired, and Dick took over Batman, with Bruce Junior becoming Robin.

Bruce took over at Gotham's police commissioner and was later killed by a small time crook who had gained incredible super-powers.


The canon of this Batman in the Wronskiverse consists of all stories published in the golden age up to 1945, and all stories referenced in Crossovers:  A Secret Chronology of the World by Win Scott Eckert.  Additionally, he has appeared in original Wronskiverse stories.  He has appeared in the League of Extraordinary Heroes 1938, Mystery Men, the Wanderer, and Powerman.

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