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Becoming the Bat: The History of Batman’s Many Origins

Linked by Paul Ciano on December 17, 2016

The crazy thing to keep me from going crazy.


While investigating a smuggling ring, Batman sees a picture of gangster Joe Chill and is reminded instantly of that tragic night. His memories include a couple of revisions to the “Detective” #33 account. First, upon seeing her husband murdered, “Martha Wayne’s weak heart stopped from the sudden shock.” Second, and more pertinent to both versions, young Bruce gazed intently at Chill. As the caption describes, “something about the boy’s eyes made the killer retreat…. They were accusing eyes that memorized his every feature … eyes that would never forget….”

Bruce Wayne
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