Two men separated by murder: Thomas, the rebellious doctor and heir to the vast Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered by witnessing his parents' murder. The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman.
The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret life secure in the simple genesis of a mugging gone horribly wrong.
These foundations are shaken, however, when an unexpected guest invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, raising questions about the event that ended the lives of the mother he loved and the father he worshipped, and sparked his unquenchable drive to protect and avenge.
To discover his real family history, Batman must face down old foes, his only confidant, and the evil heart of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the new burden of a dark legacy.
A good quick read that involves a little bit of mystery and action.
He uses a lot of unnecessary description (describing things that have no apparent purpose in the story) instead of giving us the action that a book like this demands.
Hickman does a great job not only of telling a great Batman story, but a great Bruce Wayne story as well.
I really liked learning about the past history of Thomas Wayne and Alfred's family with the Wayne's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BigT
very enjoyable loved getting more knowledge of the Wayne family and the wear Bruce gets done of his character traits from.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
very in-depth book about a new subject while Inc Iowa reporting tried, and . true Lee'm nets of t :) e bbc Altman . st poo ryePublished 5 months ago by lowell
Not Canon story and didn't capture the essence of Batman lore. Unfortunately I found this to be a disappointing read.Published 5 months ago by Alex Ramirez
All in all this is a good read. But there were bits I found confusing. Like Barbara not being gordans daughter but his nice and apparently Bruce has a brother that I know is just... Read morePublished 6 months ago by raphaela
Great read, the twists and turns and the constant guessing as to who the target is Bruce or Batman is great. I love the silver age Easter eggs, I would have liked to.see.some. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David E Corsini
I am not a huge “Fan Boy” of any comic books, including Batman. However, I am a fan of the first two Batman movies by Tim Burton and the first two Batman movies by Christopher... Read morePublished 7 months ago by JVib
Batman is out of character most of the book, and plot sacrifices the Wayne's established backstory for shock/surprise effect with retellings as "old secrets". Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carlos A
I was looking forward to reading this book as I've enjoyed other works by this author, but this book was a letdown. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jessica Alward