Wayne of Gotham
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Author Hickman, Tracy
Country United States
Language English
Genre detective fiction
Superhero fiction
Publisher DC Comics,
It Books
Publication date December 4, 2012
Media type Print
Pages 304 pp
ISBN 0-062-21986-3

Wayne of Gotham is a Novel by Tracy Hickman and is about the fictional superhero Batman. The book was originally published on December 4, 2012.


Behind every mask is a real man.

Two men joined by blood but separated by murder: Thomas, the rebellious doctor and heir to the vast Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered when he witnesses the brutal death of his parents.

The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become the mysterious crusader Batman—the genesis of a simple mugging gone horribly wrong. The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret life secure. But these foundations are shaken 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 true family history, Batman must face down old foes, confront his only confidant, invade the evil heart of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the terrible new burden of a dark legacy.


Eric Garneau wrote that "there are a few nice things to be said about Hickman's writing. The story alternates between the present and the past, and it does so in a way that we see events unfold for Thomas and Bruce in a parallel fashion; one timeline colors the other. It's a common device, but Hickman uses it well."[1]

One more review was given by Robert Silva. Although he said that "Wayne of Gotham is not a bad book", he said that the novel wasn´t the story he was expecting, too. He wrote: "When I buy a book with Batman on the cover I expect to read about Batman for a majority of the book, which was not the case with WOG. Although Thomas is a great character to follow, Batman is why I’m here and I felt that his story fell a bit flat." Finally Silva gave the book six out of 10 points.[2]


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