Wayne of Gotham
The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret...more
It's a really intriguing idea, and written by one of the authors of The Death Ga...more
I thought it was a pretty good and decent read. I liked how the narrative changed from Thomas’ point of view, then back to Bruce. The mystery involved in the book was good enough to keep me interested. I liked how the story focused on Thomas and Martha Wayne before they got...more
This book will probably get mixed reviews since there are many different takes on Batman. Plus, when he's been around since the 1940s it's hard to get a fresh angle on him. This book manages to find a new angle while combining several past takes on Batman. In th...more
I did enjoy reading this book. In this book, Bruce was more human like versus being the cool demeanor of Batman. This I liked. It helped to bring me more into the story. However,...more
The plot is a little too convoluted, going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm not sure if everything ties together properly at the end. It really does get quite messy leading up to the climax, and it doesn't...more
Interesting use of the rogues gallery too, but they're not the main antagonists. No, Thomas Wayne's legacy is the main antagonist.
Fair warning: possibly I should have called the rest of this review 'a spoiler' but I'm not going to do so. If I should have, please forgive me for not doing so. But if I can spare others fro...more
The book revolves around a strange conspiracy that is taking over Gotham. Everyone seems to be taken over and at first Batman concludes that Spellbinder is behind it. However, the deeper he goes into investigating he begins to find out more about Thomas Wayne (his father). However, the more clues he discover about his father's past the more he wants to uncover it. There were a few people that didn't like the...more
Wayne of Gotham: A Novel by Tracy Hickman was a fun break from the normal. Most fans already know that Batman is a borderline psychotic who, were it not for the influence of his mother and father (and Alfred), could have ended up as dangerous and creepy as the Joker or Deadshot (oh no, wait, he is that creepy and dangerous) but with his origin locked into a traumatic childhood event that Bruce Wayne/Batman continually struggles to overcome readers and long-time fans have often wondered where on...more
From the back cover: 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...more
The parallels Hickman draws between Bruce...more
The amount of time spent describing the technical details of the Batmobile or the Batsuit was off-putting. I don't need those kinds of details...more
Look, I get Bat...more
I was a bit skeptical when I picked up another Superhero-themed book. I had picked up Superman: Last Son of Krypton with a bit of excitement only to be sorely disappointed. This book is the way it should be done.
I will start in earnest by saying that I am a fan of Batman, but mostly by way of Superfriends when I was younger, the Adam West years on through the Tim Burton and Chris Nolan films, with a bit of comics on the side. I am not familiar with the less familiar storyl...more
The novel tells two alternating stories- present day with Batman trying to save Gotham City from the evil residents of the Arkham Asylum, which leads Bruce to...more
I attended Tracy Hickman’s reading at Space City Houston earlier this year. He said that when discussing what book he might write next, his agent brought up the idea of a super hero....more
I went into this with low expectations, and it seemed like I may get something better than I anticipated. The premise of the book is pretty intriguing, and I found that although the book had a lot of problems from the get-go, I was kind of getting into it. The more the author explained what it was about though, the less I cared. The premise is pretty much wasted on a story which isn't particularly gripping, nor particularly well paced out, nor very "believable" in a sense. Th...more
First off, I wanted this book the moment I saw that it was written by Tracy Hickman. Secondly it’s about Batman and being a comic geek I had to read it.
This was a great story. I have never really followed much of Batman storylines outside of Justice League or the Superman/Batman story arches, so I did not go into this book with a lot of knowledge about what Bruce Wayne’s family was like. It was my assumption that it was happy times at Wayne Manor. Wrong! It was v...more