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Preview — Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman
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
E é ruim saber disso? Bem, se você não quiser ler um romance sobre a história de Batman, tente os quadrinhos ou os filmes, pois aqui o autor começa a trama um pouco depois do original de 1939; ele escolhe falar um pouco de Thomas Wayne e de sua relação com o avô de Bruce, Patrick, em meados de 1953. No Prólogo, vemos um lado sombrio e duro de P ...more
Interesting use of the rogues gallery too, but they're not the main antagonists. No, Thomas Wayne's legacy is the main antagonist.
The premise of this novel is essentially a mystery involving Bruce ...more
The accepted wisdom of the Dark Knight is that Bruce Wayne's parents were the paragon's of virtue in Gotham ... lending their wealth and support to every laudable work and charity in the city. This story, however, has a much more questionable backstory involving an out-of-control socialite and an ambitious young intern who is rebelling against an abusive grandfather and gets in over his head in a que ...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