In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).
Today I’m featuring people who have discovered that Bruce Wayne is really Batman…only to die soon afterwards.
The king of this plot is Joe Chill, in the utter classic Batman yarn, “The Origin of the Batman,” from Batman #47.
Batman confronts the man who killed his parents…
I still can’t get over how awesome that story is.
Anyhow, amusingly enough, the VERY NEXT ISSUE of Batman, #48, has a story about a crook who escapes from prison and goes on the lam – conveniently in Wayne Manor. He accidentally discovers the entrance to the Batcave and Batman and Robin try to trap him within the cave…
A number of issues earlier, a member of a gang of hoods Joker was a part of figured out Batman was Bruce Wayne after dancing with Bruce. She saved his life, only to be killed in return…
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