Batman #38 “The origin of Bruce Wayne!”
Script: Tom King
Pencils/Inks: Travis Moore
Colors: Giulia Brusco
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover: Tim Sale and Dave Stewart
Young Matthew wants to grow up and be just like millionaire Bruce Wayne, but what he doesn’t know is the pain Bruce has within from the tragedy of his parent’s death. Young Mattie will soon find out first-hand what that pain is. Batman begins to hunt down the killer, only to come face to face with his own past.
What you need to know: Bruce Wayne meets a young boy named Matthew who admires him and wants to be exactly like him. Both have many things in common as death surrounds them both.
What you’ll find out: As Batman hunts down the killer of young Matthew’s parents, he is forced to visit past demons and figure out the clues left behind by the killer. What Batman finds out at the end of his hunt will only bring him more pain. But are Victor Zsasz and Harvey Two-face behind these murders or is this a new killer?
What just happened? Young Mattie finds his parents murdered in their home and looks for help from Bruce Wayne to understand how to live his pain and anger. Batman and Commissioner Gordon work together and find clues that have been left behind by the killer, Batman soon realizes that this hunt is not adding up and something might be wrong. Continuing the investigation the world’s greatest detective acknowledges that at the end of this hunt he will see a mirror version of his own life.