Wayne of Gotham

I have begun work at last on my ‘Batman’ novel for Harper Collins. It is currently entitled ‘Wayne of Gotham’ and we now have a Facebook page set up for the project so that we can update you on its progress. Come join us there, like us, and we’ll keep you in the loop as the book is being written.

It begins with young Thomas Wayne, the moody and resentful son of Patrick Wayne, descending into the caverns below the ancestral manor … and relishing the killing of bats. It ends with a final trip to a fateful alley behind a theater.
‘Wayne of Gotham’ is the story two men separated by a generation of tragedy: Thomas, the rebellious heir to the vast Wayne Empire and Bruce, his son whose life is forever altered by witnessing Thomas’ death. The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become the Batman. The ‘Dark Knight’s file on the case – #BCF00-001 – has long since been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne’s secret life secure in the simple symmetry of a mugging gone horribly wrong.

These foundations are shaken, however, when disturbing bits of information begin showing up in the Batman’s path that question the accepted story. Batman reopens the case file – and discovers a father and mother that he never knew. It was Thomas himself that sowed the seeds of all Gotham’s evils, leaving his son to reap the harvest of his father’s sins.

‘Wayne of Gotham’ is Batman’s investigation into not only the events surrounding his parent’s murder but also his quest to discover who – after all these years – is behind bringing these shattering events to light and why so many have been silent for so long.

Written in a noire-style of grit and stark contrasts, the ‘Wayne of Gotham’ books are set both in the present and in the turbulent decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s: a time of paranoia, protests, HUAC, corrupt police and even more corrupt politicians, utopian idealism, assassination, civil unrest and the Vietnam War.

We hope you enjoy this adventure as much as we are enjoying writing it!

2 thoughts on “Wayne of Gotham

  1. Awesome! I’ve been waiting forever to see a Gotham-prequel, if you will. And Tracy Hickman writing it? Even better.

  2. Oh man! Tracy Hickman and Batman – two of my most favorite things! Can’t wait!

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