“He even dreamed about being Batman at times, he told me.” (Batman: Creature of the Night #1 Comic review)
Batman: Creature of the Night #1
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Art/Cover: John Paul Leon
Every child who loves Batman will always want to be Batman, drive the Batmobile, have all the coolest gadgets, and be the world’s greatest detective. But one thing that is overlooked by their innocence is the tragedy that drove Bruce Wayne into becoming The Batman. Young master Bruce Wainwright will know firsthand that pain, and the City of Boston will never be the same again.
What you need to know: In a world where Batman is merely just a comic book, young Bruce Wainwright dreams to become Batman. As a standalone miniseries, Batman: Creature of the Night will touch your heart and make you wish real life was just a dream.
What you’ll find out: “What child wouldn’t want to be Batman, after all?” One kids fantasy comes reality when the events of his favorite superhero come knocking at his front door. How can a boy survive what happened to a fictional character when it happens to him? Ready yourselves with a box of tissues as this story is told by young Bruce Wainwrights Uncle Alfred and told by Bruce himself.
What just happened? Bruce Wainwright loves Batman; he knows everything about Batman and has everything with Batman on it. Covers, clothes, cereal bowls, you name it; Bruce Wainwright has it. He even has an Uncle named Alfred. On Halloween a tragic accident happens to young Bruce Wainwright that will take his life into a spiraling crash. As he tries to live his life and move on, an 8 year old boy can only do so much on his own. He begins to feel empty, alone, and afraid as he wonders “what if” Batman was truly real. Only then, after a few months pass, the City of Boston begins to have some out of the ordinary sightings.