"Bruce Wayne: Fugitive
" is a storyline that ran through the Batman
comic books in 2002. The story directly follows the "Bruce Wayne: Murderer?
Bruce Wayne: Murderer?
At the end of Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure
#1, Bruce Wayne finds the dead body of his girlfriend, Vesper Fairchild
, in Wayne Manor just as the police arrive. Promptly charged for murder by the Gotham City Police Department
, both Wayne and his bodyguard, Sasha Bordeaux
, are imprisoned, leaving the Batman Family
to work the crime and absolve them. However, the investigation is complicated when evidence is uncovered suggesting that Vesper knew who Batman was, thus giving Bruce a motive for the crime that only the Batman Family would ever be able to see. Driven to near-breaking point by his frustration at being forced to constantly act like Bruce Wayne rather than Batman, Bruce escapes from jail and announces his intention to no longer live as Bruce Wayne, but to be only Batman.
The story runs through Batgirl
#599-600, Gotham Knights
#25-26, Birds of Prey
#39-40, Detective Comics
#65-66, and Robin
(vol. 2) #98-99.
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive
With Batman free, the Batman Family continues to investigate the circumstances of the crime. Many start to doubt Bruce's innocence. Oracle
(with some assistance from Black Canary
) recovers a disk proving the journal entries from Vesper's apartment had been altered. This... Read More