My name is Bruce Wayne, and I am the superhero protector of Gotham City.
(I am not really a superhero because that implies that I have super powers….)
I am simply just a billionaire, who happens to be one of the world’s smartest men and greatest fighters.
Oh, and did I mention sometimes at night I get dressed like a bat who fights evil and strikes terror into the heart of criminals everywhere?
When I was a young child, I had to watch my parents murdered before my eyes. My family and I were walking from the theater one night, when my parents were held up at gunpoint by a mugger who wanted the pearl necklace that my Mom was wearing. When she refused, both my parents were shot dead on site by the crazed man. I couldn’t believe it! I had lost everything from the crime that ran through Gotham City, so from that day I vowed to learn how to fight and protect the innocent people in the dark.
Ever since that day, I have been raised in the Wayne Manor by my butler, Alfred Pennyworth. He has helped me develop the alter ego of Batman as I learned how to fight. I also built the Bat Cave to house my crime fighting operation under our mansion.
I used my company Wayne Enterprises to fund the super suit I would later wear every night in the shadows. My employee, Lucius Fox, helped me to develop the cutting-edge technology that allowed me to glide from rooftop to rooftop, and grapple up skyscraper. He also invented the Batmobile, which sometimes I use to get to locations fast.
If you ever need my help, all you need to do is call me with the Bat Signal!
I’ll be there to help as quick and quietly as a bat in the night.
Come help Batman and the rest of the Justice League this summer, by doing the Save the Superheroes Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Room at the Avon Free Public Library!