Back in Batman #38, Tom King introduced Matthew, a character who seemed like he was building up to be the Anti-Batman. We coined that phrase back when the Original Spoiler Post came out. (Now people use it as a selling point for the issue.) We never really got to see Matthew as the Anti-Batman, but King swore we would not see the end of it. But, with Batman #62 we get to see Matthew’s return, and hopefully, the Anti-Batman who he could grow to be.
Some people are speculating the spoilers from Batman #60 that I released today shows him. From what Alfred is saying, it appears to be the first proper appearance of Thomas Wayne, Batman.
Here is the solicitation:
What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrate his own parents’ deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with NIGHTWING artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror from BATMAN #38.