When was the last time Bruce Wayne took off to the Bahamas just to chill, heal up, and get his mind back in the game? Nope — it just doesn’t happen. When you become a superhero, your work is never finished. Every moment you’re not on the battlefield, it’s research and reaction. Blood pressure probably claims more superhero lives than any particular villain.
Detective Comics #0 is split into two parts this month with the first part, The Final Lesson, digging into Bruce Wayne’s earlier days as he traveled the world finding various teachers to train and study under in the quest to become the ultimate crime fighter.
Batman’s origin and status as costumed vigilante have been well documented, but the details of his preparation are scarce but often alluded to.
Issue #0 gives more insight into Wayne’s physical and emotional transformation providing some character development to a character who was created more than 80 years ago.