Monday, 28 October 2013


This week we past the 20,000 th visitor to my little Dawgs Blog.

Thanks to you all for coming by to view what my dog Buddy is up to each week.

In keeping with my BAT-MAN Family connection, here is a bland NEW first look at my version of Batman Beyond or Batman of the Future.

Enjoy and keep popping back


Thursday, 17 October 2013


The Wayne family was now fragmented. Bruce Wayne had forever given up his Bat-Man identity and despised himself for the part he had played in the death of his wife Selina Kyle, the former villains CATWOMAN. He had recently taken on the roll as Commissioner of Police in Gotham City, and his work meant that he had something to aim his attention at, but at the cost of his relationship with his daughter and best friend. Bruce's daughter Helena had left home  before her Mothers death to study law at Harvard and was now a successful lawyer working along side Dick Grayson former partner of BAT-MAN. Dick Grayson and Bruce had also drifted apart as they did not see eye to eye on Vigilante Crime Fighting.

Dick tried to balance his Legal work with that as being Robin, but again he found he enjoyed both too much to give up on either. Also he had now started to build a relationship with Helena Wayne, who although was much younger than him, had many qualities he found to be exciting. Helena felt the same about Dick, who she had seen as nothing more that a Brother-Uncle figure, but without the love of her Father, she found what she was lacking in Dick Grayson.

Bruce Wayne acknowledge Dick & Helena's relationship, but did nothing to discourage  or encourage it.  He had his Police work,
The office of the Gotham City  Commissioner of Police 

Dick had Robin and his Legal work to drive him also.....

BUT as for Helena, she had something else to contend with,  finding proof  her dead Mother was NOT a Murder.

Even whilst Helena was in the final year of her Law Degree, she had started to looking into the circumstances surrounding her Mothers death, As far as the records read Selina Wayne had died in a freak accident whilst she had attempting a Robbery. Facts had been put forward that Selina had only become Catwoman again to cover up that she had once committed the murder of a Gotham City Policeman. BUT as this evidence was non existent the court at the official enquiry could only rule that Selina Wayne had died committing a crime, and had had a part to play in the Murder of a Police officer many years before.

Helena had found an entry in her Mothers diary stating she was being Blackmailed, and reporting she had never committed Murder in her time as The Catwoman. Although this could be seen as evidence, Helena knew that the diary itself did not prove innocents, and also Helena could not allow this document to be seen by other eyes as it would reveal other secrets about her Fathers identity as the BAT-MAN.

However, using the information she had she managed to track down Silky, the person who had blackmailed Selina. Knowing this harden criminal would not confess to the law as this would incriminate him, she decided to use a different tactic.

Bruce Wayne was now living most of his time in central Gotham City, so Helena knew that she could access Wayne Manor as she pleased. After all it was her home too....BUT what Helena wanted was not what was in the Manor, what she wanted lay beneath it the BAT CAVE.
Helena revisiting her past to find her future.

As a Girl Helena had played in the BAT CAVE under the supervision of her family. Although her father had retired as the BATMAN after her birth, he still used to visit the Cave and help Robin fight the good fight. During her youth down in the Bat Cave  Helena had learnt self defence from both her parents and her "Uncle" Dick. She had learnt how to use most of various scientific machines there also. To many this may have not been the ideal education for a young lady, but she was no ordinary young lady, Helena Wayne was the daughter of Batman & Catwoman after all.

Entering the Bat Cave Helena quickly assembled various items, and went about transforming herself. Borrowing one of Bat Cycles Helena left the Bat Cave on route to confronting her Moms Blackmailer.

Then Helena bust in on the crook Silky, she did it not as Helena Wayne, but as The Huntress.  Wearing a costume combining elements of both her parents masked identities and carrying weapons adapted from theirs also, she showed from the outset she was a force to be reckoned with.

The Huntress

Silky tried to run, but The Huntress managed to capture him. She toyed with him for a while, and found that with a little bit of pressure, she confessed to everything.  The Huntress dropped Silk off at Gotham Police head Quarters where he made a full confession about Blackmailing Selina Wayne into becoming the Catwoman and helping him  and his gang in their Robbery. . He also confirmed she had not killed the Police officer in question, he had. The fake Photographs were produced to help clear Selina's name. Finally he confessed that he planned to have Catwoman killed after the robbery, and then framing her for the job, however the intervention of Bat-man had scuppered these plans. When Bruce read the confession he was shocked as Silky confessed that the bullet that struck Selina was fired on purpose, and had not been an accident as originally thought.

The papers reported the innocence  of Catwoman, Bruce ensured that Silky was jailed. but Bruce found this of little comfort,  his beloved Selina was still dead, her good name had been restored, but she was still dead.

Bruce declared that the days of the Vigilante hero were over, and made a public announcement that all masked heroes had no place in his Gotham City.

However, this message failed to reach the ears of his daughter Helena, who decided that she enjoyed her time as The Huntress, and Gotham still needed a Dark Knight.

Next time we finish off this tail of Earth 2 and their unique BAT-MAN FAMILY.

Until then   ENJOY !!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mr & Mrs Bruce Wayne part three..... The Family Breaks Up


After the death of his wife Selina, Bruce Wayne destroyed all of his Batman costumes and vowed never to set foot in the Bat Cave ever again.  He decided to leave  his ex partner Robin to continue the fight for justice in Gotham City, However, Bruce would start to even question if it was right for Dick Grayson to continue in a vigilante manner. For a while Robin would use the facilities and the equipment in the Bat Cave hidden underneath Wayne Manor, but soon even he relocated.

As time went on, both Bruce and Dick would find that their differences would drive them apart. Dick had gone on to be a successful lawyer and found that balancing his time between this and being Robin was not always easy.
Richard Grayson Fighting for Justice 

Whilst Bruce had continued doing his good deeds and charity work, but on the advice and encouragement of his friend Commissioner James Gordon, Bruce decided that as James Gordon was due to retire from his office as Commissioner, he Bruce Wayne would make an ideal replacement.

Thus Bruce Wayne became the New Commissioner of Police for Gotham City. This was ideal for him, he could still fight crime, and protect the innocent without having to play the Vigilante.  Although he made allowances for the good work that Robin did, he made it publicly clear that this type of unlawful vigilante behaviour was not to be encouraged anymore.

Commissioner Wayne of Gotham City 

The third part of the story revolved around Bruce and Selina's daughter Helena. she had been brought up knowing that her Father was The BATMAN and her Mother was CATWOMAN, but as both parents had made her understand that their costumed antics had been exciting, they were not to be emulated in any way. If Helena wanted to protect the innocent and fight crime, she need to do this in a lawful way.
This is how Helena decided to go to Harvard and study law.

Her parents had given her everything she needed to succeed, and much encouragement in attaining her goals in life.  Even after the Death of her Mother, Helena used her anger she had felt from her Mothers senseless death, to push her to be the best she could be. She had an enquiring mind, she was smart, she knew what hard work was, and she knew she ultimately wanted justice for her Mother. However, her relationship with her Father did suffer as the guilt he had over playing a part in Selina's death meant he had difficulty relating her. Helena did not know that Bruce felt this way, but accepted that her Father was still grieving for his beloved wife. Also he had his work, and Helena was now away at Law School, so the twos relationship would forever be changed and never be the same again. However, she was still close to her "Uncle" Dick, who she had always had a crush on, and he always be there when she needed him.

Graduating top of her class, Helena joined her "Uncle" Dick Grayson in his law firm. she became a brilliant legal eagle and used much of her spare time looking at the details relating to the death of her mother.

She managed to track down Silky, the former member of Catwoman's gang who was responsible for setting things in motion after Blackmailing her Mother.  Gathering all the information together Helena still needed final proof of her Mothers innocents of the supposing murder. Without this Helena knew she still did not have a case.

Finally tracking down Silky, Helena knew he would not give her the information she needed to clear her Mothers name. She knew he would not give it up to her, Helena Wayne, daughter of The Catwoman... BUT she had other plans.......... An old fashioned approach once used by her Father

Next Time A new Dark Knight comes to Gotham City

Until then    ENJOY !

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Mr & Mrs Bruce Wayne.... Part Two ..... The Return of CATWOMAN

Selina Kyle - Wayne had spent over 20 years trying to forget about her previous life of crime as the CAT-WOMAN. Although her past was known to all, over many years she had done her up most to make up for villainy of her former life. She had married the rich and model citizen of Gotham City Bruce Wayne, and together they had done many good deeds for the people with acts of charity and support for victims of crime.

However, Selina found herself blackmailed by one of her former henchmen to help him commit a crime. not as herself, but in her feline identity as THE CAT-WOMAN.

Worried that the falsified proof that she had killed a Gotham Police officer many years ago would ruin both her husbands and daughters lives, Selina aided Silky Cernak and his gang to rob Gotham City  Civic Centre.  BUT Commissioner Gordon had received a tip off about Silkys plan, and the possible involvement of Cat-Woman, so to help avoid any scandal James Gordon contacted his friend Bruce Wayne ( and husband of Cat-woman ) who he knew would be able to help as BAT-MAN.

Bruce decided to don his Bat-man costume one last time to tackle the situation. After arriving at the scene of the crime and  assessing the situation, Bat-man realised that his wife was being forced to help the crooks. The ageing crime fighter took on Silky and his gang, but in the fight Bat-man kicked a gun out of the hand of one of the criminals thus causing it to discharge. The bullet from the gun struck CAT-WOMAN causing her to fall  from the balcony down onto the ground  four floors below.

Shocked by this Bat-man raced to his fallen beloved wife, and cradled her broken body in his arms as she slowly died. As she lay dying she managed to utter that she had done this for him ! In the confusion , Silky and his gang escaped arrest.

Not knowing the real reason behind his wife's death, and feeling guilty for causing her death, Bruce destroyed his all of his BAT-MAN costumes  with the realisation  that his vigilante actions had done more harm than good.

 At the subsequent hearing it was claimed that Selina had taken part in the crime to protect her being exposed as a killer and  her involvement in murder years before. As the proof of this could not be dismissed or proved to be false, Selina was branded a criminal and her reformed life was considered nothing more than a fake and a lie.

Although the smear to Selina's  good name did not ruin Bruce's or his daughters life, it did cause them both embarrassment and distress. Both Bruce and his daughter Helena could not believe that Selina had ever committed murder or why she would have taken part in the robbery if it was not true. But without any evidence to support the facts, they both had to accept what they knew to be true..... that Selina was dead, and had died committing a criminal act.


What the future had in store for the remaining Wayne family I will discuss next time.

Until then ENJOY.