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Martha Wayne (born Martha Kane) is the wife of Thomas Wayne and mother of Bruce Wayne. Prior to her marriage, she was a prominent Gotham City debutante socialite heavily involved in charity work. Following her murder at the hands of a mugger named Joe Chill alongside her husband in Crime Alley, Bruce would be raised by their butler Alfred Pennyworth and grow up to become the vigilante super-hero Batman. Martha Wayne was created by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox and Bob Kane, first appearing in Detective Comics #33. (1939)


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