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Philip Kane, brother of Bruce Wayne's mother Martha Kane, ran Wayne Enterprises in Bruce's absence.

While Bruce was traveling the world training, Philip held down the business with his adviser Edward Nygma.

Kane was unfortunately blackmailed like many other citizens of Gotham by Red Hood One into joining the Red Hood gang. Being branded "Red Hood 347", Philip did the bidding of the gang leader until Kane turned. During Batman's assault on Red Hood One at the Ace Chemical Processing Plant, Philip gave his life to distract the Red Hood while the villain was going to kill Batman.


  • Bruce's uncle Philip Wayne, on his father's side, first appeared in Batman #208. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity he is made a maternal uncle instead, and his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Scott Snyder's New 52 Batman series.