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Philip Wayne was the brother of Dr. Thomas Wayne.

When Thomas and his wife Martha were killed by the mugger Joe Chill, Philip became the legal guardian of his nephew Bruce Wayne.

Philip was rarely home as his work required him to travel a lot, so Bruce was put into the care of Philip's housekeeper, Mrs. Chilton. Neither Bruce nor Philip knew that Mrs. Chilton was actually the mother of Joe Chill. They were both proud to see Bruce eventually graduate from college as a star athlete and an honor student.[1][2]

  • It was initially unclear which side of the family Uncle Philip belonged to. The Who's Who series cleared that up by listing him as "Philip Wayne."[3]
  • This version of Philip Wayne, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.