Bruce Wayne (Batman Comics) Bruce Wayne is the brainchild of Bob Kane and Bill Finger, published by DC Comics for the first time in 1939. Bruce is the alter ego of the superhero, Batman. The character gained a popular foothold from the start, and went on to be featured in a campy 1960s television series and a mini-series of the 1980s. The very popular Tim Burton movies, starting in 1989, reintroduced him to a huge new audience of admiring modern fans, as did Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” series in the 2000s. Bruce Wayne’s backstory: After seeing his parents murdered, the child Bruce begins to train himself to intellectual and physical excellence in order to fight crime. In his earliest incarnations, Bruce does not have superhuman traits; his success comes from honing his skills himself, along with the prudent use of certain of his toys, such as the batmobile and the utility belt. Bruce Wayne poses as a rich and superficial playboy type in Gotham City. In his disguise as Batman he is aided by his own “Dr. Watson”, his young sidekick, Robin. Together they fight the powers of evil and darkness, as personified by such as the Joker, the Penguin and Batwoman. The only other human to know the truth of their identities is Alfred, the butler. Over the years, Bruce/Batman has taken it on the chin with some rather bizarre interpretations of his persona, but just ask any kid on the block – he’ll tell you that Bruce Wayne is, first and foremost, - cue that music – da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da - “Batman!!!”
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A Whole Lot of Wayne (David McRobbie) - Wayne has a vivid imagination, an optimistic approach to life, and a best friend named Squocka. On the first day of school, he gets a "T" for troublemaker marked next to his name because bully Kevin Merry tricks him into accepting the blame for Kevin’s mess. That "T" haunts Wayne for the rest of his life. His adventures—with Kevin, Squocka, Fat Cat, and Violet Pridmore—are told in this collection of 25 humorous stories. Delightfully familiar, Wayne offers an entertaining snapshot of school and family told through the eyes of a preadolescent boy. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud (Susan Goldman Rubin) - One of the giants of American art, Wayne Thiebaud was at first unappreciated because of the everyday subject matter of his paintings. His tasty hot dogs, delectable cakes, dizzy streets, and sleepy deltas have since become icons of twentieth century art. Now young readers have the chance to explore the development of a fascinating artist while delighting in the very child-friendly art that has made him so acclaimed. With her deft touch, critically-acclaimed non-fiction author Susan Rubin tells the story of the man behind the masterpieces. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Lil Wayne (John Torres) - From a young age, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. showed he could excel at anything if he worked hard at it. He became an excellent student and was involved in the school s drama club. But his real love, his passion, was rapping. He made all the right contacts to get himself into the music industry and become a teen star with the group the Hot Boys. It wouldn t be long until Carter, also known as Lil Wayne and Weezy, would use his Martian heritage to branch out on an amazing solo rap career. Find out how this spunky kid from New Orleans rose from gunshots to the Grammys, and why he calls himself the best rapper alive. Recommended for ages 8-12.
On the Ice With…Wayne Gretzky (Matt Christopher) - Biography of Wayne Gretzky, highlighting his childhood experiences, college career, rookie years, and current professional standing. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Wayne - Wayne Gretzky (legendary hockey player); Lil Wayne (rapper); Wayne Newton (entertainer); Wayne Brady (comic); Wayne Thiebaud (artist); Wayne Rooney (English soccer player); Wayne Ferreira (South African tennis player); Wayne Shorter (jazz composer); Wayne Millner (football player); Wayne Osmond (member of the Osmond Brothers); Wayne Arthurs (Australian tennis player); Wayne Black (Zimbabwean tennis player); Wayne Rogers (actor)
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John Wayne (26 May 1907 – 11 Jun 1979) - John Wayne was the iconic and hugely successful American movie star born in Iowa with the unfortunate moniker of Marion Morrison. Called “Duke” (happily) from a young age, the man whom the studios dubbed John Wayne came to movies by way of odd jobs and bit parts. It took the genius of director John Ford to insist on his being cast in 1939’s Stagecoach to send John Wayne to superstardom via almost 150 movies, most of them Westerns. Among his most popular movies were Rio Bravo, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, and True Grit, for which he won an Academy Award. John Wayne was known in later years as much for his conservative politics as for his movies, as he boosted Republican causes, championed the war in Vietnam and bemoaned the state of contemporary American youth. As much as he stood for a militant aggressiveness, he never joined the armed services, although he tried. Deferred because of his age and family status, he was also the object his studio’s efforts to keep him on the lot cranking out pictures. Nonetheless, he epitomized the fighting patriotic American to the day of his death. Married three times, John Wayne fathered seven children and died of stomach cancer, after having beaten lung cancer some years earlier. He remains one of the best known and most popular figures of American culture to this day, and even has an airport named after him. Not bad for a boy named Sue, er, Marion.