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On the show "Gotham", it seems that Alfred raised Bruce from the time the Waynes were killed, and that he homeschooled Bruce.

I don't remember those aspects of Bruce's childhood from the comics. (Originally, in fact, Alfred joined the household when Bruce was an adult.) I seem to remember something about teenaged Bruce traveling the world and learning martial arts and stuff, but that doesn't really address how he spent most of those years.

In the comics canon, who raised Bruce from age 8 until he became an adult? And did he go to an actual school?

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    I think he was some kind of robin/sidekick in some comics – Ankur Rathee Jul 5 '17 at 6:48
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    Gotham's following the New 52 continuity, I think, in which Alfred became Bruce's legal guardian after his parents were killed. Couldn't say about the Golden / Silver ages. – DisturbedNeo Jul 5 '17 at 10:13
  • There is at least one story where a young Bruce Wayne donned the Robin costume, and at least one story where he met a young Clark Kent. They may in fact be the same story. While they have been referred to on rare occasions, I think they are generally considered to be "imaginary stories", as opposed to official canon. Certainly, there's no evidence that Bruce had a significant career as "Robin". – RDFozz Jul 27 '17 at 23:08
  • I'm not sure there were any Golden/Silver age stories that covered Bruce's life as a minor in any significant way. I don't even think there were many stories dealing with his training in any specific way before the late 1980s. I mean, you'd think there'd be something, in his interaction with Dick Grayson at least, both having lost their parents, but I can't think of anything. – RDFozz Jul 27 '17 at 23:15

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