Robin RIP? (WARNING – SPOILERS)
I feel odd posting that there are spoilers for Batman Incorporated #8 here, seeing as how this news was delivered by DC themselves, but yes, it has been confirmed: Damian Wayne, AKA Robin, is going to die.
Like with Alfred in Death of the Family, this was guessed at for a while now. However, it seems that this time, we were right…and boy, do I wish we were wrong. For all his ups and downs, the little punk was actually growing on me a lot. But yeah, it seems as though in two days, I have another eulogy to write. I’m thinking I’ll probably do that separate from Wednesday’s edition of What I Bought Today.
Now, I’m not surprised that this was Grant Morrison‘s call, not DC Editorial. After all, since his run with Batman is coming to an end, this kinda helps bookend it a bit. The thing that surprises me most about all this is that apparently Peter J. Tomasi, the writer of Batman & Robin, has known since day one of writing that book that Damian was going to die. I’m gonna have to look back on his run with the book to see if there were any hints early on that he was writing toward that eventuality, though he has noted that he was hoping Morrison would change his mind.
Speaking of which, word is that Batman & Robin #18 is gonna be a silent comic. What that means is no word balloons, no sound effects, no text period…well, except for the title likely, and words on books or something, but you get what I mean: No one and nothing making a sound throughout the entire issue. Colour me interested, Tomasi. Also, following this, Red Robin and Red Hood are gonna be hanging with Batman for a bit, though I should stress that neither one are for certain going to be Batman’s new partner. Personally, my bet is on either Helena Wayne or Harper Row becoming Robin, which would be great because we’d get to see another female Robin.
Anyway, I suppose I’ll see everyone in a couple of days. Ja né!
- DC killing off Batman’s ‘Boy Wonder’ Damian Wayne in new comic book (nypost.com)
- BAT SIGNAL EXCLUSIVE: Tomasi Reveals “Batman & Robin’s” Future (comicbookresources.com)
- BREAKING: Something Big Happens in Batman Inc. #8 (Spoilers) [UPDATE] (ifanboy.com)
- DC would like you to know Robin is gonna die this week in Batman, Inc. (io9.com)
- BATMAN INC’s Huge Plot Point SPOILED in NY Post (newsarama.com)
- Robin the Boy Wonder Killed Off in Latest Batman Comic (theepochtimes.com)
Posted on February 25, 2013, in Comic Books and tagged Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman and Robin (comic book), Batman Incorporated, Damian Wayne, DC Comics, Grant Morrison, New York Post, Peter Tomasi, Robin. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.