Seriously, this is a huge spoiler for Batman Incorporated #8 that will honestly change the status quo for the Bat books. If you don’t want to know, then back out now. This is your last chance.
DC has confirmed some rumors we’ve been hearing the past few weeks. Grant Morrison will kill off Robin in the pages of this week’s Batman Inc. Which Robin? Damian Wayne, the illegitimate son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. The news broke through the NY Post who spoiled the whole thing in their headline “DC killing off Batman’s ‘Boy Wonder’ Damian Wayne in new comic book.” Writer Grant Morrison says of the death:
He saves the world. He does his job as Robin. He dies an absolute hero.
Morrison told the Post that the story features undertones of divorce, and that Damian’s demise mirrors how parents lose sight of the children when they fight. Morrison stated “It’s all about the family and the family going to hell. The two adults in the story are both culpable. The kid’s the good guy.” The Post had a vague outline of how Damian goes down:
Robin — a k a Damian Wayne, the 10-year-old son of Bruce Wayne — is slain fighting a hulking assassin who happens to be, in true comic-book form, a “brother” cloned from his genetic material.
And — SPOILER ALERT ! — unlike all the times he has swooped in at the last minute, Batman arrives too late to save his protégé.
Damian was introduced in Son of the Demon, a 1987 out-of-continuity story, and then officially introduced into the DCU proper in 2006 by Morrison and Andy Kubert. The little tyke trained by the League of Assassins was left by Talia at Bruce’s doorstep. After Batman R.I.P., he took the identity of Robin to Dick Grayson‘s Batman. He became a fan favorite, unlike Jason Todd, the last Robin to bite the bullet. Batman Inc.’s cover will mirror the famous R.I.P. cover. What do you think of the spoilers?
Source : NY Post