You Can’t Keep A Good Robin Dead? DC Announces A New Damian Wayne Miniseries
Damian Wayne is dead, but he’s not gone just yet. After being ran through with a sword by his evil clone adult baby kind of brother made by Talia al Ghul (it’s complicated), the pint sized Robin was laid to rest. The Bat family went through a month of mourning in the comics, called Requiem, and writer Grant Morrison promised that he was well and truly dead with no magic escape clause. He did say Damian was dead, but the writer clarified he wouldn’t be too bothered if a writer with a good story brought him back to life years later. Well years may have turned into months…maybe…it’s hard to tell.
The New York Post has revealed a brand new four issues miniseries to be written and drawn by Andy Kubert entitled Damian: Son of Batman. The story will flash forward to a “potential future” where Damian is Batman. Before we dissect what this means, here’s what Kubert had to say
I had a big affinity for Damian when I drew Batman issue #666 (in 2007). I really liked that Batman and always wanted to revisit him. Damian is a bit different than the ‘Bruce Wayne’ Batman. Grant Morrison tweaked his character in a way that made it very endearing for me to draw. And to write. Basically, what I’m doing is exploring the path that Damian has taken to become Batman. I think readers will see him in a different light than before.
While it’s being described as “a possible future that may never be,” there is plenty of wiggle room. We don’t know right now if this is in continuity, so the possibilities are endless. Could we hear an explanation of how Damian was revived? The seeds for the tiny hero’s return could be sown in Kubert‘s mini. With Batman Inc. ending next month and Damian being dead for a little while, it seems like odd timing to have a new series out this October. What do you think? Is this part of a bigger plan or are Damian fans just reading too much into it?
Source : New York Post