So, if you listened to last week’s Dueling Review Podcast, you may have heard me speculate on the fate of someone in Batman, Inc. #8, coming out this week from DC Comics. Looks like that rumor is now fact, and you’ll have to take the jump to find out what all this means… because, you know, even though the site is called Major Spoilers, many of you don’t like to be spoiled… or something like that.
According to an article in the New York Post, and confirmed by DC Comics, Grant Morrison will kill Damian Wayne, the 10-year-old son and current Robin, in this week’s issue.
According to Grant Morrison, “He saves the world. He does his job as Robin. He dies an absolute hero.”
I personally can’t say he will be missed. I never liked the character to begin with, and is certainly one of the reasons the list of Batman related titles that I pick up and read has dwindled in the last two years (that and the New 52). Plus with all the resurrection crap that the publishers have been pulling in hopes of increasing sales, and the fact that Damian has been appearing in all the other Batman books, leads me to believe this will be a short lived (pardon the pun) death.
The bigger implications that I’m waiting for parents groups to jump on is the fact that DC is allowing a 10 year old kid to die. Sure when, Jason Todd died at the hands of the Joker he was much older. Interestingly, Jason Todd was not a well-liked Robin, just like Damian, and the Death in the Family storyline is hitting its 25th anniversary this year.
Matthew Peterson and I will have our reactions to Batman, Inc. #8 on this week’s Dueling Review, which will appear on MajorSpoilers.com and in the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed late Wednesday/Early Thursday.