In Batman Incorporated #8, Robin (Damian Wayne) was killed. Batman’s fourth sidekick (and biological son) took a heavy beating, including a sword through the heart and getting impaled by so many arrows that he looked like Robin the Boy Pincushion. You’d think he’s a goner, except…
…this isn’t the first time a Robin has died. Jason Todd (Robin II) was murdered by the Joker, yet he’s prancing around as Red Hood these days.
…Damian’s mom is Talia al Ghul. She has access to those nifty Lazarus Pits that have enabled her father to live for hundreds of years. In fact, she used one of them to bring Todd back to life, so of course she’d use one for her own flesh and blood, right?
Then again, this is Grant Morrison we’re talking about. He’s written some incredible comics over the years, but he’s also written lots of head-scratchers. Who knows what he’s thinking? More importantly, what are you thinking? Will Damian Wayne stay dead? Vote in the poll below and expand on your answer in the comments section (please!).
On a side note, Robin being dead (even if it’s temporary) annoys me. While I enjoyed parts of the Batman “Death of the Family” story arc, I was disappointed that DC didn’t kill off any major characters. It made the whole event less powerful. Killing off Robin just after Death of the Family arc makes the Joker look like a knob. He spent months tormenting the Bat family and couldn’t kill one of them, yet here’s this new character making an impact by killing Robin. Oy.