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Batman Family Death Reaction Covers

Get a glimpse as to how the others are dealing with the death of one of their own.

Chances are you have heard the news about what happened in BATMAN INCORPORATED #8. There was a death. A member of the Bat-Family is no more. After a fierce battle, one of Batman's soldiers is dead.

If you haven't read it, seen the cover or managed to somehow avoid all the news, stop reading this now. BuzzFeed exclusively revealed Bat-Family title covers that deal with the death. At least most of them seem to be dealing with the death.


We've read the solicit before. We knew Batman was dealing with something and was "in danger of losing his humanity." The death of not just another Robin, but the death of his actual son will definitely have a huge impact on him.

You can see the cover is by Greg Capullo, who is not doing the interiors for this issue. Andy Kubert jumps in for this one. He also does a variant cover for BATMAN #18.

Will Batman put the costume in a glass case? There didn't seem to be much of it left. Perhaps they'd put in a replacement costume in to honor Damian and to make sure he remembers not to let this happen again.

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We would expect some big fallout in this issue as well. It's a pretty harsh cover.

Below you can click on each image to see the covers to BATGIRL #18, BATMAN AND ROBIN #18, NIGHTWING #18, WORLDS' FINEST #10, CATWOMAN #18 (not much of a reaction), RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #18 (another strange "reaction" cover), TEEN TITANS #18 (if you read 17, you might have an idea why Tim appears to be smirking) and DETECTIVE COMICS #18 (first revealed by Newsarama).

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Posted by cc1738

Some of these are really good. I like the Andy Kubert one the best.

Posted by The Average Bear

...Why does it look like Tim is smirking?

Posted by k4tzm4n

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@The Average Bear said:

...Why does it look like Tim is smirking?

He's apparently possessed.

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Posted by Samimista

Absolutely beautiful artwork but this looks really upsetting. Gonna need to get tissues out while reading these.

Posted by fables87

I really like the first one.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

Those are some good looking covers.

Posted by Teerack

Why does Tim look like he just killed Robin o.o

Posted by wessaari

Tim's possessed, Jason's going all hardcore, Dick, Babs, and Helena are mourning and Batman is going through his "dead robin" routine again. He will get even more darker and even more broody, but the kid is his son so I expect this impact will last a while. So craps going down in the Bat verse, no one is having a happy day

Posted by inferiorego

I can't wait for the fallout in the Nightwing comic.

Posted by frandj

@k4tzm4n: is that how tim smile... ahem... cry... lol!

the covers are all great. i like capullo most. :D

Posted by Mbecks14

I love them all but Tim's face looks creepy

Posted by Mutie199

Did Damian really have to die? The Batman an Robin series made me like him a lot and its not going to be the same without him :/ I really like Capullos' cover cause its simple but effective and Nightwing's cover because it really shows his pain and sorrow

Posted by natewhite192

looks like tim has lost his mind and jason is about to go on a killing spree

Posted by EvanTheMexiJew

The Inc one actually gave me a jolt. I also really like the B&R; cover and Nightwing.

Posted by Trevel8182

Love Tim's reaction, he hated that little bastard!

Posted by impossibilly

That Capullo cover wins.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Meh, Batgirl's one is kinda bleh idk

Why no Batwoman, she doesn't care ?

Posted by G-Man

@EvanTheMexiJew: Yeah, and I'm going to a funeral Friday...but comics and real life are two separate things.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@inferiorego said:

I can't wait for the fallout in the Nightwing comic.

His line to Grayson was heartwrenching.

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Posted by NightFang

@Trevel8182 said:

Love Tim's reaction, he hated that little bastard!

As do/did I.

Posted by Equonox

@k4tzm4n said:

@The Average Bear said:

...Why does it look like Tim is smirking?

He's apparently possessed.

I don't think he's possessed so much as under the influence of some special Joker toxin (Jason Todd may be as well, judging from the end of Red Hood #17 and the cover for #18)

Posted by akbogert

The Capullo cover has to be one of the best covers of all time. So powerful.

I liked the RHatO cover a lot more before they revealed the bottom half; first of all it's obviously misleading, and second of all Starfire.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Posted by The Stegman

Tim Drake...Y U So Evil?

Posted by The Average Bear

@inferiorego said:

I can't wait for the fallout in the Nightwing comic.

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Posted by EnSabac

Damnit, I'm a few issues behind and I haven't been reading Batman Inc. but I'm really hoping that they don't keep Damien dead.

Posted by Onemoreposter

@k4tzm4n said:

This about sums it up.

Posted by Sakurafire

That World's Finest cover hits me right in the feels... Mourning the brother she never had.

Posted by InnerVenom123

The cover for Nightwing is unintentionally hilarious.

Posted by deadpool25mm

WTF Damian is dead? when did this happen?! and who did it?!

Edited by MeloDet

I think I might be more excited for the fallout in Nightwing than Batman now that I think about it. Bruce tends to bottle it up and while it may be more difficult this time, Dick was very close to Damian and his reaction could be more emotional than Bruce's.

Posted by JamDamage

some of these are just insanely great

Posted by sora_thekey

I really like the Batgirl cover... I think it's the most emotional.

Posted by Mutant God

that Lazarus thing can bring him back right?

Posted by DaltonMunnal

What in the world possessed me to read this article before I read the story arc? That was without a doubt one of the stupidest mistakes of my life.

Posted by TheAcidSkull


Posted by EscGamer

I ones with the robin bird are the best ones in my opinion. I grew to love Damian over the issues, he never really felt out of place. Maybe it's cause he was young but he always felt like he was truly Robin. That annoying little brother who you can't help but love in the end

Posted by Lvenger

Capullo's cover is pretty stark and grim. Just the kind of cover I'd expect from him. Hope this is the main cover for Batman 18. Given the touching Dick and Damian moment before his death, I hope Dick takes Damian's death badly. Can't believe Tim looks like a huge jerk though. WTF is up with him?

Posted by cacarl

Morrison:"Death of the Family by Snyder? Ha! Wait for the REAL DOTF."

Posted by SmashBrawler

Damn. That Batman Inc cover is... grim.

Posted by Duo_forbidden

I really like all the covers. The Teen Titans one I can understand considering the recent issue. If I didn't read it, I would had been mad.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

What they're all thinking in the covers...

Posted by AltyAce

Haven't had chance to read Batman Inc. 8 yet unfortunately so I have no idea what all this is about...

Posted by dondave

The Batman and Robin cover made me emotional

Posted by Death Certificate

@TheAcidSkull said:


He gets to be robin again

Posted by RedQueen

@deadpool25mm said:

WTF Damian is dead? when did this happen?! and who did it?!

You've actually avoided the spoilers. Congratulations!

Posted by Mucklefluga

The Batman cover by Capullo is so unbelievably awesome. How is he that good?

Edited by The Mast

Enter Cassandra F**KING Cain as the first ever female Robin.


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