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Huge BATMAN INC #8 Spoilers Officially Released

The events of this issue are sure to have a huge impact on Batman. Don't proceed if you don't want spoilers!

Proper spoiler etiquette is apparently a rare quality nowadays..

Grant Morrison has promised that BATMAN INC #8 will be a huge issue for Batman and Damian. We've all speculated over what would happen, but today -- 2 days before the issue's release -- the NY Post released a preview and interview with the writer which reveals what is apparently its biggest moment. Having that information buried in the article itself wouldn't be be a big deal -- especially with a spoiler warning -- but it's not. You don't even need to look beyond the headline to have the full impact of the issue taken away from you. I guess this could be used to lure in non-comic readers to buy the issue, but I can't help but feel as though that's just blatantly disregarding the current comic fans and they could have easily reworked the headline to make it still seem like a huge issue without flat-out saying the specific spoiler.

If you really want to know what happens, then click the following spoiler box or the link below.

== TEASER ==

Morrison tells the site, "He saves the world. he does his job as Robin. He dies an absolute hero." It appears Damian will die fighting his cloned "brother," the Heretic. You know, the huge dude that obliterated Batman.

Again, the NY Post article has the spoiler in it's headline, so don't click it if you don't want to know! If you do discuss this below, please make proper use of spoiler tabs. This is something we've all speculated and assumed. Now it's been confirmed.

Source: NY Post

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Posted by JakeN7

We've known this was coming for awhile, but it doesn't make it any easier to swallow. I love ya Damian, your character development was the strongest of any character in recent memory. You won't be forgotten, and hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Requiescant in pace

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Rest in peace.

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Edited by cc1738

I hate Grant Morrison. He sucks as a writer. He's right next to Tom Defalco and Rob Liefield in terms of the mediocrity he releases. I can't stand anything he writes.

It's not just that Damian dies.

I can get over that. It's partly that it doesn't even happen in Batman and Robin. It happens in Batman Inc which I have no interest in ever reading. Like I said, I hate the writing on every level and the art is terrible too. The entire series is a fail. Thank god he's leaving DC. Now he can't ruin anything else I like to read.

Posted by thespideyguy

Damian and Tim are the only robins I liked. Dick is okay as a nightwing, and Tim is better as red robin. But Damian was so cool, they could have put him in a video game, or a cartoon.

Edited by secondfallen616

Seriously...........F*CK YOU MORRISON!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU LAZY PIECE OF SH*T!!!!! SO GLAD YOURE DONE WITH "SUPERHERO" COMICS! NOW GO SACRIFICE GOATS OR 10YR OLD'S IN YOUR OWN CAVE IN "WHEREEVERTHEF*CKISTAN" AND DONT COME BACK! Couldnt even let us find out for ourselves, we had to read about it in the stupid NY Times????? I HATE YOU......

AND noooooooooooooooo! TO Harper Row.......stupid character and even worse pick for Robin, if they make her a Robin i'm so done with Batman overall, DOTF was so disappointing and now this???? Yeh, Valiant's looking better everyday....

Edited by secondfallen616

@evilvegeta74: yeh it baffles, because he's been phoning it in for years now. He must have pics of Didio doing unnatural things with a dog or dressed up like WW while Defalco slaps him with his "Super-stick".......this worlds going to shizzzzz.....

Posted by evilvegeta74

@secondfallen616

@evilvegeta74: yeh it baffles, because he's been phoning it in for years now. He must have pics of Didio doing unnatural things with a dog or dressed up like WW while Defalco slaps him with his "Super-stick".......this worlds going to shizzzzz.....

agreed!

Edited by DMC

Does anyone get the feeling Snyder has something to do with this? He's the new hotness, the superstar young gun that's killing it on Batman. So DC's gonna let him do whatever he wants? That's right, "2 years ago" : P

Posted by johnny_spam

@DMC: When Batman Inc started up during the last DC Universe Morrison did say that everyone would be crying by the end both Chris Burnham and Peter Tomasi have just said that they knew what would happen so it does not look like Snyder has anything to do with this.

Posted by Jake Fury

LOL at the Morrison haters coming out of the wood work.

Posted by cc1738

@secondfallen616: Well said. I feel the same way.

Posted by wessaari

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Yeah, the spoiler headline is such bull.

But maybe this means we could get Stephanie Brown back as Robin..... A man can dream...

that or Harper Row might be getting a promotion

Posted by wessaari

@Baddamdog said:

this, this and more of this

Posted by havoc1201

Killing Damian to make his series end with a shock is so cheap and its lazy writing killing a main character in comics is a over used cliche that writers use bc they have no clue how to end their run with creativity. and then he goes and tells the secret before it comes out?

Posted by Joelislegend

ugh as much as I didnt want this to happen... ugh. Love Damian just like everyone else.

If he dies he had better stay dead damnit!

Posted by Icarusflies

@evilvegeta74 said:

@Batnandez said:

@evilvegeta74: Morrison planned to kill off Damian way earlier than this.

I've been hearing that, and I totally dislike Morrison for doing this. Does this guy have the authority at Dc to pull the trigger on any character he chooses. I mean the guy has done a little damage to put it lightly on major characters at Dc. I hope they bring Damian back swiftly,I like the character. It's a shame what comics will do for sales.

Grant Morrison CREATED Damian. If anyone has the right to kill him, it's GM. And as it was mentioned earlier, Damian was originally going to die during Batman and Son. He was living on borrowed time.

Will I miss Damian? Yes. A lot.

Do I hold any of this against Grant? Heck no. The man knows what he's doing.

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Posted by crazyflashfan11

A: Is this normal continuity?

B: Lazarus pits.

C: Let's just hope he dosen't get punched back to life or redrawn by "God".

Posted by deadpool_jr

Damnit! I just started liking Damian and they do this!?

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Huh...how bout that O_O

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@Icarusflies said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

@Batnandez said:

@evilvegeta74: Morrison planned to kill off Damian way earlier than this.

I've been hearing that, and I totally dislike Morrison for doing this. Does this guy have the authority at Dc to pull the trigger on any character he chooses. I mean the guy has done a little damage to put it lightly on major characters at Dc. I hope they bring Damian back swiftly,I like the character. It's a shame what comics will do for sales.

Grant Morrison CREATED Damian. If anyone has the right to kill him, it's GM. And as it was mentioned earlier, Damian was originally going to die during Batman and Son. He was living on borrowed time.

Will I miss Damian? Yes. A lot.

Do I hold any of this against Grant? Heck no. The man knows what he's doing.

I agree whole-heartedly.

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Icarusflies said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

@Batnandez said:

@evilvegeta74: Morrison planned to kill off Damian way earlier than this.

I've been hearing that, and I totally dislike Morrison for doing this. Does this guy have the authority at Dc to pull the trigger on any character he chooses. I mean the guy has done a little damage to put it lightly on major characters at Dc. I hope they bring Damian back swiftly,I like the character. It's a shame what comics will do for sales.

Grant Morrison CREATED Damian. If anyone has the right to kill him, it's GM. And as it was mentioned earlier, Damian was originally going to die during Batman and Son. He was living on borrowed time.

Will I miss Damian? Yes. A lot.

Do I hold any of this against Grant? Heck no. The man knows what he's doing.

I hope they bring him back, just started getting used to him.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

I say this as a huge Damian fan, but I hope they do not bring him back, ever again. I want to see Bruce deal with his son dying, essentially on his watch, until they reboot the DC universe again in 20-30 years. Between his Mom and Dad, Jason, Barbara getting paralyzed, and his own son dying, if Bruce is up and properly functioning again in a couple months I will seriously reconsider reading Batman stories in the future, as I will assume any tease of him "going over the edge" will simply be a lie.

Posted by sparty-dbq

Interesting that this would come out so soon after Death of the Family. What's even more interesting is that this was originally meant to come out before DotF ended. Remember, Batman, Inc. has been a month behind ever since issue 3 was delayed after the Aurora shooting.

Posted by Webjaker

If you asked me yesterday or a week ago (well before reading this BS) I would have said that despite all the critical praise and claims that the sun shines out of Grant Morrisons butt - Batman Inc is a cluttered mess of confusion. And his decision regarding Damien should not effect ANY other titles. Thats all I have to say.

Posted by ultimategirlshileha1236

i pissed the end i dont want him to die hes freaking awesome!1

Posted by Lorrie

All this should teach anyone is that it's pointless to get invested in any DC character that was created less than 50 years ago. I honestly don't care if Morrison always planned to kill Damian, it's an incredibly cynical move. Once he became a hit with audiences, why not leave him in the sandbox for other writers? It's selfish. If DC had any sense they'd undo it as quickly as Marvel retconned Magneto being Xorn, but Didio does hate legacy characters so the death could stick. It's not even an original idea. I remember when Jason died. It will create short-term controversy at the cost of removing a genuinely entertaining character from the canvas.

And the death of another Robin (this time a 10-year-old child) destroys my ability to care about Batman. Really, Bruce literally shouldn't be able to live with himself. Even as an 11 year old, I found it hard to believe Bruce could just go on being Batman and get a new Robin after Jason was murdered. As an adult, I can't imagine him not going insane knowing the life he chose killed his 10 year old child. He should kill himself or end up locked in an institution (or go supervillain, since getting your child killed sounds like an origin story to me), but we know he won't. If Damian genuinely stays dead, he'll probably have a new Robin in a year.

Posted by havoc1201

@Lorrie said:

All this should teach anyone is that it's pointless to get invested in any DC character that was created less than 50 years ago. I honestly don't care if Morrison always planned to kill Damian, it's an incredibly cynical move. Once he became a hit with audiences, why not leave him in the sandbox for other writers? It's selfish. If DC had any sense they'd undo it as quickly as Marvel retconned Magneto being Xorn, but Didio does hate legacy characters so the death could stick. It's not even an original idea. I remember when Jason died. It will create short-term controversy at the cost of removing a genuinely entertaining character from the canvas.

And the death of another Robin (this time a 10-year-old child) destroys my ability to care about Batman. Really, Bruce literally shouldn't be able to live with himself. Even as an 11 year old, I found it hard to believe Bruce could just go on being Batman and get a new Robin after Jason was murdered. As an adult, I can't imagine him not going insane knowing the life he chose killed his 10 year old child. He should kill himself or end up locked in an institution (or go supervillain, since getting your child killed sounds like an origin story to me), but we know he won't. If Damian genuinely stays dead, he'll probably have a new Robin in a year.

agreed i fell like this is Morrison stroking his ego and saying F you he is my character and im killing him bc he is mine, just so his crappy comic ends with controversy and shock, so sick of cheap a$$ cliches

Edited by Avenger85

This is f'kin ridiculous. They should let Jason die if they wanna kill off a Robin.

First his parents, then Jason Todd, then his BROTHER, now his little 10 year old son, who really loves him ( they have a great father-son bond ). Batman needs to become a villain after this and give the do-gooders a serious headache. The no-kill code is obsolete after this, IMHO.

I really hope the death is not permanent. This is my favorite robin and far, far better than the female robins ( LOL Harper Row) or even Dick/Jason/Tim.

Just bullshit by GM.

I'm done with Batman & Robin after Damian dies.

Edited by Avenger85

@Baddamdog: This female Robin sucks. Damian is the best Robin.

Posted by GBrutality

@Lorrie said:

All this should teach anyone is that it's pointless to get invested in any DC character that was created less than 50 years ago. I honestly don't care if Morrison always planned to kill Damian, it's an incredibly cynical move. Once he became a hit with audiences, why not leave him in the sandbox for other writers? It's selfish. If DC had any sense they'd undo it as quickly as Marvel retconned Magneto being Xorn, but Didio does hate legacy characters so the death could stick. It's not even an original idea. I remember when Jason died. It will create short-term controversy at the cost of removing a genuinely entertaining character from the canvas.

And the death of another Robin (this time a 10-year-old child) destroys my ability to care about Batman. Really, Bruce literally shouldn't be able to live with himself. Even as an 11 year old, I found it hard to believe Bruce could just go on being Batman and get a new Robin after Jason was murdered. As an adult, I can't imagine him not going insane knowing the life he chose killed his 10 year old child. He should kill himself or end up locked in an institution (or go supervillain, since getting your child killed sounds like an origin story to me), but we know he won't. If Damian genuinely stays dead, he'll probably have a new Robin in a year.

this. all of this. it's become pretty sad how because a certain writer created a character, they believe they have entire say over what happens to said character.

like the writer of shatterstar (i believe it was liefield, but i'm not sure) when he found out they made shatterstar gay. once a character is out there, it sort of belongs to the audience just as much. so he didn't kill damian during that arc some time ago? good. the character evolved, something that's hard to do in comics. it's been an interesting ride as well. so, kill him because it'll produce shock? yes, people are probably right, it could be a lazarus pit. but it's just pointless. if he dies, and talia lives, i call bullshit. no mother, even fictional ones, should be seen as killing their children and surviving, let along being ok with it. morrison has bee phoning it in to me since before the new 52 started so this all just seems petty and dark. i'm for the tales that seem grim a la DotF and such, but this was something where i believed good should win. this whole story got a little ridiculous and blown out of proportion, and it now comes at the cost of losing a character that left a pretty decent mark. shame.

Edited by VaizD

If Bruce adopts a new Robin anytime in the near future I will not be pleased. Not out of respect for Damian, though that too, but because it would just be unrealistic. It was stretching it enough to introduce Tim Drake after what happened to Jason. A man can only put so many minors in costumes' lives at risk before he says enough is enough.

Posted by Farwind

@johnkmccubbin91 said:

@sheldipez: Fair point. Although I don't like the idea of him dying I think it should be a while, as there are too many comic deaths that are changed soon. Look at Jason he was dead for years and that really help his character development.

This, sir, is the funniest statement I've read all day. Thank you.

Hopefully they kill him in a way that does the character justice, so that no one will want to bring him back. While I've grown fond of the character over the last six months or so, It's important to know that he was a character created with the intent of killing him off, so as long as they do it right I'll be satisfied.

Posted by Stoneybe

I'm not pissed off us such. Just not that interested in reading a story where a 9 year old boy dies. Kind of feel it would have worked better to have Jason die saving Damo. Anyways. Loosing his son in this way kills the batman character in his current form. He goes from always winning to the ultimate lose. A child. This is vastly more destructive than loosing ones prevents.

Posted by Avenger85

I just want batman to start killing, putting a permanent end to his villains after this event. He deserves to, after the tragedy he's gone through.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@Farwind said:

@johnkmccubbin91 said:

@sheldipez: Fair point. Although I don't like the idea of him dying I think it should be a while, as there are too many comic deaths that are changed soon. Look at Jason he was dead for years and that really help his character development.

This, sir, is the funniest statement I've read all day. Thank you.

Hopefully they kill him in a way that does the character justice, so that no one will want to bring him back. While I've grown fond of the character over the last six months or so, It's important to know that he was a character created with the intent of killing him off, so as long as they do it right I'll be satisfied.

How was the statement funny? Just wondering, as I don't really see it, unless it's due to it being an obvious point

Posted by SupBatz

@Avenger85 said:

I just want batman to start killing, putting a permanent end to his villains after this event. He deserves to, after the tragedy he's gone through.

That would pretty much go against every moral Bruce has been trying to instill in Damian since the two met.

Posted by JamDamage

is this going to be in effect with the new 52? Hope so.

Posted by Jawshco

If Damian stays dead for awhile (though I hope he won't), they'll have to replace him in Batman and Robin. I would HATE to see a new Robin. I'd rather see the return of Tim Drake as Robin since he's grossly under used, or Stephanie Brown. I don't care about that new girl, and I don't want to see them shoe horn in another new character.

Posted by Samimista

Haven't picked up this issue yet but really sad to hear since Damian's one of my favorites. Hoping he'll be back soon.

Posted by havoc1201

I really hope this is a plan to just sell issues, didnt Morrison say a few weeks ago that it was more a death of the name Robin?

Posted by chasereis

@secondfallen616 said:

Seriously...........F*CK YOU MORRISON!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU LAZY PIECE OF SH*T!!!!! SO GLAD YOURE DONE WITH "SUPERHERO" COMICS! NOW GO SACRIFICE GOATS OR 10YR OLD'S IN YOUR OWN CAVE IN "WHEREEVERTHEF*CKISTAN" AND DONT COME BACK!

Please refrain from making me urinate in my pants with laughter lest I send you a bill for dry cleaning...

@Lorrie: Your post was a fascinating read. However I would like to point out that this is not the first time Morrison has emulated other events at Batman's expense, however all we can expect now is some form of "A Lonely Place of Dying" to occur. Honestly I didn't like that story in the 80's and can't imagine how to live through it again. All I do is to read the book somewhere and never buy a single issue with Morrison's name on it until someone else takes over then I can resume. Kind of annoying to have to protest this way, but hey....

@havoc1201: Always great posts...

Posted by The Average Bear

I wouldn't be surprised if the Lazarus Pits make an appearance, ya feel me

Posted by gotwillpower

I don't know if this was all the DC editors' idea or not, but wtf

It would have been much more dramatic if Damian died in Death of the Family. Instead, he dies in Batman Inc, which I haven't even been reading. Dog !@#$ing #$%@! it.
Posted by Webjaker

They brought back Jason and he was terrible (before) - So of course Damien will come back: Lazarus Pit, Clone, Alternate reality, Time punch Retconn ?

Posted by chasereis

@Webjaker said:

Time punch Retconn ?

What is this and where can I get one?

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@gotwillpower said:

I don't know if this was all the DC editors' idea or not, but wtf

It would have been much more dramatic if Damian died in Death of the Family. Instead, he dies in Batman Inc, which I haven't even been reading. Dog !@#$ing #$%@! it.

But Damian was created by Morrison and has been crucial to his story, so it makes sense that he kills him of. Plus also by the sounds of things it was planned from the moment he was created.

Posted by charlieboy

Um, I don't know why people are getting upset about a comic book death. It won't last.

Posted by Eternal19

of course morrison would kill of one of my favorite characters. They better not make harper row robin

Posted by atonemented

Is there a phone number I can call to save him or

Posted by BlueLantern1995

@havoc1201 said:

I really hope this is a plan to just sell issues, didnt Morrison say a few weeks ago that it was more a death of the name Robin?

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