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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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Edited by sheldipez

RIP little fella (for as long as it lasts), It'd be nice if someone from comicvine could get a comment from Tomasi on what's happening with the Batman & Robin series.

Posted by ThePRez

why spoil things DC comics. Why :/

Edited by sinestro_GL
Posted by Mbecks14

DC does love to spoil their own stories, but I'm assuming they're just building up buzz to draw in readers.

Will Damian die in the issue? Yes. But he's the son of Talia AL GHUL. There's like a 90% chance we see some Lazarus Pit action in the next issue. I think it's a little early to get angry when the issue hasn't even come out yet.

Edited by evilvegeta74

Anything to boost sells goes!

Posted by The Stegman

Jinkies!

Posted by johnny_spam

With Damian's death ends a creative era of Batman it's clear that no one really wants this character to progress and change. It doesn't seem to matter that Batman is a character who has grown because of the changes made through the years it seems to be that no one even wants a Batman different from the eighties. Though if anyone was going to do it I am glad it was Morrison. Not looking forward to what comes after Inc. since the Batman books seem a little bland. Do not really like Harper Row and would not like it if she became the new Robin. There seems to be repercussions for the DC Universe I wonder if Trinity War is Batman trying to rewrite the timeline to save Damian. After losing both parents and his son Bruce should not really recover from this.

Posted by Phaedrusgr

@sheldipez: Exactly my thoughts...

Posted by Cavemold

What happebs to B&R boook then

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Yeah, the spoiler headline is such bull.

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

Posted by chasereis

Grant f***ing Morrison. Finally creates a character that really good and could have longevity and what happens? The readers get hit with Grant's special attack, the cleveland steamer. Thanks Grant! You're the best Deuce-Fairy EVER!

Posted by doctorwhofreak

Time to place your bets on the next Robin. My guess is Harper Row, although I hope it's not her.

Posted by sho3s22

NOOOOOOO

Edited by feargalr

I'm real disappointed about this,

I know Morrison kinda reinvented Damian and what not but Tomasi has been absolutely killing it on Batman and Robin for the past year and a half or so, I think that should count for something ya know... Although Mbecks14 does make a good point, but based on how this is being sold it kinda seems like it's final (for now). And this is such a big deal for Batman (even bigger then the court of owls/Death in and of the family) like if there was ever a big event for the Bat family it's a ten year old Robin being killed, this should have major repercussions in all of the bat books for the next few months, but I've a feeling it'll be forgotten about by everyone come April

Plus I think it's a bit of a dick move to have this happen like 2 weeks after Death Of The Family.....

I just really want Batman Inc. to be in pre new 52 continuity or something, I've always thought it doesn't fit with the rest of the new 52, plus most of the pre 52 stories just don't make any sense anymore :/

Posted by EdwardWoods

Goddamnit. Just had it spoiled for me. Though props to for not doing what every other comic book outlet is doing and putting the spoiler in the title.

Just...goddamnit...

Posted by SpitfireINK

so in 1 swoop of the pen Morrison will kill 2 titles Batman Inc. & Batman and Robin....-

Posted by sheldipez

@EdwardWoods: DC have issued a press release so expect to see DEATH OF ROBIN! on every minor TV news show and newspapers for the rest of the week. THERE IS NO ESCAPE!

Posted by Mucklefluga

TOTALLY CALLED IT!!

But he may be back by the last ish, you never know...

Posted by The_Tree

I may be too optimistic, but I'm going by the rule of "it's not over 'til it's over." We've got four issues left after eight, and with Morrison, anything can happen. Fingers crossed.

Posted by Mbecks14

@sheldipez said:

@EdwardWoods: DC have issued a press release so expect to see DEATH OF ROBIN! on every minor TV news show and newspapers for the rest of the week. THERE IS NO ESCAPE!

Exactly. They just want to build up the buzz around the issue. Just like the Superman/Wonder Woman thing. Whether Damian survives or not is still to be determined since...

THE ISSUE ISN'T OUT YET.

And also

LAZARUS PITS.

Just saying.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@EdwardWoods said:

Goddamnit. Just had it spoiled for me. Though props to for not doing what every other comic book outlet is doing and putting the spoiler in the title.

Just...goddamnit...

Thank you.

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Posted by frankcmu

:/ uggg this could be a great story if they would have just managed the rest of the bat books better... Jason Todd mentions his team up with Damian in Batman Inc in last weeks book... It doesn't add up :/ makes me grumpy!!!

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@johnny_spam said:

With Damian's death ends a creative era of Batman it's clear that no one really wants this character to progress and change. It doesn't seem to matter that Batman is a character who has grown because of the changes made through the years it seems to be that no one even wants a Batman different from the eighties. Though if anyone was going to do it I am glad it was Morrison. Not looking forward to what comes after Inc. since the Batman books seem a little bland. Do not really like Harper Row and would not like it if she became the new Robin. There seems to be repercussions for the DC Universe I wonder if Trinity War is Batman trying to rewrite the timeline to save Damian. After losing both parents and his son Bruce should not really recover from this.

THIS

Saw it coming weeks ago -_-' What a dissapointment .

- http://www.comicvine.com/damian-wayne/29-42413/is-robin-going-to-die/92-745604/?

Edited by nappystr8

I still don't buy it. Batman RIP didn't kill Batman, so I don't see Robin RIP being the end of Robin. And Morrison really doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would give away the plot twists of his series in order to please DC corporate. Especially when you figure in a clone, and the Lazarus pits the assassin's are known for, there are a million ways in which this could be misdirection.

Posted by Fastblender

If you listen to the latest Fat Man on Batman podcast by Kevin Smith, you'll know that Morrison had this fate planned for the end of Batman and son. However the character spoke to him so he ended up writing more stories. Also, do spoilers really matter that much? Researchers say that it may even increase enjoyment. Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/07/26/157430614/it-was-all-a-dream-or-turns-out-spoilers-are-good-for-you

Posted by sho3s22

@johnny_spam said:

With Damian's death ends a creative era of Batman it's clear that no one really wants this character to progress and change. It doesn't seem to matter that Batman is a character who has grown because of the changes made through the years it seems to be that no one even wants a Batman different from the eighties. Though if anyone was going to do it I am glad it was Morrison. Not looking forward to what comes after Inc. since the Batman books seem a little bland. Do not really like Harper Row and would not like it if she became the new Robin. There seems to be repercussions for the DC Universe I wonder if Trinity War is Batman trying to rewrite the timeline to save Damian. After losing both parents and his son Bruce should not really recover from this.

also^ I think this is an accurate guess

Posted by Baddamdog
Posted by dondave

Batman should just throw him in a Lazarus pit straight away

Posted by chasereis

@The_Tree said:

I may be too optimistic, but I'm going by the rule of "it's not over 'til it's over." We've got four issues left after eight, and with Morrison, anything can happen. Fingers crossed.

I hope so too but honestly Grant loves to "trash the room before he checks out" and it seems to happen every time...so I would brace myself were I in your shoes. Good luck!

Posted by X9

Man, that sucks.

And there's no way Steph is cooler than Damian ¬¬

Posted by broo1232

NOOOOOO Damian is my favourite ROBIN!!!

Posted by powerhouse1122

Meh. He dies and sells his soul to the devil. Let it rip! Cant wait for damian to take the mantle. I love this dude but even if he "dies", really? Damian dead in the comic books? I don't think so. especially when most people just love him too much. One of the great things in the New52 is Batman and everything related to him. And im not even a New52 fan

Posted by xtremekidx

Gonna wait until the issue for my reaction to this...IN Morrison i trust :)

Posted by JohnnyGat

So that flashback Red Hood had in the last RHATO issue took place within some strange alternate pocket dimension then

Posted by Hastny

I will only be able to survive these horrible news if Stephanie Brown is the new robin.

Posted by Kyjeremiah

i wager that somehow batman brings damian back from a lazuraz pit. but if not im just wondering whats gonna happen to Batman & Robin, next to scott snyders Batman that's my favorite bat-book

Posted by Shika1Dude

nope, I dont buy it, killing Damien is utter madness unless this all tied into a character creation contract that GM has with DC, as we all know GM is leaving DC. DC obviously want money, and Damien sells, so yea, i dont buy it

Posted by frankcmu

@JohnnyGat: This!!!

Posted by Icarusflies

[Cries loudly]

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Posted by cagedleo730

@Shika1Dude said:

nope, I dont buy it, killing Damien is utter madness unless this all tied into a character creation contract that GM has with DC, as we all know GM is leaving DC. DC obviously want money, and Damien sells, so yea, i dont buy it

MADNESS. YOU SAY MADNESS. THIS. IS. SPARTA .(Oops I mean DC Comics)

Posted by soumya

Lazarus Pits..and there you go!...Robin will be back in the last few issues of Batman Inc..

Posted by darkwingdan

First of all, way to go NY Post. What a bunch of dirtbags. And DC, shame on you for allowing this leak.

Anyways, I know people are going to be upset about this, but consider that Damian was originally going to die in "Batman & Son," way back in 2006. Instead of killing him off, Grant allowed him to grow for the next 6 years of story. And if anyone is going to bring Damian to an end, Grant Morrison should be the one. I know his writing is more polarizing to the Comicvine community than on other sites, but I recently sat down and began reading through everything from "Batman & Son" up to now, and it has been a very rewarding re-read.

What I find entertaining is that many of the people that don't want him to die are the same ones that hated the character and wanted him out of Batman continuity before Final Crisis. That's the power of great storytelling, not only from Morrison but also Tomasi.

Posted by Kangaxx_54
Posted by johnkmccubbin91

I've loved Damian as a member of the Bat-Family so hope that this isn't what it seems (which I doubt)

Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: Sadly by the sound of it this is permanent at least for several years

Posted by judasnixon

Ha ha ha ha. I love it. Bat-Cow out lives that little turd Damian!

Posted by TheRobberBarron

I don't understand why DC would do this? What could possibly be gained by taking away Damian? I feel as if he finally was hitting a stride and was becoming the #2 Robin in everyone's hearts...sorry Tim. Now your telling me he is going to be killed by someone no one will ever remember. In what world does that make sense? I feel like Grant is doing this just for the hell of it and DC is going along with it to sell more books. We already have one extremely damaged former dead Robin. Why do we need to see Damian go all deranged... There is so much this character can offer for the future...I mean was he not on pace to get his on Robin series or even a possible 616 verse book when he plays batman? I mean after the Batman and Robin Annual #1 how could this happen...only comic books can a star be killed...ahhh hopefully this is all just a bad dream

Posted by Batnandez

@doctorwhofreak: If she is I'm done with batman.

Posted by Kangaxx_54

I feel a bit sorry for Snyder. Two weeks after DotF and we get this. All that drama and speculation about who will die, and then Morrison comes in from the sideline and takes the ball.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232 said:

@johnkmccubbin91: Sadly by the sound of it this is permanent at least for several years

If he dies. I personally don't see it happening. If it does I won't be happy as he's not been around long. If they're going to kill of a member of the Bat-Family I'd say Dick. Although I like him, and his series I think the others are more deserving of life. Damian's not been around long, Jason already died, Barbara came back as Batgirl recently (in comic terms), and Tim is leading the Titans (plus he's my favourite Robin so I wouldn't want him to die).

Plus also I'd have different views on Morrison if he does this as I loved him introducing Damian to the comic world, and would hate if he rook him away, especially so soon.

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