In issue 10 of Batman And Robin, "The Return Of Bruce Wayne" will begin. The actual Bruce mini series will start in May. If you've seen images of the next few issues of Batman And Robin, you know there's a bit of tension going on between Dick and Damian. While Damian seemed a little hard to get along with in the beginning, it seemed like the two were starting to get into a vibe with each other. That doesn't seem to be the case. The next arc is even called, "Batman Vs. Robin."
Along with the covers we've been seeing, the solicit for issue #10 asks:
Now we have to wonder, what is Talia up to? She has commented on how she believes Damian is the rightful heir to the Batman cowl but the kid is only ten years old (according to a past issue). I would hope she wouldn't think that Damian should become Batman right now. Could you imagine a little Batman running around the rooftops? So while Dick is away trying to figure out the story behind the Domino Killer, Damian is up to his own antics.
Why would Talia al Ghul manipulate her son Damian into taking action against Batman? Will Damian do as Mother says…or stay loyal to Dick Grayson?
Is part of Talia's plan for Damian to also take over Wayne Enterprises? I joked before that Damian would kill Dick before Bruce returned. Damian has killed before. What kind of twist would it be to have Bruce fight his way through time only to find his first "son" killed by his last? There's also been the question of what will Dick do when Bruce returns? Bruce would go back to being Batman but Dick can't really go back to Nightwing (since Christopher Kent is using the name now). Deep down, I believe that Talia still has feelings for Bruce. If that's true, why would she want Damian to kill Dick? Perhaps she just wants Dick out of the picture so Damian can have the Wayne Empire all to himself.
Issue #10 will also have mention of the Black Glove. Could we be seeing their return soon?
Issue #10 is on sale March 10. Written by Grant Morrison with art by Andy Clarke.