If you're still trying to avoid BATMAN INC #8 spoilers then back out of this page right now.
Seriously, go away.
Writer Grant Morrison kicked us right in the hearts when he gave Damian a brutal death. The little guy went down fighting, but now that he's gone, I can't help but wonder what that means for BATMAN AND ROBIN... a book I absolutely adore. Speaking with CBR, writer Peter J. Tomasi says he'll have other members of the Bat-family show up for the next five issues. Additionally, the title will be called "Batman And..."
- #19: Batman and Red Robin
- #20: Batman and Red Hood
- #21: Batman and Batgirl
- #22: Batman and Catwoman
- #23: Batman and Nightwing
Tomasi tells the site he doesn't want to take the expected route and immediately give Batman and new Robin. Instead, he says he'll explore the five stages of grief and states "we intend to explore it in a very visceral way."
For me, this is nothing but good news. I believe replacing Damian or having him come back too soon would completely take away all of the powerful emotions we felt in BATMAN INC #8. I love the little dude, but he went down like a champ and I hope he doesn't come back for years. At least we now know he won't return to Batman's side for at least five months. Viners, how do you feel about this?