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The Return of Damian Wayne?

There's a new miniseries coming. What does this mean for the little guy?

By now you should be aware that Damian Wayne is dead. The most recent Robin and son to Batman died a brutal death. We've been all waiting for his possible return or resurrection. Could that day be coming soon?

Yes and no.

DC Comics has announced Damian's return in a four-issue miniseries written and drawn by Andy Kubert this October.

DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN will flash-forward to the potential future where Damian takes on the mantle of the Bat.

But isn't he dead?

We all know that no one really stays dead in comics. Also, this is and, always has been, a potential future.

In a NY Post exclusive, Kubert states his fondness for the future first seen in BATMAN #666.

"Basically what I'm doing is exploring the path Damian has taken to become Batman. I think readers will see him in a different light than before."

This still doesn't mean Damian will return in the current comics. But it also doesn't mean that he won't. As great as BATMAN #666 was and the world we were introduced to, this should be a great read. We may not know what the present may hold but this gives us a chance to see what the future could possibly sort of give us.

Source: NY Post

Update

Here's the image the NY Post ran. (It was broken before).

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Posted by danhimself

should make a lot of people happy...I know that a lot of people were asking for a 666 Batman series

Posted by nappystr8

Sounds like this will be a lot of fun.

Posted by Lvenger

...So future Damian gets his own miniseries? This will keep B-C level tier characters out of a series whilst we have another Bat book instead.

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Awesome!

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@lvenger: Mini-series aren't part of the 52 though. I think.

Edited by Reignmaker

If you want Damian to come back, you should buy this miniseries.

Posted by Black_Claw

Looks pretty cool. Might pick it up when it comes out.

Edited by ccraft

Nice, I can't wait for this.

Also I think Joker will try to cripple Batgirl again, you watch.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@v_scarlotte_rose: The Ray, Legion of Super Heroes: Secret Origin and the Phantom Lady where all part of the New 52

Posted by kennybaese

Bummed that Morrison isn't writing this, but I'll definitely be picking it up. Batman 666 is one of my favorite single issues ever.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Aww man i prefer the 'current' 10/11 year-old Damian :( I was hoping he'd be back somehow. They should do a mini-series of the Damian adventures we haven't seen, maybe HAWKEYE-esque?

Posted by RustyRoy

YES!!! Make this an ongoing DC, Cancel Batman TDK if you have to but make this a monthly ongoing!

Posted by KRYPTON

Evil Damian Batman, nice, good to see his return (again)!

Edited by johnny_spam

A Bat book to read after Inc ends. I was wondering if this series was going to launch. So with this and Multiversity it looks like DC will only keep Damian around in elseworlds.

Edited by RufusY2K

For me, what really made the 666 world interesting was the new generation of bad guys. Jackanapes, the Weasel, Max Roboto, the unseen but mentioned Candyman, Loveless and Sphinx, and an aged Flamingo, Pyg and Phosphorus Rex. Morrison stated that he had back-stories all laid out for these characters, so hopefully he gave those notes to Kubert to expand on. I hope this miniseries is a text-run and if sales are great, they'll make it an ongoing series.

Posted by War Killer

Hopefully this will somehow lead to Damian returning in the present. Either way, I'll be reading this series. Curious though if this will follow the same timeline as we saw recently in Batman, Incorporated as Damian appeared to have been killed alongside the rest of Gotham in the future...unless that future has been altered due to what is currently happening in the present? Boy, now I am excited! ^_^

Posted by Z3RO180

Awesome Damian-Bat-man is awesome

Posted by Lieutenant_Awkward

Damian's return is not a matter of if it's a matter of when lol.

Posted by cagedleo730

@v_scarlotte_rose: The Ray, Legion of Super Heroes: Secret Origin and the Phantom Lady where all part of the New 52

He meant that it doesn't count as one of the 52 ongoing series. This isn't taking away from another non-Batman character getting a book

Posted by TheManInTheShoe
Edited by KnightRise

That sound phenomenal!

Posted by ptigrusmagus

I just came.

Edited by munchingsnorlax83

I love Damien I'm unsure how to feel about this if he's coming back I would like to see that happen first

Posted by SmashBrawler

Motherf*cking badass! Too bad Morrison isn't writing this, but still!

Posted by EvilPenguin543

This coupled with the fact that Batman and Robin returns to being called Batman and Robin in September makes me think his return will be happening sooner rather than later.

Edited by queenfrost_

I hope we get cameos from other future DC characters, like maybe a grown up Kara? Or even younger ones such as Sin (Black Canary's ex-foster daughter and next Shiva)

Edited by bladewolf

If I have the space in my pull list, I'll definitely check this out.

Edited by kagato

I miss the little tyke, glad to see him back, even if it is only in a possible future ^_^

Edited by kid Apollo

wait wait wait... you mean Bruce was telling lies when he said Damian was studying abroad?

how dare he lie to meeeee!!!

Posted by Justthatkid

Bring back Bat Cow and Aquaman's son AJ and I'll be happy.

Edited by fallbrigade

I miss Damian, I really can't wait for this! I do hope it paves the way towards his return eventually. He's a character that shouldn't stay dead, he's far too interesting and enjoyable.

Posted by TommytheHitman

Too soon...

Posted by FoxxFireArt

" By now you should be aware that Damian Wayne is dead. The most recent Robin and son to Batman died a brutal death. We've been all waiting for his possible return or resurrection. Could that day be coming soon? "

Hey, SPOILERS!! (Just kidding.)

That's a strange choice to want the characters in the series to be mourning and reacting to a character death, but then talk about what that same character is like in the future. It undermines the drama of their mourning.

No one is under the impression that Damian is never returning. It's just questionable why they are doing this now. The kid's barely been dead for that long. They couldn't wait till at least six months?

Edited by Sleepbutnodream15

Can't wait!

Posted by krazyman27

The whole point of Blackest Night was to establish that dead is dead in the DC Universe. That said, has the New 52 done anything with Lazarus Pits yet? I figure that's how they'll eventually bring Damian back without technically cheating, if they're going to bring him back.

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

im getting this!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

Written by Kubert??? Hmm...

Morrison would excite me more. Most artists that start writing are pretty mediocre at it... Tony Daniel for example. Lets hope Kubert falls in the surprisingly good camp, like Francis Manapul and J.H.Williams III.

Posted by evilvegeta74

I hope the little guy returns soon!

Posted by Kneepawn

Excited for this regardless. I just love Damian as a character no matter the story. I'll def. be picking these up!

Posted by feargalr

My birthday is in October and I could not have asked for a better present! :D :D :D :D

Posted by sentryman555

I hope we get cameos from other future DC characters, like maybe a grown up Kara? Or even younger ones such as Sin (Black Canary's ex-foster daughter and next Shiva)

I know before the New 52 we got to see a grown-up version of Superboy in that Batman 666 universe so I'm hoping to see him again!

The whole point of Blackest Night was to establish that dead is dead in the DC Universe. That said, has the New 52 done anything with Lazarus Pits yet? I figure that's how they'll eventually bring Damian back without technically cheating, if they're going to bring him back.

I think it's been established that Jason Todd was brought back to life by the Lazarus Pit already. So we know it's still around at least.

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Posted by FiveLetters

If this sells well then DC will probably bring Damian back sooner rather than later, everyone go out and buy this series!

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Interesting

Edited by saoakden

Awesome can't wait.

Posted by LarryDavis

If you want Damian to come back, you should buy this miniseries.

Uh, no, it's written by Kubert too, not G-Mo.

Damian will also totally be back, in some form. There are a bunch of Damians out there, after all.

Posted by Nahuel

Getting it when it comes in trade. I have no more money to spend, but I'm loving this idea!

Posted by jwalser3

no.

Posted by nightwingnerd

Yay!!! It's probably going to be 3.99 though so I might not be able to get it.

Posted by cc1738

This should be an ongoing. I love stories that take place in alternate timelines. Ala Age of Apocalypse. That was my favorite series until it was ruined by a horrible crossover that should never have happened.

Posted by batmannflash

yes!! great idea.

Damian's bound to come back and when he does, I hope it's creative and original (probably not)

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