I am extremely worried for Damian

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#1 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

After viewing the solicits for May, I'm thinking that Death of the Family may not be the greatest threat to killing Damian. The greatest threat is Mr. Grant Morrison over in Batman Inc. Would he really kill Damian after showing us several glimpses of Damian's future as Batman?

Stupid question, I know. Of course he would. 'Cause he's f***'n Grant Morrison!

I'm afraid, guys. I'm afraid.

#2 Posted by Joelislegend (215 posts) - - Show Bio

I am beginning to suspect that Damian will be killed in both DOTF and in Batman Inc.

Would be really crazy poor Damian I am crossing my fingers but I have a feeling Morrison will kill him. It would leave us forever marked by his run and it would make the death of a robin actually credible.

But man. I love damian. :(

#3 Posted by JakeN7 (10625 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker said:

After viewing the solicits for May, I'm thinking that Death of the Family may not be the greatest threat to killing Damian. The greatest threat is Mr. Grant Morrison over in Batman Inc. Would he really kill Damian after showing us several glimpses of Damian's future as Batman? Stupid question, I know. Of course he would. 'Cause he's f***'n Grant Morrison! I'm afraid, guys. I'm afraid.

I got really worried as well. When it says that Batman has been devastated and may lose his humanity in Batman Incorporated, and then it says he's pushing the brink of insanity in Batman and Robin and only a former-KIA Robin can pull him out of it, it only leads to the conclusion that Damian will die. Which makes me incredibly sad because he's one of my favorite characters. Hopefully his death (assuming it happens) will be treated with respect and be written incredibly well. I guess it would be a fitting end to Morrison's 7 year-long Batman run.

I guess I have more of an understanding of what the over-zealous Spider-Man fans felt a couple months ago...

I love Damian so much. :(

#4 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker: Grant Morrison made Damien. He wasn't originally planned to survive the initial arc.

He's Morrison's character to kill

#5 Edited by evilvegeta74 (4521 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker said:

After viewing the solicits for May, I'm thinking that Death of the Family may not be the greatest threat to killing Damian. The greatest threat is Mr. Grant Morrison over in Batman Inc. Would he really kill Damian after showing us several glimpses of Damian's future as Batman?


Stupid question, I know. Of course he would. 'Cause he's f***'n Grant Morrison!


I'm afraid, guys. I'm afraid.

That kid will surely pull through!

#6 Posted by Billy Batson (57753 posts) - - Show Bio

Those future issues don't really mean anything when it's a future that they're trying to avoid.
He'll most likely die.
BB

#7 Posted by chasereis (794 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker: In my best Yoda voice "Yes, You should be... You...Should be." As much as I like Damian, Morrison is depraved enough to do anything including child homicide. It will largely depend on exactly much of his actual mass is illicit narcotic at the time. If you cut him open and it looks like a CVS storeroom, yea, that fuq'er is dead, D-E-A-D. Hell, he'll have Batman do it himself. If for nothing else for the sheer shock value of killing him. Ugh.

See you in the reruns Damian. RIP.

#8 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Damien's a clone who rapidly aged...like Superboy. They could just whip up another. If Jason Todd and Bucky are alive now... I'm just saying.

#9 Posted by JakeN7 (10625 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crash_Recovery said:

Damien's a clone who rapidly aged...like Superboy.

Since when? Just because the New 52 timeline doesn't make sense, that doesn't mean that you have to jump to that conclusion. He is shown as a baby, a small child, and now his current state. Superboy was full grown in an artificial embryo and was made using the DNA of Superman and Lex Luthor. Damian was conceived naturally. The Heretic is a rapidly aged clone, but that doesn't mean Damian is.

#10 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

please dont kill damian Morrison

#11 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crash_Recovery said:

@Reignmaker: Grant Morrison made Damien. He wasn't originally planned to survive the initial arc.

He's Morrison's character to kill

That really doesn't make me feel better. Morrison's run was "ok" but it was Tomasi who made me love Damian's character, not Morrison.

Morrison's run had flashes of brilliance, but I think it was his weirdness that has defined his overall work. I guess it was too much to ask to have Morrison quietly go away, leaving Damian intact. No such luck I see.

Don't misunderstand me though, I knew it wasn't going to last forever. In a way, Damian was always screwed because he's Batman's actual son. DC doesn't want one of their big-name characters to have a biological son running around long-term. It detracts from the whole de-aging process the New 52 was supposed to bring about. In short, Batman having a son is like Superman being a married man. So that's why the Damian chapter is going away.

I suppose in 5+ years from now, it'll all be retconned out of existence anyway. Thank you, Mr. Morrison for giving us seven years of weird stories that aren't sustainable. Awesome...

#12 Edited by richardjohngrayson (414 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/nightwing-2011/nightwing-17 
 
I can't speak for Batman Inc but it looks like Damian makes it out of DOTF.

#13 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Those future issues don't really mean anything when it's a future that they're trying to avoid.
He'll most likely die.
BB

:(

@richardjohngrayson said:

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/nightwing-2011/nightwing-17 I can't speak for Batman Inc but it looks like Damian makes it out of DOTF.

All of a sudden the end of DOF feels so trivial. How can anything the Joker does compare to Damian dying? I guess we'll see next week.

#14 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont mind him dying...i mean hes a cool kid etc...but

#15 Posted by JakeN7 (10625 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker said:

@Crash_Recovery said:

@Reignmaker: Grant Morrison made Damien. He wasn't originally planned to survive the initial arc.

He's Morrison's character to kill

That really doesn't make me feel better. Morrison's run was "ok" but it was Tomasi who made me love Damian's character, not Morrison.

Morrison's run had flashes of brilliance, but I think it was his weirdness that has defined his overall work. I guess it was too much to ask to have Morrison quietly go away, leaving Damian intact. No such luck I see.

Don't misunderstand me though, I knew it wasn't going to last forever. In a way, Damian was always screwed because he's Batman's actual son. DC doesn't want one of their big-name characters to have a biological son running around long-term. It detracts from the whole de-aging process the New 52 was supposed to bring about. In short, Batman having a son is like Superman being a married man. So that's why the Damian chapter is going away.

I suppose in 5+ years from now, it'll all be retconned out of existence anyway. Thank you, Mr. Morrison for giving us seven years of weird stories that aren't sustainable. Awesome...

I loved Morrison's run and I think it's amazing. But I understand what you're saying about Tomasi making Damian lovable, and I'd have to agree, but my love of Damian actually did start with Morrison. If you read his Batman and Robin run, then you might know what I mean. I think Morrison made him more human and empathetical in his run on Batman and Robin, and Tomasi expanded on that, yet focused more on the developing relationship between Damian and Bruce (as opposed to Damian and Dick.)

#16 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7 said:

I loved Morrison's run and I think it's amazing. But I understand what you're saying about Tomasi making Damian lovable, and I'd have to agree, but my love of Damian actually did start with Morrison. If you read his Batman and Robin run, then you might know what I mean. I think Morrison made him more human and empathetical in his run on Batman and Robin, and Tomasi expanded on that, yet focused more on the developing relationship between Damian and Bruce (as opposed to Damian and Dick.)

Yeah, I read most of Morrison's run and I read his Batman & Robin. I liked Damian, but I didn't love him until Tomasi took over.

#17 Posted by noj (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

I REALLY REALLY dont want Damian to die. He is seriously one of my favorite characters and my favorite Robin. Grant Morrison's run on Batman has been my favorite run of all time but it ending with the death of Damian would leave a sour taste in my mouth.

#18 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

I seriously doubt Morrison will kill Damian. He wanted to in the Batman and Son arc, but then decided against it because Damian appealed to him too much.

It's that same appeal that makes me doubt he'll ever kill him off.

#19 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, he might live. There's not really a good reason to kill him now that he's gotten a big fan base.

#20 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4601 posts) - - Show Bio

@chasereis:

isnt it

"Be... you should"

sidebar:

Reignmaker is afraid Ha I thought I'd never see the day

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#21 Posted by Ironhawk22 (320 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely think Damian's clock is ticking. Especially with the recent Batman and Robin Annual. It seems like that was a really bright issue, to get more people on board with Damian before his demise in Inc. Really hope I'm wrong.

#22 Posted by chasereis (794 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One: Well if you want to get SUPER technical, the verbatim line is "You will be...You...will..be" in ESB, lol.

#23 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be so disappointed if he's killed off, I really like Damian.

#24 Posted by TheCannon (17897 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope he dies.

#25 Posted by havoc1201 (490 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison said he planed on killing Damian off at the end of Batman and son but he decided to keep him around for awhile to explore the other side of Batman, so i would not be surprised if he kills him off at the end of his INC run...I really hope not i like Damian but i am preparing for Morrison to kill him

#26 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not worried about Damian since there is a Robin overpopulation problem so all the Robins can die bec Nolan don't like them anyway.

#27 Posted by wessaari (622 posts) - - Show Bio

i have a strange feeling that he might not die, but be sent to earth 2. Or Talia has him. But from what the solicits are showing, Damian might be freaking dying, and though he isnt my favorite character, he is still a Robin, and still a Wayne. This will shock the Bat-verse if he dies

#28 Edited by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Posted by entropy_aegis (14219 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad Morrison's the one doing it and for once it doesn't need to be the Joker.

#30 Posted by Kangaxx_54 (303 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll seriously cry if they kill him off. He's such an interesting character, who's brought so much new to the table, and he's developed a *lot* - more than any other characters, I think. Would honestly prefer to see Alfred die (not that I want either of them to die).

#31 Posted by Avenger85 (1602 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG. Not Damian please. He's the coolest among all the Robins :(

#32 Posted by Joelislegend (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

I'm glad Morrison's the one doing it and for once it doesn't need to be the Joker.

Better Morrison kills off his own character than if Snyder did it in DOTF haters would go apeshit.

#33 Edited by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

The end of Batman Inc #7...

I think Damien is a goner in issue #8. At least I'll have a good reason to drop Batman & Robin now.

kh••d

#34 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6010 posts) - - Show Bio

If Damian is killed....

#35 Posted by batshrine (969 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like its a red herring cause well its been done...twice.

An author is always looking to create a good and original story. They don't want to rehash the same story with different characters.

We've seen Jason Todd and Stephanie Brown both die as Robin, and we've seen Bruce get devastated. It would be cheap writing to do that same story again. Granted Jason Todd's Death in the Family was a really bad story, and Morrison thought he could write a death that actually feels more impactful.

An argument for it however...Batman is defined by the death of his parents. At the moment he happens to have a long lost brother and a biological son. If both those characters die, then he really loses all biological family. That could add a new layer to Batman's character. And I will only support Damian's death if one thing happens, if he stays dead. Not because i dislike the character, but because it would actually matter.

#36 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine said:

An author is always looking to create a good and original story. They don't want to rehash the same story with different characters.

I see what you're saying, but writers have been rehashing stories for a long time now. This is inevitable in a medium that doesn't allow certain characters to grow up or remain dead.

It's now just a matter of who rehashes better.

#37 Posted by End_Boss (725 posts) - - Show Bio

God, I hope they don't kill Damian. Take Alfred instead.

Yeah, I said it.

What are you gonna do about it?

#38 Posted by YMCMB (160 posts) - - Show Bio

Please comic gods....spare da boy.

#39 Posted by The_Tree (7206 posts) - - Show Bio

My prediction (that I recently wrote on my wall) is that Batman or Damian die, and in an effort to save the other, one makes a deal with the devil. Kind of coming full circle with the Batman 666 timeline. Obviously this would be happening in Batman Inc., rather than DotF.

#40 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian hasnt even been robin for that long, and he's rising in popularity so i doubt morrison we'll kill him and if he dies what would be the point of the batman and robin book? I know for sure DC wont cancel one of its best selling books.

#41 Edited by JakeN7 (10625 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7: Yup. I agree that's a sweet-looking cover. It does suck majorly though if you love the character. All the Damian haters who never took a real chance to get to know him will be thrilled no doubt.

#43 Posted by JakeN7 (10625 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker: Yeah, there is going to be a huge influx of insensitive haters who are busy celebrating after this issue.

#44 Posted by mhanuroth (208 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe is the rip of damian as robin maybe he comes back with his mother

#45 Posted by Zanarkand (3 posts) - - Show Bio

So is everyone else thinking this Harper Row character is going to be the new Robin? With no training, etc how can this happen so quick?.... check out Batman & Robin #19 WTF cover. Its going to introduce the new Robin on the other half of the cover.. It should be Tim.. but it aint happening..

#46 Posted by conradoaccorsi (297 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian will not die,hopefully,Grant couldnt kill his greatest creation.

#47 Posted by Zanarkand (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, he seems dead... but what now? The whole DotF story line seems obsolete. Now hes going to freak out over his son dying and get super violent(ala post Todd murder) and then another Robin steps in to help him? Seems like the family is going to help him thru it too so in the end, Joker failed? The next three issues of Batman and Robin are Batman and Red Hood, Batman and Red Robin, Batman and Nightwing etc.. I think Snyder and Morrison maybe released their archs too close to one another.

#48 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

so what, I think this is cool! theyre moving us out of the comfort zone here! theyre attaching us to a character, BOOM killing him! great writer!

#49 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1668 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN: Hmmm, I like your attitude! Maybe, you're right.

#50 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

oh yeah :D!

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