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Robin is… dead? Shock as Batman’s partner – and son – is apparently killed…

February 28th, 2013 by Owen Quinn 1 Comment

Batman has suffered A Death In The Family. Again.

Yes, DC comics have have subjected Batman to another devastating loss when as Robin has been killed off battling a cloned assassin in thelatest installment of Batman Incorporated which is released yesterday. Writer Grant Morrison has been quoted as saying that “He does his job- he dies an absolute hero”.

But the twist this time is the current incarnation of Robin is, in fact, Bruce Wayne’s 10-year-old son, Damian.

Although he is not the first Robin to be killed off – Jason Todd was killed by the Joker in the story A Death In The Family that ran in Batman #426-429, published in 1988-89 – he is the first to go at the height of his popularity. And the fact that a 10-year-old son boy has been killed is a brave and shocking move.

And this event will be felt throughout the Batman universe rather than a stunt. Morrison has a plan and we can’t wait to see how this unfolds….


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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the