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    Batman rumored to be killed off after Robin takes a turn to the dark side

    Batman RIP' will see "the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman", according to Grant Morrison. There are rumours that Batman will suffer a gruesome end when his sidekick Robin goes over to "the dark side" and destroys him in a terrible betrayal.
    Batman, alter ego of Bruce Wayne a wealthy industrialist, operates in the American Gotham City.
    Others speculate that Wayne may either retire from his duties or be killed by a mystery villain known as the Black Glove.
    His fate will be revealed in the latest issue of DC Comic's Batman, published on 26 November.
    Either way, his demise will lead to a hunt for a replacement.
    "What I am doing is a fate worse than death, things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all," Mr Morrison told Comic Book Resources.
    Mr Morrison, the Scottish writer, has written storylines for comics including X-Men for Marvel and Superman for DC Comics. He took over writing the Batman series for DC in 2006.
    Bruce Wayne has given up the Caped Crusader mantle once before. In the 'Knightfall' storyline, Batman's back was broken by villain Bane, causing Wayne to recruit Jean-Paul Valley to replace him.
    Mr Morrison declined to reveal who the new Batman would be, but the frontrunners include Tim Drake who has been Robin since 1991 and Dick Grayson - the original Boy Wonder.
    It is not the first time a superhero has met an unfortunate end in the comic world.
    Last year, Captain America was killed after being shot by a sniper in New York.
    Superman's death in 1992 at the hands of Doomsday became the biggest selling Superman comic in history. He was later resurrected.
    Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger for DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939.

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    It is not the first time a superhero has met an unfortunate end in the comic world.
    Last year, Captain America was killed after being shot by a sniper in New York.
    Say it isn't so. Captain America is alive and well and posting on this board.

    I heard that Obamaman wants to be the new replacement.

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    It's true. I am the replacement. And I'm kicking Robins ass. I always thought he had a silly ass name anyway.
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    As a complete comic book geek, I will be buying this issue today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    It's true. I am the replacement. And I'm kicking Robins ass. I always thought he had a silly ass name anyway.
    You'd be secure enough not to need someone with such a silly name as your sidekick!



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    I actually enjoyed the "Batman Beyond" cartoon series where the retired Bruce Wayne found a replacement. It was an interesting idea, Wayne in the background helping the new guy learn the ropes. I really hope they don't kill of Wayne in the comics though!
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    I read a book-length version of a Batman sequel, The Dark Knight" by Frank Miller, in which Robin was a girl rebelling against her parents who were aging hippies who disapproved of all violence and said "it's just like Kent State" whenever they heard about police or superhero actions. That was kind of funny.

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    I'm not sure why people feel the need to kill off heros. It really upsets me.
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    Guys, as an advid reader of comics as a kid, I can tell you this:

    Comic companies (especially DC Comics) are notorious for killing off heros and then bringing them back. Remember the popular "Death of Superman" comic that made the news back in the 90s?

    This is the same pathetic attempt to boost waning sales. Do you honestly think DC would kill off it's cash cow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Guys, as an advid reader of comics as a kid, I can tell you this:

    Comic companies (especially DC Comics) are notorious for killing off heros and then bringing them back. Remember the popular "Death of Superman" comic that made the news back in the 90s?

    This is the same pathetic attempt to boost waning sales. Do you honestly think DC would kill off it's cash cow?
    Absolutely not. But that doesn't mean I didn't want a copy. heh

    And how come you're not an avid reader still????? Hmmmmm...? Growing up has nothing to do with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    Absolutely not. But that doesn't mean I didn't want a copy. heh

    And how come you're not an avid reader still????? Hmmmmm...? Growing up has nothing to do with it!
    Because I have to pay bills. LOL

    I may pick up the occasional graphic novel to keep up with things. I was more of a Marvel comic geek. But from what I've seen lately it hasn't impressed me much.

    I'm still a comic book nerd. Just can't afford to be as big of a nerd as I'd like.
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