The NEW Batman?

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  1. PhotoJones Registered

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    According to Rich Johnston over at CBR, in June/July of next year, DC will [BLACKOUT]kill off Bruce Wayne and have one of the Robins (Drake, Todd or Grayson) take up the mantle of Batman[/BLACKOUT]. The books will also relaunch with new #1's.

    What the ****.

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13
     
  2. Not Jake Registered

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    1. Jason Todd sucks
    2. Tim Drake is drawn so smallish of frame:o
     
  3. Harlekin Business

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    It's Lying in the ****ing Gutters. Does anyone actually take that seriously?
     
  4. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    If Bats dies, so will my love for DC. :(
     
  5. Kitsune Fox of Ages

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    Just in time for the new Batman movie? Yeah right....


    Can I interest you in the purchase of a bridge?
     
  6. Not Jake Registered

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    I dunno. Is it a nice bridge.
     
  7. PhotoJones Registered

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    Uh...yeah. Dude's got a better track record then pretty any other rumor mill.
     
  8. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    that'd be pretty ridiculous. and highly unecessary considering bruce would be alive again in no time.
     
  9. sethcohen still beats hal...

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    as i said in the OTHER thread that addressed this... i say off him and have no one take over as batman for years. dick moves to gotham to look after tim and uses the resources he inherrits fill the void left by bruces demise. i could even see a story where jason would feel the need to "show bruce" he could be a better batman and try to take over the mantle only to have dick and tim oppose and defeat him
     
  10. PhotoJones Registered

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    What other thread in this forum addressed this?
     
  11. sethcohen still beats hal...

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    is right.
     
  13. PhotoJones Registered

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    Merge or purge, I guess. I didn't know it was that far back in the making.
     
  14. sethcohen still beats hal...

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    its ok, ive done it too...
    im a dick, i know...
     
  15. PhotoJones Registered

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    That sucks, too. Just when I was jumping into the Batman books, they pull this. :down
     
  16. sethcohen still beats hal...

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    a) no one knows that its true
    b) i love batman, i really do, but i kinda would like some forward progression. my biggest complaint about comics is the fact that time barely passes... id like to see them age and retire... i dont necessarily want to see bruce die, but i welcome forward movement. and this unfortunately would be forward movement...
    c) i dont think didio has the stones to do it (you see this dannyboy? im calling you out!)
     
  17. GNR Registered

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    rich has the best rumor column,majority of things he posts usually materialize,with I'd say about 15 to 20% that don't such as the Invaders series by Brubaker and Loeb/Finch as the new ASM team,they did the Fallen Son issue

    there was that Barry Allen "rebirth" bit he posted months ago,nothing on that front has materialized yet either

    this I could see happening though,DC seems so desperate right now and once again it's all about deaths to get the ball rolling
     
  18. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    He couldn't kill Nightwing there is no wayin hell that he will kill Batman, I would think thiswould be one time where Warner Bros would step in and say no. Even if they have like no control over DC other than they own them.
     
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    If Batman died, I would be done with DC, with the exception of back issues and old trades.
     
  20. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    I've always liked the idea of them killing off Bruce or have him give up the cowl for an extended amount of time (longer than Prodical Son), everyone knows it wouldn't be permament and I think they could craft a good story out it.

    But, with Captain America away at Marvel - I'm not sure it's the right time as really DC would just be "following suit".
     
  21. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    ..................
    Waiting and seeing.

    Unlike Cap,.. the Bat doesn't have a Super Soldier Serum and cold water to fall back on..........

    I think I would read it if,............. Catman took up the mantle long enough for dick to grow a pair and step up to the plate.

    But heh,... I don't want him dead either - but if they do it,....................
     
  22. Sawyer High King

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    Its a bit to soon for a spoiler THAT big to get out, isnt it? If Bruce dies, I'll s*** a brick.
     
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    What he said. Damn that guy is smart.
     
  24. DoomJester A side-kick no longer.

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    Well, June/July would put the potential (remotely) death of Batman smack dab in Final Crisis. So perhaps we need to know the context of Final Crisis-- what if Final Crisis is
    an Evangelion or Digital Devil Saga 2 type thing
    where everyone dies and the world starts over. Then Batman would've died but not the way we are thinking, or at least not like Cap dies.

    Actually... that would be an interesting story-- Batman realizes what is going on in Final Crisis, allows himself to die, undergoes metempsychosis and ends up saving the DCU through another world. I can see Grant doing something like that. I remember him playing around with similar themes before.

    But I'd hate for Bruce Wayne to die. Batman is Bruce Wayne. Batman is not a costume someone can wear. If DC does that I'm basically just going to read some back issues but I'll have no reason to continue reading anything new--even if Mary Marvel turns good and gets on a team (which I'm hoping will happen). I don't think it will happen.
     
  25. Anubis Sup?

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    Man, I really hope it's Jason Todd. :p
     

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