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savafan
11-29-2008, 06:03 AM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/article1982939.ece

By SIMON ROTHSTEIN

Bruce Wayne – who by night is Batman – gets murdered by a man claiming to be the father he thought was dead.

In a highly controversial new storyline Bruce, who first appeared in 1939, is killed by Simon Hurt – the leader of the shady Black Glove organisation.

Simon claims he is really Dr Thomas Wayne, saying he faked his own passing when Bruce was a child.

The superhero dies when he tries to stop his foe escaping by helicopter in the new comic Batman R.I.P.

Writer Grant Morrison said: “This is so much better than death. People have killed characters in the past but to me, that kind of ends the story!

"I like to keep the story twisting and turning. So what I am doing is a fate worse than death. Things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all.

"This is the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman."

Batman will live on though, with another character filling his Batsuit.

Two likely contenders are Dick Grayson - the original Robin - or current Boy Wonder, Tim Drake.

LoganBuck
11-29-2008, 07:21 AM
Boo

Raisor
11-29-2008, 09:50 AM
No body no death. It's one of the basic foundations of comics.

chicoruiz
11-29-2008, 10:02 AM
Comics are like soap operas: No character is dead for good, even if you're using their skull as a desk ashtray. With all the money to being made by movies featuring a Bruce Wayne/Batman, there's no way he won't be back in a few months.

Heath
11-29-2008, 10:04 AM
I thought this was going to be an obit for Adam West.

Degenerate39
11-29-2008, 10:42 AM
Dick Grayson should be the new Batman.

pahster
11-29-2008, 11:01 AM
Lame. He'll be back in a few months. This is why I've long since stopped reading many comics.

Raisor
11-29-2008, 11:22 AM
Dick Grayson should be the new Batman.

That's the rumor.

OldRightHander
11-29-2008, 11:34 AM
I stopped reading them years ago. If they come out with a movie, I'll see it, but that's about it.

Degenerate39
11-29-2008, 11:51 AM
That's the rumor.

I just can't see Tim Drake as Batman yet.

Chip R
11-29-2008, 12:17 PM
No body no death. It's one of the basic foundations of comics.


And soap operas.

redsfandan
11-29-2008, 12:41 PM
I thought this was going to be an obit for Adam West.

same here. don't care much about the latest comic gossip.

Caveat Emperor
11-29-2008, 01:26 PM
If I read comics, I'd never read a "Batman" comic without Bruce Wayne as Batman.

It kinda defeats the whole pathos of the character. Batman's just another idiot in a costume without Wayne.

Gainesville Red
11-29-2008, 01:39 PM
So Captain America's not Steve Rodgers.

And Batman's not Bruce Wayne?

That's interesting. (read: Stupid.)

I wonder if the two decisions have anything to do with each other?

Raisor
11-29-2008, 02:34 PM
So Captain America's not Steve Rodgers.



BuckyCap has been awesome so far.

The Baumer
11-29-2008, 03:31 PM
I vote for Nic Cage.

MrCinatit
11-29-2008, 07:16 PM
Wait...Clark Kent isn't Batman!!??!!

Sabo Fan
11-29-2008, 11:16 PM
Bruce Wayne might be "dead" but it's pretty clear to me that the guy who supposedly caused his death isn't his father. Either way, DC is teasing that the final fate of Batman will be revealed in Final Crisis, which seems odd to me, but so do a lot of things they're doing lately.

Gainesville Red
11-30-2008, 09:06 AM
BuckyCap has been awesome so far.


You're right, I shouldn't judge it. I haven't read it.

RBA
11-30-2008, 10:31 AM
I was expecting to see an obit for Adam West when I opened this thread.

Raisor
11-30-2008, 01:53 PM
You're right, I shouldn't judge it. I haven't read it.

Highly recommended.

The best Cap has been since the original Waid/Garney run years ago. The only thing I don't like is the Alex Ross designed uniform for Bucky. Too shinny.

GAC
11-30-2008, 08:25 PM
You can't take Bruce Wayne out of the Batman persona. Bruce Wayne IS Batman and all that he comprises. Inseparable.

Who is Hyde without Jekyll?

durl
12-01-2008, 10:37 AM
What's with this trend of killing off the most enduring good guys? The quintessential heroes are being taken down. I don't like it.

TRF
12-01-2008, 10:39 AM
Though the rumors suggest it'll be Dick Grayson, the writing actually suggest Tim Drake. Tim has taken a turn towards a darker crimefighter over the last 2-3 years.

I really thought this whole storyline was unnecessary. shouldn't 52 taken care of Bruce? He could have "retired", taken an oracle like role. Or just gotten a life. This was drama for the sake of, and it wasn't really needed.

Anyone remember the old comic axiom "Only Bucky stays dead"? BuckyCap is pretty good, but the best cap scene in the last 20 years just took place in the recent issue of Thor. fantastic art, great dialogue.

ochre
12-01-2008, 07:28 PM
Doesn't anyone think it will be Damian?

TRF
12-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Doesn't anyone think it will be Damian?

Nah, too immature. His last line in the finale was "do you think he'll let me keep the car?"

Raisor
12-05-2008, 02:22 PM
Anyone remember the old comic axiom "Only Bucky stays dead"? BuckyCap is pretty good, but the best cap scene in the last 20 years just took place in the recent issue of Thor. fantastic art, great dialogue.

I'm trade waiting Thor, so I'll get to see that bit in a couple of months.

Now that Bucky is back, the axiom is: Only Uncle Ben stays dead.

And just to be fair, Bucky dying was a Stan Lee retcon in the first place.

TRF
12-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Now the Wasp is dead, they killed Kitty not too long ago..

Marvel has a mad on for a lot of it's characters.

Raisor
12-05-2008, 06:53 PM
Now the Wasp is dead, they killed Kitty not too long ago..

Marvel has a mad on for a lot of it's characters.

Kitty isn't dead, she's just a giant space bullet now.