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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/7746417.stm

 

Batman fans are set to discover whether the Caped Crusader is going to be killed off in his latest comic issue.

 

Batman RIP will see "the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman", the comic's Scottish writer Grant Morrison has revealed to avid readers.

 

There are rumours Bruce Wayne may either retire from his duties or be killed by a mystery villain known as the Black Glove.

 

His fate will be revealed when the comic is published on 26 November.

 

Either way, Wayne's demise will lead to a hunt for a new replacement Batman to take on the cape.

 

"What I am doing is a fate worse than death - things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all," Morrison said in the recent interview with Comic Book Resources.

 

He would not reveal who would be the new Batman, but the frontrunners include Tim Drake who has been Robin since 1991 and Dick Grayson - the original Boy Wonder - who now protects Gotham City as Nightwing.

 

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.

 

"Using science which we mere mortals cannot even understand, the Eradicator put Superman in a Kryptonian rejuvenation matrix that massaged him back to life," said DC Comics editor Mike Carlin, explaining the hero's return.

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Batman fans are set to discover whether the Caped Crusader is going to be killed off in his latest comic issue.

 

Batman RIP will see "the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman", the comic's Scottish writer Grant Morrison has revealed to avid readers.

 

There are rumours Bruce Wayne may either retire from his duties or be killed by a mystery villain known as the Black Glove.

 

His fate will be revealed when the comic is published on 26 November.

 

Either way, Wayne's demise will lead to a hunt for a new replacement Batman to take on the cape.

 

"What I am doing is a fate worse than death - things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all," Morrison said in the recent interview with Comic Book Resources.

 

He would not reveal who would be the new Batman, but the frontrunners include Tim Drake who has been Robin since 1991 and Dick Grayson - the original Boy Wonder - who now protects Gotham City as Nightwing.

 

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.

 

"Using science which we mere mortals cannot even understand, the Eradicator put Superman in a Kryptonian rejuvenation matrix that massaged him back to life," said DC Comics editor Mike Carlin, explaining the hero's return.

 

Happens all the time in Wallsend.

 

So Cap America was killed by a sniper.  What a shit way to end a comic book heroe.

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Is The Joker still alive in the comics? Seems only right that he gets to kill Batman. Abit of a shame really, dont see why they have to take the comics down this road. Bruce Wayne will always be Batman.

 

Which will probably be the get-out clause for the whole premise - Batman's killer will be Batman! Cleverly faking his own death so he can take out all the villains who think he's dead.

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Is The Joker still alive in the comics? Seems only right that he gets to kill Batman. Abit of a shame really, dont see why they have to take the comics down this road. Bruce Wayne will always be Batman.

 

I'm in shock!

 

Del Boy is nothing but an imposter!  :angry:

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Superheroes die all the time, they always come back, or stories continue in an alternative universe, or in the time frame before they got killed, or they get superceded by a new one, or they get cloned, or you find out it was a clone or robot that was killed in the first place.  Superman's died, Captain Marvel's died, Robin's died, the Green Arrow's died, Hawkeye died, the Flash died, Batgirl died.... None of those deaths made much of a difference.

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Superheroes die all the time, they always come back, or stories continue in an alternative universe, or in the time frame before they got killed, or they get superceded by a new one, or they get cloned, or you find out it was a clone or robot that was killed in the first place.  Superman's died, Captain Marvel's died, Robin's died, the Green Arrow's died, Hawkeye died, the Flash died, Batgirl died.... None of those deaths made much of a difference.

 

But He-Man still lives!

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I remember when I used to get comics, occasionally there would be an issue with a bunch of superheroes on the cover and the caption on the bottom would be like "And One Of Them Surely Shall Diiiiiiiiiiiiiie!"

 

You'd look at the cover, and it would be all the big boys, so you tear through that book to see which guy was going to die. Then on page 24, they would absolutely evaporate someone like fucking Shatterstar or Dazzler or something.

 

Two months later that worthless character would be back.

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I remember when the Joker clubbed one of the Robins' to death with a crowbar. Best comic book ever.

 

That Robin was Jason Todd and guess what he's now back and alive and no longer dead either

spoilt the whole awesome story line where he died

 

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Comics are for geeks as far as Im concerned. They were great to read in the past, but now, nobody reads comics anymore. They prefer to go to the movie instead even if the movie itself doesnt agree with what the comics are saying, which is of course the original piece.

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Comics are for geeks as far as Im concerned. They were great to read in the past, but now, nobody reads comics anymore. They prefer to go to the movie instead even if the movie itself doesnt agree with what the comics are saying, which is of course the original piece.

 

Your opinion is void due to your avatar and name I'm afraid.

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Guest Alan Shearer 9

Batman's mum sucked him back into her fanny with her bat sense just before the joker was going to stab him to death with his big wang. She then shot him back out of her fanny with incredible velocity into the joker's face. The joke's on you big man.

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