DC Fans were shocked after the gruesome events in Batman, Incorporated as Batman lost Robin, his son Damian. Damian was the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul and met his demise at the hands of his brother, the monstrosity known as The Heretic.
Batman and Robin #18 is a completely silent issue that is dark, powerful and emotionally raw. It’s a perfect memoriam to the fallen boy wonder by writer Peter J. Tomasi and artists Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.
Words are not even needed in this dark issue and the pain and rage that Bruce Wayne is suffering is extremely evident. Batman is mourning the loss of his partner but Bruce Wayne is grieving the loss of his son as only a father can and the pain is overbearing. The fact that Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person only amplifies the intensity.
The next “Requiem” tie-ins coming up are:
Nightwing #18 – Writer: Kyle Higgins / Artist: Roger Bonet
Red Hood & The Outlaws #18 – Writer: Scott Lobdell / Artist: Timothy Green
And in case you missed it:
World’s Finest #10 – Writer: Paul Levitz / Artist: Kevin Maguire
Batman #18 – Writer: Scott Snyder / Artist: Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope