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RIP: Bruce Wayne?

Is this really the end of Bruce Wayne? After 70 years of donning the Batsuit and fighting crime is crime finally going to have the last laugh?

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(From IMDB News : Death of The Dark Knight? (Monday 24th November 2008)

Batman is set to be killed off after 70 years of crime-fighting - in the comic book which created the cartoon superhero.

Rumours are rife that in the next issue of DC Comics' Batman, published on Thursday, Bruce Wayne will meet a grisly end.

The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as Wayne, was a box office smash this year and another film is said to be in the offing - but it appears the comic book equivalent has now run its course.

The Bruce Wayne character is now expected to retire from his duties, perhaps leading to a new Batman or an entirely different superhero to take his place.



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bob_goat
Nov. 25th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
He can't die... We all know he retires, grows a Tom Selleck mustache, drives race cars, comes back, strikes up a somewhat awkward relationship with a young girl, kills the joker, beats the shit out of Superman, fakes his death, retires with a bunch of young boys and the young girl he has an awkward relationship with, comes back again to rescue a bunch of silver age heroes to fight Lex Luthor and Braniac (cause that makes sense)...

No. Wait. He retires and wears a strange exo-skeleton, works with Luthor and all the normal villains to take down Superman and the other super-heroes, but only he is a good guy infiltrating the bad guys and doesn't want to fuck up Superman, and uses robot Bat-men to fight bad guys, which are eventually converted in red cross Bat-men.... huh?

I've come to the conclusion there are really only a handful of good Batman comics and the best of them have no affiliation with the bat family or Superman or any other member of the rest of the DCU...

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