Monday, November 05, 2007
Holy Death Of - Batman!
According to today's Lying in the Gutters, found weekly on Comic Book Resources, DC is killing Batman!
Rich Johnston, author of the rumor column, claims that in June or July Bruce Wayne Batman will be killed, and later replaced by one of the Robins and the series will restart with #1.
Sound familiar? Think back to Captain America this past March - they killed Steve Rogers. And as reported, Captain America #34 will then have someone else claim the title of Captain America. Is DC now following in Marvel's footsteps with a similar major character assassination?
I heard rumors of this happening a couple of years ago - when DC was announcing the One Year Later events people speculated that Batman would no longer be Bruce. Well, it didn't happen then. But I guess it might happen now. How reliable is this rumor? I don't know. Time will tell!
Can DC pull it off? Can they get people to continue to purchase Batman comics with a new man in the suit? Will long-time Batman fans tolerate the changes and new numbering? Again, if and when this rumor becomes reality, time will tell.