The end of an era! Batman’s young partner Robin will die saving the world in a comic book published on Wednesday, DC Comics has announced. Both the Boy Wonder and Batman’s son, the Damian Wayne character will meet his end in the eighth issue of the comic Batman Incorporated.
Apparently he does his job – he saves the world and dies an absolute hero. He will inevitably be killed fighting a vicious assassin who also happens to be his brother, ‘cloned from his genetic material’. Batman will not be there to save him.
This news reminded me of the hysterical episode of Only Fools and Horses, Heroes and Villains, where Del Boy and Rodney [David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst] dress up as Batman and Robin for a party with their usual calamity filled antics. This episode was shown on Christmas Day in 1996 and attracted a record audience of 21.3 million. If you’ve not seen it for a while, check out this clip and I’m sure you’ll agree that even 16 years on it definitely stands the test of time – an absolute classic!