Batman to be killed off after 70 years in comic books

November 25, 2008

(ChattahBox) — On Wednesday, the current Batman – Bruce Wayne run for 70 years in DC Comic will come to an end in the latest issue of the comic book. Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger for DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939.

Some have speculated that the caped crusader will suffer a horrific end when his sidekick, Robin, jumps over to “the dark side” and destroys him in a terrible betrayal. There’s also speculation that he maybe killed by a mystery villain known as the Black Glove. Others guess that he’ll simply retire from his duties.

Either way Bruce Wayne’s end, will lead to a hunt for a Batman replacement.

Grant Morrison a Scottish writer, that has written storylines for comics including X-Men for Marvel and Superman for DC Comics, and took over writing the Batman series for DC in 2006, told Comic Book Resources:

“What I am doing is a fate worse than death, things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all.”

It is not the first time a superhero has met an unfortunate end in the comic world. Superman’s death in 1992 at the hands of Doomsday became the biggest selling Superman comic in history. He was later resurrected. Last year, Captain America was killed after being shot by a sniper in New York.


2 Responses to “Batman to be killed off after 70 years in comic books”

  1. KlarkKent on November 25th, 2008 8:35 pm

    This is CRAP!. Batman was the best of the best. He was the greatest hero of them all not because of some super power but because of his LACK of super powers. His being nothing more than a Human Being with a sharp mind, a determined athlete, , and a never ending devotion to principals such as crime fighting.

    The world stoped when Superman Died.
    The world will end when Batman Dies.

  2. ZEITGEIST / Random Comics News Story Round-Up on November 26th, 2008 6:48 pm

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