DC Comics announced that in the next issue of the "Batman" comics, Robin will die.
The Dark Knight will soon be flying solo.
DC Comics said Monday that Batman's sidekick Robin will die in "Batman, Incorporated #8." The issue, due in stores Wednesday, will include the death of Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son.
Batman has worked with many different Robins over the years. This Robin, Damian, happens to also be his son.
Robin has long served as Batman's trusty sidekick, but this won't be the first time a Robin has died. Past Robins have even returned after their deaths due to fan demand. Some fans are already predicting that could be the case for Damian, a relatively popular Robin.
But DC said the newest issue "will not only serve as Damian's last flight as Robin, but it will also bring together everything (writer Grant) Morrison has been building towards since the beginning of the series."
LEGENDARY 'BATMAN' RUN
The writer for the series, Morrison, has been crafting the story since 2006.
In a blog entry, he said it was the longest continued comic story he'd ever attempted writing, an unexpected turn, as the series was originally slated for 15 issues.
"But something happened along the way and, as I was researching (Batman's) rich history, I became fascinated by the idea that every Batman story was in some way true and biographical," Morrison said.
Morrison said Robin encompassed the "master theme of damaged and ruined families" that has permeated the series since it began.
"In many ways this has been Damian's story as much as it has been the story of Bruce Wayne and it's a story that had its end planned a long time ago — for what son could ever hope to replace a father like Batman, who never dies?" he said.
CNN reported that Morrison's Robin was a son Bruce Wayne never knew.
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