* Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own...but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny?
It's a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by one of Damian's co-creators, Andy Kubert!
Plus, in a tale scribed by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham!
In a world torn apart by terrorism, plagues, rogue weather and bizarre super-crime, only 24-hours are left before the climactic battle of Armageddon - and only one man who might be able to stop it! * Collects Damian, Son of Batman #1-4 and Batman #666.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour)
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 29/07/2014
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401246426
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by DanieXJ
As hinted by in the title to start off the book, Batman dies. That wasn’t surprising to me, and I also sorta guessed the twist that was going to happen regarding the Batman’s demise as well.After Batman’s death, Damian, still as Robin, goes quite off the deep end and into a tailspin trying to get vengeance for said death.Through the story he slowly becomes Batman with lots of bumps and backtracks in his way.Barbara Gordon as the Commissioner of the GCPD is in there, which is cool. Can’t have too much Babs Gordon. There was a cat character in the story that freaked me out a bit, as did Batman’s coat. And there was a priest in the TPB that was quite an interesting addition to the story.All in all a solid, futuristic Damian story.I got this advanced galley through Netgalley on behalf of DC Entertainment.
Review by ElizaJane
This is a little strange because we are transported to the future. A future where Bruce Wayne is a sick elderly man, Dick Grayson is Batman and Damian Wayne (alive and well) is still Robin. The book opens with the death of Batman and Damian coming to terms with himself taking over the reigns as the new Batman, at first he refuses to carry on the tradition of being just and drawing the line at killing but he finds everyone from all sides coming down hard on him after his string of eliminating the bad guys. He promises his father to carry on the tradition and live up to the respected role of a just Batman. This is a dark, gritty Batman with quite a few changes in this possible future which I won't mention. Alfred's situation becomes quite strange though, I will say. Not really sure what is up with that. I didn't like Damian when I first read him as a character, but the more he's developed the more I like him and Morrison does write him well. I really enjoyed the story and the art, finding it a gripping, serious read. There is a priest who shows up quite a lot who is a mysterious character who knows the Waynes but is never identified. Will this story arc continue? I want to know who he is. Damian's Batman costume is a bit weird, mostly it is the familiar costume but instead of a cape he wears a long trench coat with the utility belt, as the belt of course, and the coat's tails flow off into cape features. So it appears cape-like when he's jumping/flying around but it is definitely a coat, not a cape. I didn't find it aesthetically pleasing. But a serious take on the Batman mythos, and an intriguing look at a future scenario. Good reading.
Review by Chris_El
Kubert's art saves this from getting the one star the writing deserves. There has to be more, right? So many plot holes, well, not holes, as much as just missing parts of the story so you have no idea what is going on. A great else worlds idea that could have been really interesting failed to live up to its potential.