Batman Is Going Nowhere

Batman: Under the Red Hood

Batman: Under the Red Hood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve read the latest Batman rumor on Rich Johnston‘s Lying In The Gutters column, on Fortress of Fortitude (Both blogs/columns I trust pretty much completely), and several other places that I can’t remember.

For those who haven’t heard, the rumor is :

In June/July, DC are killing off Batman. Or rather, Bruce Wayne. Robin will inherit the Batman cowl. One of the Robins anyway. Tim Drake. Jason Todd. Or possibly Red Hood. Hey, maybe Jean-Paul Valley, it has been ten years since Azrael.

Either way, the book will relaunch with a nice shiny #1.

The blinking yellow light at Lying in the Gutters indicates their skepticism, The Fortress of Solitude outright states their skepticism, and I’m skeptic as hell.

I just can’t bring myself to believe that DC would be stupid enough to kill off one of their marquee characters at roughly the same time that a major motion picture focusing on that marquee character is being released. It just does not make any sense.

The only thing that even remotely makes sense is that they’re positioning a new Batman for the JLA movie, since Christian Bale will not be in that movie’s cast.

That would still be incredibly stupid, though.

Comic fans, what say ye?

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