Former Robin DAMIAN Returns in New Series
CREDIT: DC Comics
Update: The New York Post has unveiled a cover image for Damian: Son of Batman, seen above.
Original story: A few months following his highly publicized death, former Robin (and Batman's biological son) Damian Wayne is returning to DC Comics, as first revealed by The New York Post.
No, that doesn't mean he's coming back to life — rather, he's appearing in a four-issue miniseries, Damian: Son of Batman, said to take place in a "possible future that may never be." It's written and drawn by Andy Kubert, who, along with writer Grant Morrison, introduced Damian in 2006's "Batman & Son" storyline.
The story is set to play off Batman #666, by Morrison and Kubert, which featured an adult version of Damian operating as Batman.
"I had a big affinity for Damian when I drew Batman issue #666 (in 2007)," Kubert told the Post. "I really liked that Batman and always wanted to revisit him. Damian is a bit different than the ‘Bruce Wayne’ Batman. Grant Morrison tweaked his character in a way that made it very endearing for me to draw. And to write."
"Basically, what I'm doing is exploring the path that Damian has taken to become Batman," Kubert continued. "I think readers will see him in a different light than before."
The first issue is scheduled for release on Oct. 30. No art from the project has been released yet. Damian was killed off in DC's current continuity in February's Batman Incorporated #8, written by Morrison and illustrated by Chris Burnham.