Spoiler Alert! Batman, Inc. 8

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* BE WARNED! *

THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BATMAN INC. #8. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT YET AND WISH TO BE SURPRISED,
TURN BACK NOW!!!

Well, this one isn’t too much of a spoiler, thanks to the NY Post reveal this past Monday.

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No doubt, you’ve heard by now that Damian Wayne, the current Robin to his father, Bruce Wayne’s, Batman has died. He died in battle at the hands of his aged, mutated clone, created by his mother, Talia Al Ghul.

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Though the post didn’t reveal the scene, they did say that Damian died. Shortly afterwards on Monday, DC announced it themselves on their blog, The Source. I wonder if the Post article was a legit spoiler, or a tactical leak from DC themselves, to boost sales. The reason I wonder about this is that there’s something that appears in virtually every DC Comic released this week. I refer to the following snippet from this week’s “Channel 52” pages.

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Not too subtle, is it? It begs the question how ‘upset’ DC was at the NY Post, as they were clearly willing to spoil it themselves, for the readers of this week’s books. I guess they just assumed that everyone would read Batman Inc #8 before their other books. But what if someone was a bigger Flash fan, and read THAT issue before they ripped open the poly-bag encasing Batman Inc. #8?

Oops.

BUT – if it was read in a book by someone who normally wouldn’t buy Batman Inc., that blurb might entice them to look into it.

Clever.

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