Is Damian Wayne Worthy Of Batman’s Legacy?

For years, Batman has waged war on crime, enlisting many partners into his crusade. Each person has needed to work hard to gain his trust, including his biological son Damian Wayne. As the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul, Damian has had a complicated childhood to say the least. Raised by his mother and taken into the care of his father as the latest Robin, Damian has needed to fight against his killer instincts. It raises the question as to whether he could be worthy of Batman’s legacy. Continue reading “Is Damian Wayne Worthy Of Batman’s Legacy?”

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A History Of The Robins And Their Importance To Batman

In the history of comics, Batman is one of the most enduring characters. Grim, dedicated and incorruptible, The Dark Knight wages a tireless war on crime. But even someone as formidable as Batman can’t do everything alone, and that’s where Robin comes in. Robin balances Batman out, providing a light to his darkness. Yet Robin is bigger than a single person. It’s an identity, a symbol of hope for younger heroes.

Over the years, Bruce has taken in several children and raised them to fight crime. In mainstream continuity, there have been five Robins, each different to the one who came before them. They all represent something to Batman, and here I examine who they are and what makes them important.

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Batman And Robin: Requiem For Damian Review

Father,

I’m sure you’ll be angry with me for disobeying you again but I don’t care, I will not let you fight Leviathan alone. You need me and I will always be at your side. Because it will be hard for me to say these words face to face, I want you to know that Mother may have given me life, but you taught me how to live.

Love and respect,

Your son

Damian

There comes a time in when we lose someone close to us, whether it’s a relative or friend. Grief is a natural coping mechanism and we all grieve in different ways. Grief is the focus of Batman And Robin: Requiem For Damian, as The Dark Knight struggles to cope with the loss of his son. Written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason, Requiem For Damian presents a raw, emotional father who will do anything to bring his child back.

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Talia Al Ghul And Her Relationship With The Bat Family

Batman’s rogue gallery is filled with some of the most multi-layered characters in comics. From The Joker, to Mr Freeze, they constantly challenge The Dark Knight and push him to his limits. A character who’s always existed in morally grey area is Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul and the mother of Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian. Talia’s relationship to the Bat Family is important, and here I examine who she is as a character and how she connects to Batman.

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