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• Damian’s complicated relationship with his mother, Talia al Ghul, takes center stage.

• Bred to kill and not to care, this is the birth of an assassin!

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray

Price: $2.99
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  1. This sounds like an origin issue for Batman INC considering it’s about Talia and Damian.

  2. I suppose they are focusing more on Damian’s origin in this one as Batman will already have origin stories in ‘Tec, Batman and TDK.

  3. This will be my first ever Batman and Robin comic so really excited to pick it up. I have always been intrigued by the concept of Damian so an origin story will be really awesome, can’t wait!

  4. My first batman & robin comic too, I’ll give it a shot.

  5. Welcome guys! I hope you enjoy the series as much as I have been.

  6. This issue is the first time I’ve felt that there’s something weird with the New 52 timeline. If Damian is ten years old and Bruce took up the Batman persona “five years ago”, wouldn’t that mean that he fathered Damian five years before ever becoming Batman?

    • Agreed. This issue really confused the timeline for me. I’m glad someone else called it out oo. I logge on to iFanboy today just to see if there was a discussion going on about it.

    • I think that they said, five years ago, Superman became the first public superhero. Batman had been around prior to that, but had been working in the shadows and only existed as an urban legend…so if he hooked up with Talia in his first year or two in operation, it would line up. Not sure where the events of “Son of the Demon” fit exactly into New 52 continuity.

      Was the book good otherwise? I was considering picking this up even though I’m not reading this title regularly.

    • Correct me if I’m wrong, but, when Morrison first introduced Damian, wasn’t there something about how his aging had been sped up so that he reached “maturity” quicker? I could be wrong, though . . .

      I’ve been a big fan of this series in general — I think that it’s the second best Batbook at present (after Synder’s Batman). Enjoyed this issue.

    • Theoretically, anything that precedes the new 52 by definition won’t fit in terms of continuity. It doesn’t make sense to me either, but it makes sense.

      For me, I just enjoy seeing Damian fleshed out as a character. He embodies a fascinating tension, since he lives closer to the edge of Batman’s code than Bruce would like him to. For me, it always makes for interesting reading.

  7. This was great, how cool a character is Damien.

  8. I loved this story. I loved seeing Damian in the Bat Suit. Plus it was a great lead in to Batman and Son.

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