Damian Wayne has been a lightning rod for DC fans since his rise to prominence in Grant Morrison’s “Batman and Son” storyline. The character’s latest iteration in DCeased #4 will be sure to spark some discussion as he became the newest Batman. Following his father’s untimely demise, Alfred delivers him a new batsuit in a specific case that Bruce Wayne prepared for him ahead of time.
Batman’s Family after the Anti Life Equation Zombies Fight
Alfred drops into the action as the heroes are still trying to figure out how to attack the problem of the Anti-Life Equation zombies running freely across their world. Cyborg quickly dispatches a rogue hero; the Bat-Family is left to cope with the loss of their father amidst the world falling apart around them. Hard not to feel for the Son of the Bat at a time like that.
Damian Wayne’s Future After His Father
Going forward in the title, it remains to be seen how Damian Wayne will choose to use the tools left to him by his father. The remaining heroes will need his help to turn the tide against the horde of zombies and possibly save their world. In other parts of the issue, it looks like many of Batman’s allies have fallen prey to the Anti-Life Equation, and it is going to take some severe ingenuity to save the remaining life on Earth.
In the comics, Talia al Ghul secured Bruce Wayne’s DNA after a desert tryst, taking place in the storyline “Son of the Demon,” and used an artificial womb and genetic editing to create the perfect warrior to lead the League of Shadows and possibly succeed Batman in the future.
Damian Universe‘s History In the DC
Damian’s existence only comes to light when the boy is an unruly teenager during Grant Morrison’s “Batman and Son,” leaving him with Bruce Wayne in hopes that caring for the boy will derail his pursuits as Batman. But Bruce inspires his son, who forges his path away from Talia’s group of assassins and decides to train to become a hero, eventually adopting the mantle of Robin.
Watch this introductory video on Damian Wayne: