This was an emotional book, and that seems a little strange for a Batman title. As odd as this may be; I think it needed to be an emotional story, and we the reader needed to see this softer side of Bruce. I’m very out of the loop with Batman and Robin and it seems that is follows events in the Batman Incorporated series. I haven’t read either series and stopped reading Batman and Robin before new 52.wasn’t a fan of Batman and Robin mainly because I have never been a fan of Bruce having a biological son. Dick and Tim were his adopted sons and I really liked that since they all had similar pasts, but Damian seemed to be going against the mythos of Batman. I always thought if Bruce was going to have a child he would be married first. I’m old fashioned and it bugs me that he had a son that he didn’t know about for years. On top of that, I never thought Damian was a very likable character. He was very violent and out of control in the beginning. I know this was because of the way he was raised in the League of Assassins, but I saw Damian as another Jason Todd. I have followed a good bit of the Batman series accept for this one so I was a little surprised when I found out that Damian was killed.
I honestly had mixed emotions when I heard that Damian had been killed. I worried that this was going to be terrible because DC has done this story before. Death in the Family was one of the best story lines I have read and that was a long long time ago when Robin number 2 (Jason Todd) was killed. It is still to this day a story that sticks with me and I re-read from time to time. I was afraid to see what would happen to the Bat Family with tensions already running high due to the recent run in with the Joker. At the same time I was kind of glad that Damian was gone. As callous as that sounds I had hopes that Robin number 3 (Tim Drake) who is now known as Red Robin would be back in the Batman stories more. I didn’t know what to expect from this book when I started.