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This Just Happened: Robin Rises!

This Just Happened: Robin Rises!

By Clark Bull Friday, July 18th, 2014

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now!

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Leading into this extra-sized one-shot issue, Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul (in BATMAN AND RA’S AL GHUL #32) brought them to a standoff in the Himalayas over the caskets bearing the bodies of Talia and Damian… a standoff that was interrupted by the forces of Apokolips!

Now Batman and Ra’s, while mortal enemies, must fight as allies to stop Glorious Godfrey from stealing the body of Damian. But why does Godfrey, on a mission for Darkseid, want a corpse from our Earth?

Unbeknownst to Batman, Ra’s has hidden a piece of the shattered Chaos Crystal in with Damian’s body. And the forces of Apokolips will do anything to retrieve the Chaos Shard!

During the battle, as Godfrey enters a Boom Tube with the sarcophagus with Damian’s body—with Batman following close behind—Shazam severs the tether of Batman’s grappling hook at the last second, separating Batman from the body of his entombed son! Batman is saved, but Robin is lost.

Below, take a look as Batman declares his intentions to retrieve Damian. And Batman’s not asking for permission from the Justice League—he’s headed for Apokolips! Sound off in the comments section about the future of Batman and Robin!

ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion, is available in stores now. And the epic story continues next Wednesday in BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!