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This Just Happened: The Secret Origins of Terry McGinnis' Bat-Suit Revealed!

This Just Happened: The Secret Origins of Terry McGinnis...

By Clark Bull Friday, September 4th, 2015

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN BEYOND #4 yet and don't want to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Have you been reading BATMAN BEYOND? Is Tim Drake in over his head? In BATMAN BEYOND #4, Tim questions everything. In the past, and in HIS past, he fought to prove he was worthy of being Robin. Now, in the future, in HIS present, he's fighting to prove he's worthy of being Batman.

The major problem, besides not being Bruce Wayone OR Terry McGinnis, is that the Batman Beyond suit he wore when jumping from his timeline to this timeline isn't calibrated for him, and the A.I. system embedded in it was compromised by The Eye. Without Alfred for guidance, Tim is at a considerable disadvantage!! And The Eye can track Tim through the hacks in the suit!

But Gotham needs Batman. And Tim is the Batman they've got. In a future at war, Tim is the soldier they need. Even if his suit fails him, even if he's powerless to resist The Eye, Tim will fight. Tim will be Batman.

But when all seems lost, an old friend takes him back where it all started. Will a gift from the past give Tim what he needs to save the future?

Turns out that Terry's suit was version 5.0 of its model. See below as Commissioner Barbara Gordon reveals the secret origin of the tech that defines Batman Beyond. Version 1.0 is the massive robotic exo(bat)skeleton we see patrolling the streets of Gotham today!

Sound off in the comments below! Can Tim wage war with The Eye in the Bat-Bot?

BATMAN BEYOND #4, written by Dan Jurgens with art by Bernard Chang, is available in stores now!