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Robin the Boy Wonder to be killed? Plus, another new poster for ‘Iron Man 3′

- February 25th, 2013

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Two big pieces of news for comic book fans today.

It appears DC plans to kill Batman’s sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder, in an upcoming issue of Batman Incorporated.

The news was reported exclusively on the NY Post.

In this incarnation of the comic, which is written by Grant Morrison (The Invisibles), Batman’s 10-year-old son Damian Wayne portrays wisecracking Robin.

In the upcoming book (out Wednesday, Feb. 27), he saves the world. “He does his job as Robin,” Morrison tells the Post. “He dies an absolute hero.”

This isn’t the first time DC has killed Batman’s sidekick. In 1988, Jason Todd was offed in Jim Starlin’s Batman: A Death in the Family.

He was resurrected as the Red Hood, so perhaps Damian Wayne, who was trained by the League of Assassins, will return as well.

If you’re more of a Marvel fan, you’ll be pretty stoked with today’s tweet.

After a slew of Iron Man 3 posters featuring the big guy, War Machine, Aldrich Killian and The Mandarin, the company released a poster of a sad looking Pepper Potts.

Played by Gwyneth Paltrow, the character has been a comic foil for Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark in the previous two instalments. But this latest image shows her despondent as she holds a broken Iron Man helmet.

So far, I’m really loving these character posters.

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