Well, can any character ever be said to be truly alive? Damian Wayne, Batman’s morally confused young son was killed off in grisly fashion in February but the NY Post reports Andy Kubert is bringing him back in Octoberin a maybe possible future/imaginary story/what if…you know, what they uses to call Elseworlds, a long running series of imaginary stories that saw things like Batman wearing kilts, hunting Jack the Ripper, Superman being Russian and so on. They were eventually canceled because there were too many of the damn things and no one really cared any more.
DC Comics is billing this one as “a possible future that may never be.” Whether Damian will return for good at some point isn’t clear but, hey, this is comics!
“I had a big affinity for Damian when I drew Batman issue #666 (in 2007),” Kubert told Parallel Worlds. “I really liked that Batman and always wanted to revisit him. Damian is a bit different than the ‘Bruce Wayne’ Batman. Grant Morrison tweaked his character in a way that made it very endearing for me to draw. And to write.