Okay, I haven’t read any Batman comics regularly in the past few years. I read Batman: RIP and didn’t care for it. Even though I’m a HUGE Tim Drake fan, I walked away from Robin once it became Red Robin. I’d simply had enough of the craziness in the Bat-verse and wasn’t interested in Grant Morrison’s take on it.
Just like every other comic fan, I’m aware of Bruce’s death and subsequent return. I saw this image online and it caught me completely off-guard. It brought up so many emotions I didn’t even realize I had for these characters, it was like a sucker-punch to the gut. Almost makes me want to start collecting Robin again (well… Red Robin at least), regardless of my opinion of the Bat-books in recent years.
To read the pages surrounding this touching moment, check out Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Coolness.