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    Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.

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    #1  Edited By Detective

    what do you guys think the chances are of Bruce Wayne coming back as Batman? and if so how long does it take

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    #2  Edited By iSHADOW

    1:1

    as far as how long, i say under 2 years at most.

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    #3  Edited By Nighthunter

    We all know he is comming back as long as there's a remedy for the omega sentence

    in the meantime Didio said that the events of 2008 and 2009 will establish the status quo of atleast 2010-2012 so not any time soon

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    #4  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

    I don't think he's coming back and although I like Wayne I hope he doesn't.

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    #5  Edited By Erik

    Death is so meaningless in comics these days. 

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    #6  Edited By danhimself

    i think he'll be back before the end of the year

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    #7  Edited By Erik

    They should have crispy Wayne come back as a Black Lantern. 

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    #8  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    erik said:
    "Death is so meaningless in comics these days. "
    It is when everyone just assumes the person who died will be back.
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    #9  Edited By Acheron

    I have a feeling that he'll be back soon. I don't know why, I just do.

    (No sarcasm)

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    #10  Edited By Nighthunter

    Call it a random guess but I see the Batman book having a few flashback sequences every once in awhile of Bruce in the past once Morrison returns

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    #11  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

    I'm going to look at this like Cap's death.People are going to keep saying he'll be back until their old and grey and finally have to realize..he's really not coming back.

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    #12  Edited By danhimself

    i know that steve's not coming back but people at dc have already said that bruce will be at some point

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    #13  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    danhimself said:
    "i know that steve's not coming back but people at dc have already said that bruce will be at some point"
    Lame.
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    #14  Edited By The_Martian
    danhimself said:
    "i think he'll be back before the end of the year"
    They said that about Cap lol
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    #15  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    Nobody said:
    "danhimself said:
    "i think he'll be back before the end of the year"
    They said that about Cap lol
    "
    danhimself said:
    "i know that steve's not coming back but people at dc have already said that bruce will be at some point"

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    #16  Edited By Nighthunter

    Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead

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    #17  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    Maybe I should actually read his comics...lol.
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    #18  Edited By The_Martian
    Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    He's a skrull!
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    #19  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    Nobody said:
    "Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    He's a skrull!
    "
    LMFAO.
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    #20  Edited By The_Ghostshell
    Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    Co-Signed
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    #21  Edited By G'bandit
    Nobody said:
    "Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    He's a skrull!
    LOL
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    #22  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    Don't lie to me.I saw his carcass.
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    #23  Edited By Nighthunter

    you read the last issue of FC?

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    #24  Edited By Hawk
    Gambler said:
    "Nighthunter said:
    "Difference is that Bruce ain't really dead
    "
    Co-Signed
    "
      Deceleration of Independence signed.
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    #25  Edited By SUNMAN

    Bruce is not even dead, he is just trapped in a different time. Its lame I hope he doesn't come back

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    #26  Edited By speedlgt

    I have called it before Hes the one who wins the cowl! he will be back very soon... its the best twist with everyone thinking Dick is gonna be batman and betting their house on it bruce comes back and thats a wrap!

    I mean DC couldnt even make him dead for more then ONE ISSUE what makes you think he would be out for an extended amount of time?

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    #27  Edited By King_Saturn
    Weezy is definately coming back  !
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    #28  Edited By Jico

    100% 
     
    And sooner than DC ought to.

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    #29  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

    Isn't Steve Rogers not really dead but stuck in time?....Reborn isn't even finished yet so can't really say he isn't coming back for good yet.
    or am i just confused cuz reborn is a bit confusing.

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    #30  Edited By burr787

    I know that he's coming back but I really don't want him too, I love Bruce Wayne but comics should stick to at least one major change. That and I don't want more Battle for the Cowl BS. I also think that the new statuesque of the the Bat books is great, 

    • Dick and Damian are a great team
    • Tim is great (although whiny) as Red Robin
    • Sirens is a bad book but Catwoman teaming up with Harley and Ivy was a good idea
    • Manhunter as the New District Attorney is awesome
    • Arkham is being rebuilt to suit a more Grant Morrison like feel
    • and Jason Todd may also start an anti Batman and Robin team
     
    All of this happened because Bruce died, I love all of these changes and I hate Bruce coming back is going to break up almost all of them up.
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    #31  Edited By blade hunter
    @burr787 said:
    "I know that he's coming back but I really don't want him too, I love Bruce Wayne but comics should stick to at least one major change. That and I don't want more Battle for the Cowl BS. I also think that the new statuesque of the the Bat books is great, 
    • Dick and Damian are a great team
    • Tim is great (although whiny) as Red Robin
    • Sirens is a bad book but Catwoman teaming up with Harley and Ivy was a good idea
    • Manhunter as the New District Attorney is awesome
    • Arkham is being rebuilt to suit a more Grant Morrison like feel
    • and Jason Todd may also start an anti Batman and Robin team
     All of this happened because Bruce died, I love all of these changes and I hate Bruce coming back is going to break up almost all of them up. "

    i like the way u think, i dont want him 2 come back
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    #32  Edited By TazzMission

    you know what i was thinking? what if batman is dead but bruce wayne is a white lantern? because think civilians only know of batman but not that bruce is him
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    #33  Edited By Chaos Agent

    Random quick poll: 
     
    Does anyone truly think that Bruce won't come back? Even taking the "He is not really dead" part of the equation. He is freaking Batman
     
    Even if he had really died and it had been established that he can't go back to life he would eventually be brought back by popular demand/editorial mandate/writer's desire
     
    The question was never really what chances does Bruce have of comming back, but when and where that happens

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    #34  Edited By Marshal Victory

    probly will be back before another bat movie comes out.one of the resons they brought cap back suposidly so fast so whats good for the goose etc etc.
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    #35  Edited By NightFang3

    The chance of him coming back are 50/50 to me.

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    #36  Edited By King Quisling

    He will be back without a shred of doubt. I just hope it's done more creatively than Captain America:Reborn. Come on...."Unstuck in time." -BIG SIGH-

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    #37  Edited By chaplainandrews

    I say that it will be next summer--there are indications that the storyline and comic book numbering all align.  Don't you think Batman #700 would be a nice target?

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    #38  Edited By TazzMission

    more like bruce wayne will come back but the batman name is dead....
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    #39  Edited By likalaruku

    I'm guessing there might be a little reluctance on Dick's part to give Bats his mantle back, or maybe he'll gladly go back to the way things are. I don't like him, so I don't care what's going through his head. 
     
    Dick never should have become Batman. He should have been his own caped crusader, because you can't be someone you're not, especially when you can't think or feel the way that person does. Dick will always just be Nightwing in a Batman costume & Bruce Wayne will always be the mask of Batman.

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    #40  Edited By Marshal Victory

    bleeding cool had something of a timeline on when bruce would be back .if i stumble upon it again ill post a link.but was thinking next year
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    #41  Edited By batarrowlantern
    @erik:  
    One he is not dead two he will be back in 2010 
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    #42  Edited By batarrowlantern
    @erik:  
    One he is not dead two he will be back in 2010 
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    #43  Edited By jakob187
    @likalaruku said:
    "Dick never should have become Batman. He should have been his own caped crusader, because you can't be someone you're not, especially when you can't think or feel the way that person does."
    I think that's the beautiful thing that Morrison has going with Batman & Robin right now.  Dick knows that he shouldn't be Batman, but at the same time, he knows that Batman is NECESSARY in Gotham.  Meanwhile, Damian is having to battle with the fact that the icon his dad stood for is being helmed by someone else, and he obviously isn't happy about it.  However, it's a really creative way of having him deal with his father's death as well as try to find himself rather than being led along the way.  What's REALLY interesting in the series to me is that Robin is a much stronger and tougher character than I feel he's ever been in the past!  I just hope it isn't leading to another Jason Todd moment... 
     
    I think Bruce should either be dead or...if he comes back...he should be denied the ability to be Batman.  Give Morrison a chance to write a really amazing story out of this, which I'm sure he can do!  I think Dick can do a great job with the cowl if he is given the opportunity. 
     
    It doesn't honestly matter either way to me, but I'm really enjoying the back and forth between Damian and Dick.  He couldn't have done that with his father, and that's what leads me to feel that Dick and Damian are a good combo for the cowl right now.
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    #44  Edited By TazzMission
    @jakob187 said:
    " @likalaruku said:
    "Dick never should have become Batman. He should have been his own caped crusader, because you can't be someone you're not, especially when you can't think or feel the way that person does."
    I think that's the beautiful thing that Morrison has going with Batman & Robin right now.  Dick knows that he shouldn't be Batman, but at the same time, he knows that Batman is NECESSARY in Gotham.  Meanwhile, Damian is having to battle with the fact that the icon his dad stood for is being helmed by someone else, and he obviously isn't happy about it.  However, it's a really creative way of having him deal with his father's death as well as try to find himself rather than being led along the way.  What's REALLY interesting in the series to me is that Robin is a much stronger and tougher character than I feel he's ever been in the past!  I just hope it isn't leading to another Jason Todd moment...  I think Bruce should either be dead or...if he comes back...he should be denied the ability to be Batman.  Give Morrison a chance to write a really amazing story out of this, which I'm sure he can do!  I think Dick can do a great job with the cowl if he is given the opportunity.  It doesn't honestly matter either way to me, but I'm really enjoying the back and forth between Damian and Dick.  He couldn't have done that with his father, and that's what leads me to feel that Dick and Damian are a good combo for the cowl right now. "

    im thinking bruce will come back but grayson is already the new batman so technically speaking bruces batman could be indeed dead but bruce wayne the man is alive
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    #45  Edited By darkjustice522

    i dunno 'bout you people, but...we must face the facts that Bruce Wayne is BATMAN....and the Batman is...BRUCE WAYNE.. 
    personally speaking, Dick Grayson is a great Batman... so...if ever.."EVER" BRUCE WAYNE will come back, not as Batman, but a different else... some people are saying that when he comes back he's gonna be wearing a power ring...?? well??? i'll take it from his words.. 
    NOT..HIS...STYLE!... remember when Hal Jordan drained his power ring?...yeah!.. can't remember that episode..but.... he's not that kind of man....

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    #46  Edited By MetalComic86

    whoah Brucey died? wtf?! man do I need to read comics more haha
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    #47  Edited By UnsolvedParadox

    100%, without question.

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    #48  Edited By Grubich

    Could someone tell me EXACTLY how Bruce Wayne died?  Specificaly?  I didn't read the comics. 
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    #49  Edited By AtPhantom
    @Grubich said:
    " Could someone tell me EXACTLY how Bruce Wayne died?  Specificaly?  I didn't read the comics.  "
    Not really clear. He was hit by Darkseid's omega beams, and his charred remains were retrieved by Superman, but at the end of the comic we see Bruce stranded in the stone age, right next to the dying Anthro, the first human. What really happened, isn't clear. The omega effect was used numerous times to send people through time, but then the question is whose body Superman found? And if the body is really Batman's, who is the guy stranded in time? My opinion is that the omega effect actually ripped Bruce's soul from his body, sending his soul into the past, and leaving his body dead in the present.
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    #50  Edited By spider-pig23
       @Grubich said:

     

    ''Could someone tell me EXACTLY how Bruce Wayne died?  Specificaly?  I didn't read the comics. '' 

    Read Final Crisis #6

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