The questions is 'Could' he kill him, and we all know he has that in him to do the deed. The question is actually 'Should' he do it. And that comes down to him choosing his father over his mother. I do not think he 'should' kill the Joker because it would be a Talia act and not a Bruce one. BUT... If I was writing this arc, that would be where I was leading it, and change it over to either Tim or Dick actually doing the deed at the end (neither normally has killer instincts nor do either of them have serious grudges against Joker like some of the others).
Forgive if I missed a thread along this line, but I was wondering if anyone had an idea who the new Fury will be? I was looking at her and from the tidbits we have received, I wondered if she would be the New 52's Donna Troy. It would explain her not showing up in any titles. It would also fit similarly with past history in which she was kidnapped and raised away from Amazons. That most recent image with her brandishing the whip brings to mind her with a red lasso. Cannot wait to see who Fury is. And wether or not we will get Donna back into comics. What do you all think?
I agree there aer also similarities to Batman Beyond, I had not thought of that when reading Talon. As for the title continuing and Calvin being in the BatFamily... I do not think that Bruce has to totally embrace Calvin. He could accept him but not want him too close at hand... Thus Calvan returns to NYC. Of cource those are only my opinions.
I was thinking when I first saw the teasers that he was Bizarro, but I dont see it now. I think with the Zero issue, he is more along the line fo a Clone that sided with House El and did not revolt. I cannot wait to get all of the issues so that I can read thru this at one time. I would love to find out he was a clone of Jor El or some other El family member and that is why his loyalties are with the family. So much could happen with this character. I hope they do not use and destroy him, but find a way that he could be a recurring issue, advesary, ally (or all 3) in future Supes stories. As a Clone, he could actually be the one Hel Kon El learn to control his powers (especially since his seem similar to his more so than Kal or Kara).