I doubt they will kill him. That is to easy for Morrison. I have been reading the series and feel that Bruce will be replaced for awhile. I think a stint in Arkham is in Bruce Wayne's future.
I agree, Melonballer. DC is just making a ploy to increase interest and sales during the tough economy. Some economists are officially calling this a recession. Bruce will return when the economy improves.
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I got hooked and picked up all of the issues. I actually assumed the title "Batman R.I.P." might've stood for something different than a literal death. But as of that last chapter, he's "gone". But I'm sure like MMPal suggests, he'll pull an Arnie and "be back". Didn't really enjoy the story. For all the hype about Alan Grant being a great writer, he didn't do it for me on this one. The storyline was tied to other Bat titles, and I enjoyed those storylines in Detective Comics and Nightwing much better. Now I'm stuck waiting to see if Batman's supposed last appearance in "Final Crisis" will offer a better resolution to his disappearance than this did. They're hyping some nonsense of Nightwing and Robin battling to take on Batman's cowl. I'm just wondering when he'll finally return; I just hope it's not when the next Batman movie comes out.
Edited to add: My bad, I meant Grant Morrison, not Alan Grant.