There’s no doubt about it at all, Batman is a total bastard! According to several news organizations, including the New York Post, the most current incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin (“aka” Damian Wayne, the 10 year old son of Bruce Wayne “aka” Batman) will die, being killed off in Batman, Incorporated #8..
Why Batman why?
In the current rebooted DC universe (referred to as the DCnU), Damian is the 4th sidekick to Batman in less than 5 years. All have been young teens (and preteens) fighting alongside adult sociopath Batman against costumed psychos and murderers. While Batman fights against these animals in the dark alleyways of Gotham at night, covered head to toe in a costume that is not only camouflage to the darkness that covers Gotham at night, but almost certainly bulletproof as well - his sidekicks tends to wear skintight costumes that almost glow in the dark and show more skin than drunk college girls. May as paint targets on their costumes.
At least one previous sidekick in Batman’s current continuity has been killed by a villain, sure he came back, but he was dead for a while.
Eventually, Damian Wayne came into Batman’s life. He was the result of a one night stand with the daughter of one of Bat’s greatest enemies. It’s unclear at this point whether she drugged Batman and took advantage of him or if he just forgot rubbers. And Damian was artificially grown (possibly cloned) and trained as an assassin before Batman had any knowledge of him.
And then Batman found out.. he had a son!
At that point, Batman didn’t seem too happy to find out that he had a 10 year old son that he didn’t know about, let alone want. So what does a good dad do?
He gets a new sidekick.
Well, that problem is gone!
Batman is a bastard!