Damian Wayne is back from the dead in hell-ish first look at Robin Rises: Alpha #1

The latest arc in DC’s Batman & Robin comic has been action-packed, and things are getting even wilder now that Damian Wayne is back from the dead.

As readers likely know, Damian Wayne returned last week in Peter J. Tomasi's Batman & Robin No. 38, but a new one-shot comic will show those events from a different perspective in Robin Rises: Alpha #1. The comic hits shelves on Wednesday. Artist Andy Kubert called the one-shot a “non-stop action issue,” and judging by these sample pages, we’d have to agree.

Batman and his team have traveled to hell and back (literally) to get Damian’s body back from Darkseid, and this comic picks up immediately with their return from Apokolips. Bruce is still rocking his Hell Bat suit, and the gang is looking much the worse for wear. But it sounds like this is just the beginning.

Tomasi opened up to USA Today about the next phase of the arc, which will find Damian back in action with some super powers, thanks to the Chaos Shard and Darkseid’s mega beams used to resurrect him. A 10-year-old with super powers? How could that go wrong? Tomasi promises that’s a major story they’ll “explore” going forward.

Check out the preview pages below and let us know what you think.

(Via USA Today)

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