Duke Thomas, Still In Want Of A Name – All-Star Batman #8 Spoilers

We have seen Duke Thomas as a kid in Batman Zero Year.


We have seen him grow up as a confident of Bruce Wayne.


We have seen him lead the gang of Robins.


Go toe to toe with others who have worn that mantle.IMG_00301-600x333

And mocked for his choice.
IMG_00251-600x248We have also seen his future as a Robin. 
965fc83a4d8cc0efe77619dec2c3c4c1b32a2cf4_hqBut also as a "Lark"

The future, then, seems uncertain. But with Bruce Wayne making Thomas an offer pre-Rebirth…

And now taking him up on it in today's Batman: Rebirth #1…


We get a better look at what is coming. Spoilers of course. From today's Batman: Rebirth #1 confirmation that Duke Thomas will not be a Robin.

IMG_3102 And a costume closer to that… of a Lark. Remember….?

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And then lots of stuff about wheels, colours, doing your own thing, being someone else, not a Robin.

Well, in today's All-Star Batman #8 in the main strip by Scott Snyder, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mark Morales and Dean White, he's still going by his real name. Which one would think should be a no-no in the Batverse right now.


And in the back-up by Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla, he's mocked for it. "Lark" is now shade, thrown by Isabella Ortiz of the We Are Robins crew.


However it looks like there is a name out there.


Just neither Duke – or us – are getting it yet.

All-Star Batman #8 is published today from DC Comics.


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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