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Comics game changers: 17 recent shocking moments

By Henry Hanks, CNN
June 6, 2013 -- Updated 0934 GMT (1734 HKT)
DC Entertainment recently announced that it was killing the character of Robin in the latest issue of <a href='http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/26/batmans-sidekick-and-son-robin-to-die/'>"Batman, Incorporated.</a>" Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son, has been Robin since 2006. However, it's not the first time a Robin has died in the "Batman" comics; that also happened in 1988 with Jason Todd (who has since been resurrected). Indeed, the late 1980s and early 1990s had their share of major plot twists, but there seem to be a lot more of them lately. Robin's death is just the latest in a number of headline-grabbing developments in superhero comic books of recent years. (DC Entertainment is owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.) DC Entertainment recently announced that it was killing the character of Robin in the latest issue of "Batman, Incorporated." Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son, has been Robin since 2006. However, it's not the first time a Robin has died in the "Batman" comics; that also happened in 1988 with Jason Todd (who has since been resurrected). Indeed, the late 1980s and early 1990s had their share of major plot twists, but there seem to be a lot more of them lately. Robin's death is just the latest in a number of headline-grabbing developments in superhero comic books of recent years. (DC Entertainment is owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.)
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Big comic book moments: Robin dies
Batwoman is getting married
'Superior Spider-Man'
'Marvel Now'
Clark Kent quits his job
Professor Xavier dies
Same sex wedding an 'X-Men' first
Superman and Wonder Woman, together
Buffy's choice
'Before Watchmen'
The original Green Lantern is gay
DC's 'New 52'
'Fantastic Four' lose a member
Superman renounces his citizenship
Wonder Woman's new costume
Where is Batman?
Captain America dies
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