Grant Morrison's story felt a little rushed. I wanted to see Damian and Dick (Nightwing) fight alongside each other a little longer. Their last moments together were memorable as Damian told Dick that he was his favorite partner ever. Red Robin's appearance was short lived and I felt like his appearance was unnecessary. Nightwing is thrown into a statue and never gets back up? Meanwhile, Damian is thrown around, stabbed and shot with arrows. But that's how Morrison wanted it to go down I guess. Damian is killed by Talia's Leviathan. The battle was very reminiscent of Batman's battle with Bane but this time someone dies. The battle is brutal and sad. Talia has a ton to answer for now. Sure, she was sad that she killed her own son but, she has now become her fathers daughter. Morrison created the character of Damian Wayne so I guess its fitting he be his judge, jury and executioner. Since he is leaving the book soon I guess he wanted to take Damian with him. Was it time to kill off a major character in the DC universe? No. DC should've waited.
The New 52 universe is not that old yet and we could have gone at least another year before they started doing the Marvel way and kill characters off. Great publicity? Sure, by using the NY Post to spoil the final moments of Damian's life is sure to boost sales. Will his death stick? For awhile but there are always the Lazarus pits. These pits are restorative chemical pools that were dubbed Lazarus Pits for their abilities to heal those at death's door.
Artwork by Burnham and Masters was excellent and told the whole story well right down to every gory detail. Looking forward to the aftermath and how Bruce Wayne will deal with is sons death. Hell hath no fury like a Batman scorned.