Batman Dies Today Tom November 26, 2008 Comics/Books Today is the day that Batman dies, supposedly. Batman comics issue #681 comes out today and is the final issue of the Batman R.I.P. storyline in which Batman ends his run. Nobody is really sure whether Bruce Wayne is actually killed off or if he mearly retires from fighting crime. So if this sort of thing interests you, head to your local comic book store today and pick up your copy and see how it all ends. I haven’t bought a comic book (outside of a few graphic novels) in probably 13 years, but I might go pick this one up after work just to see what happens.