Greeting Yeti Poachers!Let's hop back into the Bat-Epic with Batman #657. At the end of the last issue we met Damian Wayne, Bruce's son with Talia Al Ghul that he never knew he had.Damian is actually a pre-existing idea from a 1987 Elseworlds Graphic Novel called Batman: Son of the Demon. For those unfamiliar, an Elseworld comic is usually an imaginary storyline where people can play around with iconic characters and settings without being constrained by storylines that have come before or plans for characters in the future. Think of them like alternate universes; in one Batman is a vampire, in another Superman is a communist. In this particular Elseworld, Bruce and Talia concieve a son, named Damian. Morrison decided to adopt the idea and make it his own. Here it is heavily implied that Bruce was drugged, adding a sinister layer to Talia's actions, and thus he never knew Damian was conceived. It will also be explained later that his growth has been artificially accelerated so he is older that he should be.Damian will continue to be an important character in Morrison's run, who will receive a lot of growth, but when we first meet him he seems like a remorseless jerk. He insults Bruce, Alfred and the current Robin, Tim Drake, while loudly exclaiming that becoming Robin is his birthright. It's a really interesting and fresh challenge for Batman to have to deal with an unruly son. Morrison really highlights the positives and negatives of being Batman's son, as Damian gazes in awe at the Batcave one moment and is angrily chastised by a terrifying Batman the next.What really makes the relationship between Bruce and Damian work is how tender and loving Bruce is at times. Even though he isn't exactly sure if Damian is actually his son at this point, he still feels sympathy for this 10-year old boy who has never known anything but the League of Assassins. Being a a father adds an interesting dimension to Bruce, and helps him advance towards adulthood in ways that most writers often aren't able to do. A Bruce who is a father can't be quite as reckless and heartless as he has been in the past and it casts Bruce in a role we've never really seen him in before. The relationship with Robin is often portrayed as a more equal partnership than a standard father/son dynamic. With Damian, he can't he can't separate their personal and superheroing lives since they are one and the same. We see Bruce showing Damian around Wayne Manor dressed in full Batman outfit; to Damian, Batman and Bruce Wayne are one and the same.Even with a new found son there is no rest for the cowled, as Batman is called away to fight a costumed villain named "The Spook" who dresses as a ghost. If you're thinking "that's way too lame to be the main villain in a Batman book" you'd be right as Bruce soon discovers the Spooks decapitated body. Meanwhile, Tim Drake is trying to patch things up with Damian. Damian is having none of it however and reveals that he is the one who killed The Spook when he throws the missing head at Tim with a grenade in it's mouth. Tim, being the level headed Robin he is, tries to reason with him and he seems to be getting through. Until Damian sucker punches him, that is.Tim Drake isn't a character that ends up playing a huge role in Morrison's run, but he is featured heavily enough, especially towards the beginning, that it's worth going into his background. Tim Drake is the third Robin, who got the job after deducing that Batman was Bruce Wayne. Tim is interesting due to the fact that he pursued Batman to become Robin, rather than Batman choosing him. He's often portrayed as the best detective of the Robins, possibly even better than Bruce. I'm not a huge fan of the character, I would say he is my least favorite Robin, but to be fair I haven't read very much of the era that he was Robin for. I think Morrison does of good job of making Tim feel like a real person, like giving him a surprisingly uneventful trip to the mountains in the background of the last two issues, and I really like the scene where he tries to get over his prejudice against Damian . Tim is just a good guy and that doesn't always make for the most compelling of characters.Damian leaves Tim bleeding in the Batcave to go show his dad his new costume, just like I'm leaving you until next time!Keep calm and Zurr 'En Arrh!