Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
As mentioned BC is not the only ones who've speculated about who Harper is going to be in the future.
RIP actually took place at the same time as Final Crisis IRRC as we discovered Bruce was trapped inside Desaad's dream machine. The whole thing was constructed to be Darkseid's ultimate trap for Bruce..escaped of course Bruce escaped it
No, everything in RIP happened. Dr. Hurt even tells Bruce that the next time he puts on his cowl he'll die and the next time he puts it on is when he goes to investigate the death of a god. Bruce does hallucinate while he's trapped but the RIP storyline really did happen- Dr. Hurt has appeared again and again, after all. I'd be shocked if we didn't see him one last time before this is all over.
We've met before, haven't we?