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Preview: BATMAN #28

Get a secret glimpse into BATMAN ETERNAL.

Remember back when BATMAN #1 came out in September 2011 and we asked about the mystery girl that turned out to be Harper Row? Scott's reply was:

You'll have to wait and see, but I will say this, she is in a sequence of important characters, so… :-)

Looks like we're starting to see even more in this issue.


Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV

Art: Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs

Cover: Dustin Nguyen

Variant Cover: Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburto

No solicit information is available. The story reportedly jumps forward six months.

Source: Buzzfeed

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Edited by ravisher

nice art

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I enjoy Greg's work but I would not be offended if this art stayed

But Harper as Nightwing is just……

Posted by SynCig

Love the artwork. I'm pretty excited for this

Posted by G-Man
Edited by mak13131313

I'm so excited for Batman Eternal!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@g_man: My assumption is based off of the Nightwing-esque photo that has been floating around for months looks like her dawning the mantle. I don't think that'd be a bad thing, could be really cool, but with Dick being my favorite DC character my heart is wounded and I don't know what to think. And I brought it up not to start a riot but because I'm assuming this is the issue where she gets the suits and such.

Posted by Tyrannotaur

Yay more Harper Row this month. I really enjoyed her in the earlier issue and was a bit disappointed when Batman got into Zero Year and wasn't going to be going forward with "current events". Zero Year has been good, don't get me wrong, but it is dragging a bit.

Posted by manwithoutshame

I might have to skip this issue.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I might have to skip this issue.

If theres no Zero Year I am out,

Posted by G-Man

@manwithoutshame: Your choice, of course, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you plan on reading BATMAN ETERNAL, seems you'll want to see what's coming up.

Edited by manwithoutshame

@g_man: I am excited about Batman Eternal, but Harper just makes me cringe. All of her stories are so heavy handed.

Posted by NightFang

I wonder if King Tut will show up in that club.

Posted by Jphu8414

Defintely picking this one up

Harper as Nightwing? Interesting...

Posted by Master_Thief

What exactly is batman eternal all about???

Posted by PunyParker

Nah.Zero year.Come on.

Edited by longbowhunter

I'm really curious about this issue. Glad there finally doing something with Harper.

Posted by Mrgreenlantern

More Zero Year PLZ TY little worried Im going to go broke picking up eternal each week

Posted by fallbrigade

Can't wait for this. Love Dustin Nguyen's art too. This is gonna be great.

Edited by yo_yo_fun

I can't wait!

Posted by RaggedScarecrow

Looks like this issue takes place during or post-Forever Evil. Interesting

Edited by kaiklown

Posted by Jayc1324

I'm more excited for batman eternal but idk if I want a comic that's just a teaser of it.

Posted by Denn979

I'd actually pretty excited if Harper is becoming Nightwing, only if he gets another identity though.

Posted by Al_capOWN

she nightwing

Posted by akbogert

I'm still confused a bit about this issue. Is it a full preview story, or a series of previews of what's coming?

(either way I appreciate that this article is a preview of a preview)

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Gonna pick it up even though I'm dropping BATMAN ZY.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I wouldn't mind if Nightwing died.

Posted by G-Man

@akbogert: BATMAN #28 is a full issue. It's sent a few months in the current day future. BATMAN ETERNAL, the weekly series, begins in April. This complete story/issue is giving us a preview of what's coming up. So it's like looking ahead a bit. But it's one complete issue.

Posted by akbogert

@g_man: Alright. For some reason I'd thought it would be more like a montage thing rather than simply a story set in the future. But cool. Thanks for the clarification!

Edited by mickeymayhew

damn; no Capullo this month then

Posted by batsymyplaything

I still don't believe Nightwing (Dick) is going to be dead. I just can't believe it, it's not possible.

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

I really like Harper as a character and am excited to see what they do with her. I'm loving Zero Year and will miss seeing it progress this month but if an interlude is needed this is a great way to do it. I really want to see Dustin Nguyen or Sean Murphy do a two or three issue story in Snyder's Batman, maybe Nguyen will be available for fill in issues between Zero Year and the next major arc (assuming Snyder/Capullo need a fill in) since Lil Gotham is ending.

Posted by Red_Vibe

I want to learn more about Harper Row, so I will definitely get this.

Posted by iaconpoint

Another issue with Harper Row that Greg has chosen to skip. Hmm...

Edited by CaptainHoopla

I won't be reading Batman Eternal (no interest in paying for any weekly series), but I am interested to see what they are doing with it.

Edited by Pixel_Kaiser

Harper looks like a baby in two of those panels, it's super distracting. =/

Posted by dbatdog

i hope Synder breaks the longest comic book writer runs :)

Posted by TheUnN4med

Darn it to hell, I want to read Batman Eternal so bad, but i don't have the money, and I don't want to drop any of the series of my pull list. I need a job haha

Posted by I3IO_HAZARD

Honestly do not care for this Harper Row character

Edited by Jbreen

Looks good, really liking the artwork on display. Looking forward to Batman Eternal, I originally wasn't going to pick it up but I managed to budget it into my pull list without too much trouble

Posted by Onemoreposter

Harper Row is boring and generic. Seems to me this character has been getting pushed for a while and she doesn't seem to be taking.

Posted by BuNKiTZ

I hate what she did to her hair. She looked a lot better with long hair... I mean, I get that this hairstyle makes her unique but still. Anyways... Her as Nightwing? Eugh. Just, no. No, no, no. If she used a different identity, then maybe. Though, err, she's going to be kind of just like another Robin but not having to go through the "Robin phase." So that's kinda boring.

Posted by Alertcircuit

I want an issue with Harper but I don't care about nor will I pick up Eternal...

Posted by VanderSEXXX

Greg Capullo skipping the next issue? :-O might skip this.

Posted by JakeN7

Dustin Nguyen as fill-in artist!!?!? Yaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!! @vandersexxx: How dare you! :P

Posted by VanderSEXXX

@jaken7: Of course I'll still check it out in the comic store but I already grow impatient to what happens next after #27. I'm already bummed out I still need to wait till March or April to see what happens next. :p

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