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Posted by G-Man (33940 posts) - - Show Bio

We're not ones to reveal big spoilers in comics, especially on the day the issue is released. We strongly believe these comics need to be purchased and read in their entirety in order to fully enjoy them.

The latest issue of BATMAN takes a break from the Zero Year story and gives us a peek into what we can expect during the upcoming weekly BATMAN ETERNAL series. On this week's DC All Access video, Scott Snyder mentioned this would be like BATMAN ETERNAL #39.5.

While there are a lot of developments in this one issue, there is a big thing that you may have already heard about. We are so excited that we had to post about it now. Do yourself a favor and read the issue first. If you can't make it to your comic shop, get it off comiXology.

This is your last warning. Look away in order to avoid SPOILER!

How about that?

We're not gonna show you the full image. How fitting is it that Dustin Nguyen drew her final cover in BATGIRL (pre-New 52) and is also the artist to draw her return?

If this doesn't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what else to tell you. Buy the issue. Lots of cool scenes with ______ and ______!

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#1 Posted by MrTummyTumms (521 posts) - - Show Bio

I need this now!!

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33357 posts) - - Show Bio

Spoiler and Blue Bird

#3 Posted by Anim (19 posts) - - Show Bio

This was such an awesome issue... How in the world are they gonna get here..??

Bluebird,Cave(is that Harper's brother?),Spoiler....3 kids...

Is this right after zero year..?

#4 Posted by starrk_coyote (624 posts) - - Show Bio

she is back!

#5 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4371 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy S***!

#6 Posted by ravisher (689 posts) - - Show Bio

big spoiler

#7 Edited by Dark_Vengeance_ (14683 posts) - - Show Bio

#8 Edited by JEdThing (173 posts) - - Show Bio

@anim: Yes I think it is him. I really loved this issue.

Blue Bird's design is awesome!

#9 Posted by Flying_J87 (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Still no Cassandra Cain? Meh, not overly excited.

#10 Posted by ColaNicole (586 posts) - - Show Bio

Will the current events after zero year tie in with eternal? Or will it have its own story?

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#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33357 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man the title of this article is pretty funny when you think about it

#12 Posted by Saren (25672 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that's Proxy in the cave.

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#13 Posted by Rubear (479 posts) - - Show Bio

Inetresting.

@anim said:

Is this right after zero year..?

It's more like some kind of grimdark future.

#14 Posted by G-Man (33940 posts) - - Show Bio
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#15 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1095 posts) - - Show Bio

This is fantastic

#16 Posted by Mucklefluga (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved this issue! Got a feeling that that is Harper's brother in the cave.

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33357 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by kennybaese (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott wasn't kidding when he said it was a spoiler issue! *budum* *ching*

#19 Posted by LCazT1996 (532 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Edited by Mrgreenlantern (657 posts) - - Show Bio

I clicked on the article to see the comments without spoiling TY guys for all the spoiler tags and OMGZ!! I take it this is going to be pretty big once i hit the LCS

#21 Edited by SlamAdams (300 posts) - - Show Bio

haha.....spoiler

#22 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

w00t

Still no Cassandra Cain? Meh, not overly excited.

oh come now, it's not a zero-sum game. I'd wager most steph fans are cass fans too. they were always great together.

I mean, you won't have to work hard to convince me that cass is the more important of the two characters: she broke down racial barriers for the bat books and DC and carried her own title for more than five years as a female and asian lead. that's significant.

but I still want both characters back, not just cass.

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33357 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear said:

Inetresting.

@anim said:

Is this right after zero year..?

It's more like some kind of grimdark future.

No it's not a grimdark future, it jumps a head of a years worth of comics so all of this WILL happen through out the year.

#24 Posted by Wilhelm_Dolle (3 posts) - - Show Bio

thought Xaro Xhoan Daxos was in that safe

#25 Posted by Scarlet_Spider_Forever (105 posts) - - Show Bio

this really isnt that exciting

#26 Posted by ccraft (5259 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like Brown or Cass... I don't know what it is I just would rather have Batman by himself or with a robin.

#27 Posted by darkbeam (2288 posts) - - Show Bio

this is just great news,well done Dc.

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#28 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11563 posts) - - Show Bio

My reaction to the spoiler

#29 Posted by Jphu8414 (3719 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw Yeah! She's back

(I'm waiting to get this issue while posting this)

#30 Edited by ThreadPool (99 posts) - - Show Bio

#31 Posted by DedrabbiT (588 posts) - - Show Bio

When is this supposed to take place??? After zero year but before death of the family?

#32 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (1258 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by batmannflash (6219 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!

#34 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit...now i need to return to reading Batman.

#35 Posted by DedrabbiT (588 posts) - - Show Bio

@dedrabbit: after forever evil

Ahhh. I mean that makes sense. But see idk if I like that. I mean with the stuff that happened to damian. Why would he ever use a sidekick again?

#36 Posted by daredevil21134 (11764 posts) - - Show Bio

Need HELENA BERTINELLI BACK DAMMIT!!!!

#37 Edited by G-Man (33940 posts) - - Show Bio

@dedrabbit: Well, never say never, right? But we don't know the full extent. We've seen in the BATMAN AND ROBIN aftermath issues him teaming up with his former Robins. He's also gone off on Harper when she first showed signs of wanting to join the Bat-club. As for the person shown here, we have no idea what her association, if any, to Batman is. With the New 52, there's no telling how she'll be introduced when that issue comes out in April.

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#38 Posted by The_Tree (7447 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully Steph retains most of her pre-New 52 qualities. This issue has me excited for Eternal now more than ever.

#39 Posted by LCazT1996 (532 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit...now i need to return to reading Batman.

Why did you ever stop?

#40 Posted by HushoftheWind (982 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought all this was obvious before i read it. I mean we already Stephanie Brown was making a debut that was already spoiled, no pun intended. Im just happy that Harper Row is not going by Nightwing, that's the only thing that really made me happy. Kinda wish she wasnt using shock base pellets or simply had another gimmick, especially with heroes like Static around then again its a large world in the DCU and that kinda thing shouldnt matter.

#41 Posted by I3IO_HAZARD (403 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly never cared for Steph, even when she was batgirl. Happy for her fans tho, hopefully she plays a major role in eternal.

#42 Posted by Mrgreenlantern (657 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say kinda tame but for those waiting I bet they couldn't be happier =p

#43 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1365 posts) - - Show Bio

bought it hated it batman taking on a partner this early dosnt make sense letting said partner using guns of any sort is complete BS the art feels rushed as hell seeing as characters seem to change height inbetween panels and Batmans's character and dialog is way off and you could have cut Bluebird out of this and it wouldnt have mattered. and finaly instead of a spoiler issue the book feels more like a Batman Eternal advertisment

#44 Posted by G-Man (33940 posts) - - Show Bio

@hushofthewind: I think it's more that everyone assumed her first appearance would actually be in ETERNAL. Issue 3 is billed as her first appearance in the solicit. Then this sorta came out at us.

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#45 Posted by Lvenger (19849 posts) - - Show Bio

Well DC certainly made this a 'Spoiler' issue. Glad to see DC finally respecting fan favourite characters and all that. Though I'm not at all sold on Harper being Batman's new crime fighting partner, Bluebird. I would have much preferred it if she was the tech support/New 52 Oracle given her technical and electrical expertise instead of this mysterious new character who I am convinced is either Harper's brother or Carrie Kelly. Her weaponry, costume and lack of proper physical training means that I'm definitely not sold on Harper being Batman's new partner though it was always in the works I suppose.

Also, what happens to Selina Kyle to make her the new crime Kingpin of Gotham City? At least this way, Nocenti can't ruin her character too much, especially if there's a new writer for Catwoman.

#46 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3819 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to know she's back!

#47 Posted by TimeLordScience (946 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: who's the new writer of Catwoman?

#49 Posted by Lvenger (19849 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: who's the new writer of Catwoman?

That was wishful thinking on my part. There's no new confirmed writer of Catwoman yet but I hope there will be in the future.

#50 Posted by iceslick (783 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@timelordscience said:

@lvenger: who's the new writer of Catwoman?

That was wishful thinking on my part. There's no new confirmed writer of Catwoman yet but I hope there will be in the future.

The new writer for Catwoman is Sholly Fisch.