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BATMAN #28 Spoiler

You really have to read the issue. But this is big news.

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.

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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?

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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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Posted By hamann10

Anyone else wondering where Alfred was? Maybe something happens during the earlier issues of Eternal.

(First post on here also :D)

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Posted By bellaardila92

so what the spoiler about?.

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Posted By Zarius

Selina having a Talia-vibe is precisly my problem with this

We just got done with one of Batman;'s lovers being the head of a mammoth syndicate, now Selina is being fitted into the role? A role she feels completly out of place in ? Exactly what was the point of killing off Talia just so Selina could take up her pre-heel turn role? Seems like a lazy and all too easy route to go just to create problems between her and Bats in the future. It also feels completly out-of-character for her and that dialouge certaingly wasnt her.

I know everyone loved this issue, but this I'm definitely not feeling. It simply isnt who that character is.

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Posted By BlackRobin195

I may have to get this just for Spoiler

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@rejected_stone: Spoiler was part of the batfamily before the new 52 and yes she is awesome. But I agree though this issue was awesome.

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Posted By rejected_stone

I freaking loved this issue! I think it's an excellent idea and I think it was very well done showing us a glimpse and no more. Not the lead up and no hints to where it's going just a snap shot.

I love that Harper is still kicking ass and I love that she still is not listening to Batman. I am huge Damian/JT fan so I adore the kick ass rebel type. I'm really hoping that the Oracle looking character is actually Carrie Kelley, but it really made me wonder where Alfred was at this moment in time. The Batsgiving teaser had him wearing what looked like a straightjacket so his absence here stood out to me.

Also I'm glad that Harper is Bluebird and not Nightwing which now gives me hope that Dick might have a chance of surviving Forever Evil which is great. I don't know much about Spoiler but everyone seems to love her so I'm excited to meet her soon.

Last thing I loved is Catwoman's attitude. She kind of gave me a Talia-esque vibe which I appreciated. What I love most about her is that you rarely ever know which side she is truly on, I think this is no exception. She was being a real hard ass but then willingly opened the safe when Batman "asked" so I'm not sure how "bad" she really is.

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Posted By jayc1324

I just got this issue today and I must say, batman eternal is gonna be awesome

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Posted By blackhawk000111

I like it, I think they are taking catwoman to her roots

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Posted By PunyParker

Need HELENA BERTINELLI BACK DAMMIT!!!!

I second that statement.

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Posted By ImTheDamnBatman
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@imthedamnbatman: Zero Year is resuming in 29. According to Scott Snyder, the issue we've seen in 28 is a huge flash forward, almost a year. IE: In Sept-Oct of this year we'll be seeing the plot set up for what we've just seen.

It's like seeing 5 minutes of the middle of a movie we've never seen before. Now we're being made to wait and watch from the beginning.

I love comics.

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Posted By ImTheDamnBatman

I'm so confused.

So is Zero Year going to cut off after that cliff hanger?

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Heh. When I was little, I would play pretend that I was a batman sidekick with a blue accented suit. I thought of the name Bluejay, not Bluebird, but still.

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Posted By LyraFay

When I heard the name Bluebird, I immediately thought of a company called Bluebird in my country that makes chips which logo is a Penguin.

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Posted By youknowwhattodo

I really hope that Dick Grayson isn't the one behind the computer, I don't think it is but I'm scared of the thought.....

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Posted By Nathaniel_Christopher

Never really cared for Spoiler lol to be honest so i'm not really happy or sad.

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Posted By LordoftheNorth

@hushofthewind: i think its suppose to be around the begaining of next year so after forever evil whihc still has two more months i guess about 8 or 9 months if we go by real world time

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Posted By HushoftheWind

question. How far into the future is this story set years or months after forever evil?

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Posted By Koays

I have no youtube video, or pictures or gif's, or flash animation or scene exerts.....all I have, is PURE HAPPINESS

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Posted By mak13131313

Just read the issue. All I can say is... Awesome!! I'm so stoked for Batman Eternal!

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Posted By Wowlock

I don't know if I like the new Selina... and always the damp future... give her and Bruce some break dammit...

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Posted By Perfect 10

even that cant get me to buy batman. nice try dc. will wait for a solo title

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Posted By iaconpoint

I was trying to think of ways to get out of Batman: Eternal but now that I'm reminded Steph is a main character I guess I'm doomed to get it.

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Posted By iceslick

@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.

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Posted By lvenger

@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.

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Posted By TimeLordScience

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

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

Nice to know she's back!

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Posted By lvenger

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.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@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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Posted By LordoftheNorth

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

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Posted By Mrgreenlantern

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

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Posted By I3IO_HAZARD

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

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Posted By HushoftheWind

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.

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Posted By LCazT1996

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

Why did you ever stop?

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Posted By the_tree

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

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@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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Posted By daredevil21134

Need HELENA BERTINELLI BACK DAMMIT!!!!

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Posted By DedrabbiT

@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?

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Posted By Darkchild

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

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Posted By batmannflash

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

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Posted By DedrabbiT

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

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Posted By Jphu8414

Aw Yeah! She's back

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

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