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The Roundup: Stephanie Brown Returns as the Spoiler!

The Roundup: Stephanie Brown Returns as the Spoiler!

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It isn’t exactly a news flash around here to say that we love Barbara Gordon. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t missed Stephanie Brown. If you’re like us—and we know that there are many, many of you out there who are—you’re not going to want to miss Batman Eternal this week. In fact, if you’ve fallen behind in our weekly Bat-series, you may want to spend this afternoon getting caught up. Why? Well, let’s just say when it comes to this week’s BATMAN ETERNAL #24, you CAN judge this book by its cover.




Yes, this week’s action packed new issue marks the full-on return of the Spoiler. Okay to clarify, we met Stephanie quite a few issues ago, and have already seen her adopt the Spoiler moniker. But we haven’t seen her in action until this week. This is the issue that will remind everyone how much they loved her and show newer fans why Stephanie Brown remains such a popular character. It features a confrontation with her father, the Cluemaster, and a ton of don’t-try-this-at-home moments including a thrilling—Well, that would be telling. Just believe us when we say that if you miss Stephanie Brown, this is the issue for you!

Of course, we have plenty of other amazing comics to tempt you this week as well, including our first real look at Wonder Woman’s future in the interconnected WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1, both written by Charles Soule. In this smartly exciting story, Diana must at last embrace her identity as the God of War to confront a vicious new enemy. But once she’s embraced her dark side, is there any bringing her back? And who could possibly stand in the way of a bloodthirsty Wonder Woman? (Okay, that’s a fairly easy one. But that doesn’t mean it GOES easily.)

All this, plus the second issue in Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity, THE MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES: CONQUERORS OF THE COUNTER-WORLD #1, plus Futures End titles for Justice League, Batman and Robin, Teen Titans, Supergirl, Batwoman, Batman/Superman and more. Also, don’t miss this week’s stakes-raising Vertigo comics, FABLES #144 and THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #9. First looks at all of these new comics and more are below.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN AND ROBIN: FUTURES END #1.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN ETERNAL #24.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1.

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of BATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS: FUTURES END #1.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS: FUTURES END #1.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of SUPERGIRL: FUTURES END #1.

13th DIMENSION ran an exclusive preview of TEEN TITANS: FUTURES END #1.

KOTAKU ran an exclusive preview of THE MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES: CONQUERORS OF THE COUNTER-WORLD #1. (Link coming soon!)

MULTIVERSITY COMICS ran an exclusive preview of THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #20.

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA: FUTURES END #1. (Link coming soon!)

MAN CAVE DAILY ran an exclusive preview of WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1.

POPMATTERS ran an exclusive preview of THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #9.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1 and FABLES #144.