|Batman Eternal #32|
|November 12, 2014|
|Written by||Kyle Higgins, story by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, consulting writers Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley|
|Cover by||Rafael Albuquerque|
|Interior Art by||Jason Fabok|
|Colored by||Brad Anderson|
|Lettering by||Taylor Esposito|
|Edited by||Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, Mark Doyle|
|Previous Issue||Batman Eternal #31|
|Next Issue||Batman Eternal #40|
The Spoiler is on the case to find the truth behind the nightmare at Arkham!
Summary of Stephness: Picking up from #31, Steph has been clothes lined by Hush, who is clearly annoyed at her campaign. While Hush belittles her, she fires right back, calling him, "Even lamer face to face" as she maces him in the bandages. Just as Hush is about to shoot our dashing dare-doll, Batman batarangs his gun, giving Steph the chance to do what she does best: ride Hush down on a motorcycle. As Steph thinks she is triumphant, Hush throws a grenade to mask his escape. Batman shields Steph from the shrapnel, but when he turns to ask her name, she, too, has disappeared.
Clearly, this is a sort of regrouping issue for the heroes as well as the villains. Batman rescues Steph, Batwing, and Alfred (though all three manage to pull off a large portion of their own escapes), and returns to the Batcave to recover and strategize. Hush, in the meantime, gives Jason Bard orders to continue tightening the GCPD's grip on the city, and triggers Batman's hidden explosives to cause more chaos.
Behind the Scenes: Cover for this issue (one of the three in the series with Steph on the cover) was done by Rafael Albuquerque, primarily known for his work on American Vampire with Scott Snyder, but also the artist for half of the Robin/Spoiler Special by Chuck Dixon.