|"Black & Blue"|
|Batman Eternal #42|
|January 21, 2015|
|Written by||Kyle Higgins, consulting writers Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, story Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV|
|Cover by||Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Sula Moon|
|Interior Art by||Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka, Roger Robinson|
|Colored by||Lee Loughridge|
|Lettering by||Steve Wands|
|Edited by||Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, Mark Doyle|
|Previous Issue||Batman Eternal #41|
|Next Issue||Batman Eternal #43|
You’ve been waiting for the debut of Bluebird – and here it is, though this story may not have a happy ending!
Summary of Stephness: Steph wakes up in street clothes to find out that Killshot was hired by her mother. Though Steph hurls the accusation of attempted murder in collusion with her father, her mother claims that she was unaware of the depths to which Arthur would sink. Steph seems reconciled to this explanation. Later, she finds her mother tied up, and is then anesthetized with a rag from behind by Selina Kyle, who says that Steph has been a hard girl to find.