|Detective Comics #963|
|August 23, 2017|
|Written by||James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela|
|Cover by||Yasmine Putri|
|Interior Art by||Carmen Carnero|
|Colored by||Ulises Arredla, Kelly Fitzpatrick|
|Lettering by||Sal Cipriano|
|Edited by||Andrew Marino, Chris Conroy|
|Previous Issue||Detective Comics #957|
|Next Issue||Detective Comics #964|
Summary of Stephness: Then - Steph and Tim eat burgers on rooftops, talking about their future. Tim wants to save the world in a large way, while Steph wants to save the world one person at a time. Tim says he wants to do all of their plans together.
But, now, in the present, Steph is exploring Monstertown, the devastated area of Gotham left after the Night of the Monster Men. She dodges patrols of Argus soldiers, using her drones to create diversionary explosions. She meets up with Anarky, and demands to be included in his plan beyond just being a sidekick. Before Lonnie can answer, they are attacked by Argus soldiers. Steph holds her own, but Lonnie has rigged the house with traps, and takes almost all of the troops down brutally, monologueing the whole time. Impressed, Steph follows him into the secret failed subway tunnels, surprising Lonnie by knowing their history, and Lonnie finally takes his mask off to show Steph he trusts her. Batman follows the pair unseen as they come upon Lonnie's secret camp with many fellow revolutionaries under the heart of Monstertown.
Behind the Scenes: This two-part arc was originally titled "Longer Chains," but that was changed to "Utopia/Distopia".
Christopher Sebela tweeted these images by Carmen Carnero:
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