|Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? #1|
|May 27, 2009|
|Written by||Fabian Nicieza|
|Cover by||Dustin Nguyen|
|Interior Art by||Dustin Nguyen, Guillem March, Jamie McKelvie, Chris Cross, Alex Konat|
|Colored by||Guy Major, Guillem March|
|Lettering by||Steve Wands|
|Edited by||Janelle Asselin, Mike Marts|
|Previous Issue||Batman: Battle for the Cowl – The Network #1|
|Next Issue||Red Robin #2|
Tim: "Is that how you planned to get around my ultimatum? Stealing tech that lets you turn invisible?"
Steph: "Ego much? You can play the cold 'not on my watch' card, Tim, but you don't own me."
Tim: "I know."
A city looking to rise up. A new Dark Knight is casting his shadow until dawn's early light. A cop looking to solve a murder whose solution may be worse than the crime. A reporter who can reclaim her social standing only by rejecting everything she believes in. A doctor who has found new life by compromising her old one. One hero who has determined a course of action no matter whose plans it spoils
Harvey Bullock. Vicki Vale. Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Stephanie Brown. These four ordinary people living extraordinary lives look to regain their balance in a city that turns lives upside down. Morning comes to Gotham City and the time for mourning has passed. How do the people of Gotham City deal with the sudden arrival of hope? Find out in this new one-shot
Summary of Stephness: Stephanie, back to being Spoiler, spies on the elite gala ball Dick, Tim, Leslie, and Barbara are attending. She thinks about how Babs and Leslie got second chances, and how this is also hers. She spots Nocturna trying to pull off a robbery, and after alerting 911, goes after her.
Nocturna sinks into the shadows, which Steph remarks, "wasn't on her facebook page". Then she reappears behind Stephanie through a dark portal, leaping at her with a knife. Steph agiley dodges this, and Nocturna stumbles. Steph informs Nocturna she's under arrest, and shows that she now has the power of invisibility.
Steph meets up with Tim, who asks her if she stole the invisible tech to circumvent his demand he not catch her in costume. She tells him that he doesn't own her, and he agrees and tells her he was too harsh. Tim does inform her that he doesn't think she's cut out to be a vigilante and worries she'll hurt herself or someone else. He says he doesn't want her hurt while he's gone from Gotham, and she tells him she doesn't either, but that she might, and it's a consequence of the life they chose, as she grapples off.