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Steph Nguyen

Stephanie Brown as Spoiler, by Dustin Nguyen

In 2011, with the launch of the New 52, the cancellation of Stephanie Brown's Batgirl series, and the relaunch of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, things looked bleak for Steph fans. Then came...

New 52 Debut in Batman EternalEdit

In 2013, Scott Snyder, both fan and critically acclaimed writer for the main Batman title, announced that he would be executive producing a weekly series called Batman Eternal, along with James Tynion IV. Fans of his work on the Bat-titles rejoiced. The kicker for fans of Steph Brown, though, was that he promised that she would return as Spoiler in a major role.

Steph first appeared in a flash-forward issue of Batman (#28), which hinted at the massive developments of the Batman Eternal year long storyline. She then burst onto the scene of the ever darkening conspiracy of evil that threatened to destroy Batman and Gotham City in the main series (issue 3).

Title Date
Batman #28 February 12, 2014
Batman Eternal #3 April 23, 2014
Batman Eternal #4 April 30, 2014
Batman Eternal #8 May 28, 2014
Batman Eternal #10 June 11, 2014
Batman Eternal #11 June 18, 2014
Batman Eternal #13 July 2, 2014
Batman Eternal #20 August 20, 2014

Spoiler Rises Edit

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After triumphantly donning her cape and cowl in issue 20, Steph had a string of victories and defeats against her father and the wider conspiracy in Gotham.

Title Date
Batman Eternal #24 September 17, 2014
Batman Eternal #26 October 1, 2014
Batman Eternal #27 October 8, 2014
Batman Eternal #31 November 5, 2014
Batman Eternal #32 November 12, 2014

"I'm Batman" Edit

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Steph faced her deepest fears, and made great sacrifices to assist Batman and the rest of the Bat-family in fighting the destruction of Gotham.

Title Date
Batman Eternal #40 January 7, 2015
Batman Eternal #41 January 14, 2015
Batman Eternal #42 January 21, 2015
Batman Eternal #43 January 28, 2015
Batman Eternal #44 February 4, 2015
Batman Eternal #45 February 11, 2015
Batman Eternal #47 February 25, 2015
Batman Eternal #48 March 4, 2015
Batman Eternal #49 March 11, 2015
Batman Eternal #51 March 25, 2015
Batman Eternal #52 April 1, 2015

Aftermath: Hero in Training Edit

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In the wake of Batman Eternal and the Endgame storyline, Gotham lies devastated, with Batman missing. Stephanie forged a new path for herself, rooming with Harper Row (Bluebird), seeking training from Catwoman, and partnering with Barbara Gordon (Batgirl).

Title Date
Detective Comics: Endgame March 11, 2015
Catwoman #42 July 8, 2015
Batgirl Annual #3 July 29, 2015
Catwoman #43 August 12, 2015
Catwoman #44 September 9, 2015
Catwoman #45 October 14, 2015
Catwoman #46 November 11, 2015
Batgirl #46 December 16, 2015
Batgirl #47 January 20, 2016
Batgirl #49 March 2, 2016
Batgirl #50 April 5, 2016
Batgirl #51 April 27, 2016
Batgirl #52 May 25, 2016

Mother Edit

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Steph joined forces with Harper, Dick Grayson, and the Batfamily (minus Batman) to fight the evil plans of the human trafficking supervillain Mother.

Title Date
Batman Endgame Special Edition #1 September 26, 2015
Batman and Robin Eternal #1 October 7, 2015
Batman and Robin Eternal #2 October 14, 2015
Batman and Robin Eternal #3 October 21, 2015
Batman and Robin Eternal #4 October 28, 2015
Batman and Robin Eternal #23 March 9, 2016
Batman and Robin Eternal #24 March 16, 2016
Batman and Robin Eternal #25 March 23, 2016
Batman and Robin Eternal #26 March 30, 2016

Rebirth Edit

In 2016, DC announced yet another major relaunch/reboot of their titles, this time under the brand "Rebirth." However, Steph fans rejoiced when not only did the Violet Vindicator remain a fixture in the DC universe, but was joining "Batwoman's boot camp" in Detective Comics, one of the flagship titles of DC Comics. Written by James Tynion IV, the writer behind Steph's return in Batman Eternal, Steph joined Cassandra Cain and Tim Drake as Batman and Batwoman's team.


Alternate Continuity Appearances since the New 52 beganEdit

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Steph has been the highlight of several issues which take place outside of "normal" continuity, ranging from fun spin-offs to massive, universe-shattering events.
Title Date
Tiny Titans #33 October 20, 2010
Tiny Titans #45 October 19, 2011
The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13 November 9, 2011
Batman, Incorporated Special #1 December 21, 2011
Batman: Li'l Gotham #1 (Cover Only) April 10, 2013
Batman: Li'l Gotham #12 March 12, 2014
Batgirl: Future's End #1 September 10, 2014
Catwoman: Future's End #1 September 24, 2014
Convergence: Batgirl #1 April 8, 2015
Convergence: Batgirl #2 May 6, 2015
Convergence #6 May 13, 2015
Convergence #8 May 27, 2015
Detective Comics #42 (Variant Cover Only) July 1, 2015

Other pagesEdit

We have been putting together a rundown of Steph's N52 costumes and clothing here: Costume History n52

Collections Edit

The issues featured here can be found in the following trade paperback or hardcover collections:

The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Small Miracles

Batgirl: Deadline

Batgirl: Family Business

Batgirl: Mindfields

Batman Eternal volume 1

Batman Eternal volume 2

Batman Eternal volume 3

Batman and Robin Eternal volume 1

Batman and Robin Eternal volume 2

Catwoman: Inheritance

Convergence: Flashpoint book 1

Detective Comics: Anarky

Future's End - Five Years Later Omnibus

The Joker: Endgame

Tiny Titans: The Treehouse and Beyond! (Vol. 6)

Tiny Titans: Aw Yeah Titans! (Vol. 8)

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