Batman Eternal 39-42

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Guys, she’s here! Blue Bird has landed and she’s perfect. Harper has gone full superhero, after that weird nano virus turns out to be engineered by The Mad Hatter to control all of Gotham’s teenagers. When even Tim, Barbara and Jason succumb, it’s up to Harper to save the say.

And save the day she does, basically dressed as Nightwing…but uh, anyway…

Meanwhile, Bruce is figuring out that Riddler is not the mastermind and it’s most definitely absolutely R’as. Because there’s a whole lot more, “father and daughter” talk to what he’s hinting for it not to be, but let’s talk about that for a minute.

Father’s and daughters are a huge motif in this series and I can’t believe that I didn’t pick up on it before.

Barbara and Jim Gordon.

Julia and Alfred Pennyworth.

Spoiler and Cluemaster.

Selina Kyle and Leo Calabrese.

Harper and Her father.

So the idea that this is all pointing towards some kind of showdown with Talia and R’as isn’t out of left field, even if I feel a little bit annoyed at myself for not picking up on it.

Anyway, Stephanie learns that while Killshot was on her tail, it was to protect her, he was hired by her mom. Stephanie is then kidnapped by Selina, which makes perfect sense to me.

I can’t be the only person who wants Barabra to form a new Birds of Prey team with Harper and Steph, right? I mean that would be pretty amazing. Julia could run things for them.

Also, when Tim calls Barbara and Jason in to help free the kids, Jason interprets it as, “so you’re saying you want me to shoot a bunch of kids?”

Oh Jason. This is why we all love you. “There’s a problem, I know I should shoot at it! The answer is so simple!”

Anyway, Harper saves the kids, and explains to Tim, that while she appreciates his attempts to save her, they aren’t necessary, she was always going to do this, this was always what she wanted and he was never going to be able to talk her out of it.

So, really, when is Damian, now back to life going to pop up? I think we can all agree that that is something that needs to happen. They could all do with a ten year old, who had Superman’s powers and the worst attitude in the history of the world right?

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