I had commented on last week’s issue of Batman (#23) saying that the standalone story was a nice break—breathing room—in between arcs, and now that I’ve finished reading Detective Comics #957, I am prepared to say the same thing, but I won’t. Because more so than just an entertaining issue that comes to readers in passing, Detective Comics #957 introduces a new player to the game, the Spoiler.
Saying that the Spoiler is a new player isn’t entirely correct, now is it? No, it is not. We’ve seen the Spoiler before, but it’s been a while since Stephanie Brown (the most recent Batgirl) wore the Spoiler garb. But that is a conversation for another day. Right now, we need to focus on the fact that Stephanie Brown has returned to being the Spoiler.
I’m interested in seeing exactly what having the Spoiler hanging around Gotham will do for/to Batman and his team.
Regardless of what may happen, Detective Comics #957 is a fast-paced issue that serves as a solid re-introduction for Stephanie Brown as the Spoiler. Aside from that, there isn’t too much to say about the issue. James Tynion and Christopher Sebela did a fine job here writing an issue that was as informative as it was entertaining.