|"Fall of the Batmen, part 2"|
|Detective Comics #970|
|December 13, 2017|
|Written by||James Tynion IV|
|Cover by||Guillem March|
|Pencilled by||Joe Bennett|
|Inked by||Salvador Regla, Richardo Jaime, Marcio Loerzer|
|Colored by||Jason Wright|
|Lettering by||Sal Cipriano|
|Edited by||Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, Brian Cunningham|
|Previous Issue||Batman Annual #2|
|Next Issue||Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #17|
Summary of Stephness: Asleep in his Belfry chair, Tim Drake (Red Robin) dreams of Bat-Tim’s warning to him – that everything he just returned to will be over sooner than he can imagine. He wakes, sweating, to Stephanie Brown (Spoiler) leaning over him in concern. He brushes her worry to the side, even though it’s been four days since he’s had a real sleep in a bed (similar to Batman, who over in Justice League #34 went three days without sleep, with disastrous consequences). He takes “micronaps,” but Steph reminds him he “died” just months ago. Still impatient, he tells Steph all the ideas won’t let him rest for too long – organizing all of the Bat-Family, coordinating (secretly) with the police, planning patrols of the entire city with all the manpower, even starting a Bat-Ambulance service with Leslie Thompkins. Steph begs him to slow down and listen to himself, but Tim feels like he can’t miss his chance to reshape the world.
Later, Tim calls Steph to the Belfry, and accuses her of leaking the footage to all the various groups. She agrees that it was her phone, but proves that Anarky is behind the distribution. She goes to find out Lonnie’s plan, and tells Tim angrily that by assuming she would betray the Knights like that, he has betrayed their relationship. She also reveals that she knows he doesn’t plan to retire like he did before his “death,” and tells him she’s leaving – not sure if she’s just exiting, quitting the team, or breaking up with him – or all three.
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