"Girl Trouble"
Robin #173
April 16, 2008
Written by Chuck Dixon
Cover by Freddie E. Williams II
Pencilled by Chris Batista
Inked by Cam Smith, Rick Ketcham
Colored by Guy Major
Lettering by Sal Cipriano
Edited by Jeanine Schaefer
Previous Issue Robin #172
Next Issue Robin #174

Spoiler: Look, maybe I didn't go about this the right way...
Tim: "RIGHT WAY?" What's the right way to desecrate someone's memory--someone I LOVED?
Spoiler: Don't do this...please...
Tim: Who are you REALLY?
Spoiler: Not like this...please, Tim...

Girl trouble doesn't even begin to describe Robin's situation when he finds himself caught between Violet and Spoiler! Meanwhile, the Penguin's net is getting tighter, and all three of them might find themselves sleeping with the fishes.

Summary of Stephness: Two thugs try to shake down a convenience store owner, only to get the crap beaten out of them by a "butt kickin' chippie dressed all in purple", better known as Spoiler. Thinking she's Violet, they offer her money, an offer she declines with disdain. In jail, the guys tell Marcel Pincus (who is working for The Penguin) of these events and he relays it to Oswald, who says he wants whoever the second "Violet" is too.

Tim interrogates Marcel as to where Violet has gone to pick up counterfeit money. Spoiler listens on her bionic ear (last seen used by Steph in her debut years ago) and reacts with surprise when Pincus calls Violet Tim's girlfriend. She goes after Tim on her motorcycle, and Pincus sees her and tells Penguin.

Tim takes on Violet but is on the losing end of the fight. Violet teases him that he can't hit a girl, and a voice interrupts her, saying, "Funny. That's a problem I don't have."

Tim thinks, "Oh...My...God. Spoiler." And it is indeed her. She exasperatedly tells Robin he's smarter than this, and kicks Violet in the face, sending her flying into a tub of ice. She attempts to tell Tim he's been set up, and it's a trap, but the Boy Wonder angrily interrupts her, thinking it can't be Stephanie but someone impersonating her. He rages at her about desecrating the memory of someone he loved and Spoiler is forced to duck a kick from him. He pins her to the wall by her throat as she desperately tries to explain he needs to leave, and finally says, "Not like this...please, Tim..." and Tim is surprised to hear his real name. But the two are interrupted by Sin Fang (North Korean Mafia) who blows a hole through the wall with a small army behind him. He says, "I would allow you to kill one another. But I am afraid that is my privilege."

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