"Bruce Wayne: Murderer?, Part Six: The Thin Line"
Robin 98 cover
Robin #98
January 23, 2002
Written by Chuck Dixon
Cover by Andrew J. Pepoy, Chris Sotomayor, Pete Woods
Pencilled by Pete Woods
Inked by Andrew J. Pepoy
Colored by Noelle C. Giddings, Digital Chameleon
Lettering by Willie Schubert
Edited by Matt Idelson, Michael Wright
Previous Issue Birds of Prey #39
Next Issue Batman: Gotham Knights #26

Steph: "No Spoilermobile. No Spoiler plane. Not even a Spoiler All-City Bus Pass."

"Bruce Wayne: Murderer?" Part 6, leading to a parting of ways for Tim and Alfred as Tim is forced to reevaluate his anger towards Bruce. Meanwhile, Spoiler receives some horrific news and has a less-than-chance encounter with a certain star of Birds of Prey.

Summary of Stephness: Steph rides to the Batcave on her motorbike, wanting help with the situation with her father. But her tires are punctured by some unexpected security measures to the Batcave - it is not open to her anymore. She grumpily wonders to herself if this is another test, thinking that she's really getting sick of it and wondering when the games will end. She sees Cassandra Cain standing there and asks if she's been locked out too, and asks why the cave's sealed and where Batman is. Cassandra simply replies, "Gone," at which Steph gets frustrated and says, "Thanks for that, Miss Monosyllabic!" She asks where Batman's gone to and if he's with Robin, but getting no response, she picks up her bike and bemoans the damage, saying that Batman could have at least paged her or faxed her. "All I have is you to talk to, which is less than useless. You could at least say goodbye." Cassandra complies with her typical single word response as Stephanie leaves.

Steph thinks, "I thought I was in with this little club. But I'm as clueless as ever."

She begins the long trek home, with only her bike, bemoaning her lack of transportation. She wonders how she'll sneak back in to her house full of villains and realizes that she needs to find someplace to change into her civvies, thinking, "they all tried to talk me out of this, but would I listen? Maybe I know someone who can help."

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