April 24, 2006 | Trades
Batman: War Crimes
*** 1/2 (out of five)
It was an event that shook Batman to the core — the death of another Robin.
Stephanie Brown was only the Dark Knight’s sidekick for a very brief while before he fired her for being too reckless. Shortly thereafter, Brown, back in her original guise as the Spoiler, inadvertently began the War Games that enveloped all of Gotham City’s gang and led to many violent deaths — including her own at the hands of the fiendish Black Mask.
But now Batman is beginning to doubt the facts. Stephanie shouldn’t have died from the wounds inflicted on her. So who killed her?
The search for the answer threatens to drive the Dark Knight mad, while the eventual truth may push him over the edge.
A terrific ensemble of creators provides this interesting dénouement to this dark chapter in Batman’s life.