Note: This debut session for Stephanie Brown is appearing in the General Discussion – Comic Books forum as a special premiere, but most club discussions can be found in the Community Events – Fan Discussions forum. If you have not checked out that section of the site lately, be sure to give it a visit! We’re always looking for more engagement!
The Renegade Robins Club welcomes a new hero to the stage: Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler!
This month, we are taking a peek at her classic origin story!
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Here’s our schedule: 2021-06-15T05:00:00Z → 2021-06-30T05:00:00Z
For now, I’m bringing back the “Background” section, this time re-dubbed “Spoiler Alert!”
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In the early post-Crisis era, Cluemaster was best known for being a member of the Injustice League, as seen in Justice League International #23. This inept incarnation of the IL appears in various issues of JLI and its spinoffs. The team is sometimes being portrayed in a somewhat heroic light, e.g. Justice League Quarterly #4.
If you want a refresher on Tim Drake’s origin story and earliest adventures, check out these sessions from World of Bats:
- Batman: Year Three
- A Lonely Place of Dying
- Robin I
- Robin II
- Robin III
- Sword of Azrael & Vengeance of Bane
- Knightfall Prelude
- Knightfall Pt. 1
- Knightfall Pt. 2
The first Stephanie Brown story fits in between Robin II and Robin III.
For the lead-in to the Robin issues, you might want to backpedal and read Detective Comics #668 and Robin #1-2. These issues take place immediately after the events of Knightfall, and Jean-Paul Valley has assumed the role of Batman.
This Month's Issues
I. Inquiring Minds (June 15-22)
- Detective Comics #647-649
II. Clueless (June 23-30)
- Robin #3-5
Question for Club Regulars: How does this origin story stack up against her revised origin in Batman Eternal?
General Discussion Question: Stephanie is motivated by her strained relationship with her father, the Cluemaster. Do you find this motivation compelling?
- It’s great!
- It’s perfectly serviceable.
- It’s a letdown.