Yeah, I’m happy with these rare early appearances Stephanie made outside the Robin series. And since both Huntress and Spoiler share several similarities beyond their love of purple (criminal fathers, skepticism about Batman’s no-killing rule), they make for an interesting team. Too bad we’re coming up on No Man’s Land, which is so excited about introducing Cass that it’s willing to sideline Helena and Steph in the process.
Cataclysm is a really fun event, and I think a really cool buildup for No Man’s Land. Steph’s role in it is really fun, and reading the Robin issues and then this one-shot team up with Huntress makes for a really nice connected experience.
It’s a shame we don’t get more interaction of Spoiler and Huntress. Honestly, it’s a shame we don’t get a lot of interaction with Huntress with any of the Bat-Family that isn’t directly related to the BOP.
As for the discussion question: It’s definitely a surprise development that shakes up their relationship dynamic. It does seem rather sudden. Maybe I’m not remembering things, but do we even see Steph’s “boyfriend” anywhere else other than ditching her in the Blunt Trauma one-shot?