"Girl Wonder": Stephanie Brown is officially working as Robin. She and Batman keep the streets constantly clean from crime. Working together, they learn about a war between the mafia families Aquista and Galante.
- Everyone knows the Batman owns a bunch of secret orphanages all over the world -- where he gets his Robins from.
Synopsis for "Girl Wonder"
Meanwhile, Tim Drake tries to contact Stephanie, but he's unable to locate her.
At that moment, Scarab reports that she has already eliminated the eighth Robin candidate and his family as well. She is not stopping until she finds the real Robin now that word on the street is that Robin is back in action.
Another night, Batman and Robin fight against a villain named Tiger Moth. They are unable to land a hit on her and Robin finally captures her by sheer luck and a dumb accident, while Batman rescues the kidnapped kids Moth had taken.
Back in the Batcave, Batman analyzes Tiger Moth's suit and discovers a secret device that disrupted their coordination, making them fail all their attacks. Batman deduces that Moth was part of the mafia war.
At school, Tim prevents a bully from hurting a nerd, much to Darla Aquista's pleasure. Bernard Down joins them and shows them the newspaper headlines about a female Robin. Bernard explains his theories about a mysterious orphanage owned by Batman, where he gets his Robins, but Tim knows truth of the situation and realizes Bruce has been preventing him from talking to his girlfriend.
Stephanie is training in the Batcave under Oracle's supervision until the telephone rings and Stephanie answers, thinking it is Batman. However, from the other side comes Tim's voice and they finally decide that they need to talk about the situation.
Batman is on his way to the Batcave. Knowing that Tim and Steph just decided to meet he calls Cass and tells her he needs her to do something special.
Batman arrives at the Batcave just before Stephanie could go out as Robin and prevents her from going anywhere without him. Batman explains that they must look for the serial killer who has been murdering young men between 14 and 18 years old and their respective families. After showing pictures of the victims, Stephanie realizes that they are all similar looking to Tim and they deduce that the killer is going after the previous Robin.
Meanwhile, Tim waits for Stephanie on his rooftop, but instead, Batgirl shows up with the purported purpose of talking to Tim though he quickly deduces that she's there as a guard and to keep him and Stephanie from talking on Bruce's orders.
Scarab is on her way to the ninth victim's place and she is surprised by Batman and Robin, who are already inside the home, waiting for her.
Appearing in "Girl Wonder"
- Becky McConnell (Single appearance)
- Byron (Single appearance)
- Charlie McConnell (Single appearance)
- Tyrone (First appearance)
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: War Drums
- The events of this issue take place between Detective Comics #796 and Robin (Volume 2) #128.
- Robin Recommended Reading
- Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying
- Batman: Dark Victory
- Batman: Year Three
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman & Robin Eternal
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1)
- Robin: A Hero Reborn
- Robin II: The Joker's Wild!
- Robin III: Cry of the Huntress
- Robin (Volume 2)
- Robin: Son of Batman
- Robin: Year One
- Teen Titans (Volume 3)
- We Are Robin
- Young Justice (Volume 1)
Links and References
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