Thoughts: I've suspected Damian would die since about November or so, and I mentioned that to X and we came to the realization that if he did die, Harper would inevitably be the next Robin. Now I'm not 100% sure she'll take that mantle, she may take another name, but all in all, I was against it, because it doesn't make sense for Bruce to take in another kid, especially after losing his son. That aside, if she's going to do it anyway, he's going to take her in if only because he knows she's less likely to get hurt with his training than she is with none. But that aside, this issue, Harper won me over. I didn't care for her prior to this, but in this issue I felt like she encompassed the determination of Cassandra Cain, the brains of Babs Gordon, and the humor as well as the ability to stand up to Bruce that Stephanie had. All in all, she seems kind of like an amalgam of the three Batgirls, with a bit of a twist. So I like the character and the conversations with both Bruce and Batman were great to read, they really gave you a sense of where Bruce was mentally, hurt but not outwardly mourning, so content with punching things and fighting crime until he exhausts himself, which is classic Bruce.So all in all this issue gave me some great conversations, so great characterization for Harper Row, and Cullen Row, as well as introducing their sleazebag of a father, who will undoubtedly be back in the future.
Batman: This isn't a game, Harper, If you pursue this, you will die, do you understand ME?!