Leaked “Batman and Robin Eternal” #3 Cover Spoils Major Character Return
It’s been known for months that Cassandra Cain — the former Batgirl through much of the previous decade — would return in weekly series “Batman and Robin Eternal.” Though the details of how the character fits in to the current Bat-landscape remains to be revealed, the first look at the character in “Eternal” has been revealed, as seen prominently on Tony S. Daniel’s cover to issue #3, scheduled for release on Oct. 21.
The cover originally leaked to Reddit, prompting DC Comics to release it through official channels late Tuesday. “Batman and Robin Eternal” #3 is written by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Tim Seeley, and illustrated by Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos and Rainier Beredo.
Created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, Cassandra Cain debuted in 1999’s “Batman” #567, before headlining 73 issues of a “Batgirl” solo series from 2000 to 2006, and a six-issue series in 2008. The character — likely the most famous Batgirl other than Barbara Gordon — later took the identity of Black Bat, but has mostly been in limbo since the dawn of the New 52 era in fall 2011.