Batman and Robin Eternal put a name two its main villain the first issue, but Mother only actually appeared in full for the first time this week in the finale of the weekly book's first act.
The weekly title, which began in October, has been building the case for a mystery about the dark past of Batman and the way he may have obtained his Robins. Central to the story is the villain known as Mother, who apparently creates orphans so they can be molded into her servants — and Batman allegedly helped her at one point, as issue #1 showed the hero surprisingly killing a child's parents in Cairo.
At the end of this week's Batman and Robin Eternal #7, the table was set for a present-day meeting between Mother and Dick Grayson, as well as some answers about what happened several years ago when Batman first met Mother.
With a story by Batman scribes Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, the weekly series is being scripted by writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson and Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. Newsarama talked with Tynion to find out more about the end of the first act in Batman and Robin Eternal, the development of Cassandra Cain (and Tim Drake)'s history, and what new-to-the-"New 52" characters might show up next.
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