It's a busy Tuesday afternoon in Gotham City. Not only is there TV casting news and a new Secret Origin , but there's also a new leader in town, as well as a fresh spoiler dropped ahead of tomorrow's Batman #28.
"I'd say that you're going to learn who the new Kingpin of Gotham is. You'll learn the fate of Harper Row, and see her in costume for the first time, as the character she'll become."
That's what Scott Snyder told DC All Access today when asked for some spoilers, confirming that the female in what looks like a Nightwing costume is in fact Harper Row, the young girl who has shown up periodically throughout Snyder's run on Batman. He also placed the issue, saying the story takes place between issues 39 and 40 of the series - a full year out from where we are right now.
Meanwhile, Vertigo editor Mark Doyle confirmed that he is now pulling double duty as the Batman Group Editor at DC Comics, the position recently vacated by Mike Marts, who moved over to Marvel Comics. Doyle made the announcement on twitter, and noted that while he's taking over Batman, he'll also remain as editor of Scott Snyder's American Vampire and The Wake at Vertigo. So basically, he's Snyder's full-time editor now!
Over at HeroComplex, there's a meaty interview with Snyder where he teases some of the same things as above, and delves into The Riddler. They also revealed the cover to Batman #31, which you can see above.