After the Earth-shattering events of the last few issues, with long-lost siblings and all sorts of other craziness, Batman takes a step back with a quieter issue, and it only kind of works. This issue focuses on Harper Row, the mysterious girl who has shown up once or twice before in Snyder’s run to help Batman. Here we find out a lot more about her, she’s emancipated from her father, she has a gay brother who gets gay-bashed a lot, and despite being about 18, has a job working on the Gotham City electrical grid, which doesn’t make a lot of sense. I’m kind of conflicted about Harper, she seems interesting enough, but where is this going? I’m guessing she’s going to become a new version of that hunchbacked dude Batman used to have do his tech for him, what was his name? Harold? Although part of me thinks it would be hilarious for Harper to become the new Batgirl, partly to piss off all of the Stephanie and Cassandra fans. Oh how they would bitch. But for me, the most interesting things about this issue were the way Snyder continued to flesh out the world of Gotham City, explaining how it’s power grid works, and also how Batman has managed to use that to his advantage and explaining just how he doesn’t get caught on CCTV, that was cool. I found it interesting that Harper and her brother lived in The Narrows, is this the first time that element from Batman Begins has appeared in a comic? Are DC finally being sensible and bringing in Nolan’s ideas to the comics? How long until Rachel Dawes and John Blake show up? Becky Cloonan did her usual excellent job on art, the character of Harper is right in her wheelhouse, although it was a shame that she didn’t manage to do all of it. Andy Clarke was a good fill-in though.