As announced earlier this week, Batman will finally find his way to Metropolis in DC Comics’ series Smallville Season 11, the comic continuation of the TV show. He won’t be coming alone. Series writer Bryan Q. Miller (who also wrote for the TV version) tells TV Guide Magazine that Batman’s partner is none other than Nightwing.
In a twist, the character behind the mask is Stephanie Brown,the former Robin and Batgirl!
As to why he picked Stephanie for the sidekick slot, Miller says, “Bruce can be somewhat of an angry man. Stephanie’s personality is so can-do and unsinkable and bright, so it’s very much on purpose on Bruce’s part that he has a good cop going out on patrol with him every night.”
Miller previous wrote Stephanie as the star of the pre-New 52 Batgirl series. He promised that the comic would explain why she has taken up the mantle of Nightwing rather than Robin or Batgirl.