Monday, February 10, 2014
Another shot from Batman #28, and the writing is pretty much on the wall at this point, that's probably Harper. Closer inspection shows a Monroe style piercing on the "mystery" lady, which Harper also has in the previews for this issue.
But there's still something that has me doubting this just a bit. The hair color seems to be changing, in this panel the long hair is purple, where we see its blue in the other pages. Maybe it's just because we're looking at her from a different angle, or they're actually addressing "Hey, she'd be pretty recognizable outside of her costume."
Also, her stature seems pretty large compared to Batman, who granted, is kneeling, but in the image from this post, they're both standing next to each other, and Batman isn't that much taller. Harper has never stuck me as that tall, but I'll admit, Nguyen sometimes has some weird proportions to his stuff, I still don't like how he drew Tim in Detective Comics.
Look, I'm 95% sure that's Harper Row, but there's still this nagging feeling that it being her could be too obvious, so I'm just hedging my bets when I tell you that come Wednesday, and we find out it's not Harper, I won't be surprised.
(Source: DC All Access)