Batman 644 reveals the real killer of Stephanie Brown (Robin nee Spoiler). It turns out it was Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who killed her just to try to send Batman a message. (Swipe that to see the identity.) Bill Willingham has addressed the numerous outraged fans with a message that boils down to “controversy is good, anyone crying over it is a disturbed geek and no one is going to quit reading Batman over it.”
I have not read the issue in question; it could have been done well or ham-handedly, I don’t know. I’m already peeved that they killed off a character as rich as Stephanie, so I don’t know that I can get all that mad about it, but it’s completely out of character for Thompkins (a doctor who took the Hippocratic Oath).
Honestly, it’s hard for me to get worked up over much of anything after “Identity Crisis.”