With only two issues out already, Detective Comics has already become the standout title of DC's Rebirth line. The focus on the Batman family has not only put together a team of characters that I don't think we've ever seen together, but it's opening up the door for some bold new relationships --- and the return of a few that we haven't seen in a while.

And when the third issue hits next week, that's exactly what we're getting. As Batman is brutally attacked by the seemingly unstoppable soldiers of the Colony, Batwoman is questioning her pace in training the next generation of Gotham City's vigilantes --- and she talks through her problems in a visit from Renee Montoya.

Check out a preview of the issue by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez below!

 

 

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As long-time readers will no doubt recall, Renee Montoya's been largely absent from the DC Universe since the "New 52" reboot, where she was briefly seen --- in Batwoman, of course --- on the GCPD's Wall of Honor. Since then, beyond an appearance in Detective last year, there hasn't been much sign of her, and with Rebirth's promise to restore some of the character relationships that have been missing since 2011, this seems like a good place to start.

Here's the official solicitation from DC:

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #936

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Three: In issue #936, Batman is M.I.A., and it’s time for Batwoman to take the reins! But can she control a strike force that’s barely worked together…including unstable wildcard Clayface?
On sale JULY 13 • On sale JULY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

 

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