Batman: Rebirth & Detective Comics: Rebirth
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight? We begin to find out more of just what makes the Dark Knight the man he is.
Detective Comics Rebirth
Throughout his years, Batman has learned to prepare for every situation. Seeing that something is coming that he can't face alone, The Dark Knight approaches his cousin Kate Kane, the Batwoman, and has her lead a group to begin facing these challenges. Together, they recruit Batman's protege Red Robin (Tim Drake), The Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), and hero-in-training/ex-villain Clayface (Basil Hawkins) to form a team to protect Gotham... and whatever else Batman is preparing for.
Both the Batman & Detective Comics Rebirth comic lines are part of the DC Rebirth Initiative. DC Rebirth is a massive DC Universe initiative published in 2016. The event follows the ending of The New 52, a publishing era that rebooted DC continuity in 2011 after the Flashpoint crossover. Its name is taken from the earlier series' Green Lantern: Rebirth and The Flash: Rebirth, both written by Geoff Johns and focusing on returning their characters to an earlier status quo while updating the premises for new audiences. The initiative is intended to synchronize and harmonize the Post-Flashpoint continuity and the Post-Crisis continuity.
An interesting detail about the Detective Comics and Action Comics volumes is that the issue numbers return to their standpoint just before The New 52, as opposed to all other comics lines beginning their runs back at Issue #1.
The purpose of this thread is to prevent clutter and allow all material regarding the current Batman and Detective Comics Rebirth comic run to be discussed in a single thread. As of this thread's creation, the Batman Rebirth line has reached it's 21st issue under the writing of Tom King. Detective Comics Rebirth has reached it's 955th issue under the writing of James Tynion IV.