"Sister, Sister": Supergirl while fighting Religion of Crime members at their hidden outpost around a cathedral reservoir, overhears other members talking about the alien weapon she is tracking and learns it's called the "Solar Volt" by the Khunds whom they stole it from. After Supergirl enters
Batwoman/Supergirl: World's Finest Giant #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of February, 2020. It was published on December 4, 2019.
Appearing in "Sister, Sister"
- Superman (Flashback only)
- Batman (Mentioned only)
- Captain Cold (Mentioned only)
- D.E.O. (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City Police Department (Mentioned only)
- Khunds (Mentioned only)
- United States of America
- Arctic Circle (Flashback only)
- Fortress of Solitude (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Sister, Sister"
Supergirl while fighting Religion of Crime members at their hidden outpost around a cathedral reservoir, overhears other members talking about the alien weapon she is tracking and learns it's called the "Solar Volt" by the Khunds whom they stole it from. After Supergirl enters the room of the weapons locker (which se finds is empty), she is attacked by Batwoman but the two agree to disengage.
After recognizing Batwoman, Kara explains she's there to retrieve the Solar Volt on behalf of the D.E.O. while Batwoman says she's hunting the Religion of Crime on behalf of Gotham's police. After discovering the Solar Volt's location, Supergirl proposes to accompany Batwoman but the latter rejects it as she can't put others in dangers, recounting what happened to her twin sister in past.
The two come across Batwoman's sister "Alice" and face off with her. The discharge from the Solar Volt fired by Alice however causes a power surge for Kara and she accidentally destroys the area with heat vision, blocking both the heroes in an underground passageway and causing the reservoir to start leaking. Kara states the weapon is a threat to her family and her hero duty, the only constant she has in life.
Kara and Kate decide to make their way back through the Religion of Crime thugs, Alice though tells the thugs to leave in the middle of fight and tells Kate to hand over the weapon in exchange for freedom. Batwoman refuses and demands Alice turn herself in. As the two continue disagreeing, Kara destroys the Solar Volt and Alice escapes amidst the resulting blast. Later on, Alice kills a Religion of Crime member who chides her for losing the weapon.
Appearing in "Faceless"
- Angelica Chan
- Black Mask
- Janus Corporation
- Gotham City Police Department
- Gotham Organized Crime (Mentioned only)
- United States Army (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- Jeune Clé
Synopsis for "Faceless"
Kate is searching for the reporter Angelica Chan, the only person who stood by her when she was dismissed from the United States Army for being a lesbian, after she goes missing while investigating Jeune Clé. She learns about the company having security, something suspicious for someone engaged in skin-care business, and has a partnership with Janus Corporation which has ties to organized crime.
After searching their premises as Batwoman, she discovers that the company is illegally experimenting on destitute people and migrants whom it has kidnapped. She also discovers that they're holding Angelica. As one of the guards talks about killing the reporter, Black Mask catches Kate unawares and kicks her off the ledge, causing her to fall into Angelica's cell.
Kate is subdued while Black Mask reveals Jeune Clé is just a front for Janus Corporation and the employees already know what's going on but no one cares. Angelica however attacks the guards, allowing Kate to knock out Black Mask and have all the test subjects freed. When Batwoman states that the staff won't be punished and pretend ignorance, Angelica states that Black Mask was wrong and there are people like Kate who do care for what's right.
Appearing in "Exit Interview"
- Supergirl (Flashback and main story)
- Emerald Empress (Flashback only)
- Rampage (Flashback only) (First appearance)
- Silver Banshee (Flashback only)
- Alura In-Ze (Mentioned only)
- Bruce Wayne (Mentioned only)
- The Joker (Mentioned only)
- Lois Lane (Mentioned only)
- Silver St. Cloud (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Exit Interview"
Cat Grant fires Kara after the influencers, who were invited for a phot shoot, trash her office while Kara had mysteriously disappeared yet again. Kara pleads with Cat but she states that she is the worst intern CatCo ever had and can never do anything on time or is always inattentive even when she is working.
As Kara starts crying after leaving the CatCo office, Superman takes her to Daily Planet to hear out what happened. Kara regrets that she has to live up to his cousin's legacy, unlike her life on Krypton which was far more simple. Superman asks what caused her to take up internship at CatCo, stating he's a reporter since he wants to find out the truth and people are a source of that.
Kara however states that humans are petty and selfish, but Superman still stands by what he said about them. He suggests that she try to find another way as she doesn't have to be a reporter because he is. Heeding her cousin's words, Kara decides to apply for a job at S.T.A.R. Labs.
Appearing in "Batwoman: Rebirth"
- Elizabeth Kane (Flashback only)
- Gabi Kane (Dies in flashback)
- Jacob Kane (Flashback only)
- Renee Montoya (Flashback only)
- Safiyah Sohail (Flashback only) (First appearance)
- Sophie Moore (Flashback only)
- Tahani (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Brigade Tactical Officer Reyes (Cameo)
- Clayface (Cameo)
- Colony Prime (Cameo)
- Maggie Sawyer (Cameo)
- Orphan (Cameo)
- Red Robin (Cameo)
- Spoiler (Cameo)
- True Believers (Cameo)
- Kyle Abbot
- Wonder Woman (Cameo)
- Monster Men (Mentioned only)
- Monster Venom (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Batwoman: Rebirth"
This story is reprinted from Batwoman: Rebirth #1.
During the first semester of her final year at West Point, Kate spars with Sophie Moore in a private, unauthorized bare-knuckle boxing match. Sophie lands a left hook to the jaw to knock Kate down and end the bout. As Sophie helps Kate to her feet, the two discuss their future in the Army and flirt; unbeknownst to them, Brigade Tactical Officer Reyes watches them from the doorway.
Kate is aboard a yacht off the coast of Monaco attending a party, and is sloppy drunk. Other guests make fun of her behind her back. Intercut with this scene is Kate's resignation from West Point, providing context for just how far she's fallen.
Now living on the island of Coryana, Kate is awoken by a noise. Notably, the right side of her head is shaved and displays a large, zigzag scar. Grabbing a revolver, Kate investigates the sound and finds Safiyah Sohail, the ruler of Coryana and Kate's lover. After some flirting, the two kiss; from the shadows, Tahani watches them, unacknowledged.
Later, back in Gotham, Kate arrives at a bar to meet Renee Montoya, and they too kiss.
Kate has her fateful meeting with Batman in the alley behind Molly's Bar, where she decides upon vigilantism as the new path for her life.
Training to Present Day
After the Night of the Monster Men, Batman receives word that Monster Venom has appeared on the black market, and charges Batwoman with tracking it down and eliminating the source.
Kate, now at least a decade older and addressed as Commander Kane, leads the Colony into Gotham and gives the order to open fire.
Appearing in "Supergirl: Rebirth"
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- Argo City (Flashback and main story)
- National City
- The Blade
- National City Technical High School (First appearance)
- Phantom Zone (Mentioned only)
- The Scabbard (D.E.O. Ghost Site #252)
- Siberia (Mentioned only)
- Red Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
- Phantom Drive
- Regeneration Matrix
- Red Solar Grenade
Synopsis for "Supergirl: Rebirth"
This story is reprinted from Supergirl: Rebirth #1.
A while before the destruction of Argo City, Zor-El quarantined a Kryptonian called Lar-On to the Phantom Zone until he could find a cure to his illness -lycanthropy- caused by exposure to Red Kryptonite.
Present Day. In D.E.O.'s ghost size #252 "The Scabbard", Supergirl is about to be launched into the Sun as a last resort to restore her powers. Her experimental rocket is retrofitted with a Kryptonian Regeneration Matrix to reactivate her powers. As she is blasted off into space, Director Chase and her new handlers and foster parents, Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers, watch the launch.
But Kara's rocket's Phantom Drive accidentally opens a rift to the Phantom Zone, and Lar-On slips through the crack. Immediately he sees the Moon, and his transformation is triggered. A big brawl beings between the D.E.O. agents, who try to keep a potential hostile contained, and Lar-On, who cannot explain he doesn't mean any harm because he doesn't speak English.
Meanwhile, Kara's rocket reaches the Sun and restores her powers successfully. Kara hears there's trouble back on Earth and heads back to the base at super-speed. She scoops Lar-On up, flies him far away from the Scabbard, and after a brief scuffle, manages to calm him down.
Several hours later Lar-On has been put in stasis and is being kept in the D.E.O. medical bay. Kara wonders what her father became after she left Argo, and promises to find a cure for Lar-On.
The next morning, Kara helps her new parents rebuild the Scabbard and meets up with Director Chase, who reminds her their previous agreement: the D.E.O. would help Kara -who looks to carry on the work of her late cousin- restore her powers, and in exchange she would help the D.E.O. protect Earth. Chase also thinks Supergirl has been an out-of-control liability since she crashed on Earth, so her organization needs to oversee her Supergirl activies and help her adapt to Earth. So, Kara is given a secret identity -Kara Danvers-, foster parents -Jeremiah and Eliza- and is enrolled in National City Technical High School.
As Kara begins the process to get used to her new life, Cyborg Superman walks among the ruins of Argo City, regretting his failure to save the Argonians. He declares this time he will save Argo.
Appearing in "Beyond a Shadow"
- Maggie Sawyer (Cameo)
- Gotham City
- High Hills Cemetery
- Kane building
Synopsis for "Beyond a Shadow"
This story is reprinted from Batwoman #0.
Batman has been observing Kate Kane from afar in the hope of proving that she is the civilian identity of Batwoman. In order to accomplish this, he dons numerous disguises.
Dressed as a groundskeeper, he watches her visit the same grave that she has visited every week. He recognizes the look in her eyes as that of someone mourning family, which is no surprise given that her mother and twin sister Beth were murdered before her eyes.
In the guise of a homeless veteran, he stakes out the Kane building, noting that Kate rarely leaves it during the day. She receives frequent visits from her father Jacob Kane, but refuses to see him. Batman infers that he and Kate have fallen out, but surmises that Jacob can't be all bad, as he was kind enough to give money to Batman's cover identity.
At night, Kate tends to go out to the clubs, keeping up the appearance of a stereotypical young socialite. Bruce is unsure as to whether this persona is genuine, or if it is merely a case of avoidance, given her troubled past. He marvels at her ability to legitimately let go on the dance floor - something he could never let himself do. She is apparently not above picking up a casual date for the night, in any case. Later, he loses her in the warehouse district, and wonders where she learned to use the shadows like that.
He watches her at a book store, spending time with her cousin Betty Kane, who acts as Flamebird with the Teen Titans, giving further credence to the idea that Kate may also be a vigilante. Batman attempts to bump into Kate in order to see which books she has picked up. They are all on the occult, and he guesses that it must be for research, unless she's simply interested in the subject.
Finally, he decides to test her reflexes. While putting on his disguise, he realizes that if Kate is Batwoman, she must also wear a wig, and he muses at how the simplest changes can make the best disguises. Dressed as a thug, Batman sneaks up on Kate and tries his best to feign a genuine intent to harm her. She picks up on his movements and uses solid precision to take him out. The move she used doesn't exist in any fighting style, and Batman considers that she must have invented it. It's not just the move that gives her away, though; it's the look in her eyes. Eyes that say she won't ever be a victim again.
In addition to his daytime investigation, Batman watches Batwoman from afar. She has tracked her targets for a week, and finally found a gang of members of the Religion of Crime carrying a sarcophagus that he doesn't recognize. They are led by an acolyte called "Sister Shard." Dick has reported that there seems to be an ongoing feud between Batwoman and the cult. He evaluates her combat skills, and notes that her obvious military training fits with Kate Kane's history in the military prior to being dismissed under "Don't Ask Don't Tell."
She can handle larger thugs well, but Shard's cybernetics arm is more than she bargained for. The cybernetics are unpredictable and powerful, and Batman wonders if he will be forced to step in. Resourcefully, Batwoman places an explosive device on the arm, blasting it apart and leaving Shard with a stump. Batman deduces that specialized tech points to someone with great wealth or military and industrial contacts - which Kate Kane has. With shard defeated, Batwoman escapes in time to avoid being caught by Det. Sawyer and the GCPD.
Now, Batman is certain that Kate Kane is Batwoman. In addition to her training and instincts, she has that hole inside her that can't ever be filled; the drive to continue fighting. He decides that it might be time to meet her and have a serious discussion about the future.
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