"Batwoman Rebirth": The issue comprises a series of short scenes throughout Kate Kane's life. The comic begins with a short collection of vignettes: archery at age nine, resigning from West Point at age 20, being Batwoman at age 27, and a mysterious panel described as "Soon".
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"
The issue comprises a series of short scenes throughout Kate Kane's life. The comic begins with a short collection of vignettes: archery at age nine, resigning from West Point at age 20, being Batwoman at age 27, and a mysterious panel described as "Soon".
This is an in-universe article with out-of-universe material.
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's fateful alleyway meeting with Batman is recounted.
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.
The final page contains single-panel previews of scenes from the series: Batwoman fighting Knife, Batwoman tormented by Scarecrow, Safiyah seducing Batwoman, and a closeup of Alice's grinning, bloody lips.
- This book was first published on February 15, 2017.
- No special notes.
- Kate and Sophie's boxing attire does not match the styles used by West Point for instruction or competition, implying the gear is their own and thus that they were members of the Academy's women's boxing club; at the time, club members had to purchase their own gear.
- An ice sculpture featuring various Alice in Wonderland characters appears on the Monaco party yacht.
- The Gotham City seal used in the Nolanverse films appears on Kate's driver's license.
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