"Elegy, Part One: Agitato": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #854.

Dollar Comics: Detective Comics #854 is a one-shot with a cover date of November, 2019. It was published on September 4, 2019.

Synopsis for "Elegy, Part One: Agitato"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #854.

Over a year ago, Kate Kane was stabbed in the chest by a crazed religious sect that was obsessed with carving out her heart. The memory of the event seems to haunt her - lingering on the periphery of her subconscious.

But she can't think that now. She can't afford to. That same Religion of Crime seems to have found a new leader and the activity of all thirteen covens within Gotham City has gone into hyper-drive in anticipation of their new leader's arrival in town. Given their expressed obsession with her, Kate only sees fit that she be there to greet the new leader and put a stop to her activity once and for all.

A child of certain privilege, Kate lives in a nice large studio apartment littered with music memorabilia and workout equipment. In a hidden section of the apartment is where she keeps her 'cave' of sorts. Large metal walls surround a giant tree which grows in the center of the command hub and are lined with scores of military grade crime fighting paraphernalia - most likely supplied by her father, a military Colonel. His latest gift is a specialized super-silent short range pistol of sorts left over from some top secret covert ops mission somewhere in the Middle East. Perfect, Kate realizes, for the hunt she's about to embark on. Aside from providing his daughter with her equipment, the Colonel also oversees her operation, listening to hours of playback from a recording device placed on her person during her nighttime capers.

She trains obsessively and her father worries that she's pushing herself too far. And perhaps she is. A few reps is all it takes to begin testing her pain tolerance. Not to mention the fact that her late hours and unaccountability seems to have just cost her her latest relationship with her most recent partner, a lawyer named Anna. Nevertheless the job does have its perks. Her unavailability makes for the perfect excuse so that she can duck out of a dinner with her step-mother.

On the other side of a set of large bay doors, she climbs upon her cycle and sets out through a tunnel which connects to an unassuming warehouse letting her out onto the streets. Hitting each coven one by one Kate finally gets to meet with the new leader of the Religion of Crime face to face. A woman dressed like a psychedelic Alice in Wonderland with skin so powder white she almost appears to be glowing stands before her in the dimly lit chapel. But Kate isn't here to visit. She draws her newly gifted pistol, aims it at Alice and fires.

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  • The first in DC's 2019 line of "Dollar Comics" reprint one-shots.
  • Does not reprint the second story from the original comic.

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