“Rise of the Batmen” concludes with our team of heroes taking down the Colony thanks to the quick thinking, and risk taking, of Red Robin who makes himself the target of all the Colony’s drones. His sacrifice saves the lives of hundreds in the city, but to do so Tim Drake will have to make the ultimate sacrifice… or so it would appear.
Written and drawn by Francis Manapul, Trinity #1 focuses on the DCU’s big three: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The most low key of any number one issue following the Rebirth relaunch, the first issue of the new series involves Lois inviting Bruce and Diana to dinner at the farm in order to get to know them (and force Clark to do the same). After a brief misunderstanding with Supes, Jr., things calm down quickly and allow the group to spend some non-life-threatening time together.
In the final issue of the relaunched series’ opening arc, Batman must deal with the deteriorating mental state of Gotham Girl who struggles to understand and deal with her partner’s recent demise. A super-human with a thin grip on reality (she continues to talk to Gotham as if he is still present) but who is still continuing to serve the city and dispense fair justice makes for an unusual problem for Batman to solve.
After discovering the identity of the Colony of Batmen and rescuing Batman from their clutches, the team springs into action to prevent the secret government group from fulfilling its plans. With their anonymity gone, Jake Kane accelerates his plans by sending all his drones after potential League targets without any care for potential causalities.
The discovery of the bodies of 27 dead soldiers lead Batman down a dark path which will fill-in the truth about Gotham’s newest super-heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl and their origins as part of Amanda Waller‘s Suicide Squad. Solving one mystery, how Waller’s plan to help Gotham using the Psycho-Pirate and Dr. Strange backfired, leaves an entirely new problem for Batman to face: how to deal with a murderous unhinged super-being looking to stop the city he’s sworn to protect from ever hurting another one of its citizens.
Scott Snyder is certainly a glass half-empty kind of guy. All-Star Batman #1 puts Batman and Two-Face on the road. Desperate for a chance to cure Harvey Dent, Batman races to an undisclosed location while the criminal kingpin has put an offer out to everyone. If Two-Face isn’t rescued every piece of dirty and blackmail available to him will be released to the public. However, if someone should find and release Two-Face untold riches will be theirs.