Meet the latest caped crusaders in Gotham with new Rebirth Batman #1

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Jun 17, 2016, 11:22 AM EDT

A pair of dynamic new costumed superheroes has descended into Gotham to help rescue the Dark Knight in DC's Rebirth Batman #1, and now we've been officially introduced to them.   Meet Gotham and Gotham Girl,  who drop in to assist Batman after he dumps a wide-body jet in the bay when it takes a direct hit from a cruise missile in the final pages of the debut Rebirth issue of Batman.  Taking the reins from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, DC's new creative team of writer Tom King and artist David Finch has delivered this handsome duo as the new saviors of Gotham City, or at least in this watery instance, and it will be interesting to see where the story takes them and what ramifications occur as they inevitably clash with Gotham's favorite masked billionaire.  


Being powerful protectors of a major metropolis is serious business, and I wonder if these levitating, super-strong metahumans are up to the tall task.  While their generic names evoke an old-fashioned, pulp hero nostalgia to Gotham and Gotham Girl, their appearance does lend a refreshing quality to Batman #1, and the mystery of who they are should carry the title well into the summer and beyond.

How do you like Gotham and Gotham Girl, and do you have any theories on their hidden identities?

(Via Comic Book Resources)