Though it's not the first time we're seeing the Dark Multiverse's female Batman/Aquaman mash-up, with the way her hair is drawn on Jason Fabok's cover for the Batman: The Drowned one-shot, and the smaller bat-ears, it looks more like she might be a Catwoman/Aquaman hybrid. Previews for her fellow evil Batman, The Dawnbreaker, indicate that he is indeed the Bruce Wayne of his reality, while previews for The Red Death and Murder Machine have been less conclusive.
Whatever her back story, Fabok brings the character to chilling life as she swims nonchalantly above what we can only assume are the waterlogged corpses of her victims. We'll learn more about her when she and her fellow Dark Multiverse Batmen come face to face with the Justice League for the first time in September's Dark Nights: Metal #2.
“I’ve been planning Metal for as long as I’ve been writing Batman, but I want Metal to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth,” writer Scott Snyder said of the event in a previous statement. “Most of all, we want to create new material that feels really modern and different. And above all, it’s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it won’t be grim. Dark Nights: Metal will be celebratory, huge and crazy.”
Priced at $3.99, each of the Batman one-shots will ship with a foil-stamped cover by by Jason Fabok, featuring a protective UV coating.