This week is another small week for the Batman Universe.  The two books we have this week are Batman #3 and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1.

We finally get the origin story of Gotham and Gotham Girl in Batman #3.  When I say the origin story I kind of mean only half of the origin story.  This issue highlights the emotional side of these new characters’ origins but does not show anything about how they acquired their powers.  With two issues left in this story arc I think we are going to see the full origins of these characters.  This is due to the fact that this story focuses on the heroes and does not have a consistent villain.

Meanwhile in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 Batgirl and Black Canary are on the hunt for someone pretending to be Barbara Gordon.  In this issue they meet up with Huntress, the former partner of Dick Grayson in the comic series Grayson.  There is not much to say because a lot of the reveals are at the end of the issue and I want people to read this issue for themselves.