"Night of the Monster Men" crossover
Credit: DC Comics

DC has announced the first crossover of its Rebirth era in “Night of the Monster Men,” a six-part crossover taking place in the pages of Batman, Nightwing, and Detective Comics.

The story – "pitting the heroes of Gotham against a mystery-shrouded foe from the Dark Knight’s past!" – will begin in September with Batman #7, and continue in Nightwing #5 and Detective Comics #941. Supergirl scribe Steve Orlando will co-write the crossover regular Batman writer Tom King, Nightwing writer Tim Seeley, and Detective Comics writer James Tynion IV.

“Night of the Monster Men” will continue in October’s Batman #8, Nightwing #6, and Detective Comics #942

Here are DC's solicitations for the first three September issues:

Part One – BATMAN #7
On sale September 21
Co-Written by Steve Orlando and Tom King
Art by Riley Rossmo
As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare the heroes for the enormous monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing Gotham apart!

Part Two – NIGHTWING #5
On sale September 21
Co-Written by Steve Orlando and Tim Seeley
Art by Roge Antonio
The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City! How can the Bat-team take on both these monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where these monsters originated, what he finds lurking in the shadows might be worse than the monsters themselves

Part Three – DETECTIVE COMICS #941
On sale September 28
Co-Written by Steve Orlando and James Tynion IV
Art by Andy MacDonald
Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than either of them can keep up! And at Blackgate Prison, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths… and its eggs are hatching!

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