The Batmobile speeds down the desolate streets of Gotham City. Batman is on the tail of The Riddler, who encourages his getaway driver to speed up. The Dark Knight ejects himself out of The Batmobile and lands on top of the criminal’s car. The Riddler screams at his driver as Batman begins to break the window. Suddenly, something huge lands on the hood of the car, causing it to flip. The three rise from the accident to see two towering creatures with bat-like wings. Their eyes start to light up red, and Batman screams at them to get down. They jump out of the way just as they’re shot at by rays of light. The creatures make an inhuman screech as Batman runs at them. He’s able to dodge their punches, but is caught off guard when one picks him up and begins flying off with him. Batman takes a mini-explosive out off his utility belt and places it on the creature, causing it to explode. The other creature starts violently screeching, and Batman tackles The Riddler and his driver right as it self destructs.
While The Riddler is being arrested, Batman has a word with Police Commissioner Jim Gordon about what attacked them. Batman says that the thing couldn’t have been human, and Jim tells Batman that there’s been multiple reports of homeless people being picked up off the streets by creatures similar to his description, but the GCPD thought it was a hoax. Batman goes back to the batcave where he and his butler, Alfred, go over the security tapes from the night. Alfred asks if it could have be an extraterrestrial. Batman considers this before deciding he needs to visit a friend.
In Star City, The Emerald Archer jumps from roof top to roof top, chasing after an unknown gunman. Green Arrow is about to catch him when the criminal is picked up out of the sky by one of the creatures. Green Arrow shoots a trick arrow that wraps around the creatures leg, trying to pull him down, but the creature is much too heavy. Out of nowhere, The Caped Crusader helps pull the line down, explaining his situation as he does so. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS