When night descends on Gotham City, Artemis takes to the streets. Prowling the rooftops and the alleyways for the first time, this teen archer has a choice to make: Will she fight on the side of the angels or follow a darker path?
While waiting at a bus stop, Artemis begins rethinking her life. Her whole life has been about waiting for things to change, but nothing actually has. The bus arrives and Artemis's mother gets out, just released from prison. She is surprised to see her daughter waiting for her, and notes the absence of Artemis's father.
Gotham City July 31, 20:11EDT
Artemis makes a "simple supper", and Paula immediately reverts to her role of mother. Oblivious to the fact that it's the summer holidays, she asks if Artemis has homework. Artemis goes to her room to work on her arrows when "daddy" arrives. Lawrence is not thrilled at the thought of seeing Paula, and the two bicker. Paula still regrets taking the fall—both going to jail and ending up in a wheelchair. But since Artemis's sister left during her time away, she is determined to make sure Artemis's life does not go to waste. She is determined to give up her old life, and urges Lawrence to do the same, or he can leave the house. He chooses the latter, and laughs off Paula's goals. Overhearing the conversation, Artemis becomes determined to not follow in her father's, or sister's footsteps. She dons her costume.
Gotham City July 31, 22:46EDT
Two and a half hours into her new life as a vigilante, Artemis stops the robbery of a small store. The crooks are willing to split the take, but she refuses. She gets out before the police shows up.
The rabbit hole is a reference to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which plays a role in Artemis's life. Alice came to Wonderland through a rabbit hole, and Artemis is looking for a hole to escape her life as well.
On the cover, Aqualad's eyes are green rather than gray.
The cover depicts Artemis wielding a bow and the Team framed inside an outline of a crescent moon. In the Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, and her symbols included a golden bow and arrow.
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