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Author Archive: Corbin Pool

Review: Batman #50

Breakdown: Scott Snyder delivered us with an amazing script. The pacing in it was solid, and kept you engaged throughout the book. Technically, the comic is sound in almost every way. The only bump I...

Review: Detective Comics #50

Note: Although I will be addressing the additional content in this extra-sized issue, the focus of my review will be on the continuation of the “Martyrs and Madmen” story. You can look...

Review: Grayson #17

Note – This is my 150th review for TBU!   Breakdown: Tim Seeley and Tom King did a great job pacing this issue out. It almost felt like there were about three issues crammed into this...

Review: Batman #49

Breakdown: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV work together this issue to deliver a complex story that works as a one-shot, honors what Snyder has built, and launches Superheavy into act three all at...

Review: Detective Comics #49

Breakdown: Peter Tomasi continues off of his last issue, and it’s still just as interesting as it was last month. I feel like he’s gotten back into his groove after that last weird story...

Review: Black Canary #7

Breakdown: Brenden Fletcher’s script for this issue is better than the last issue or two have been. I still have some problems with it. For instance; Kurt Lance is a plot device — and...

Review: Grayson #16

Breakdown: Tom King and Tim Seeley deliver a script that is the most fun I’ve had reading a comic in a while. It’s pretty clear these guys had fun writing this issue. And that’s...

Review: Batman #48

Okay, so this issue was amazing. It does something that most fans love to see — a chat between the protagonist and the antagonist. In fact, it does it twice. Although one isn’t very...

Review: Detective Comics #48

Peter Tomasi is back on Detective Comics this month, and this is his best issue yet… Now, keep in mind that this is only his third issue, but my statement still stands. Tomasi gives us moments...

Review: Black Canary #6

Man it’s been a rough week. First of all, I got some sort of stomach flu. And on top of that, it’s been a long while since we’ve read an issue of Black Canary, which ended up...

Review: Grayson #15

Disclaimer – if you have not picked up Robin War #1, you will be lost, as this is part two of that story.   I appreciate how DC handled this crossover. They have on the cover which part of...

Review: Detective Comics #47

Disclaimer – this is part 3 of Robin War, following Grayson #15.   This part was the weakest of Robin War, so far. Now, it wasn’t bad, but it did seem rushed. And I think...

Review: Batman #47

DC decided to pile almost all of my books in one week, so hopefully you guys don’t get sick of me… This issue of Batman threw me for a loop. It made me question what I thought I knew, and...

Review: Grayson #14

This was just a solid issue of Grayson. Tim Seeley does the script this issue, and has one of his tighter storylines as of yet. But, of course, he finds a moment to let some of that crude humor come...

Review: Batman #46

This issue feels like it more happened in it than usual… Maybe I’m imagining that, but that’s how it felt. Bruce takes a huge step in his life, Gordon takes a stand for himself and...

Review: Detective Comics #46

Last month, I had a lot of fun with Tomasi and Takara’s first issue – this month… was a bit disappointing. It’s not that it wasn’t well told, drawn, or colored. It’s...

Review: Grayson #13

First of all, I want to thank Bill for covering last month’s issue for me. It was an amazing issue, and he did an amazing review on short notice, and I 100% agree – that issue deserved a...

Review: Black Canary #5

There comes a certain phase in our life that we all hit  – where we feel like an outcast from our family. It can take various forms and levels; from being completely shut out from everyone in form...

Review: Batman #45

If you ask me, this issue of Superheavy was super-awesome. I know we are kinda in the middle of the story arc, but everything just seemed to come together in a beautiful way. Snyder really shows us...

Review: Detective Comics #45

So when DC announced that Peter Tomasi was taking over Detective Comics, I got pretty excited (after grieving over Manapul and Buccellatto, that is). And when I heard that Marcio Takara was doing the...

Review: Grayson Annual #2

We get another one-shot story in this annual told by Tim Seeley (series regular), so that was nice with it somewhat continuing the main story without being necessary to pick up. I am starting to...

Review: Batman Annual #4

So often, it seems as though DC through a Snyder’s name on these annuals so that they sell more. I guess they forget that it’s a Batman book, and it’s going to sell anyway. So, you...

Review: Black Canary #4

This issue did have me kinda nervous, with Annie Wu not being the artist on it. But Pia Guerra did a fantastic job in her place. Her storytelling was very good, and her art was similar enough it...

Review: Batman #44

Honestly, there are times when writing a review can begin to feel like a chore. For instance, you can’t just enjoy the comic, and come on here and say, “Hey everyone! Go buy this book....

Review: Detective Comics #44

I hate to be so negative, but I’m just glad this is over. This series got so far away from what it was so very quickly. Everything that made it a really good comic before was kind of dropped,...

Review: Grayson #11

Well King and Seeley’s first multi-part story has come to an end. And it was amazing. I’m so glad that King closed out the story with the writing credit, he seems to be the stronger...

Review: Black Canary #3

There are times, at this point, where I look back on my review of issue one and go, “…it wasn’t that good.” And I truly hate that about first issues. You really have no idea...

Review: Batman #43

I’m not sure if you read my review for Detective Comics last week, but I talked a bit about what separates the good comic runs to the great ones. The good comics are something you are enjoying...

Review: Detective Comics #43

Reviews can be a tricky process. There can be many variables that come into play. You can base it on pure enjoyment, or you can take yourself out of it completely and critique every little thing down...

Review: Grayson #10

I freaking love this book. It’s so well done. From the writing to the art, to the lettering – everything just seems to click so well together. I’m a sucker for a James Bond style story,...