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Author Archive: Ian Miller

Review: Batgirl #8

In Brief: Batgirl’s heroic and personal problems collide as she investigates Ethan Cobblepot and his company Vicform.   Summary (Spoilers): In a city bus, Babs and Ethan Cobblepot confront a...

Review: Detective Comics #951

In Brief: Lady Shiva launches her campaign against Gotham and an unsuspecting Batman, Batwoman, and their team.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago, Lady Shiva captured and skewered a Colony...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7

In Brief: Killing two birds (pun intended) with one stone, Babs, Dinah, and Helena search for a place for Helena while investigating Babs’s shady realtors.   Summary (Spoilers): At the Gotham...

Review: Detective Comics #950

In Brief: As Batman’s team trains and prepares, Cassandra Cain (Orphan), Jean Paul Valley (Azrael), and Luke Fox (Batwing) face their pasts and futures head on.   Summary (Spoilers):  ...

Review: Batgirl #7

In Brief: Babs makes a triumphant return to her home turf, finding a new purpose and investigation waiting for her.   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl, having returned to Burnside, resumes her...

Review: Detective Comics #949

In Brief: Batwoman comes to a decision point in her past and present as she faces Batman and Colony Prime.   Summary (Spoilers): Two years ago, Kate eats noodle soup while reviewing footage of...

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #5

In Brief: Batman and Amanda Waller throw themselves against Maxwell Lord and the Heart of Darkness jewel.   Summary (Spoilers): The League, controlled by Maxwell Lord, takes over and solidifies...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

In Brief: Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) confronts her mother in the finale of “Who Is Oracle?”   Summary (Spoilers): Picking up exactly (to the panel) where we left off last month, Helena...

Review: Detective Comics #948

In Brief: As “Batwoman Begins,” Kate and Bruce deal with the aftermath of the Monster Men and the Colony’s attacks on Gotham.   Summary (Spoilers): Two years ago, Batwoman is following...

Review: Batgirl #6

In Brief: Batgirl battles prehistoric floral danger and Poison Ivy miles over the Pacific Ocean!   Summary (Spoilers): In another flash-forward opening, Batgirl hangs for dear life to the...

Review: Detective Comics #947

In Brief: Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler, sets herself against Batman and the team to try to create a better world.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman and Batwoman’s team faces Spoiler after their...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

In Brief: The imposter Oracle comes “Into the Light” for an issue full of big reveals.   Summary (Spoilers): In Oracle’s Lair, the Birds are confused by what appears to be evidence of a...

Review: Detective Comics #946

In Brief: As the Victim Syndicate attacks, Batman and Spoiler face their own demons.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago (according to the datestamps from the first issue of this arc, that...

Review: Batgirl #5

In Brief: Batgirl’s adventure Beyond Burnside comes to an exciting end, as she confronts the villainous Teacher and her own mind.   Summary (Spoilers): As Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) faces off...

Review: Detective Comics #945

In Brief: Batman and Batwoman’s team desperately attempts to regroup between the Syndicate’s attacks, and Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) feels the stress of the mission.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

In Brief: The Birds close in on the new Oracle as the Huntress reveals her backstory.   Summary (Spoilers): Over a hundred years ago, recounts the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), her family...

Review: Detective Comics #944

In Brief: The attack of the Victim Syndicate propels Batman and Batwoman into action, with Batwing coming along for the ride.   Summary (Spoilers): Harper, Stephanie (Spoiler), Cassandra...

Review: Batgirl #4

In Brief: In the penultimate issue of her Asian tour, Batgirl tracks Teacher down to her lair.   Summary (Spoilers): In an empty building, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) takes on three pupils of the...

Review: Detective Comics #943

In Brief: In the aftermath of the Colony and the Monster Men, the Bat-Family Bootcamp attempts to recover, just as the Victim Syndicate strikes!   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) and...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

In Brief: The Birds of Prey face increased threat to themselves and their allies in the present, as Dinah deals with her pain in the past.   Summary (Spoilers): Nine-year-old Dinah Laurel Lance,...

Review: Detective Comics #942

In Brief: Batman and his team face the final confrontation with Hugo Strange and the largest of his Monster Men.   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads Nightwing (Dick Grayson),...

Review: Batgirl #3

In Brief: After her defeat in the ring, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) gets back up and pursues her mysterious foes to South Korea.   Summary (Spoilers): After Wen Lu’s devastating knockout, Babs...

Review: Detective Comics #941

In Brief: While Spoiler and Orphan make slight gains against their monstrous foes, Batman, Batwoman, Nightwing, and Gotham Girl’s situations all go from bad to catastrophically worse.  ...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

In Brief: Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, and their allies face mobsters, bombs, and trolling as they race together for justice.   Summary (Spoilers): On the streets of Gotham, Batgirl (Barbara...

Review: Detective Comics #940

In Brief: Families break apart as the Colony’s attack hits Gotham, and Batman, Batwoman, and their trainees face the ultimate price.   Summary (Spoilers): As Jacob Kane and Ulysses Armstrong...

Review: Batgirl #2

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) juggles MMA training and romantic entanglements in Singapore.   Summary (Spoilers): In Singapore, Batgirl tags a drone spying on her civilian identity and Kai...

Review: Detective Comics #939

In Brief: In the aftermath of their escape from the Colony, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batwoman (Kate Kane), and their team go into overdrive to thwart Jacob Kane’s plans.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) form a reluctant partnership in their hunt for the new Oracle.   Summary (Spoilers): Black...

Review: Detective Comics #938

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads her team in daring surprise attack on the Colony to rescue Batman from her father.   Summary (Spoilers): Many years ago, Colonel Jacob Kane was assigned to a...

Review: Batgirl #1

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) ventures beyond Burnside to travel Asia, starting with Japan, where she meets old friends and even older inspirations.   Summary (Spoilers): In Japan, a...