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Author Archive: Jessica Nilo Alves

Review: Super Sons #12

Overview: The Teen Titans have to deal with the aftermath of Tim Drake’s suicidal mission.   Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final part of the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover that...

Last Week in the Batcave

Welcome to another gathering in the Batcave, where we cover all things with pointy ears that came out through the previous week! Would that include Orion, then? Well, no, technically not, but we...

Last Week in the Batcave

Happy New Year, my most adored flying mammals! I know it is already the 8th of January, but better late than never. And there’s no better way to welcome a new cycle than with some Harley Quinn...

DCU Spotlight Review: Doomsday Clock #2

Overview: Rorschach, Ozymandias, the Mime and the Marionette manage to follow an electron trail left by Dr. Manhattan to the world he has escaped to.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens...

Review: Batman: Creature of the Night #2

Overview: Now a young man, Bruce Wainwright has everything he could ever hope for, but the Batman still lurks in the dark corners of his mind.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The comic page opening...

Last Week in the Batcave

This week’s Batcave is a short one. Creators seem to have taken a break from the Bat – as they should. I’m the crazy one who is here, on Christmas Eve, writing a weekly wrap up....

Review: Super Sons #11

Overview: Bat-Tim continues on a mission to change his future, even if he has to kill to fulfill it.   Editor’s Note: This is the second part of the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover that...

TBU By the Numbers – November 2017

November was a very good month for DC Comics, who snatched eight books out of the Top Ten comics for the month. As reported by Comichron, this was the only month of 2017 to outperform its...

Last Week in the Batcave

Or should I say Last Two Weeks in the Batcave? We’re back! CCXP was great, if anyone cares to know. As foreseen by the great Oracle of the Batcave, not to be confused with Barbara Gordon, my...

Last Week in the Batcave

For a fifth week of the month this sure was a full week, with two incredibly well received Batman books coming out, namely Batman Annual #2 and Batman: Creature of the Night #1. Along with those, the...

Review: Super Sons Annual #1

Overview: The Super-Pets reunite to investigate the mysterious disappearance of dogs in Gotham.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The reports of dogs disappearing are rising on Gotham, but the Super...

Review: Batman: Creature of the Night #1

Overview: Bruce Wainwright is a boy obsessed with Batman. On Halloween night, his parents are shot to death inside his own house. Lonely and without a place to call home, Bruce reaches out to a...

Last Week in the Batcave

Coming from an alien world where it is currently spring and there is no Thanksgiving, this living being here speaking decided to join in some of the American customs of said holiday and declare that...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Doomsday Clock #1

Overview: The world is on the brink of nuclear war and its only hope is to bring back God. Their God, Dr. Manhattan.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story starts on the cover, which shows a mob...

Last Week in the Batcave

On this very special week, we are live streaming from the Watchtower! I believe that most people reading this have already watched Justice League at this point, and I believe most of you have had a...

Review: Super Sons #10

Overview: Robin and Superboy get a new headquarters, and the Batman of Tomorrow is revealed.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens with Bruce, Clark, Damian and Jon gathered for Jon’s...

TBU By the Numbers – October 2017

With Comichron releasing their full market analysis for the month of October, we are now able to check how well The Batman Universe did in this prolific month. The influx of one-shots that Metal is...

Last Week in the Batcave

Did anyone bring candles? Do we even have enough candles? Should it be 77 candles, or is it like 20-something, or maybe 30-ish? Or maybe just one, just the same as when one vow was taken and a...

Review: Batman: Lost #1

Overview: Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, an elderly Bruce Wayne finds a mystery lurking in his own history.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Last we saw Batman he was trapped in the Dark...

Last Week in the Batcave

We are now officially entering the holiday season. Of course it is still early, but one can never prepare oneself early enough. We are the Bats, we prepare for every contingency, including holiday...

Last Week in the Batcave

Here I am, trying to figure out a way to properly open the Batcave for Halloween, when I realize there is no need to go beyond our usual themes to get there. People dressed up in costumes, hanging...

Last Week in the Batcave

We have a full house this time! On what is a rare occasion, last week we got updates from every single title we cover here in the Batcave except for Batman and the Signal. Coupled with the new faces...

Review: Super Sons #9

Overview: Superboy, Robin, Hard Line, and Big Shot take their final stand against Ygarddis.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Ygarddis has come with his clay army, and Robin and Superboy have to face...

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Such as a Bat getting delayed echo responses to his screeches, we still have a couple news from NYCC to cover. One of them is an interview with James Tynion IV that our TBU envoy, Joshua...

TBU By the Numbers – September 2017

For the month of September we are doing a little tweaking with our sales analysis. Firstly, we are adding the variation in number of copies to the issue-by-issue sales analysis. While the percentage...

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This article could be renamed “What happened in NYCC” for what is worth. Seriously, folks. New York Comic Con brought an absolute downpour of news. Our very own Joshua Lapin-Bertone, aka...

Review: Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Overview: Presented with a Power Ring at the moment of his parents’ death, young Bruce Wayne gets corrupted by its power and uses it to hunt down criminals in Gotham.   Synopsis (spoilers...

Last Week in the Batcave

Doesn’t matter who your favorite Robin is, or if you are on the “Batman works better alone” team, the undisputed biggest news in Gotham last week was the beginning of “Lonely...

Review: Batman: The Murder Machine #1

Overview: While in mourning, Bruce makes a decision that not only changes his life but also the life of the people around him. Alfred might be of help.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):  The issue...

Last Week in the Batcave

Sorry, folks, the cave is closed. No, I have no idea why. They only told me some big shots are in a meeting and don’t want no one bothering. Yeah, yeah, I saw some of them going downstairs. I...