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Author Archive: Jessica Nilo Alves

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Review: Super Sons #8

Overview: Robin and Superboy are taken to a different dimension, landing on a planet that is being slowly eaten by Ygarddis, a cosmic parasite.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue picks up...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for December 2017

Santa will be bringing us Batman fans a gift this December wrapped in the pages of DC’s Holiday Special. After a while away from comics, Denny O’Neil will be returning to write a Batman...

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Last week we went through a date that marked not only the history of the United States but also of the world. I remember watching my morning cartoons and having them interrupted by a special news...

TBU By the Numbers – August 2017

After a month where all titles ranked higher on the overall market positions, August saw them all falling again, with the exception of Batman. Nonetheless, DC ruled the top 3 positions according to...

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Last Tuesday, Batman: The Animated Series celebrated 25 years since it first aired. The reason for many of us to be gathered here in the underground of Wayne Manor today, the series is up to this day...

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This is a week filled with joy, Bat-visitors, for this is a week filled with Bat-boys. From Nightwing being cast for the Titans series, to the boys appearing in Batman, Tim being a nerd in Detective...

Last Week in the Batcave

So there I was, stepping into the Batcave to do this wrap up of last week, and what do I find? The remains of a large gathering, batarangs scattered across the floor, teacups and coffee mugs left all...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for November 2017

The mysterious involvement of Dr. Manhattan in Rebirth will finally come to light in November as Doomsday Clock #1 hits shelves. Written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson, the...

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  Winter is coming and with it more and more Bat-Books are finding their way out of the depths of DC’s shelves. This week we are welcoming a new title with Batman: Creature of the Night....

Review: Super Sons #7

Overview: Joined by Superboy, the Teen Titans have to face the Forgotten Villains in order to restore Robin to his natural age.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The Titans are gathered in the...

Review: Batwoman #6

Overview: In a dystopic future, Batwoman and Red Hood take it upon themselves to stop the dictatorship established in Gotham by the new Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The first two pages...

TBU By the Numbers – July 2017

July brought positive shifts for The Batman Universe titles in the overall market, with only three of the issues dropping on the ranking. With Marvel releasing some #1 issues as they make a...

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We’re coming from a sad week, a week in which we had to say farewell to Olive and Maps. Gotham Academy has come to an end and to pay proper homage to it BRENDEN FLETCHER, one of the writers of...

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Batman: The Animated Series was the entry point for many of us gathered here today in this cave. Kevin Conroy – Batman’s voice in the series – is regarded as the one true Batman for...

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We are turning the Batcave into a barber shop this week. This is no important news, in any way, but it has taken over every single social network I use. What I’m talking about is Henry...

Last Week in the Batcave

With SDCC happening this weekend you would think the Batcave would be sooo packed with news, right? Wrong. The ‘Cave was never so lonely, with everyone traveling to sunny California. Most of...