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Author Archive: Joe Jinks

Review: Forever Evil #3

The issue opens with Batman explaining to Silas Stone what happened when the Crime Syndicate came through the portal. Whilst he and Catwoman were tending to Victor, Deathstorm attacked Firestorm and...

Review: Forever Evil #2

The issue, written by Geoff Johns with art by David Finch, once again starts with Lex Luthor as he explores the blacked-out lower levels of Lex Corp. On the way to his destination he finds Otis, a...

Review: Forever Evil #1

First off, I’d like to apologise for the lateness of this review; I haven’t done one in a while but now that I’m back in the swing of things I promise the next one will be on time!...

TBU Drinking Game

Now, we pride ourselves here at TBU for being (for the most part) a family friendly show, but if DC are producing things like these…     … maybe we should come up with a use for...

Editorial: DC Comics Villain Month Cover Price

  In anticipation for the upcoming Villain Month in September I took it upon myself to order all of the issues I wanted from my local comic store, but as I was listing title after title after...

Dick Goes to Hollywood

       I was listening to the latest TBU Podcast the other day and the classic “would Robin work in a Batman film” discussion arose again. From what I understand, most...

TBU’s Villain Wall

You probably have noticed that we kicked off a couple of new episodes of The Batman Universe Villain Wall over the last couple of months. We promised awhile back that we would show off where all of...

What’s Bothering TBU? #7

  What's bothering me? Those of you who have unfortunately visited DC's The Source (The DC Blog) will probably know the answer to this question, and for those who haven't, I beg...

Kapow 2012: Day Two

  Sunday   Day two at Kapow! and with a slightly later start, the journey up is not quite as painful but once again, the first thing to do upon entry to the convention hall is to queue for...

Kapow 2012: Day One

  Kapow! Comic Con, which you may or may not have heard of before this week, is a small comic book convention (small by your American standards that is) which has recently seen it's second...

Review: The Batman Files

You may remember me recommending this recently in the 'TBU After Christmas List'. Well I was one of the people who rushed out with their Christmas money to buy it and I have to say, it's...

What’s Bothering TBU? #1

  I thought I'd start off with a light-hearted one… you know what's been bothering me? CGI in traditional animations! Here's an example; taken from 'Year One':...

What’s Bothering TBU? #0

  Welcome to What's Bothering TBU?; the latest monthly series for TheBatmanUniverse.net. This new series is essentially an outlet for the staff at TBU, a place where we can rant and rage...

TBU After Christmas List #3

  As promised, the next batch of items on the TBU After Christmas List are media related items; that is to say movies, television and video games.   Movies   Batman Begins & The...

TBU After Christmas List #2

  This next batch of gifts you wished you'd asked for is concerning some of the greats when it comes to comic book, whether you're new to the medium and not sure where to start or...

TBU After Christmas List #1

  So Christmas has once again come and gone. You're probably at home now whilst friends and family are making their journeys back, you'll still be digesting the mountain of food that you...

Review: Eaglemoss Hush

The latest Batman related Eaglemoss figure came out recently, #89, and this time around it features Hush (It was only a matter of time). Once again the figure is a lead, scale model of the comic...

TBU Caption Competition Winner

  So here we are, the final TBU Caption Competition, at least for a month or two. The winner of this most anticipated event in TBU history is none other than Jon Roke.   So enjoy the final...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Flashpoint #5

  Flashpoint, and an era of DC Comics over 75 years in the making, comes to an end. This event has run over the summer and was widely publicized as the game-changer that would tie the old DCU to...

TBU Caption Competition

  This will be the last 'Caption Competition' for a while. It will return but there's going to be a break whilst the new 52 titles are coming out as reviews for the issues will take...

TBU Caption Competition Winner

  It was nice to get some responses this week, then again, I'm not surprised with the image that was presented. The winner of this weeks 'Caption Competition' is...

TBU Caption Competition

  I must say, I'm very disappointed; not one response to the last image! Perhaps it just wasn't inspiring enough, to combat this, I've found a panel that's sure to get  your...

TBU Caption Competition

  Hello everyone, sorry for the delay this week but it's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things, because I didn't post the winner yesterday I'll do it now as well as...

Review: Flashpoint #4

   The penultimate issue of the last 'event' in DC Comics for the foreseeable future (or so they say, it was my belief that Final Crisis was the event to end all events… the...

TBU Caption Competition

  As promised, here is this weeks image. Like I said yesterday, we got a decent number of responses to the last image and all of them were really funny, I'd like to see the number of people...

TBU Caption Competition Winner

  Congratulations go this week to Trev for his winning entry to the TBU Caption Competition. It wasn't any easy choice for me this week as all of the suggestions were hilarious, I hope you...

Bat-Book Delays

  Once again, as I was trawling through DC's new solicitations, I found myself unsurprised, although no less frustrated, to see that Batman Incorporated has once again been delayed. What I...

TBU Caption Competition

  As promised, here's this weeks image in celebration of SDCC, I'm sure that the TBU can think of a few winning entries here…       Posted by Joe Jinks

TBU Caption Competition Winner

  Congratulations go once again to Michael DeLozier for another winning entry! Tomorrow, a San Diego Comic Con related image will be posted to celebrate the geek Mecca. But until then…...

Bat-Book Delays

  Only one delay this week and it's an odd one. The 'Batman 80-Page Giant 2011' has been delayed by one week from the 3rd of August to the 10th. The reason this is odd is because...