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Author Archive: Matthew Mahar

Review: Batman #35

Overview: Batman has been sidelined in the pages of his own book and the women are taking center stage as Catwoman and Talia fight it out and Holly Robinson makes her reappearance.   Synopsis...

Review: Titans #17

Overview:  Since their reformation, the Titans have been fighting battles on multiple fronts, and with this current story arc, “The World Stops,” a few of those plot lines are starting to tie...

Review: Justice League of America #18

Overview:  After the team’s adventures in the Microverse, we’re back to the regular-sized, Ray Palmer-less reality we know and tolerate.  “Surgical Strike” kicks off with the team enjoying...

Review: Batman #34

Overview:  To celebrate their impending nuptials, Batman and Catwoman have traveled to Khadym in the Middle East to see Talia al Ghul, daughter of the Demon, mother of Damian, ex of the Bat.  Not...

DC Universe Spotlight: Review: DC House of Horror #1

Overview:  Alright all you little ghosts and goblins out there, it’s time for some seasonally appropriate holiday reading material.  DC’s House of Horror one shot brings veteran scribe Keith...

Review: Justice League of America #17

Overview:  Ray Palmer’s adventures in the Microverse have drawn to a close and the team is poised to save the day.  They just have to overcome scientist-turned-heel Dr. Aron Aut, who has...

Review: Batman #33

Overview:  She said yes.  The courtship has ended and the engagement has begun in the first installment of Rules of Engagement.  Now that Bat and Cat have slapped a label on their tumultuous...

Review: Justice League of America #16

Overview:  We’ve followed Ray Palmer’s adventures through the Microverse with his newfound team Preon and Dr. Aron Aut, but now it has finally come time to find out why the later betrayed the...

Review: Batman #32

Overview: It’s been four months since the Batman world was stopped by Bruce Wayne’s proposal to Selina Kyle.  Before she could answer, though, he needed to get something off his chest.  Both...

Review: Justice League of America #15

Overview:  Some time ago Ray Palmer disappeared into the Microverse and hasn’t been heard from since.  His absence sparked to life Ryan Choi’s time as the costumed adventurer the Atom, but...

Review: Batman #31

Overview:  The penultimate chapter of “The War of Jokes and Riddles” has a down, but not out Joker on the run from the team of Riddler and Batman.  As the events that have tied up the title for...

Review: Justice League of America #14

Overview: Lobo weathers a quantum storm while swinging his own dismembered arm as a weapon against a horde of faceless villains.  That statement alone either makes you buy the book or drop it and...

Review: Batman #30

Overview: Before we head into the third and final act of “The War of Jokes and Riddles” we take one last pause for an interlude.  As the war continues, it takes its toll on everyone involved. ...

Review: Justice League of America #13

Overview: The JLA continues their split adventure.  Batman, Frost, Atom, and Lobo delve deeper into the Microverse searching for Ray Palmer while Black Canary and Ray deal with the mysterious new...

Review: Batman #29

Overview: We’ve all had the fever dream where Batman has a full nine-course French meal with his rogues gallery, right?  In the pages of this issue, Tom King and Mikel Janin bring those dreams to...

Review: Batman #28

Overview: After last issue’s brief interlude with Kite Man’s tragic origin story, we’re back to Bruce recounting war stories to Selina.  In this installment, we are told stories of turf...

Review: Batman #27

(Spoilers ahead) Love him or hate him, Kite Man is here to stay.  His presence in Tom King’s Batman run started innocuously enough, with a number of brief cameos mostly played for laughs.  Here...

Review: Batman #26

(Spoilers ahead) “The War of Jokes and Riddles” carries forward in Batman #26.  The Riddler, obviously, has survived Joker’s assault and bounces back rather quickly for a man who has just...

Review: Batman #25

I’ve been both looking forward to “The War of Jokes and Riddles” with both anticipation and wariness.  Anticipation for the return (albeit in flashback form) of two of my favorite members of...

Review: Batman #24

(Spoilers ahead) I like to think I’m a fairly easy-going guy.  I don’t get bent out of shape over much and I tend to let things play out as they will.  However, my level-headed demeanor has...

DCU Spotlight: Review: The Flash #22

(Spoilers ahead) “The Button” has been a wild ride.  It started strong and maintained that course throughout the four issue run, despite some shakeups on the production end of things.  As we...

Review: Batman #23

First and foremost, this issue is dedicated to the memory of Bernie Wrightson, who sadly passed away in March of this year following a battle with brain cancer.  Wrightson was known for many of his...

Review: Batman #22

(Spoilers ahead) I’m a champion of Tom King.  I greatly admire the man’s catalog, and even though his work on Batman so far may not have been top notch, it has had its moments.  That being...

DCU Spotlight: Review: The Flash #21

We may not be getting all the answers, but the powers that be sure are teasing us. The Flash #21 is the second installment of the long-anticipated story “The Button,” wherein one assumes we will...

Review: Batman #21

Rebirth has been more than a simple rebranding for DC Comics in the past year.  It has signaled the coming of something great.  It has drawn in both the coveted “new reader” market as well as...

Review: Titans #10

The Titans were misled to the borough of Manhattan after Omen gleaned the word from the mind of Abra Kadabra.  While it remains to be seen whether or not Kadabra was referring to Doctor Manhattan of...

Review: Batman #20

The final showdown is one of the greatest staples of the comic book experience.  It’s a testament to how well writers and artists can work together to tell a cohesive story.  Here, we get one...

Review: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

Another three months, another issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race.  We’re now well over a year into the publication of this book and we’ve reached the penultimate eighth issue.  We ended...

Review: Batman Beyond #6

It’s good to know that in the future there are some things you can always count on.  First came the Batman and the Jokers, now the League of Assassins is making its debut in the pages of the...

Review: Batman #19

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!”  Dante’s Inferno.  Canto III.   As Bane forces his way into Arkham Asyulm, he is greeted by self-proclaimed deity Maxie Zeus, reciting the words...