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Author Archive: Matthew Mahar

Review: Batman Annual #1

The annual has been a time honored tradition throughout the years.  It’s a versatile issue that can be used in a number of different manners.  Batman Annual #1, for example, provides a number of...

Review: Batman #11

As we dig deeper into “I Am Suicide,” I find myself torn.  Issue #11 brings us the third installment, wherein things happen, but not really in the way I was expecting.  We open with a flashback...

Review: Batman #10

Batman #10 comes with two stories told simultaneously.  The first in the next installment of Tom King’s “I Am Suicide” arc, detailing the storming of the gates of Bane’s island...

Review: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6

What is there to be said about Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6?  There’s action.  There’s suspense.  There’s another cliffhanger.  All three things are important when making a great...

Review: Batman #9

We’re past the Gothams.  We’re past the Monsters.  Now is the time for Suicide.  The ninth issue of Tom King’s Batman run kicks off with an abbreviated origin of Bane.  Quick, powerful, and...

Review: Batman #8

The Night of the Monster Men continues.  Team Batman has been steadily losing ground, and members, to Strange’s monsters.  Before focusing on the larger abominations, Batman and Batwoman decide...

Review: Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

My experience with the characters of Batman Beyond wouldn’t be what anyone would call “extensive.”  I’ve seen a handful of episodes of the original series.  I’ve seen the Return of the...

Review: Batman #7

“I Am Gotham” is in the books and Tom King is taking a much-deserved step back and allowing a fill-in team of Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo to handle the core Bat-title’s opening salvo of...

Review: Batman #6

Now that Tom King’s first arc of Batman is in the books, we get the first Tom King epilogue story.  Epilogues are a tricky beast to manage, but more on that later.  We pick up shortly after the...

Review: Batman #5

When last we left Batman and his newfound friend-turned-enemy, Gotham, the latter was headed to destroy the root of the evil of Gotham City – the city itself.  While our hero does have several...

Review: Batman #4

We last left our newest superhero duo, the Gothams, in the clutches of Professor Hugo Strange, all-around bad guy, and his assistant Psycho Pirate, manipulator of emotions.  By the time Batman makes...

Review: Batman #3

The scene is a familiar one.  A family, mother, father, and son, obviously enjoying their time together, chooses the wrong back alley to cut down.  The bad man makes himself known.  The scuffle...

Review: Batman #2

The bi-weekly adventures of Batman and company continue with Batman #2, which wastes no time in getting down to business.  First, we have the re-introduction of another classic villain, Solomon...

Review: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5

Gotham is tearing itself apart, yet again, in the pages of Dark Knight III #5.  It’s comforting, in a way, to know that nothing ever really changes.  The only difference is this time the chaos is...

Review: The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1

While the Dark Knight III – The Master Race is on a brief hiatus, we are given a one shot placed before the events of The Dark Knight Returns, focused on an aging Batman and his impetuous sidekick,...

Review: Batman #1

The third volume of the main Batman series opens up with a brief scene set far above Gotham, where a plane is making its decent.  Through the window the Bat-signal is seen filling the night sky. ...

Review: Batman: Rebirth #1

Synopsis:  Last week DC Universe: Rebirth crashed onto the scene, coinciding with the finales of both the Darkseid War and Last Days of Superman.  The trinity of stories effectively brought about...