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Author Archive: Ryan Blair

Review: Convergence: Batman and Robin #2

As Batman, Robin, Red Hood and Scarlet stand upon a Gotham rooftop, Batman states that they shouldn’t be fighting just because Telos says so. However, the point quickly becomes moot as they are...

Review: FCBD Divergence #1 (Batman and Justice League)

Kicking off this year’s FCBD DC book, the first story entitled “The Rookie” delves back into the world of Scott Snyder’s “Batman” and sets the story two months after the events of...

Review: Justice League #40

Taking a bit of a break from “Convergence,” this month’s issue of “Justice League” acts as a prologue to the upcoming storyline entitled Darkseid War. As the story opens, a voice is talking...

Review: Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1

At a time before the events of “Crisis On Infinite Earths,” this issue opens with Superwoman (of the Earth 3 Crime Syndicate) writing a letter and talking about her time within the team and about...

Review: Batman ’66 Chapter #59

Our story opens this week out on the marshlands of Gotham City as we see the batmobile pulling up to an abandoned car. As Batman and Robin rush from the car, Robin holds an empty beaker aloft and...

Review: Batman #40

As the final issue of “Batman: Endgame” comes to a conclusion, Batman seems to be recalling the events of how the Joker was created – falling into a vat of chemicals dressed as the villainous...

Review: Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1

Taking us back to a time prior to “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” this week’s one shot issue opens with a flashback sequence of Batman and the Outsiders battling against Kobra and his minions....

Review: Batman ’66 Chapter #58

This week’s chapter of “Batman ’66” opens with the batmobile rushing into action. As they pass by an electronics store, a message can be seen on the television screens of Hilda – aunt to...

Review: Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Returning to pre-Flashpoint Gotham City, the story opens with several villains (Black Mask, Mr. Freeze, Penguin, Man-Bat and Killer Croc) confronting Poison Ivy. Penguin attempts to threaten Ivy into...

Review: The New 52: Futures End #44-48

As New York City floats into the air, the final chapters of “Futures End” begin. At Terrifitech, Michael Holt is busy staring at several monitors showcasing the rising city as well as the many...

Review: Batman ’66 Chapter #57

As we return to out captured Dynamic Duo, several of Penguin’s vampire bats descend on Batman and Robin. As one of his henchmen attempts to leave while the heroes are preoccupied, Penguin pulls...

Review: Batman and Robin Annual #3

Our story opens with Damian looking through a telescope at the stars high above Wayne Manor. He talks to Titus briefly about finding something new to do now that his powers are gone. We then cut to...

Review: Batman Eternal #52

As the final issue of “Batman Eternal” opens, we are treated to a flashback where Cluemaster is seen talking to his daughter Stephanie on the phone. As she mentions that the city is under attack...

Review: Secret Origins #11 – Black Canary

As “Secret Origins” comes to a close, the final story entitled “Code Black” revolves around the former Bird of Prey Black Canary. The story begins in the wreckage of Gamorra that was last...

Review: Catwoman #40

As the first story arc of the new creative team comes to a close, a gang war between Black Mask and Calabrese crime family has erupted across Gotham City. As Selina stands in the Egyptian Casino, she...

Review: Batman and Robin #40

As the final issue of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s run on “Batman & Robin” opens, we see the Justice League hurtling through the air towards an island near Japan. As Wonder Woman...

Review: Batman Eternal #51

This week’s issue opens upon the roof of Beacon Tower where we see Batman strapped to the batsignal. As Cluemaster walks forward and cuts the symbol from his chest, he notes that he is a man just...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #40

Our final issue of “Red Hood and the Outlaws” opens with a bang, and what better way that a rain of bullets sent towards our big bad – Helspont. Revealing himself as an invading warlord,...

Review: Batman ’66 Chapter #56

This chapter opens with a newspaper and reporter talking about a robbery that the dastardly Penguin has managed to get away with. As the batsignal shines into the night, we cut to the Gotham Museum...

Review: Batman Eternal #50

As this week’s issue opens, we see the wreckage of the crashed fighter jet that Batman was seen ramming towards Robo-Bane at the end of last issue. As Batman emerges from the rubble he hears Bane...

Review: Batman Eternal #49

This week’s “Eternal” opens with Bullock, Jason Bard and Maggie Sawyer racing in a squad car towards Blackgate Penitentiary as Bullock comments that his contacts haven’t seen or heard from...

Review: Grayson #8

Our issue opens this month with two meetings being intercut with each other – at Spyral, Minos meets with Helena Bertinelli and discuss the identities of the various superheroes that they have...

Review: Batman ’66 Chapter #55

Beginning where we last left our caped crime fighters, Batman and Batgirl slowly engage the group of ninjas that previously descended from the trees on the orders of the criminal known as Lord Death...

Review: Batman Eternal #48

This week’s “Eternal” opens with a meeting between Commissioner Jason Bard and Mayor Hady. The discuss James Gordon and Bard argues that he has evidence to prove his innocence and that Gotham...

Review: The New 52: Futures End #40-43

This month’s stories from “Futures End” begin with a blue/red streak speeding across the skies of Kansas, bursting through a door on a farm and grabbing a Superman t-shirt out of a closet. We...

Review: Secret Origins #10–Batgirl and Poison Ivy

This month’s “Secret Origins” holds two Batman characters: the first being Batgirl and the second Poison Ivy.   Starting off with Batgirl, the story starts with a monologue voiceover of...

Review: Catwoman #39

Our issue opens with images of Black Mask and Mason continuing to tighten their grip upon Gotham City, meanwhile Selina discusses with Ward on how Ascolat Inc (Black Mask) has picked up even more...

Review: Batman #39

As an upside down batsignal lights up the Gotham skyline, “Endgame” opens with a monologue from Batman describing how he knows about a pact regarding each of his villains. In it, they agreed that...

Review: Batman Eternal #47

“Batman Eternal” continues this week as we see Hush watching a sleeping Alfred in the Batcave. As Alfred suddenly awakes screaming his daughter’s name, Hush informs the butler that Julia is out...

Review: Justice League #39

This month’s issue of “Justice League” brings us the conclusion of The Amazo Virus storyline. As we open with a bang, Wonder Woman, Superman and Lex Luthor are busy battling against the...