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Review: Batman #690

Fool me once, shame on you DC comics; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a third time, well I’ve been buying Batman since the 1970’s so it’s understandable. Fool me again? Our own...

Review: Gotham City Sirens #3

Gotham City Sirens was a series created by DC to showcase the bad girls of Gotham, those being Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. The series was to be an ongoing written by Paul Dini, and art by...

Which Was Better?

  Blackest Night Batman vs. Superman   Round One                        As a supporter and contributor to this site I am...

Review: Batman: The Widening Gyre #1

Batman, The Widening Gyre marks Kevin Smith’s return to a Bat-books since Batman: Cacophony. Let’s just say it isn’t a triumphant one either. And Walter Flanagan continues his...

Audio Review: Crisis on Infinite Earths

We kick a new segment where we review Graphic Audio stories. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is basically an audio book. There are some based off of comics and others off novels....

Review: Batman and Robin #3

It’s lonely out there. While every Bat-fan from coast to coast is sitting in front of their gaming console, playing and chatting about the coolest action game of all time; Batman: Arkham...

Episode 19

  Story: Robin: Year One Books Covered: Robin: Year One #1-4  

Review: Red Robin #3

The issue opens with Tim as Red Robin going through a museum in Berlin with Red Robin looking for some artifact while having a chat with Ra’s al Ghul, who Tim is now in an unlikely partnership...

Review: Batgirl #1

Honestly, I haven't been this excited about Batgirl since my first glimpse of Yvonne Craig! Over the past month or so, DC has teased us with several preview covers of the mysterious new Batgirl....

Review: Gotham City Sirens #2

Gotham City Sirens #2 picks up right where #1 leaves off with Catwoman tied up by Poison Ivy asking who Batman is. We then cut to three years ago and Talia telling Selina that being one of only two...

Review: Blackest Night: Batman #1

First of all let me get this out of the way. The inclusion of Deadman, aka Boston Brand, in Blackest Night Batman dilutes this story. Yes, I know he has history in the Batman comics and all these...

Review: Batman #689

If you haven't been reading the Latest News on TheBatmanUniverse.net (Why haven't you?!!), then you would have missed that Dan Didio has had a change of heart about Batman Beyond appearing in...

Episode 18

  Story: Catwoman: When in Rome Books Covered: Catwoman: When in Rome #1-6  

Review: Red Robin #2

Red Robin issue #2 takes place twenty four hours after the end of the first issue, with Tim, looking like a small 16 year old boy on a plane, with Tim reminiscing over the events of this issue,...

Review: Red Robin #1

Red Robin #1 is the start of a new ongoing series starring Tim Wayne. The story is of Tim being kicked out of the Robin cape, in favor of Damien, who Dick says needs to be Robin more than Tim does....

Review: Batman Confidential #32

This week is kind of a breather for Bat-Fans. As Dustin let us know in his new weekly previews http://thebatmanuniverse.net/editorials/2009/08/05/new-comics-out-today/, the continuity titles are on...

Review: Gotham City Sirens #1

Gotham City Sirens debuted in June of this year, written by Paul Dini and pencilled by Guillem March; this book would focus on the femme fatales of Gotham.   The book is your standard first...

Episode 17

  Story: Batman: Dark Victory Books Covered: Batman: Dark Victory #1-13  

Review: Detective Comics #855

What should you expect from the comic that holds the Guinness record as the longest running comic book periodical of all time? Well for one, I want Batman in it. But I guess since he wasn’t...

Episode 16

  Story: Batman: Year Two Books Covered: Detective Comics #575-578  

Episode 15

  Story: Batman: Faces Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30  

Episode 14

  Story: Batman: The Long Halloween Books Covered: Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13  

Episode 13

  Story: Batman: Venom Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #16-20  

Episode 12

  Story: Batman: Going Sane Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #65-68  

Episode 11

  Story: Batman: Spook Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #102-104  

Episode 10

  Story: Batman: Terror Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #137-141  

Episode 9

  Story: Batman: Four of a Kind Books Covered: Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #3, Detective Comics Annual #8, Batman Annual #19, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #5  

Episode 8

  Story: Batman: The Man Who Laughs Books Covered: Batman: The Man Who Laughs  

Episode 7

  Story: Batman and the Mad Monk Books Covered: Batman and the Mad Monk #1-6  

Episode 6

  Story: Batman: Gothic Books Covered: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10