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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Mother Panic #9

With her superpowers on the fritz Violet uses herself as bait for the Body Bag killer. Can she lure the villain into showing himself? And what can she do about it if he does?   The Plot...

Review Batman Beyond #10

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens with Bruce’s memories of his son, Damian. He remembers his first meeting with the boy, His affair with Talia, Damian’s mother, and his upbringing under his...

Review: Batgirl #13

In Brief: Batgirl and Catwoman team up with Babs’s student Esme to track down some missing pets.   Summary (Spoilers): Esme, the prodigy student in Babs’s coding workshop, opens the issue...

Review: Batman/The Shadow # 4

Overview: The Joker and The Stag have Batman captured and it’s up to the Shadow to save him before the Stag executes him and gains entrance into Shamba-la.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman...

Review: All-Star Batman #12

Short Story: Batman saves everyone in the submarine/casino, and then is ambushed by Penguin, Black Mask, Great White, and Hush as they get the better of him.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Alfred...

Review: Detective Comics #961

In Brief: Azrael faces his very real inner demons, while his body fights the rest of the team, and Batman pursues danger against Zatanna’s advice.   Summary (Spoilers): Zatanna opens our...

TBU Review Roundup 7/19

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Justice League #25

(Spoilers ahead) “Reborn” opens with a flashback. A powerful creature, Shirak rose to power conquering many worlds. It is able spread an infection that turns the planet’s population into its...

Review: Trinity #11

Overview: Culminating in a final showdown aboard the falling Watchtower, the Trinity fight off the Traveler and release the symbiotic aliens, The Enlightened, from his control.   Synopsis...

Review: Super Sons #6

In Brief: Robin and Superboy meet for a night out fighting crime. Their get together is cut short by the arrival of the Teen Titans, who are working on a case in Metropolis.   Summary (spoilers...

Review: Harley Quinn #24

(Spoilers ahead) Harley Quinn #24 continues and concludes the Family Circles arc which has featured Harley’s parents coming to town. Last issue Sportsmaster and Clock King made a bad decision in...

Review: Batwoman #5

In Brief: This is the tale of how Kate and Safiyah got together.   Summary (spoilers ahead): We are taken back to the time when Kate got washed onto the shores of Coryana. The issue opens with a...

Review: Nightwing #25

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #25 is an impressive return to form for a comic run that has set a benchmark of solid issues with the occasional dip. There’s something strangely grounded about Nightwing...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes (digital chapters #1-2)

The Caped Crusaders team up with the Legion of Super-Heroes from the year 2966 to fight the combined fiendishness of Egghead and Universo. Find out how that works out on Batman 66 Meets the Legion of...

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...

TBU Review Roundup 7/12

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Suicide Squad #21

The Story (spoilers ahead): Harley Quinn is now the field leader for the Squad, and she’s taking the team on a mission to attack The People. Putting a lunatic like Harley in charge goes about as...

Review: Justice League of America #10

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens in the City of Vanity where a man afflicted with fibromyalgia wakes up to find that his wish has been granted and his pain is gone. This is short-lived as a large man...

Review: Titans #13

(Spoilers ahead) “Endgame” opens with the Titans attacking Alton Laboratories. A scientist steps out and asks the Titans what appears to be the problem. Nightwing demands the return of Karen...

Review: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #11

Has Maps given up on her friendship with Olive? Will the Detective Club be able to help their fiery member? What secrets about Olive’s past does Stately Wayne Manor hold? Find out in Gotham...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #12

Overview: Still trying to cope with the fact that Bizarro is slowly dying, Red Hood and Artemis are called into action when someone releases Solomon Grundy out of prison to wreak havoc on Gotham....

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

In Brief: Batgirl must seek out Catwoman while the rest of the Birds infiltrate the enemy’s lair, only to find a surprise waiting.   Summary (Spoilers): The Birds plan their assault on...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Casting #1

The Short Story: Batman goes to a dark place as the DC Universe looks to having a potential Crisis.   Synopsis (spoilers): We continue to read from the journal entries of Carter Hall, aka...

Review: Detective Comics #960

In Brief: Batman and Zatanna struggle with magical questions, while Jean-Paul’s own internal conflict could spell doom for his teammates.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, a young Bruce and...

TBU Review Roundup 7/5

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Justice League #24

(Spoilers ahead) “Fury” opens in the Watchtower. Cyborg has urgently assembled the League. As he puts it, something monumental went wrong in the Atlantic, a superstorm has disrupted the oceanic...

Review: Bane: Conquest #3

In Brief: Bane catches a big break as his path continues to tangle with Batman’s.   Summary (Spoilers): Bane juices up on Venom and suits up after his breakout with Batman. Bane pursues...

Review: Harley Quinn #23

(Spoilers ahead) Picking up from the events of last issue, Harley has a lot on her plate! Harley Sinn, sprung from Arkham, has captured Madam Macabre and Harley’s sometime boyfriend and chained...

Review: Nightwing #24

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #24 is unfortunately a misstep in what has been a solid run. Primarily this isn’t a failing of the story, but the art change-up on the title is sub-par and while the...

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...