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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Batman: The Red Death #1

Overview: The origin of the Red Death is revealed, as he wreaks havoc in the main universe.   Synopsis: We open with a monologue from the Batman Who Laughs, explaining how worlds in the Dark...

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: The Untold Legend of the Batman #1-3

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published at The Untold Legend of the Batman # 1 – 3 as a limited series from July to September of 1980. It can be found in the collected Tales of the...

8 Other Times Batman Has Been Engaged

Now that Batman has proposed to Catwoman, I thought it would be fun to look at some times where Bruce has tried to take a trip down the aisle. For the purpose of this article, I’m only listing...

TBU Review Roundup 9/13

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 #25

Overview: The Suicide Squad rallies together to free a mind-controlled Amanda Waller and stop an army of Suicide Squad’s from killing the world’s superheroes.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):...

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...

DC All Access: Top 10 Face Melting Metal Moments

DC All Access has posted a new video showcasing some of the most unique moments from Dark Days and Dark Nights so far.  

Review: Titans #15

Overview: Dick Grayson explains to the team that he was not a willing agent of H.I.V.E. but rather became a double agent to discover H.I.V.E.’s location. In the ensuing battle the team face...

Review: Teen Titans #12

Overview: While the Teen Titans try to help the citizens of Gotham as they recover from the massive mountain that devastated the city, Damian heads in to a Labyrinth designed by the Riddler. Aiding...

Review: Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1

  Overview: Harley has her 25th birthday and it’s a selection of great stories including Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy got to Vegas, while in another story Joker throws Harley a surprise...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #14

Overview: As the Outlaws adjust to the new benefits of a super smart Bizarro leading their team, Bizarro upgrades both their arsenal as well as headquarters. Whether or not this new Bizarro is around...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Overview: Helena and Dinah try to get a day away from battling strange baddies while Barbara holds down the fort in Gotham. It doesn’t work out like any of them expected.   Synopsis (spoilers...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #2

Overview: Batman plays world-wide hide and seek with the Justice League, and then turns into a door.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The Justice League are searching all over for Batman. Superman...

Review: Detective Comics #964

Overview: As Basil Karlo struggles with his inner Clayface, Stephanie Brown faces dangerous revelations from both Anarky and Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Yesterday, at Arkham Asylum,...

Superhero Socialism: A History of Anarky (Part Two)

Welcome to Part Two of a retrospective look at the history of Anarky, who is officially back in the pages of Detective Comics—having appeared in Detective Comics #957, #963 and #964 (which...

TBU Review Roundup 9/6

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 #28

Overview: The Justice League settle in with their newfound children from the future. Wonder Woman in the Watchtower starts to believe that she is the cause of the dystopian future the children came...

Review: Bane: Conquest #5

Overview: As Bane encounters Catwoman in his mission in Russia, the circle closes as Dionysius tries to entrap them both!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Conquest #5 begins with a bang as Bane...

Review: Harley Quinn #27

  Overview: Harley tangles with the Penguin who seeks to knock over much of Coney Island to build a Casino!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Harley Quinn #27 opens in the roller derby where...

Review: Nightwing #28

Overview: In the finale of the Spyral story arc, Nightwing and Huntress face off against the evil mastermind behind the Spyral’s arms dealing, Mr. Minos.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story...

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. ...

Superhero Socialism: A History of Anarky (Part One)

One of Batman’s secondary, but widely-studied and highly-controversial rogues is back in the pages of Detective Comics. The enigmatic Anarky made a surprise return in the final page of Detective...

TBU Review Roundup 8/30

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 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: Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

Overview: After joining a Russian circus as a traveling act, the Outlaws gain a new member in Nightwing to take on KG Beast. Although a short lived partnership, Jason and Dick are given a chance to...

Review: All-Star Batman #13

Overview: We get flashbacks from Alfred’s past, while in the present Alfred rounds up a crew to save Batman from the Black Knight.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In Bruce’s first week...

When did Catwoman learn Batman’s secret identity?

The marriage proposal between Batman and Catwoman in Batman #24 has brought many old fans back to the series. If they’ve been away for a while, one reoccurring question has been “When...

TBU Review Roundup 8/23

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 #24

Overview: Batman mounts a rescue of Killer Frost at Belle Reve Prison while Amanda Waller and the Annihilation Brigade put their plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):  The story opens...