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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

TBU Review Roundup 6/28

  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 #20

The Short Story: Amanda Waller has a job opening and fills it.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with Waller interviewing Katana, who is willing and ready to take on the responsibility of...

Review: Justice League of America #9

(Spoilers ahead) The story picks up from last issue with the JLA discovering that Makson, the Tarzan-like man raised by dinosaurs in a lost world dubbed “Monster Valley” is not what he seems and...

Review: Teen Titans #9

(Spoilers ahead) This issue opens in New Mexico where the mother of Jackson Hyde is frantically searching for her son. Suddenly a news broadcast comes on TV and describes the events seen in “The...

Review: Mother Panic #8

Violet struggles with the case of the Body Bag killer as well as struggling with her implants. Along the way she picks up an army of long tailed informants in Mother Panic #8.   The Plot...

Review: Batman Beyond #9

(Spoilers ahead) “Rise of the Demon Part 4”opens where the part three ended with Batman facing off with the Demon, Damian Wayne. The two start to fight Damian says that he did try on the suit but...

Review: Batgirl #12

In Brief: Batgirl investigates a “ghost” haunting the local Y swimming pool.   Summary (Spoilers): At the Burnside Y, Batgirl is fending off obnoxious “paranormal reporter” Kayla while...

Review: Batman/Elmer Fudd #1

Overview: After the apparent murder of Silver St. Cloud, Elmer Fudd teams up with Batman to seek justice for her death.   Synopsis (spoilers): On a rainy night in Gotham, Elmer Fudd walks into a...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #3

(Spoilers ahead) The Stag has combined forces with the Joker, while Batman has the Shadow chained up in an underwater base at the bottom of Gotham harbor and guarded by Alfred. Batman tracks the...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6 (digital chapters #11-12)

An aging Bruce Wayne is called back into action against his old foe Ra’s al Ghul in 1977 Gotham City. Can they keep Ra’s from using the Arkham Asylum Lazarus Pit? Find out in the final...

Review: Detective Comics #959

In Brief: As Batman and Zatanna reconnect, Azrael faces Ascalon and comes away shaken.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, Zatanna finds Bruce atop a casino roof in Vegas, trying to master her...

TBU Review Roundup 6/21

  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: Trinity #10

Overview: The Trinity fights to regain control over the Watchtower from seemingly parasitic aliens. As Wonder Woman and Superman interrogate the former jailer of these creatures, questions are raised...

Review: Justice League #23

(Spoilers ahead) “Fear Itself” opens in northeastern Nomalia. Batman, Wonder Woman, and Jessica Cruz are there to take down terrorists. Batman is in the north of the bazaar and Wonder Woman is...

Review: Super Sons #5

In Brief: Grounded, Superboy and Robin are having trouble coping with the restrictions in their lives. As Superboy runs away from home to clear his head, he and Robin solve their unresolved issues as...

Review: Harley Quinn #22

(Spoilers ahead) The fab new issue of Harley Quinn opens to Harley being embarrassed by all her friends as her parents enter her apartment, only to then wake and discover, she’s dreaming, in the...

Review: Batwoman #4

In Brief: The final issue of The Many Arms of Death. Kate and faces Tahani and together with the Warlords try to avoid the destruction of Coryanna.   Summary (spoilers): The twins flee the...

Review: Nightwing #23

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #23 picks up in Bludhaven, with Blockbuster’s brother, Roland greeting Nightwing and telling him the story of his life and that of his brother, Mark Desmond, the original...

Review: All-Star Batman #11

To catch you up: This is the second issue in a new story arc. Batman is trying to capture a device called the Genesis machine before it falls into the wrong hands. However, someone from...

Review: Batman #25

I’ve been both looking forward to “The War of Jokes and Riddles” with both anticipation and wariness.  Anticipation for the return (albeit in flashback form) of two of my favorite members of...

TBU Review Roundup 6/14

  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 #19

To catch you up: Amanda Waller greedily thought she could control General Zod for her own gain. Zod went rogue, and blew the top of his head off, so that Waller couldn’t blow it up via...

Review: Justice League of America #8

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in the mysterious “Monster Valley” where a team of S.K.U.L.L. agents are attacking Makson, a Tarzan-like figure who had been living among the dinosaur like...

Review: Titans #12

(Spoilers ahead) “Bad Omen” opens in the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York. Lilith has an appointment for an interview with one of the inmates, Psimon. The chamber is psi-damped so...

Review: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #10

Amity Arkham continues to lead Olive onto a frightening trail of destruction. Two-Face manipulates the situation and the Detective Club uncovers an old secret in Gotham Academy Second Semester #10....

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #11

Overview: The battle for the Bow of Ra reaches its climax as Artemis finally gains control of the bow as its worthy wielder. Though the day is ultimately won and all seems well, Bizarro collapses...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11

In Brief: Gus, the new Oracle, finds himself in hot water with the Birds when his past comes to light in “Source Code”.   Summary (Spoilers): At the clock tower following the conclusion of...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Forge #1

Synopsis (Spoilers): We open in ancient Egypt with Carter Hall along with other horsemen, as they ride toward something… a metal ship falling out of the sky.   Currently, in the Bermuda...

Review: Detective Comics #958

In Brief: “Intelligence” kicks off with Jean-Paul Valley, Azrael’s past crashing into his new life.   Summary (Spoilers): A bleeding hairy dwarf in a trench coat staggers towards the...

A Brief Breakdown of the Bygone Batman of Earth-B

   By the late 1970s there were a handful of Silver Age DC stories that just seemed out-of-continuity no matter what. They just didn’t fit into Batman’s primary Earth (i.e. the...