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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

The Watchmen Watch: A Study in Scarlet and Yellow

  May 2016 saw the release of DC Rebirth, bringing the New 52 to an end and spawning the current universe-spanning mystery: who is watching DC? “The Button” began with promises for...

TBU Review Roundup 5/3

  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 #20

(Spoilers ahead) “Endless Part One” opens in Jessica laying in rubble. Barry is urging her to stay with him and he will get help. Jessica moans an apology and dies in Barry’s arms. Barry...

Review: Bane: Conquest #1

In Brief: Bane, breaker of the Bat, discovers a plot against his power in Gotham, and begins a search for his foes.   Summary (Spoilers): In international waters, a huge dark freighter crewed...

Review: Harley Quinn #19

(Spoilers ahead) Harley Quinn #19 kicks off with Harley caught and imprisoned by the cannibals who have been merrily eating their way through New York’s homeless population. In a nice touch, in...

Review: Nightwing #20

(Spoilers ahead) Every good run has its average issues. For this reviewer, Nightwing #20 definitely felt quite lackluster and devoid of much driving action – at odds with the momentum of the...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Three)

Dr. Simon Hurt has returned in the pages of Nightwing. Now shaped by the talented creative team of Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez, the enigmatic super-villain is bringing new unspeakable acts of...

Review: Batman #22

(Spoilers ahead) I’m a champion of Tom King.  I greatly admire the man’s catalog, and even though his work on Batman so far may not have been top notch, it has had its moments.  That being...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Two)

    Who knew that Simon Hurt—a creation of Grant Morrison’s spawned from a single unnamed character that appeared in a single comic way back in 1963—would become the...

TBU Review Roundup 4/26

  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...

DCU Spotlight: Review: The Flash #21

We may not be getting all the answers, but the powers that be sure are teasing us. The Flash #21 is the second installment of the long-anticipated story “The Button,” wherein one assumes we will...

Review: Suicide Squad #16

To catch you up: A while back, Amanda Waller sent her team on a mission, and they came back with an orb (turned out to be a gateway to the Phantom Zone) and found that General Zod was inside. Waller...

Review: Justice League of America #5

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in Penn City where a kid opens a trash can to find a severed stoned head and an explosion follows. The story then moves to Happy Harbor where the JLA minus Batman are...

Review: Teen Titans #7

The Story (spoilers ahead): After King Shark showed up at the end of the last issue, the Teen Titans try to take him down. Unfortunately for the acting leader, Robin, no one has read his playbook...

Review: Mother Panic #6

Pretty continues his reign of terror against those that he blames for his disfigurement. When he sets his sights on Violet only trouble can follow, in Mother Panic #6.   The Story (Spoilers):...

Review: Batgirl #10

In Brief: Ethan’s plots come to a head while Babs steadfastly pursues the clues to take him down.   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl and Penguin face off over the table of tennis. Cobblepot...

Review: Batman Beyond #7

(Spoilers ahead) The story begins decades from now. An aged Bruce Wayne is in his study staring at the painting of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Wayne is examining his life since he realizes that his...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #1

(Spoliers ahead) The issue starts with Bruce Wayne in the French Alps speaking with his old mentor, Henri Ducard. Ducard recalls a story from Batman’s training while holding a Strict Contestor, a...

Review: Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ‘77 # 4 (digital chapters #7-8)

Ra’s al Ghul has arisen from the Lazarus Pit and wants revenge on his enemies: the Dynamic Duo, Wonder Woman and Catwoman. Can our heroes survive the wrath of the Demon’s Head? Find out in Batman...

Review: Detective Comics #955

In Brief: All hope seems lost – except for one girl who can beat every ninja ever: Cassandra Cain!   Summary (Spoilers): “Then”: a girl reads, “Once upon a time…”  ...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part One)

In the latest issues of Nightwing, a ghoul has returned to haunt Dick: the diabolical Dr. Simon Hurt. Throughout most of Grant Morrison’s epic Batman run, Hurt was the Big Bad, a foe the likes...

TBU Review Roundup 4/19

  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 #19

(Spoilers Ahead) “Timeless Part Five” opens with Vincent and Alexis in the Infinity Building. Earth has stopped being pulled out of space-time. They now detect a massive new energy source by the...

Review: Trinity #8

Overview: While retelling a dream in which he fights the New 52 version of himself, Superman begins to think the Trinity is caught up in a plot to warp the very realities of the multiverse.  ...

Review: Super Sons #3

In Brief: Superboy and Robin have to fight their way out of a forest infested with Kid Amazo’s androids, even if what it takes is fighting each other.   Summary (spoilers): This action-packed...

Review: Harley Quinn #18

(Spoilers ahead) Harley Quinn #18 continues on the strong arc that has been going through the Harley title under Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s stewardship and as far as I am concerned, this...

Review: Batwoman #2

In Brief: In the island of Coryana, Batwoman faces the assassin from the Bazaar, the Knife, whom might be the connection between her past and The Many Arms of Death.   Summary (spoilers): We are...

Review: Nightwing #19

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #19 opens with a disguised Nightwing and Shawn trekking across the desert on the trail of the kidnapped Robin, led by a shadowy tour guide, on their way to photograph...

Review: All-Star Batman #9

To catch you up: A few issues back, an ancient bacteria was released from the ice in Alaska, and has spread across the North-Western corner of North America. Everything it touches dies, but...

Review: Batman #21

Rebirth has been more than a simple rebranding for DC Comics in the past year.  It has signaled the coming of something great.  It has drawn in both the coveted “new reader” market as well as...