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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: All-Star Batman #7

Synopsis: In Nevada, Pamela Isley is making her way to Death Valley… if it wasn’t for the chatterbox in the convenient store that won’t ring her up. He talks about his kid, and how...

Review: Detective Comics #950

In Brief: As Batman’s team trains and prepares, Cassandra Cain (Orphan), Jean Paul Valley (Azrael), and Luke Fox (Batwing) face their pasts and futures head on.   Summary (Spoilers):  ...

TBU Review Roundup 2/1

  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 #14

“Regroup” opens with the League trapped in what appears to be a cavern. Wonder Woman and Jessica Cruz appear to be the only members of the League to be conscious at this moment. Jessica is using...

Review: Harley Quinn #13

Harley Quinn #13 is a powerful, entertaining issue that basically features Harley interrogating this would be Joker who she accosted after Red Tool beat him to a pulp (and then she had a go) last...

Review: Nightwing #14

Nightwing #14 wraps up the Bludhaven arc, which has dealt with Nightwing’s arrival in the city of Bludhaven, in an effort to find some certainty for his place in the world and realign where the...

Review: Batman #16

When I sat down with Batman #16, I had a lot of expectations.   Tom King is a great writer.   While a great deal of his Batman run so far has been lackluster,  he’s coming off the...

TBU Review Roundup 1/25

  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 vs Suicide Squad #6

Synopsis: The issue picks up with the few remaining heroes battling the Justice League members trapped by Eclipso’s powers. He floats above the battle remarking at how his darkness will always...

Review: Suicide Squad #10

Editor’s Note: This issue takes place as an epilogue to the Justice League vs Suicide Squad event.   Synopsis: In Alaska, the snow is painted red with blood. Rustam has gotten through the...

Review: Teen Titans #4

Picking up from the end of last issue, Damian is kneeling before his grandfather Ra’s Al Ghul as he pleads for the Demon’s Head to call off the Demon’s Fist from their attacks upon the Teen...

Review: Batgirl #7

In Brief: Babs makes a triumphant return to her home turf, finding a new purpose and investigation waiting for her.   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl, having returned to Burnside, resumes her...

Review: Batman Beyond #4

“Escaping the Grave: Death and Life” opens where the previous issue ended. Terry and Dana are tied up and hanging upside down while the Jokerz are launching acid balls at them. While in this...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #1 (digital chapters #1-2)

When a mysterious book is stolen Batman recalls the drama surrounding the tome from when he was a boy. That drama, of course, included Wonder Woman.   Glorious spoilers below…  ...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #3

The Turtles, Batman, Robin and Batgirl take down Poison Ivy and Snakeweed.  Meanwhile the Joker makes quick work of the Shredder with a face full of Joker venom and the Joker appears to have taken...

Review: Detective Comics #949

In Brief: Batwoman comes to a decision point in her past and present as she faces Batman and Colony Prime.   Summary (Spoilers): Two years ago, Kate eats noodle soup while reviewing footage of...

TBU Review Roundup 1/18

  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 vs Suicide Squad #5

In Brief: Batman and Amanda Waller throw themselves against Maxwell Lord and the Heart of Darkness jewel.   Summary (Spoilers): The League, controlled by Maxwell Lord, takes over and solidifies...

Review: Trinity #5

Synopsis: The issue begins with a flashback showing how Poison Ivy became connected to the dream world of the Black Mercy. Due to her connection to the elemental force known as “The Green”, she...

Review: Justice League #13

This is another Justice League vs Suicide Squad tie-in. The story opens with Steve Trevor leaving work for the day in Washington DC, talking about having plans with his niece and nephew.  The...

Review: Harley Quinn #12

Picking up straight on from the previous issue, the Joker has come to Coney Island, due for a midday meeting with his ex, Harley. As seen in the prior issue, Red Tool set Harley’s clock back so she...

Review: Nightwing #13

The action in Nightwing #13 kicks off gritty and grimy on a rainy night in Bludhaven, with Nightwing and the gang of the Run-offs fresh off the battle against Orca. With Forsyth dead, and one of...

Review: Batman #15

Who’s ready for a little trip down memory lane?  Today brings us the close of the two part Catwoman-centric story “Rooftops,” wherein we actually get answers.  And closure.  It’s a weird...

TBU Flashback Review: Batman: Faces

Originally released in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30 (Feb-April 1992)   Matt Wagner is the mind and hands behind FACES. For this story arc, he got nominated to three Eisner Awards in...

TBU Review Roundup 1/11

  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 vs Suicide Squad #4

We’re past the build-up.  We’re past the initial squabbling.  The parties may still not like each other very much (or at all, actually), but they’ve agreed upon a common threat and the action...

Review: Suicide Squad #9

Editor’s Note: This issue ties into the current Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event.   Synopsis: Amanda Waller is briefing her team on their current situation and what their mission...

Review: Titans #7

“Home Sweet Home” opens in Manhattan six weeks later. Flash, Arsenal, and Donna Troy are fighting a super sized Meta. In the fight Donna is smacked off and flies towards a building only to be...

Review: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #5

The Detective Club tries to keep one of their own from being expelled from Gotham Academy. But what is the secret of Headmaster Hammer’s mysterious map and the danger that seems to be gathering...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

Synopsis: The issue picks where the last one left off with Black Mask holding his gun to Red Hood’s head. He begins monologuing and thanking Jason for bringing him closer to the Techno Organic...