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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Birds of Prey #4

After a little disappointment with issue #3 the latest issue of Birds of Prey – issue #4, the forth and final part of the Endrun story-arc – felt much more satisfying.   'Impact...

Review: Batman Beyond #3

We have now come to the half way point in this Batman Beyond tale. How is it holding up? Let’s take a look.   We pick up where issue 2 left off, with Batman face to face with Hush about to...

Review: First Wave #3

After appearing for only a single frame free of dialog in book two, Batman returns for a much larger role in “First Wave” number three.   For many of us that read the Batman titles...

Review: Batman: Odyssey #2

We continue with Neal Adams’ return to Batman with the second issue of Batman Odyssey.   We start with Bruce again telling some unseen person the story that began the last one. Bruce...

Bat Bulletin

Brightest Day     Anyone else confused? Intrigued? Amused? Totally psyched?   Released August 16th on the DC blog “The Source” was this picture drawn by David Finch and...

Review: JLA #47/JSA #41

Two comic books for the price of one review this month as we continue the JLA/JSA The Dark Things crossover Brightest Day tie-in event.   We start in JSA #41 where we see that a Starheart...

Review: Batgirl #13

With the events of 'The Flood' firmly behind her, Stephanie Brown has most certainly grown – both as a young woman and, just as importantly, as a member of the Batgirl 'team'....

Review: Superman/Batman #74

Concluding the Levitz-Ordway story is this nice piece, entitled Ascension.   We begin with Luthor watching another “care package” being sent to the planet he has named Lexor and he...

Year of the Batmen: Part 7

The Art of Batman #700     Our first illustration is something I’ve covered before. I noted how David Finch’s Batman is every bit a crepuscular creature. The looming eyes...

Review: Red Robin #15

Red Robin #15 is carrying on Fabian's first storyline of the series, with Tim Drake in crutches going to see the resurrected Captain Boomerang, who murdered Tim’s father in Identity Crisis....

Winick: Red Hood Designs

The Source posted up some character designs of the Red Hood today by Judd Winick. They also posted some of his comments about the drawings.     Loooong ago, just as we were about to begin...

Review: Birds of Prey #3

The first story-arc of the returning Birds of Prey series continues with part 3 of the 4 part 'Endrun: Whistling Past the Gravestones'.   Opening at The Iceberg Lounge the Birds, minus...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #4

The final sentence of my review of BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 for THE BATMAN UNIVERSE addressed my low expectations for #4. The announcement that penciler Georges Jeanty would replace...

Review: Detective Comics #867

After reading Detective Comics #867, my head was left unsettled and unbalanced. It was hard for me to tell if this was a good issue or not. On the one hand, you have a pretty good beginning, the...

Review: Batman Beyond #2

Admittedly, when the Batman Beyond animated series came out years ago I have to say that I wasn’t really impressed with the whole premise and even though just about everyone liked it, I just...

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #14

I think we can all agree with a singular statement: Batman: Streets of Gotham is, at best a sub-par, if not brief and forgettable chronicle of Batman’s trials and tribulations. Nothing within...

Review: Batgirl #12

This issue of Batgirl has very much a 'coming of age' feel about it as we witnessed the concluding part of the 'Batgirl Rising: The Flood' story-arc and with it the end of Stephanie...

Review: Batman: Odyssey #1

Neal Adams, one of the titans of the industry, returns to the world of Bruce Wayne in this 12 issue mini series. Adams's resume is that of one of the founding fathers of the Bronze Age of the...

Review: Batman #701

With Batman #701, Grant Morrison wanted to tell a “Lost story” that took place between Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis. “Ok, that’s cool I guess”, I thought and muttered...

The Year of the Batmen: Part 6

Retcon or Rebirth?   In my last profile I concentrated on the reigning Batman, Dick Grayson. Dick is seemingly at his high water mark as he has successfully solved such mysteries as the identity...

Review: Batman: Under the Hood-Volume 2

Volume two of the Under The Hood trade picks up with Batman #645, and we are treated to a retelling of Jason Todd’s Post-Crisis origin. It should be noted that in Todd’s brief Pre-Crisis...

Review: Batman: Under the Hood-Volume 1

Jason Todd. The name now invokes dread for comic book fans for several reasons. The first being the obnoxious punk who fans couldn’t get to the phone lines fast enough to kill off. The next a...

Review: Red Robin #14

Red Robin #14 is the second part of Fabian’s “Hit list” storyline, and also, his return to Tim Drake's life.   Last month I wrote about how it was great to see Fabian back...

Review: Batman and Robin #13

What can be said about Grant Morrison that hasn‘t already been said? I won’t bore you with quotes that praise not only his work, but his overall genius. What I will say though is that I...

Review: Batman Beyond #1

And so after the Superman/Batman Annual, and a cameo in Batman # 700, it appears Terry McGinnis is ready for his close up, Mr. DeMil…errr Beechen! And so the 6 issue Batman Beyond mini-series,...

Review: Justice League of America #46

Dick Grayson, leader of The Justice League of America’s adventures continue with issue # 46 and part 2 of the epic summer crossover with the JSA Brightest Day banner event. Well, not much to...

Review: Superman/Batman #73

Alright, after our brief excursion into a possible DCU future, we return to our regularly scheduled Superman/Batman programming (same Supe/Bat-time…) with # 73 and again with Levitz and Ordway...

The Year of the Batmen: Part 5

Character Profiles Part One The State of the Dick Grayson Batman   In this year of the Batmen, we are being treated to many different types of Batman characters portrayed by different...

Review: Birds of Prey #2

Following my enjoyment of the first issue of the relaunched Birds of Prey series – not to mention the critical acclaim that the issue received – I had extremely high expectations when I...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3

Bruce Wayne’s epic journey through time continues in THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3. Having narrowly survived the perils of both prehistoric and puritanical Gotham, Bruce now finds himself thrust...