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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: First Wave #4

Bruce Wayne makes his return in Brian Azzarello’s fresh take on the golden age Batman in First Wave #4. Yes, not Batman makes his return, Bruce Wayne. For this latest chapter in...

Review: DC Comics Presents: Batman #1

This over-sized issue of Batman has me on the fence. On the one hand we have a great story with a lot of human emotion in it, and on the other we have the fact that these issues are re-hashed and a...

Review: Knight and Squire #1

Knight and Squire #1 is a comic I did not care about five weeks ago. I had read them in the Batman: The Black Glove hardcover, and didn’t care, I had read them in issues 7-9 of Batman and...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5

Every good detective story starts with a dame. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, the penultimate issue of this timelost mini-series, is no different. After being shot and run over by a car at the...

Review: Bruce Wayne: The Road Home-Red Robin

After last month and not really enjoying the Red Robin book, I really did try to come into this with an open mind. The same open mind that caused me to buy nearly all the RIP and Battle for the Cowl...

Year of the Batmen: Part 10

Return of the Bruce Wayne Batman Concept Art   It won’t be long before Bruce Wayne makes his dramatic and long awaited return as the Batman. Before that time arrives I thought it might a...

Review: Azrael #12

We open up to the latest ( if by latest you mean a week ago) issue of Azrael, at a strange point. Last issue Michael Lane and Father Day were going to confront a man before the Crusader could get his...

Review: Birds of Prey #5

Issue #5 of Birds of Prey, entitled Aftershock, the first of a two part story-arc, continues straight after the end of the previous issue, with Barbara Gordon, Savant and Creote atop the rain soaked...

Review: Red Robin #16

Red Robin #16 is a book of two halves for me. On the one half under Fabian Nicieza it is a fun book, that always delivers when it has to, at least so far in his five issue run. However on the other...

Review: Batgirl #14

We're promised 'Terror in the 3rd Dimension' in Batgirl #14 and as the story opens we see Batgirl – Stephanie Brown – and Supergirl – Kara Zor-El – struggling to...

Review: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse The Comics

Next up on the DC Universe Animated Direct To Video docket is Superman-Batman: Apocalypse which some are calling a sequel to Public Enemies, but in reality it is a sequel only in that it is the next...

Review: Superman/Batman #75

Well, Superman/Batman does not have 75 trombones, but it does have 75 issues and here is the big Anniversary issue extravaganza. Seems odd that DC does this for the 75th, but perhaps they are hedging...

Year of the Batmen: Part 9

Is Earth One Superman Channeling Batman?     If there is one thing that is characteristic to the look of Batman it is something that I call “the menacing glower”. The...

Review: Batman #703

Gearing up for the much anticipated return of Bruce Wayne has been a much labored process. We’ve got Batman and Robin, the Batman series, the return of Bruce Wayne series, and an upcoming title...

Year of the Batmen: Part 8

Character Profiles Part Two The Batmen of First Wave and Odyssey Guns, Guns, Guns   We all know that Batman has forsworn the use of guns. In Batman’s long and storied career guns have been...

Review: Azrael #11

Finally I get to read Azrael again, and I thought missing an issue would be no big deal, I was wrong. In the short span of a month, Azrael got a new creative team. Yup, after nine months of okay...

Review: Detective Comics #868

When I write any of my reviews I shy away from other reviews just because I like to review the books with my own two sense. But with Detective Comics #868 I couldn’t help but read other...

Review: JSA #42/JLA #48

It's time for another 2-in-1 showcase spectacular as we wrap up "The Dark Things" crossover that ties in with Brightest Day.   We begin with JSA #42, with Kyle Rayner joining the...

Review: Batman #702

First off, I’m going to have to eat my own pride which is a painful thing to do so I will keep this review as short and simple as possible. Batman #702 had me fooled, in fact, I think it would...

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...