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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Batman by Year #1: 1939

Introducing: Batman (Detective Comics #27), Commissioner Gordon (Detective Comics #27), Doctor Death (Detective Comics #29)   Important Events: Batman’s Origin (Detective Comics #33)...

Review: Birds of Prey #9

'The Death of Oracle' continues with the third installment of this four-part story-arc. 'The Soul and the Sacrifice' opens with something of a surprise: Dinah 'Black Canary'...

Year of the Batmen: Part 13

The State of the Dick Grayson Batman Part Two     It was nearly a year ago when I asked, “why can’t Dick Grayson remain as Batman?” In fact, amidst the rumors of his...

Review: Batman: Odyssey #6

Comic readers are a covetous lot indeed. Hoarding their books in poly bags with acid-free boards. Only to sentence them to a life of solitary confinement buried under stacks of overcrowded long-boxes...

Review: Red Robin #20

A day late, and a dollar short, I bring to you, faithful TBU editorial readers my latest Red Robin review. Now before we begin, I would like to say this is another crossover, so let’s get my...

Review: Knight and Squire #5

The penultimate issue of the 'Knight and Squire' min-series 'For Six' is among us and oh boy is it a good on! We open the issue with a good old fashioned double entendre and we know...

Batman by Year

#0   Batman has been around for over seventy years, and in that time he has developed into one of the most iconic figures in popular culture. It’s difficult to fathom, but there was a time...

Review: Superman/Batman #81

In the previous issues of Superman/Batman we traveled through time and space through the miracle of modern science. In the latest issue of Superman/Batman we travel through time and space through the...

Batman vs Green Lantern

(Again)     Why can’t these two just get along? Well, it seems they can’t. These two have a long antagonistic relationship and the beat goes on in Green Lantern #62. To get...

Review: Batman #707

The final chapter of “The Eye of the Beholder” begins with a very quick look at how Batman came to be bound and left to drown alongside fellow prisoners Luki Lo, and Lucius and Tamara...

Review: Batman and Robin #20

This month finds Peter Tomasi, not quite fresh off his Brightest Day run, taking over Batman and Robin, along with Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray on art duty.   The story opens with the family,...

Review: Batgirl #18

Our story – entitled Chalk (heart) Outline – opens amid the rooftops and alleyways of Gotham City: it's Valentine's Night and Stephanie Brown, in Batgirl guise, is enjoying being...

Review: Secret Six #30

I’m just going to lay this out before I review this issue of Secret Six. I hate crossovers. No, let me rephrase that, I hate crossovers between two books, and no matter how the creative teams...

Review: Batman #706

Tony Daniel continues his “Beholder” story arc in Batman #706 and the cast and characters populating this book seemingly get larger and larger by the issue. Back in the day there were TV...

Review: Teen Titans #91

J.T. Krul as the new on-going writer for Teen Titans has moved away from the so often lamentable characterization of Felicia Henderson. Krul, one of the writers for Blackest Night, announced he...

Review: Birds of Prey #8

"The Death of Oracle" continues with the second part of this four-part story-arc entitled "The Gauntlets and the Guillotine". Having smashed their way into the nightclub where the...

Review: Superman/Batman #80

That’s it? Did I miss something? Am I that completely out of the loop?   I have to confess that after reading this issue I thought for sure I missed the inside joke or the wink and nod to...

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #19

This month’s issue of Batman: Streets of Gotham jumps straight into the action, and so shall we. Hush’s recently acquired mob squad has led him to the lair of Dr. Death, whose efforts to...

Review: Gotham City Sirens #18

Since my last review of Gotham City Sirens, I’ve gone back and read the issues that I had missed before I started writing for this site. Much to my surprise, I actually found myself liking the...

Review: Justice League of America #53

Before we begin this review of JLA #53 which concludes the “Omega” storyline let’s take a quick look at how JLA #52 ended.   With Batman on his knees.   You read that...

Review: Detective Comics #872

It’s hard to not oversell the latest issue of Detective Comics, because it is honestly one of the best series I’m reading right now. With every issue Scott Snyder escalates the sense of...

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #19

My immediate thoughts after seeing the cover to this month’s Batman: Streets of Gotham were, “What the heck is the Joker doing there?” Now of course that’s not a bad thing by...

Review: Batgirl #17

Opening in their sumptuous quarters high up in Wayne Tower this latest installment in Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl series opens with Alfred Pennyworth entering Damian Wayne's bedroom carrying a...

Review: Batman and Robin #19

In this final issue of Paul Cornell's story arc, we find all the dangling plot threads weaved together. At the conclusion of last issue, Una was attacking Vicki Vale while carrying a bag labeled...

Review: Red Robin #19

Sometimes when I read Red Robin, I always feel the need to ask, where is the fun, where is the charm from Tim Drake that I keep hearing about, and in this issue, I am given my answer. It’s in...

Review: Teen Titans #90

So maybe I did only pick up this book only because of it’s inclusion of Damian Wayne’s Robin into the roster of young heroes. Even if that were true, this book has progressively won me...

Review: Batman: The Dark Knight #1

When Batman: The Dark Knight was first announced, I couldn't help myself from saying, "Another Batman ongoing? Why? Do we really need this?". And after reading the first issue of David...

Review: Tiny Titans #35

For over thirty issues now, the Tiny Titans have amused and delighted us. It's helpful to have read some of the previous issues so you know Raven and her father don't have any angst, or that...

Review: Birds of Prey #7

'The Cape and the Cadaver' – first of the four part 'Death of Oracle' story-arc – opens at the window of a fairly anonymous looking Gotham City high-rise. At the window...

Review: Batman: The Dark Knight #1

The new series by David Finch has been buzzed about for months. The question everyone seems to be asking is "Do we really need another Bat-Family title?" I don't know the answer to...