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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Batman Beyond #15

Overview: After defeating the Royal Flush Gang, Terry tries to have a quiet night with Dana when another villain from his past, Stalker, returns at the request of a mysterious figure to defeat...

Review: Batgirl #18

Overview: Barbara Gordon and her friends are having a night out to enjoy Christmas when their night gets derailed by Harley Quinn trying to a teach an unethical CEO a lesson.   Synopsis...

DCU Spotlight Review: Doomsday Clock #2

Overview: Rorschach, Ozymandias, the Mime and the Marionette manage to follow an electron trail left by Dr. Manhattan to the world he has escaped to.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens...

Review: Batman: Creature of the Night #2

Overview: Now a young man, Bruce Wainwright has everything he could ever hope for, but the Batman still lurks in the dark corners of his mind.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The comic page opening...

Review: Detective Comics #971

Overview: The Victim Syndicate’s plan divides the Gotham Knights team so that their ultimate weapon can do the most devastating damage.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): At Arkham Asylum, the...

Editorial: Where is Dr. Manhattan?

Doomsday Clock #2 is out tomorrow and despite the build up starting back in 2016 with the release of DC Universe Rebirth #1, fans have yet to see where exactly Dr. Manhattan is.   In DC Universe...

DC Reveals Collection of Essential Batman Graphic Novels

What are the most iconic Batman stories ever? Would you argue that Hush belongs right next The Long Halloween or did Court of Owls top any story that came before it? DC Comics and geek subscription...

Last Week in the Batcave

This week’s Batcave is a short one. Creators seem to have taken a break from the Bat – as they should. I’m the crazy one who is here, on Christmas Eve, writing a weekly wrap up....

TBU Review Roundup 12/20

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: Trinity #16

Overview: The Kobra Cult has kidnapped Deadshot’s daughter Zoe on New Year’s Eve as revenge for killing their leader. The Trinity, at the behest of Batman, work with Deadshot to find Zoe....

Review: Justice League #35

Overview: Business as usual – a killer bug from outer space attacks Earth – but hostility towards the Justice League is rising.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In New York, Wonder...

Review: Super Sons #11

Overview: Bat-Tim continues on a mission to change his future, even if he has to kill to fulfill it.   Editor’s Note: This is the second part of the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover that...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Superman #37

Overview: Just as things are settling down following the attack from Mr. Oz, Superman is confronted by a Batman from the future. This Batman, a murderous Tim Drake, has returned to the present to...

Review: Harley Quinn #33

Overview: In the wake of Mason’s death Harley attempts to deal with his loss, in the midst of a time of change for her and her friends.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens at...

Review: Batwoman #10

Overview: As Kate defeats Scarecrow, she finally confronts her inner demons and makes peace with them.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Continuing from last issue’s battle with Scarecrow, Kate...

Review: Nightwing #35

Overview: A new villain from Nightwing’s past surfaces when the Judge comes to Bludhaven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens with a mysterious man in sunglasses and a beard sitting...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #4

Overview: Exit light. Enter night. Take my hand. We’re off to never never-land.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with Dream recapping what is currently happening; Wonder Woman,...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2

Overview: Batman and Robin travel to the Turtles’ New York City where Bane has seized control of the Foot Clan.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens with Batman confronting Ra’s Al...

Review: Batman #37

Overview: Now that the villains have been thwarted, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle find themselves faced with their next great challenge: a double date with Clark Kent and Lois Lane.   Synopsis...

TBU By the Numbers – November 2017

November was a very good month for DC Comics, who snatched eight books out of the Top Ten comics for the month. As reported by Comichron, this was the only month of 2017 to outperform its...

The Devil in the Details: A History of Batman-666 (Part 1)

The recently released Super Sons #10 (January 2018, by Peter Tomasi, Jose Luis, and Scott Hanna) gave us a brief future intermezzo that showed an adult Damian Wayne, wearing a trench-coat-style...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for March 2018

DC Comics has released the solicitations for March and as always there is a ton happening in The Batman Universe. There are new story arcs and ones wrapping up as usual. A relatively slow month as...

DC Universe Spotlight: Review: DC Holiday Special 2017 #1

Overview: DC once again brings the holiday spirit to their universe, with a dozen tales to bring warmth to the coldest heart (except maybe Sgt. Rock and John Constantine). Unlike last year’s...

Last Week in the Batcave

Or should I say Last Two Weeks in the Batcave? We’re back! CCXP was great, if anyone cares to know. As foreseen by the great Oracle of the Batcave, not to be confused with Barbara Gordon, my...

TBU Review Roundup 12/13

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: Suicide Squad #31

Overview: The Red Wave monster moves closer to earth and the Suicide Squad are reunited with an old teammate.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): On a forgotten prison on the Moon, Rick Flag Sr,...

Review: Justice League of America #20

Overview: When last we left our heroes, everyone was in peril and things weren’t looking good for the JLA. As “Surgical Strike” comes to its conclusion, we get a number of resolutions...

Review: Titans #18

Overview: The Titans, spearheaded by Donna Troy, defeat Troia and her avatars.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): As Donna recounts the state of the battle against Troia, the Titans (well, what is...

Review: Ragman #3

Overview: “I don’t need your help”, Says the Ragged Man “You do too, welp”, Responds Etrigan.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open in Gotham Mercy Hospital with Rory watching over his...

Mother Panic Jumps to the Future this March

DC’s Young Animal imprint is about to experience a world-impacting shake-up as it’s January/February crossover with the rest of the DC Universe, titled Milk Wars, will send all the titles...