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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

In Brief: The Birds team up with Nightwing and Green Arrow to defeat the power-stealing villain Blackbird.   Summary (Spoilers): Rushing to save the undercover Black Canary, Batgirl, Huntress,...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #6

(Spoilers ahead) The issue picks up in Gotham City with some time having passed since the last issue, with the Batman character designs now taking their cues from the final season of Batman: The...

Review: All-Star Batman #10

To catch you up: This is the beginning of a now story arc, so it’s new-reader friendly. All you really need to know is this is the Globe-Trotting Batman book.   Synopsis (Spoilers): Years...

Review: Detective Comics #956

In Brief: Cassandra Cain and Lady Shiva duel, as the the titanic forces around Gotham rage around them.   Summary (Spoilers): Beneath Gotham, Cassandra faces her mother, Lady Shiva, with her...

Nightwing Gets His First Elseworlds with The New Order

     The writer of the New 52 Nightwing series Kyle Higgins will be revisiting the hero this August to give him his first Elseworlds story. Titled New Order, the book is set in an...

The Watchmen Watch: A Study in Scarlet and Yellow

  May 2016 saw the release of DC Rebirth, bringing the New 52 to an end and spawning the current universe-spanning mystery: who is watching DC? “The Button” began with promises for...

This Week in the Batcave

May the Fourth be with you, my Bat-companions. Five days overdue but you know, we are running on Mondays here. This week History Channel aired “Superheroes Decoded”, a documentary that studies...

TBU Review Roundup 5/3

  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 #20

(Spoilers ahead) “Endless Part One” opens in Jessica laying in rubble. Barry is urging her to stay with him and he will get help. Jessica moans an apology and dies in Barry’s arms. Barry...

Review: Bane: Conquest #1

In Brief: Bane, breaker of the Bat, discovers a plot against his power in Gotham, and begins a search for his foes.   Summary (Spoilers): In international waters, a huge dark freighter crewed...

Review: Harley Quinn #19

(Spoilers ahead) Harley Quinn #19 kicks off with Harley caught and imprisoned by the cannibals who have been merrily eating their way through New York’s homeless population. In a nice touch, in...

TBU Exclusive: Chuck Dixon Gives Commentary on Bane: Conquest #1

Chuck Dixon is known for many thing in his long career, but one of the things he is best known for is his work in The Batman Universe. We have spoke at length with Dixon in the pas about his work and...

Review: Nightwing #20

(Spoilers ahead) Every good run has its average issues. For this reviewer, Nightwing #20 definitely felt quite lackluster and devoid of much driving action – at odds with the momentum of the...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Three)

Dr. Simon Hurt has returned in the pages of Nightwing. Now shaped by the talented creative team of Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez, the enigmatic super-villain is bringing new unspeakable acts of...

Review: Batman #22

(Spoilers ahead) I’m a champion of Tom King.  I greatly admire the man’s catalog, and even though his work on Batman so far may not have been top notch, it has had its moments.  That being...

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced Including 3 TBU Titles

  The nominees for the 2017 Eisner Awards, the biggest award in the comic book industry, has come out this week. Among the nominations, there are four nominations related to The Batman Universe...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Two)

    Who knew that Simon Hurt—a creation of Grant Morrison’s spawned from a single unnamed character that appeared in a single comic way back in 1963—would become the...

This Week in the Batcave

Five years ago, our cave was invaded by Owls as the first arc of the New 52 hit shelves. And now, it is being invaded by teenagers, as the third season of Young Justice and a live-action series of...

TBU Review Roundup 4/26

  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...

DCU Spotlight: Review: The Flash #21

We may not be getting all the answers, but the powers that be sure are teasing us. The Flash #21 is the second installment of the long-anticipated story “The Button,” wherein one assumes we will...

Review: Suicide Squad #16

To catch you up: A while back, Amanda Waller sent her team on a mission, and they came back with an orb (turned out to be a gateway to the Phantom Zone) and found that General Zod was inside. Waller...

Review: Justice League of America #5

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in Penn City where a kid opens a trash can to find a severed stoned head and an explosion follows. The story then moves to Happy Harbor where the JLA minus Batman are...

Review: Teen Titans #7

The Story (spoilers ahead): After King Shark showed up at the end of the last issue, the Teen Titans try to take him down. Unfortunately for the acting leader, Robin, no one has read his playbook...

“The Button” Conclusion Delayed One Week

The currently ongoing crossover between The Flash and Batman has suffered some changes both in schedule and creative team. The Flash #22 is being moved forward one week later and will now be released...

Review: Mother Panic #6

Pretty continues his reign of terror against those that he blames for his disfigurement. When he sets his sights on Violet only trouble can follow, in Mother Panic #6.   The Story (Spoilers):...

Review: Batgirl #10

In Brief: Ethan’s plots come to a head while Babs steadfastly pursues the clues to take him down.   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl and Penguin face off over the table of tennis. Cobblepot...

Review: Batman Beyond #7

(Spoilers ahead) The story begins decades from now. An aged Bruce Wayne is in his study staring at the painting of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Wayne is examining his life since he realizes that his...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #1

(Spoliers ahead) The issue starts with Bruce Wayne in the French Alps speaking with his old mentor, Henri Ducard. Ducard recalls a story from Batman’s training while holding a Strict Contestor, a...

Review: Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ‘77 # 4 (digital chapters #7-8)

Ra’s al Ghul has arisen from the Lazarus Pit and wants revenge on his enemies: the Dynamic Duo, Wonder Woman and Catwoman. Can our heroes survive the wrath of the Demon’s Head? Find out in Batman...

Review: Detective Comics #955

In Brief: All hope seems lost – except for one girl who can beat every ninja ever: Cassandra Cain!   Summary (Spoilers): “Then”: a girl reads, “Once upon a time…”  ...