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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Superman/Batman #79

Just in time for the 25th anniversary of “Back to the Future” its Superman/Batman #79 featuring Superman and Batman from DC One Million! (Just an aside here, have the efforts of...

Reign of the Robins: Part 1

This winter the 70th anniversary of Captain America, Steve Rogers’ debut was celebrated. In March though, another 70th anniversary was marked, though not to the fanfare that it should have....

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #18

Heart of Hush holds a special place in my comic book collection. It was actually the first Detective Comics story I bought, and one of the first things I ever started to read in the DC Universe. So...

Review: Batman Annual #28

If you stuck it out after Detective Comics Annual 12 and grabbed Batman Annual 28, I think you’ll find your patience rewarded. David Hine has stepped up his game and delivers a satisfying end...

Bat-Bulletin

Batman Odyssey The Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth!     Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams just reached its penultimate issue recently and what strikes me most about this series? No, it’s...

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #18

It’s too bad that Streets of Gotham will be discontinued this spring, but at least with the current story arc, House of Hush, it looks like the series may go out with a bang. When Paul Dini...

Year of the Batmen: Part 12

Does Size Matter? Chapter 2   In “The Year of the Batmen Part 11”, we examined scale, more specifically, the size of Batman in relation to others. As exhibit “A” I...

Review: Batgirl #16

"Fugitive!" screams the cover as our hero Batgirl – Stephanie Brown – finds herself accused of murder, on the run, quite literally, through Devil's Square and away from the...

Review: Batman: Orphans #2

Batman Orphans part two opens exactly where part one left off. Bruce is suffering the effects of the fear toxin, still envisioning his parents being gunned down in a filthy alley. Unfortunately,...

Review: Batman #705

This year in review has been quite the adventure, we had our ups and our downs, our favorites and our dislikes. But we read these Batman books regardless because, hey, we’re in love with the...

Review: Superman/Batman #78

Editor's Note: Dark Knight Dave gives us a bonus review inside this one with not only a review of Superman/Batman #78, but also the recent Brightest Day #15. Enjoy!   Batman Dead! (Again?)...

Review: Knight and Squire #3

Knight and Squire #3 is another solid comic from the creative team of Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. However, something about this issue just didn’t grab me. It sure wasn’t the art,...

Review: Batman and Robin #18

As leery as I was about this issue, not having enjoyed the last one at all, I was pleasantly surprised by this issue. Maybe because there was less jumping around in the time, maybe because we finally...

Review: Titans #30

Mercenaries vs. Arkham Asylum inmates! Batman vs. Deathstroke! A murdered superhero! How could Titans not be awesome!? Well, apparently Eric Wallace has found a way. This month Titans concludes its...

Review: Detective Comics Annual #12

Following David Hine’s work for the past year and a half has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. The first story of his I ever read was the Arkham Asylum one shot he wrote for the Battle for...

Review: Superboy #2

A Superboy review? In The Batman Universe? Have we stumbled back into the Silver Age? Nope, this month Poison Ivy has a cameo in Superboy’s new, ongoing series; and where she goes I will...

Review: First Wave #5

This is the penultimate issue of Brian Azzarello’s First Wave series featuring Batman, The Spirit and Doc Savage. I suppose if this was a TV episode we could expect this to be the strongest of...

Review: Batman: Orphans #1

Ah, December. Normally a month flooded with trades and one-shots and minis and… Wait, that sounds exactly like this month. Coming fresh off the heels of a November jammed with papers, December...

Review: Detective Comics Annual #12

I don't know what's wrong but it seems like I can't escape the works of David Hine or Scott McDaniel. McDaniel was on Batman and Robin which wasn't exactly the greatest thing around...

Review: Batman Incorporated #1

Alright, what we've all been waiting for…Grant Morrison writing what he said he wanted to do since he began, Batman Inc. However, is the comic worth the hype? Let’s take a look....

Review: Red Robin #18

You know, sometimes I wonder what does it take to make me enjoy a comic? Is it characters I like getting on with their lives and having fun, while I toil away at a degree I never seem to be getting?...

Review: Batman Incorporated #1

Not only have times been tough for Bruce Wayne under the guardianship of writer Grant Morrison, but what about us readers? We’ve seen Batman staked to the ground, attacked by hyperfauna, shot,...

Want to Appear in Batman, Inc.?

  Ever wanted to have a cameo in a Batman comic book? As long as you have Bruce Wayne's cash, this dream may be a reality.   Comic Book Alliance has teamed up DC Comics and eBay for a...

Review: Batman 80-Page Giant 2010

This comic certainly lives up to its name. Out of the 80 pages only a handful are taken up by ads or previews, so there is a lot for fans to dig into. And with a long comic comes a long review,...

Bat-Bulletin

Batman Schools Green Lantern   As most of us know Batman has had an uneven history with the Green Lantern. Certainly they don’t always see eye to eye and sometimes their relationship has...

Review: Teen Titans #89

After last issue’s surprise entrance of the Dynamic Duo into Titans Tower, this issue covers the aftermath of the new Robin. The book begins with Doctor Caligan, the newest man responsible for...

Review: Detective Comics #871

It’s hard for me to read a comic illustrated by Jock without getting a bitter taste in the back of my mouth. I know I can’t blame him for how things worked out between Greg Rucka and DC...

Review: Gotham City Sirens #17

I’m going to start this review with a confession: I pretty much gave up on this series a couple months ago. When Gotham City Sirens first began I was sold on it by the promise of Paul...

Review: Batman and Robin #17

Batman and Robin 17 was originally solicited as a Peter Tomasi book, only to be changed somewhat last minute to a Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel book. With Tomasi's work on Brightest Day, it...

Review: Batwoman #0

When DC announced the departure of Greg Rucka from Detective Comics back in the spring of 2010, many fans saw it as the death knell for the newest member of the Bat-family. While DC was quick to...