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Review: Batman #19

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!”  Dante’s Inferno.  Canto III.   As Bane forces his way into Arkham Asyulm, he is greeted by self-proclaimed deity Maxie Zeus, reciting the words...

Review: Batman #18

The beginning of the end is here.  “I Am Bane” has been a rush of build-up to the showdown between Bane and Batman, and this issue does not disappoint.  We pick up immediately after the close...

Review: Batman #17

I’m going to give in to my fanboy nature and tell it to you like it is.  I want to love “I Am Bane.”   I want it to be required Batman reading.  Ten years from now, I want to look back...

Review: Batman #16

When I sat down with Batman #16, I had a lot of expectations.   Tom King is a great writer.   While a great deal of his Batman run so far has been lackluster,  he’s coming off the...

TBU Flashback Review: Batman: Faces

Originally released in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30 (Feb-April 1992)   Matt Wagner is the mind and hands behind FACES. For this story arc, he got nominated to three Eisner Awards in...

Review: DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

“A Very Harley Holiday” opens with Harley dressed in a brown sweater, black pants boots and green snow cap entering stage right of an auditorium stage. She asks for lights and starts talking...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #2

The story opens with a flashback of Harley breaking the Joker out of Arkham Asylum and escaping through two portals that suddenly appear.  Meanwhile, in the present day, the Joker meets with the...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1

The story opens with the turtles stopping a random criminal in New York.  The story then moves to Gotham where Batman tracks Two-Face to an abandoned house. Two-Face is quickly subdued and speaks of...

Review: Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants

Batman and Robin save Gotham from Mr. Freeze and Penguin’s supersized army of Arkham residents in Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants.   Full metal spoilers below…   A frozen Gotham...

Review: New Suicide Squad #22

Synopsis: The issue opens with Harley on a doctor’s couch and apparently not in the “sharing mood” with the therapist. Harley is asked to describe what is going on within her mind...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

As the final issue of the mini-series opens, an elephantine-Bane is busy choking the life out of Batman and Robin as the remainder of the now mutant villains look on. Hurling a trio of electrically...

Review: Batman #51

Breakdown: Scott Snyder set the tone for this issue, that being a love letter to Batman. The magic of it all being that it’s so simple in it’s presentation, that we get some time to...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

The issue opens atop Gotham City Police headquarters where the bat-signal shines into the sky and Commissioner James Gordon stands waiting for the Dark Knight detective. Appearing before Gordon,...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

This month’s issue opens with Dr. Mahreen Zaheer interviewing a member of the Foot Clan at Arkham Asylum, home to Gotham’s criminally insane. Realizing that her patient won’t be giving up any...

Review: Harley Quinn #25

Harley heads to Arkham to rescue a friend but has an inevitable run in with Joker. Can Harley resist the evil machinations of the  clown prince? Find out in Harley Quinn #25.  ...

Review: Batman: Arkham Knight–Batgirl/Harley Quinn Special #1

A special one-shot telling an untold story of Batgirl and Harley Quinn’s past, the issue opens at Miller Harbor as we see Killer Croc emerging from a large pipe towards Batgirl. As an explosion...

Review: Harley Quinn #24

Harley and her gang fight off an attack on her headquarters by the Mayor as she tries to save her friend Mason who is getting friendly with an old friend of Harley in Harley Quinn #24.  ...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Digital Chapters #1-2)

The Caped Crusaders and the Men from U.N.C.L.E. are on a collision course as they hunt down a gang of escaped supervillains in Batman ’66 Meets the Man from U.N.C.L.E. #1.   Spoilers of...

Review: Harley Quinn #23

Harley takes on an old enemy with a new attitude and tries to protect Mason Macabre from being assaulted in prison in Harley Quinn #23.   Showerhead spoilers below…   Harley gets a...

Review: Gotham Academy #12

Synopsis After Kyle has gone missing, his little sister Maps is being interviewed at Gotham Academy by a Gotham City Police Officer. A few minutes into the interview, Maps fakes crying down the hall....

Review: Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis #3

As the Arkham Knight races towards his destination, he recalls the events that led to his creation. Arriving at the abandoned Arkham Asylum, Jason enters the building and begins wondering its halls...

Season 2: Episode 1: Damned If You Do

The Gotham Chronicle is back for season two! Who is staying on the podcast and who is leaving? How did Bruce get so dirty? Did Barbara confuse Arkham for an airport? Does anyone remember Loeb’s...

Suicide Squad Set Photo Reveals Arkham Asylum

  Director David Ayer has revealed a behind the scenes photo of the set decorations of Arkham Asylum, stating that “every detail matters”.   Filming for Suicide Squad is set to...

Review: Batman: Arkham Knight Chapter #3

I was pretty down on chapter #2 of Arkham Knight last week. But fortunately the creators correct the course somewhat to create an issue that is uneven but ultimately a really enjoyable conclusion to...

Review: Batman Eternal #44

Our issue this week opens at Gotham Central Precinct where we can see several police detectives interviewing a few of the Arkham inmates including the Ten Eyed Man, Maxie Zeus and Magpie. The...

DC TV Update: TBU Links #7

  Happy holidays to all of you Bat-people. Alright, enough chit-chat. We have a lot to cover. Our networks have been busy the last few weeks, this one especially. Without further ado, let us...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws # 38

This week is all about the role that Crux plays in the lives of Red Hood and the Outlaws. Crux is the brainchild of Scott Lobdell, appearing first in Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. Although he has...

Review: Gotham: Rogue’s Gallery

The return of Gotham opens in Arkham Asylum where Jim Gordon, on assignment at Arkham for disciplinary reasons, is supervising a play being put on by the inmates. One of the inmates, the Frogman...

Review: Legends of the Dark Knight Chapter #83

WWBD – what would Batman do? I’m sure it’s all a question that we have asked ourselves at one time or another (you can admit it). And that is exactly the question posed by Robin and Batgirl in...

Review: Legends of the Dark Knight Chapter #81

Our issue opens with the image of a raven, perched on the window sill at Arkham Asylum. We last left Doctor Updin talking to Edgar regarding the fate of Batman, and here Updin persists on asking what...