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Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 3)

In the previous entry (part 2) we saw Tim Drake settle into the role of Robin by being put through the physical, mental and emotional wringer. He battled the Joker, saved the world from the Bubonic...

Review: Batman: White Knight #1

Overview: The opening issue of this Elseworlds tale explores the relationship between Batman and the Joker and sets the stage for Joker’s journey to become Gotham’s “White Knight”....

Last Week in the Batcave

Doesn’t matter who your favorite Robin is, or if you are on the “Batman works better alone” team, the undisputed biggest news in Gotham last week was the beginning of “Lonely...

Review: Nightwing #29

Overview: Nightwing, Robin, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc continue there way to Challenger Mountain and confront a superpowered Mr. Freeze.   Editor’s Note: This issue is part...

Review: Detective Comics #964

Overview: As Basil Karlo struggles with his inner Clayface, Stephanie Brown faces dangerous revelations from both Anarky and Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Yesterday, at Arkham Asylum,...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6 (digital chapters #11-12)

An aging Bruce Wayne is called back into action against his old foe Ra’s al Ghul in 1977 Gotham City. Can they keep Ra’s from using the Arkham Asylum Lazarus Pit? Find out in the final...

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...

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 #21

Rebirth has been more than a simple rebranding for DC Comics in the past year.  It has signaled the coming of something great.  It has drawn in both the coveted “new reader” market as well as...

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...