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This Week in the Batcave

  Gather ’round, my dear darkness dwellers, for we are about to start our annual pumpkin carving session. This year the theme will be Alfred’s mustache. The best pumpkin artist will...

Review: Detective Comics #960

In Brief: Batman and Zatanna struggle with magical questions, while Jean-Paul’s own internal conflict could spell doom for his teammates.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, a young Bruce and...

Episode 226

Solicitations for September have released and how much money will your pocket need come this fall? Find out all about that as well as more of our disdain of Azrael as we cover Detective Comics #959,...

Review: Detective Comics #959

In Brief: As Batman and Zatanna reconnect, Azrael faces Ascalon and comes away shaken.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, Zatanna finds Bruce atop a casino roof in Vegas, trying to master her...

Episode 225

Comics are the topic of discussion as we dive into the recent release of Dark Days: The Forge #1. We also review Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9, Detective Comics #958 and Batman #24. What...

Review: Detective Comics #958

In Brief: “Intelligence” kicks off with Jean-Paul Valley, Azrael’s past crashing into his new life.   Summary (Spoilers): A bleeding hairy dwarf in a trench coat staggers towards the...

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...

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…”  ...

Review: Detective Comics #952

In Brief: Shiva walks into Gotham and brutally takes down the team before revealing the devastating truth of her connection to Orphan.   Summary (Spoilers): Many months ago, in Paris, Ra’s Al...

Episode 134

IT’S ALL SHAG’S FAULT!!! I am forced to cover the 1997 crossover, Genesis, and I force Michael Bailey to cover it with me. After our discussions surrounding the three S’s (Superman,...

Fisher Price Unveils More Thomas the Tank Engine DC Super Heroes Minis

What started as a few Comic Con International exclusives, has now become a full line of trains releasing soon. In 2015 and 2016, Mattel and Fisher Price had released mini Thomas the Tank Engine sets...

Review: Detective Comics #950

In Brief: As Batman’s team trains and prepares, Cassandra Cain (Orphan), Jean Paul Valley (Azrael), and Luke Fox (Batwing) face their pasts and futures head on.   Summary (Spoilers):  ...

Review: Detective Comics #947

In Brief: Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler, sets herself against Batman and the team to try to create a better world.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman and Batwoman’s team faces Spoiler after their...

Review: Detective Comics #946

In Brief: As the Victim Syndicate attacks, Batman and Spoiler face their own demons.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago (according to the datestamps from the first issue of this arc, that...

Review: Detective Comics #945

In Brief: Batman and Batwoman’s team desperately attempts to regroup between the Syndicate’s attacks, and Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) feels the stress of the mission.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Grayson Annual #3

Breakdown: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly have fun this issue. It kinda reminded me of the BTAS episode “Almost Got Him”. Here, we have a group of DC characters meeting together under...

Review: Detective Comics #935

In Brief: As Batwoman takes the team through intensive training, Batman’s fight against the Colony reaches a critical point.   Summary (Spoilers): Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), a seemingly...

Episode 143

John and Joe, from A View from the Gutters, are here to cover Bruce Wayne: Fugitive. This story covers Batman #600-601, #603, #605, Detective Comics #768-772, Birds of Prey #41, #43, Gotham Knights...

Review: Detective Comics #934

In Brief: In the face of a shadowy threat to all of Gotham’s vigilantes, Batman and Batwoman (Kate Kane) invite Red Robin (Tim Drake), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), and...

TBU Exclusive: Chuck Dixon Talks The Batman Universe

Editor’s Note: We were fortunate enough to have a lengthy discussion with Chuck Dixon on his many works within The Batman Universe in late 2015. After formatting the interview for publication,...

Season 2: Episode 19: Azrael

It’s an all singing, all dancing episode of ‘The Gotham Chronicle’. Josh discovers Strange’s past life as a Disney general. Is this the finest hour for Barnes as well as his...

Episode 30: Remembering Prince / Batman: Prey Retrospective

Join Jimi, Daniel and Joe this week as we wax nostalgic about Prince’s Batman soundtrack, voice our apprehensions on the upcoming Killing Joke animated feature, and review another story from...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #26

In Brief: As the Bat-Family converges on Mother’s Arctic hideout, Harper Row’s story comes to its climax, demonstrating the true meaning of Batman and Robin for all time.   Summary...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #25

In Brief: The Bat-family holds the line against Mother’s technology and army of Orphan assassins.   Summary (Spoilers): As the Bat-family battles desperately against the hordes of Mother’s...

Episode 35

Episode 35 finds us in the aftermath of Bane breaking Batman and leaving him paralyzed. Now Tim, Alfred and Jean Paul must find a way to help Bruce and keep Gotham safe. Which mean a new Batman rises...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #24

In Brief: Dick Grayson and his allies continue the desperate battle against Mother around the world.   Summary (Spoilers): We open pretty much squarely in the eight page preview with Dick...

Episode 114

BTO has gone up a few IQ points! Professor Alan joins me to talk about Batman #520! Who is he and why is he a Professor? You’ll just have to listen and find out! I briefly discuss Babs’...

Episode 155

The marketing is coming! The marketing is coming! But actually it is already here. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill start making the rounds with the NBA All-Star game and and interview with Good Morning...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #16

In Brief: Tim Drake (Red Robin) and Jason Todd (Red Hood) fight their way to the heart of the Order of St. Dumas together, and Azrael (Jean Paul Valley) proves his worth.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #15

In Brief: Red Robin (Tim Drake) and Red Hood (Jason Todd) face the heart of the Order of St. Dumas.   Summary (Spoilers): Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) sits in Gnosis, the secret city of the Order...