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Editorial: Is it time for a Batgirl/Starfire team up?

  Editor’s Note: Click on the bold text links for some images from DC past!   While reading the latest issue of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, a thought occurred to me; it’s time...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #8

In Brief: Nightwing joins the Birds of Prey as the heroes stumble onto a new villain’s plans.   Summary (Spoilers): A motorcycle-riding Nightwing receives instruction from the new Oracle, but...

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,...

Review: Batgirl #8

In Brief: Batgirl’s heroic and personal problems collide as she investigates Ethan Cobblepot and his company Vicform.   Summary (Spoilers): In a city bus, Babs and Ethan Cobblepot confront a...

Episode 133

“One is the loneliest number…” Going solo for this episode, I cover the 1997 Birds of Prey: Revolutions and Birds of Prey: Wolves. After some listener feedback and a long...

Review: Nightwing #15

Nightwing #15 is a great example of how to do a modern romance issue inside a superhero tale. We don’t see enough (or hardly any) of them these days, and Even in a Dream (the issue title) is a nice...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #4

The issue opens with Batman walking through a cloud of fear gas and a panicking crowd in the East Village as he chases the Scarecrow down an alley.  Batman then discovers his gas mask has been...

DC Legends Spotlights Batgirl

The mobile game DC Legends has released a new character spotlight on Batgirl. Wearing her newly iconic Batgirl of Burnside costume, you can enter the arena as Barbara Gordon today to play for Batgirl...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7

In Brief: Killing two birds (pun intended) with one stone, Babs, Dinah, and Helena search for a place for Helena while investigating Babs’s shady realtors.   Summary (Spoilers): At the Gotham...

Review: Batgirl #7

In Brief: Babs makes a triumphant return to her home turf, finding a new purpose and investigation waiting for her.   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl, having returned to Burnside, resumes her...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #3

The Turtles, Batman, Robin and Batgirl take down Poison Ivy and Snakeweed.  Meanwhile the Joker makes quick work of the Shredder with a face full of Joker venom and the Joker appears to have taken...

Episode 131

Welcome Darrin and Ruth Sutherland to the show! After talking about their comic-origin and love for Green Arrow and the writer Mike Grell, we review the 1996 story “Iron Death” which...

TBU Review Roundup 1/18

  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: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

In Brief: Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) confronts her mother in the finale of “Who Is Oracle?”   Summary (Spoilers): Picking up exactly (to the panel) where we left off last month, Helena...

Review: Batgirl #6

In Brief: Batgirl battles prehistoric floral danger and Poison Ivy miles over the Pacific Ocean!   Summary (Spoilers): In another flash-forward opening, Batgirl hangs for dear life to the...

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: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

In Brief: The imposter Oracle comes “Into the Light” for an issue full of big reveals.   Summary (Spoilers): In Oracle’s Lair, the Birds are confused by what appears to be evidence of a...

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...

Episode 129: Anniversary Special Part 1

Time to celebrate! It is the seventh anniversary and I celebrate once again with Donovan Morgan Grant and Joshua Lapin-Bertone. Together we review the 1998 DC Fifth Week Event...

TBU Merch Review: DC Collectibles Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl and Oracle

Review: Nightwing #10

Nightwing #10 flips the script for the series and to my mind is the strongest entry up to this point. While the previous issues featured a morally compromised Nightwing operating in conjunction with...

Review: Batgirl #5

In Brief: Batgirl’s adventure Beyond Burnside comes to an exciting end, as she confronts the villainous Teacher and her own mind.   Summary (Spoilers): As Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) faces off...

Review: Batman Beyond #2

“Escaping the Grave: Undercover” continues the conversation of Terminal and the captive Dana. Terminal is working on reviving the dead Joker. Dana insists that reviving the long dead Joker is...

Review: Nightwing #9

The first impression Nightwing #9 is that it definitely aims for the title “delightful filler.” On this idea, the issue moves at a nice, relaxed pace and gives readers a break from what has been...

Episode 128

November is Sweeps month, and do you know what Sweeps brings? The Irredeemable Shag! After some discussion on Rebirth and Batman as an accessible character, Shag and I review the 1996 crossover story...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

In Brief: The Birds close in on the new Oracle as the Huntress reveals her backstory.   Summary (Spoilers): Over a hundred years ago, recounts the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), her family...

Review: Batgirl #4

In Brief: In the penultimate issue of her Asian tour, Batgirl tracks Teacher down to her lair.   Summary (Spoilers): In an empty building, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) takes on three pupils of the...

Episode 126: Interview with Barbara Randall Kesel

In this episode, I interview Barbara Randall Kesel, writer of Batgirl in the 1980s, and the mind behind “Batgirl’s Last Case.” Barbara tells of her comics-writing origin story, the...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

In Brief: The Birds of Prey face increased threat to themselves and their allies in the present, as Dinah deals with her pain in the past.   Summary (Spoilers): Nine-year-old Dinah Laurel Lance,...

Episode 125

What does Judy Garland have to do with the Birds of Prey? Listen and find out! I am joined by Martin Gray as we discuss Rebirth and old school Birds of Prey. After our discussions, we review the 1996...