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Episode 149

I take the opportunity of having a solo episode to discuss what I have been up to, movies I have seen, and the current state of the nation. I also review Birds of Prey: Batgirl #1 from 1998 and only...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16

Overview: Who is behind the illness that has beset all the men in Gotham City? The female heroes of DC leap into action to protect their male friends and neighbors.   Synopsis: (spoilers...

Group Spotlight: The Birds of Prey Roster (Part 1)

Introduction: Welcome to TBU’s spotlight on the Birds of Prey roster! Inspired by the recent “Manslaughter” arc in the current Batgirl and the Birds of Prey title, in which our main Birds;...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

Overview: Why have all the men in Gotham City suddenly come down with the flu? Who could be behind such a dastardly deed?   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Barbara Gordon is tending to her Father,...

Episode 147

The reporter who doesn’t do his research, Joshua Lapin-Bertone, is my co-host for this episode. Shake, shake, shake! The main event is the 1999 crossover event, Cataclysm. Before we get to...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Overview: Helena and Dinah try to get a day away from battling strange baddies while Barbara holds down the fort in Gotham. It doesn’t work out like any of them expected.   Synopsis (spoilers...

Cryptozoic Announces Release of New DC Deck-Building Game Sets

Cryptozoic, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has announced the release of two new sets for their DC Deck-Building Games. The first is a Multiverse Box set which is available now at...

Episode 146

The curmudgeon everybody loves, Tom Panarese, is my co-host for this episode! After a short and sad message about BTO’s friend, Remington, Tom and I talk about Grant Morrison’s JLA before...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13

Overview: Poison Ivy’s rage threatens the Bird’s lives and mission in the conclusion of “Source Code.”   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In the vents of Terracare, Batgirl, Catwoman,...

SDCC: News Bits Roundup

There was a ton of news all over Comic Con this year, but some were not big enough announcements to warrant a full article about. Below is some of the small news bits that were revealed.  ...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

In Brief: Batgirl must seek out Catwoman while the rest of the Birds infiltrate the enemy’s lair, only to find a surprise waiting.   Summary (Spoilers): The Birds plan their assault on...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11

In Brief: Gus, the new Oracle, finds himself in hot water with the Birds when his past comes to light in “Source Code”.   Summary (Spoilers): At the clock tower following the conclusion of...

DC All Access: Big Oracle Reveal

DC All Access has released a new video featuring an interview with Julie and Shawna Benson talking about Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.  

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

In Brief: The Birds team up with Nightwing and Green Arrow to defeat the power-stealing villain Blackbird.   Summary (Spoilers): Rushing to save the undercover Black Canary, Batgirl, Huntress,...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9

In Brief: Black Canary goes undercover and hones her Canary Cry.   Summary (Spoilers): Our mysterious new villain, Blackbird, tells the metahuman fight club runner Roulette that she wants a...

Chuck Dixon Unveils Birds of Prey Unpublished Issue

  An inventory issue of the Birds of Prey written by Chuck Dixon with art by Lito Fernandez has been unveiled in Dixon’s official website. Inventory issues are backup stories made for the...

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 #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 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...

TBU Review Roundup 12/28

  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...

Direct Currents: Upcoming TBU Story Points

DC Comics has new promotional tool that they have rolled out for Rebirth. Direct Currents is something of a magazine that layouts out some of the directions of our favortie characters in the coming...

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...

Episode 147

Join Dylan and John as they cover Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle. This covers both issues of the 2003 Birds of Prey series. How does a story focusing on Barbara Gordon as Batgirl in one issue and...

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...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

In Brief: Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, and their allies face mobsters, bombs, and trolling as they race together for justice.   Summary (Spoilers): On the streets of Gotham, Batgirl (Barbara...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) form a reluctant partnership in their hunt for the new Oracle.   Summary (Spoilers): Black...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

In Brief: The hunt for Oracle begins as Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), and Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) collide!   Summary (Spoilers): Batgirl opens the issue using...

Episode 120

This is a seminal episode in BTO history! First, a special warm welcome to Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass! We talk about the history of her site and its popularity, the current state of affairs at DC...

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...