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Review: Nightwing #34

Overview: Nightwing, Blockbuster, Defacer, and the Run-Offs face off with Raptor and Pigeon for the fate of Bludhaven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issues open with Defacer narrating a...

Review: Nightwing #33

Overview: Nightwing teams with Blockbuster to fight off a casino full of blockbusterized monsters as Raptor puts his master plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at...

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

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; Batgirl, Black...

Review: Nightwing #31

Overview: Raptor continues his plans for revenge by attacking Blockbuster as Nightwing looses another ally.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at the Marcus Casino where a group of...

Review: Nightwing #30

Overview: Nightwing deals with a new romance with Huntress and looks for allies as Raptor returns to Bludhaven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Nightwing swings through Bludhaven remarking about...

Last Week in the Batcave

Last week we went through a date that marked not only the history of the United States but also of the world. I remember watching my morning cartoons and having them interrupted by a special news...

Review: Nightwing #28

Overview: In the finale of the Spyral story arc, Nightwing and Huntress face off against the evil mastermind behind the Spyral’s arms dealing, Mr. Minos.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story...

Review: Nightwing #25

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #25 is an impressive return to form for a comic run that has set a benchmark of solid issues with the occasional dip. There’s something strangely grounded about Nightwing...

Review: Nightwing #24

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #24 is unfortunately a misstep in what has been a solid run. Primarily this isn’t a failing of the story, but the art change-up on the title is sub-par and while the...

Review: Nightwing #23

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #23 picks up in Bludhaven, with Blockbuster’s brother, Roland greeting Nightwing and telling him the story of his life and that of his brother, Mark Desmond, the original...

Review: Nightwing #22

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #22 is an exercise in slick, compact storytelling. Picking up in the aftermath of the team-up with Wally West and the “time freezing dude bro” of the previous issue,...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for May 2017

  Here at TBU, we have neglected the solicitations for awhile due to a number of unforeseen issues with covering the news. Sure, we briefly talk about the on the Comic Cast, but to really...

Editorial: Light shines brighter when there is darkness – how Nightwing’s foes should be developed

A superhero is only as good as their rogues gallery. This is not an absolute truth, but it is a recurring tendency in the comics industry. And what is a rogues gallery without an arch nemesis, right?...

TBU Exclusive: Devin Grayson on Her Batman Universe Work

Devin Grayson is a writer known to most Bat-Fans of the late ’90s and early ’00s. The originator of the Gotham Knights title (as well as writer on Catwoman, Batman and Arsenal Plus, and...

Episode 54

  Spotlight Character: Blockbuster Feature: Batman Beyond   0:00:00 Intro 0:01:46 Movie News 0:18:12 Merchandise News 0:27:05 Video Game News 0:27:40 Spotlight Character 0:42:50 Feature...

Review: Blackest Night: Batman #1

First of all let me get this out of the way. The inclusion of Deadman, aka Boston Brand, in Blackest Night Batman dilutes this story. Yes, I know he has history in the Batman comics and all these...