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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 #954

In Brief: Ra’s explains why Batman isn’t the worst detective after all, as the history of Shiva and the League of Shadows is revealed.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman opens our issue...

This Week in the Batcave

  A fictional place where our heroes gather to defend Gotham, the Batcave would never have come into existence were it not for great comic writers and artists through the ages. The image of all...

Review: Detective Comics #953

In Brief: Cassandra Cain, the Orphan, struggles with her identity as her mother, Lady Shiva, begins her assault on Gotham.   Summary (Spoilers): A Hawai’ian shirt-clad Commissioner Gordon...

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...

Review: Detective Comics #951

In Brief: Lady Shiva launches her campaign against Gotham and an unsuspecting Batman, Batwoman, and their team.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago, Lady Shiva captured and skewered a Colony...

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: Detective Comics #944

In Brief: The attack of the Victim Syndicate propels Batman and Batwoman into action, with Batwing coming along for the ride.   Summary (Spoilers): Harper, Stephanie (Spoiler), Cassandra...

Review: Detective Comics #943

In Brief: In the aftermath of the Colony and the Monster Men, the Bat-Family Bootcamp attempts to recover, just as the Victim Syndicate strikes!   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) and...

Review: Detective Comics #942

In Brief: Batman and his team face the final confrontation with Hugo Strange and the largest of his Monster Men.   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads Nightwing (Dick Grayson),...

Review: Nightwing #6

Night of the Monster Men may well be my least favorite bat-event in the last 10 years – which isn’t to say it doesn’t have some redeeming moments, but they haven’t lifted this event...

Review: Batman #8

The Night of the Monster Men continues.  Team Batman has been steadily losing ground, and members, to Strange’s monsters.  Before focusing on the larger abominations, Batman and Batwoman decide...

Editorial: What’s in a Name?

Codenames and other intentions for Cassandra Cain At the time of this writing, Joseph P. Illidge – the original Associate Editor for Cassandra Cain’s first (and best) series – has taken to...

Review: Detective Comics #941

In Brief: While Spoiler and Orphan make slight gains against their monstrous foes, Batman, Batwoman, Nightwing, and Gotham Girl’s situations all go from bad to catastrophically worse.  ...

Review: Batman #7

“I Am Gotham” is in the books and Tom King is taking a much-deserved step back and allowing a fill-in team of Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo to handle the core Bat-title’s opening salvo of...

Review: Detective Comics #939

In Brief: In the aftermath of their escape from the Colony, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batwoman (Kate Kane), and their team go into overdrive to thwart Jacob Kane’s plans.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Detective Comics #938

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads her team in daring surprise attack on the Colony to rescue Batman from her father.   Summary (Spoilers): Many years ago, Colonel Jacob Kane was assigned to a...

Review: Detective Comics #936

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kate) faces hard choices in the aftermath of Batman’s defeat by the Colony.   Summary (Spoilers): Using foam panel separation gutters in a beer glass, Kate recounts...

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...

Review: DC Universe: Rebirth #1

In Brief: Wally West travels throughout the DC Universe, searching for someone who remembers him so he can deliver a dire warning.   Summary (Spoilers): Chapter 1: Lost- Wally opens the story...

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...

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...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #22

In Brief: The Robins regroup as the captured Harper Row and Cassandra Cain witness the start of Mother’s worldwide attack.   Summary (Spoilers): In the Arctic, Mother oversees the start of her...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #21

In Brief: In the aftermath of the Cairo disaster, Bruce Wayne must ask himself: how is Batman different than Mother?   Summary (Spoilers): In the past, Batman returns from Egypt and his bloody...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #20

In Brief: Orphan (David Cain) and Poppy score a major victory for Mother in the battle at Spyral against Dick Grayson, Helena Bertinelli, and their allies.   Summary (Spoilers): The “Not so...