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Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 4)

Editor’s Note: If you are jumping on board for the first time, be sure to check out the first parts of this Character Spotlight including Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. When we last discussed...

Review: Bane: Conquest #7

Overview: After the demise of the Naja-Naja, Bane and his crew are in a race against time to find the next Naja-Naja, in direct competition with the Kobra Cult!   Synopsis (spoilers...

Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 3)

In the previous entry (part 2) we saw Tim Drake settle into the role of Robin by being put through the physical, mental and emotional wringer. He battled the Joker, saved the world from the Bubonic...

Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 2)

Last time we went over the lengthy, oft-forgotten process of training Tim went through to become Robin the Boy Wonder. Once he proved himself and earned the costume, that meant the end of his...

Review: Bane: Conquest #6

Overview: Bane goes after the head of the international crime cult Kobra, a playboy known as the Naja-Naja!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Fresh off the last arc winding up, The Serpent story...

Review: Bane: Conquest #5

Overview: As Bane encounters Catwoman in his mission in Russia, the circle closes as Dionysius tries to entrap them both!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Conquest #5 begins with a bang as Bane...

SDCC: TBU Talks with Julie and Shawna Benson

Our final comic creator interview is with the newest creators of the bunch, the Benson sisters, Julie and Shawna. The Benson’s came on board last year with the relaunch of Birds of Prey in...

Review: Bane: Conquest #4

Overview: Bane’s path crosses with Catwoman’s as he matches wits with Dionysius.   Summary (spoilers ahead): In St. Petersburg, Catwoman meets a nervous contact named Dmitri. Unfortunately...

Review: Bane: Conquest #3

In Brief: Bane catches a big break as his path continues to tangle with Batman’s.   Summary (Spoilers): Bane juices up on Venom and suits up after his breakout with Batman. Bane pursues...

Last Week in the Batcave

Batman is gone, long live the Batman. It is time to say farewell to Mr. Adam West, the Batman from the ’66 television series, who left the land of the living this weekend making all of the...

Review: Bane: Conquest #2

In Brief: Bane finds himself in a new prison, with a surprising ally, in his quest to rule the international criminal world.   Summary (Spoilers): Bane faces off against Damocles, Venom...

Review: Bane: Conquest #1

In Brief: Bane, breaker of the Bat, discovers a plot against his power in Gotham, and begins a search for his foes.   Summary (Spoilers): In international waters, a huge dark freighter crewed...

TBU Exclusive: Chuck Dixon Gives Commentary on Bane: Conquest #1

Chuck Dixon is known for many thing in his long career, but one of the things he is best known for is his work in The Batman Universe. We have spoke at length with Dixon in the pas about his work and...

Episode 52: Best of the Bat-Family Debate / Victim Syndicate Review

News: 1.) Capullo and Snyder’s upcoming Dark Knights: Metal series 2.) Batman and Harley Quinn animated film teaser. 3.) King’s War of Jokes and Riddles synopsis. 4.) Jared Leto’s...

Episode 52

In this first part of two, Rob and Terence…and then Ryan (but a little late) discussing the Chuck Dixon interview and listener feedback. We then watch and discuss the latest Justice League...

Episode 51: Chuck Dixon Interview

To celebrate fifty episodes of the show, we could not have gotten a better guest to celebrate with us!! All I need to say is… Ladies and Gentleman! Mr. Chuck Dixon!

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...

Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan Return for Bane: Conquest

  DC Comics has announced that there will be a new maxi-series beginning in May focused around Bane. What is even more news than a Bane-centric comic series is that the original creators of...

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: 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,...

Review: Batgirl #45

THE PLOT: On the day of Alysia and Jo’s wedding, Maid-of-Honor Babs gets a visit from an old flame in the form of Dick Grayson!   MY THOUGHTS: Right away I’ll say that this is a much better...

Episode 97

Interested in the Batgirl #41 cover controversy? Hmmm, where I have seen a similar cover before? Does Chuck Dixon write believable females? Does Harley Quinn really deserve to be hit by the Joker?...

The Jason Bard-Barbara Gordon Engagement

  Now that Jason Bard is getting cozy with Vicki Vale over in “Batman Eternal”, it might be a fun time to reminisce about another love connection he had with a notable Batman Family redhead....

TBU Shipper Spotlight #5

  Change comes to everything, even Shipper Spotlight.  As I have covered each book through issue six, and several books do not have much progression from issue to issue, Shipper Spotlight will...

Episode 22: Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty Interview

  In this special episode, I talk about Batgirl: Year One with its creators Mr. Chuck Dixon and Mr. Scott Beatty!  We talk about their history in the business, the story overall, Marcos...

Bat-Bulletin: Trimming the Batman Line

One problem we at "The Batman Universe Comic Podcast" have is covering the many books DC puts out. It seems like the Batman line has more books than it really needs. Some are good, some are...