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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...

Review: Justice League of America #7

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens at the JLA Sanctuary with Batman and the team’s new engineer, Xenos with Batman questioning the liberties that Xenos is taking with Batman’s instructions in the...

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...

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...

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: 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 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,...

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...

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: Black Canary #6

Man it’s been a rough week. First of all, I got some sort of stomach flu. And on top of that, it’s been a long while since we’ve read an issue of Black Canary, which ended up...

Review: Black Canary #5

There comes a certain phase in our life that we all hit  – where we feel like an outcast from our family. It can take various forms and levels; from being completely shut out from everyone in form...

Review: Black Canary #4

This issue did have me kinda nervous, with Annie Wu not being the artist on it. But Pia Guerra did a fantastic job in her place. Her storytelling was very good, and her art was similar enough it...

Review: Black Canary #3

There are times, at this point, where I look back on my review of issue one and go, “…it wasn’t that good.” And I truly hate that about first issues. You really have no idea...

Review: Black Canary #1

Comics like this have become a trend of their own in recent times. Comics like this have been done more over at the place next door, – over at Marvel with Hawkeye and She-Hulk – but DC...

Review: Secret Origins #11 – Black Canary

As “Secret Origins” comes to a close, the final story entitled “Code Black” revolves around the former Bird of Prey Black Canary. The story begins in the wreckage of Gamorra that was last...

Review: Batgirl #39

THE PLOT: Burnside’s turned completely against Batgirl, and Barbara’s not disagreeing with them! With her relationships fractured and her public name tarnish, will learning the truth about her...

Review: Batgirl #38

Batgirl’s Burnside’s newest sensation, and Barbara’s gonna make sure it stays that way! But at what cost? Oh, and Black Canary’s in a band.   MY THOUGHTS: I’ve read this issue three...

Review: Batgirl #36

Batgirl finds herself pitted against the Jawbreakers, evil motorcyclists who’ve seemingly come to life from a show she watched as a kid!   While setting up shop at Burnside College and meeting...

Review: Batgirl #35

THE PLOT: Recently moved into the Burnside Apartment complex complete with new roommates and neighbors, Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon finds herself presented with a new mystery involving the theft of...

It’s Not You…It’s Me! Leadership, or Lack Thereof, in ‘Birds of Prey’

  In AP Latin, students read and translate Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid.  Both texts have a major character that, whether by choice or by fate, is a leader of a...

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...

TBU Shipper Spotlight #4

Shipper Spotlight is a monthly editorial by your very own Shipper-expert, Stella.  Each month I will take a look at the developing and new relationships (romantic, familial, platonic, and...

TBU Shipper Spotlight #3

Shipper Spotlight is a monthly editorial by your very own Shipper-expert, Stella.  Each month I will take a look at the developing and new relationships (romantic, familial, platonic, and...

TBU Shipper Spotlight #2

Shipper Spotlight is a monthly editorial by your very own Shipper-expert, Stella.  Each month I will take a look at the developing and new relationships (romantic, familial, platonic, and...

3 Things About BOP-Batgirl Joins the Team

The Source revealed their next set of three things that you need to know, this time focusing on the Birds of Prey. They also showed off some art from issue four.     1. Batgirl is back on...

Review: Birds of Prey #13

Picking up immediately as the previous issue closed this second, and closing, installment of Hostile Takeover – No Sentence Shall be Commuted – opens with Huntress urging Oracle –...

Review: Birds of Prey #12

Our story opens three weeks ago as two young women – "Misses Lachess" – stand in an office in an impressive-looking building before a smartly dressed, elderly businessman known...

Review: Birds of Prey #11

After the 'Death of Oracle' this latest issue, entitled 'Which Reason Knows Not Of', opens in the Chinese district of Gotham City as Huntress – Helena Bertinelli – charges...