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The Devil in the Details: A History of Batman-666 (Part 2)

Welcome to part two—continued from part one—of our look at the history of the Batman of the 666 Future (aka “Batman-666” aka “The Batman of Bethlehem”), an edgy adult...

The Devil in the Details: A History of Batman-666 (Part 1)

The recently released Super Sons #10 (January 2018, by Peter Tomasi, Jose Luis, and Scott Hanna) gave us a brief future intermezzo that showed an adult Damian Wayne, wearing a trench-coat-style...

Review: Nightwing #20

(Spoilers ahead) Every good run has its average issues. For this reviewer, Nightwing #20 definitely felt quite lackluster and devoid of much driving action – at odds with the momentum of the...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Three)

Dr. Simon Hurt has returned in the pages of Nightwing. Now shaped by the talented creative team of Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez, the enigmatic super-villain is bringing new unspeakable acts of...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part Two)

    Who knew that Simon Hurt—a creation of Grant Morrison’s spawned from a single unnamed character that appeared in a single comic way back in 1963—would become the...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part One)

In the latest issues of Nightwing, a ghoul has returned to haunt Dick: the diabolical Dr. Simon Hurt. Throughout most of Grant Morrison’s epic Batman run, Hurt was the Big Bad, a foe the likes...

Review: Nightwing #19

(Spoilers ahead) Nightwing #19 opens with a disguised Nightwing and Shawn trekking across the desert on the trail of the kidnapped Robin, led by a shadowy tour guide, on their way to photograph...

Review: Nightwing #18

Professor Pyg is a dark subject for a dark arc, laced with the most severe trappings of the Morrison-era Batman which Tim Seeley definitely is taking narrative and thematic inspiration from in this...

Last 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 of...

Review: Nightwing #17

One of my favorite runs in comic books and specifically favorite runs within The Batman Universe is Grant Morrison’s run featuring Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin. Nightwing #17...

Review: Convergence #3

The slow burn of this series has been sparked into a wildfire with it’s third installment. As Superman, GL, and The Flash are split up upon finding Deimos at the end of last issue, Batman and...

SDCC: DC Spotlight on Grant Morrison

DC held one of their first panels focusing on their creators and Grant Morrison was the center of attention. Most of the talk was referring to Morrison's future work on Superman in the New 52,...

Batman in Flashpoint!

  Batman in Flashpoint! Examining Dr. Wayne     As promised in my last look at Batman in Flashpoint I would reveal my take on the Thomas Wayne Batman. I characterized the identity of...

Bat Bulletin

The Future of Batman and the Road That Leads To It     It's been nearly five years since Grant Morrison took the reigns on the Batman books. Starting his run on the Batman title proper,...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 marks the culmination of Grant Morrison’s tale of the Caped Crusader's battle against Darkseid’s Omega Sanction. But faithful readers of...

Review: Batman and Robin #15

Being distant and vague can be a very frustrating thing. So frustrating in fact that I find myself not caring about what it is that your trying to get across. And while Morrison does bring his story...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5

Every good detective story starts with a dame. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, the penultimate issue of this timelost mini-series, is no different. After being shot and run over by a car at the...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #4

The final sentence of my review of BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 for THE BATMAN UNIVERSE addressed my low expectations for #4. The announcement that penciler Georges Jeanty would replace...

Review: Batman #701

With Batman #701, Grant Morrison wanted to tell a “Lost story” that took place between Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis. “Ok, that’s cool I guess”, I thought and muttered...

Review: Batman and Robin #11

Grant Morrison’s second act of his fourth story arc in the highly entertaining series that continues to shock the fan based with high energy and twists and turns around every corner has come...