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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...

TBU Review Roundup 3/1

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

TBU Review Roundup 2/15

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Batman #17

I’m going to give in to my fanboy nature and tell it to you like it is.  I want to love “I Am Bane.”   I want it to be required Batman reading.  Ten years from now, I want to look back...

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):  ...

TBU Review Roundup 2/1

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Batman #16

When I sat down with Batman #16, I had a lot of expectations.   Tom King is a great writer.   While a great deal of his Batman run so far has been lackluster,  he’s coming off the...

TBU Review Roundup 1/18

  Below you will find brief descriptions of this week’s comics along with the ratings. Below the main TBU titles will be the DC Universe specific titles that feature characters from The Batman...

Review: Batman #15

Who’s ready for a little trip down memory lane?  Today brings us the close of the two part Catwoman-centric story “Rooftops,” wherein we actually get answers.  And closure.  It’s a weird...

TBU Flashback Review: Batman: Faces

Originally released in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30 (Feb-April 1992)   Matt Wagner is the mind and hands behind FACES. For this story arc, he got nominated to three Eisner Awards in...

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: All-Star Batman #5

Synopsis: We pick up where we left off last issue with Batman, Duke, and Two-Face trying to escape from Penguin, Black Mask, and Great White — all the while in the crossfire of the angry mob of...

TBU Flashback Review: Batman #307-Dark Messenger of Mercy

The issue opens with a man in an overcoat, hat and scarf approaching a homeless lady on the street and giving her a gold coin. Seconds after touching the coin, she collapses and dies.   Next the...

Season 3: Episode 11: Beware of the Green-Eyed Monster

It’s Lee and Mario’s wedding day. Donovan and Josh have front row seats to the festivities. Was anyone surprised by Selina’s mom? How will Gordon get out of this one? Listen to the...

Season 3: Episode 7: Red Queen

The fallout from last episode is felt here, but was the follow up satisfactory? What is up with the new Kringle and is she just as dumb as the old one? Can Gotham really get away with an episode...

Review: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Sometimes expectation and nostalgia for the past overwhelms reality. But every now and then the nostalgia boom hits a goldmine, such as in the case of this movie! The 1960’s Batman show, a classic...

Season 3: Episode 5: Anything For You

After last week’s honest speculation on Penguin and Riddler’s relationship, Josh and Don were shocked to see that thread dramatically develop! The guys talk romance, betrayals and put...

Review: Batman #9

We’re past the Gothams.  We’re past the Monsters.  Now is the time for Suicide.  The ninth issue of Tom King’s Batman run kicks off with an abbreviated origin of Bane.  Quick, powerful, and...

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,...

Episode 119

In this latest episode, Dane and Tim discuss how the last few episodes of the original run for “Batman: The Animated Series” are about the villains trying to live a life outside of crime,...

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: All-Star Batman #2

Note: Thanks to Ed on the Comics Podcast for the shout-out! It’s pretty awesome to hear your name mentioned on a podcast you’ve been listening to since you started listening to podcasts....

Review: DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is a direct-to-video animated film (and the first) based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.  At SDCC 2016, Jennifer Coyle, producer for Hero of the Year,...

Review: All-Star Batman #1

Synopsis: (For the sake of lessening the confusion, this synopsis will be in chronological order) Two weeks ago: Harvey Dent sends Bruce an encrypted message on a coin, telling him that Two-Face is...

Review: Batman: The Killing Joke

Many Batman fans of a certain age and time period will recall the prominence of The Killing Joke graphic novel in their local comic shop. Alongside Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen and The Cult, it...

SDCC 2016: Finding Gordon a Home on Gotham

  Over on the The Gotham Chronicle podcast, we’ve affectionately referred to the “Gotham” version of Gordon as “homeless cop”.   It may seem as if Jim was living at his fiancée...

SDCC 2016: Interview with Tom King

Our third interview from Comic Con, took place with with writer Tom King. King is no stranger to The Batman Universe as he previously worked on Grayson with Tim Seeley. After wrapping up their run on...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #2 (digital chapters #3-4)

The Caped Crusaders continue their quest to conquer the Cybernauts and collect their crime czar with the help of Steed and Mrs. Peel in Batman 66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #2.   Subsequent...

Review: Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

Editor’s Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided us with a copy of the film reviewed in this post. The opinions shared are of the author’s alone.   Batman takes a vacation...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 (digital chapters #1-2)

The Caped Crusaders join up with Steed and Mrs. Peel from British Intelligence to track down the jewel thief who has been purloining precious gems around the world.   Spoilers below old chum…...