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Review: Batwoman #5

In Brief: This is the tale of how Kate and Safiyah got together.   Summary (spoilers ahead): We are taken back to the time when Kate got washed onto the shores of Coryana. The issue opens with a...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Casting #1

The Short Story: Batman goes to a dark place as the DC Universe looks to having a potential Crisis.   Synopsis (spoilers): We continue to read from the journal entries of Carter Hall, aka...

Review: Detective Comics #960

In Brief: Batman and Zatanna struggle with magical questions, while Jean-Paul’s own internal conflict could spell doom for his teammates.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, a young Bruce and...

Review: Detective Comics #959

In Brief: As Batman and Zatanna reconnect, Azrael faces Ascalon and comes away shaken.   Summary (Spoilers): Years ago, Zatanna finds Bruce atop a casino roof in Vegas, trying to master her...

Review: Batwoman #4

In Brief: The final issue of The Many Arms of Death. Kate and faces Tahani and together with the Warlords try to avoid the destruction of Coryanna.   Summary (spoilers): The twins flee the...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Forge #1

Synopsis (Spoilers): We open in ancient Egypt with Carter Hall along with other horsemen, as they ride toward something… a metal ship falling out of the sky.   Currently, in the Bermuda...

Review: Detective Comics #958

In Brief: “Intelligence” kicks off with Jean-Paul Valley, Azrael’s past crashing into his new life.   Summary (Spoilers): A bleeding hairy dwarf in a trench coat staggers towards the...

This 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...

This Week in the Batcave

I’d like to start this week’s article with a thankful prayer to Camazotz for not killing this weekly column and allowing us to get to the tenth edition of This Week in the Batcave. For those who...

Review: Detective Comics #957

In Brief: Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) faces a new challenge in her crusade to end all costumed combatants in Gotham – the vicious armored villain Wrath.   Summary (Spoilers): As Harvey...

Review: Batwoman #3

  In Brief: Batwoman investigates the Kali Corporation and finds out what they have planned for Coryana.   Summary (spoilers ahead): The issue starts with a brief sequence showing us how...

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...

This Week in the Batcave

Five years ago, our cave was invaded by Owls as the first arc of the New 52 hit shelves. And now, it is being invaded by teenagers, as the third season of Young Justice and a live-action series of...

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…”  ...

This week in the Batcave

This week, I’ll welcome you all with a question. “Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?”   This Sunday, Jack Nicholson celebrated his 80th birthday – guy is older...

Review: Batwoman #2

In Brief: In the island of Coryana, Batwoman faces the assassin from the Bazaar, the Knife, whom might be the connection between her past and The Many Arms of Death.   Summary (spoilers): We are...

This Week in the Batcave

It seems we’ve had a bit of a bunny invasion here in the Batcave this weekend. Batman is here to wish a happy Easter for those who celebrate the holiday, and to pass them bunnies a message: the...

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

  Hiya, me guano stinkin’ fellas! Past week had so much news that it got hard to digest, and we are still being overfed with tidbits of news about Dark Nights: Metal. As if we weren’t...

This Week in the Batcave

  Welcome back to this dark and damp place us bats call home. This has been a crazy week with the release of the Justice League first official trailer, Joss Whedon being announced as writer and...

Episode 130

In this latest episode, Dane and Tim give their reactions to the new Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers! They also discuss the new Dark Days one-shot comics coming from Scott Snyder and James...

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...

DC Announces Next Event Which Brings Dark Days this June

DC’s recent slow-burn trend with their events and mysteries gets another piece added to the puzzle. Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, Dark Days is a multiverse-spanning event coming...

Review: Batwoman #1

In Brief: While tracking the Monster Venom, Batwoman’s only remaining lead brings back her past.   Summary: The issue opens with a question: If you want to cause pain, how do you pick your...

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: Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Batwoman: Rebirth is most assuredly a Rebirth title: it tells her origin story, sums up all of her significant previous story arcs and leaves a cliffhanger at the end for readers to come back. It...

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 #949

In Brief: Batwoman comes to a decision point in her past and present as she faces Batman and Colony Prime.   Summary (Spoilers): Two years ago, Kate eats noodle soup while reviewing footage of...