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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...

Review: Detective Comics #948

In Brief: As “Batwoman Begins,” Kate and Bruce deal with the aftermath of the Monster Men and the Colony’s attacks on Gotham.   Summary (Spoilers): Two years ago, Batwoman is following...

Review: Detective Comics #947

In Brief: Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler, sets herself against Batman and the team to try to create a better world.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman and Batwoman’s team faces Spoiler after their...

Review: Detective Comics #946

In Brief: As the Victim Syndicate attacks, Batman and Spoiler face their own demons.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago (according to the datestamps from the first issue of this arc, that...

Review: Detective Comics #945

In Brief: Batman and Batwoman’s team desperately attempts to regroup between the Syndicate’s attacks, and Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) feels the stress of the mission.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Detective Comics #944

In Brief: The attack of the Victim Syndicate propels Batman and Batwoman into action, with Batwing coming along for the ride.   Summary (Spoilers): Harper, Stephanie (Spoiler), Cassandra...

Review: Detective Comics #943

In Brief: In the aftermath of the Colony and the Monster Men, the Bat-Family Bootcamp attempts to recover, just as the Victim Syndicate strikes!   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) and...

Batwoman to Get Ongoing Series Starting in February

This weekend is New York Comic Con and surprisingly, actual news is being announced. After acting as the head of Batman’s team in Detective Comics, Batwoman will be getting her own series...

Editorial: What’s in a Name?

Codenames and other intentions for Cassandra Cain At the time of this writing, Joseph P. Illidge – the original Associate Editor for Cassandra Cain’s first (and best) series – has taken to...

Review: Detective Comics #940

In Brief: Families break apart as the Colony’s attack hits Gotham, and Batman, Batwoman, and their trainees face the ultimate price.   Summary (Spoilers): As Jacob Kane and Ulysses Armstrong...

BCC 2016: DC Rebirth Panel

  Dan Didio moderated the DC Rebirth Panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Paul Levitz, Dan Jurgens, Tom King, James Tynion, Keith Giffen, and Hope Larson were on the Baltimore panel. This panel’s...

DC All Access: Tynion on Detective Comics

The latest video from DC All Access features James Tynion IV talking about the story playing out in Detective Comics.  

Review: Detective Comics #939

In Brief: In the aftermath of their escape from the Colony, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batwoman (Kate Kane), and their team go into overdrive to thwart Jacob Kane’s plans.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Detective Comics #938

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads her team in daring surprise attack on the Colony to rescue Batman from her father.   Summary (Spoilers): Many years ago, Colonel Jacob Kane was assigned to a...

Episode 122: SDCC 2016 Wrap-up

It’s time for another SDCC greatest hits show! Along with some surprise song choices and audio clips, you will hear about my time at SDCC and the interviews that I conducted. Interviews include...

SDCC 2016: Interview with James Tynion IV

Today’s interview takes us to Detective Comics. James Tynion IV has been crafting a superior story in the pages of the title since June, focusing on the Bat-Family element that seemed to be...

Review: Detective Comics #937

In Brief: Batman takes on the Colony from the inside, as his team regroups.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman wakes up in a special cell after being captured by the Colony. He sees two masked agents...

Review: Detective Comics #936

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kate) faces hard choices in the aftermath of Batman’s defeat by the Colony.   Summary (Spoilers): Using foam panel separation gutters in a beer glass, Kate recounts...

Review: Detective Comics #935

In Brief: As Batwoman takes the team through intensive training, Batman’s fight against the Colony reaches a critical point.   Summary (Spoilers): Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), a seemingly...

Review: Detective Comics #934

In Brief: In the face of a shadowy threat to all of Gotham’s vigilantes, Batman and Batwoman (Kate Kane) invite Red Robin (Tim Drake), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), and...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

As the final issue of the mini-series opens, an elephantine-Bane is busy choking the life out of Batman and Robin as the remainder of the now mutant villains look on. Hurling a trio of electrically...

Review: Batman #52

Breakdown: James Tynion IV writes one heck of a comic book. We all know that he has been Snyder’s pupil for a some time, now. And for a long time, DC was afraid to put Tynion’s name on a...