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Last Week in the Batcave

Last week we went through a date that marked not only the history of the United States but also of the world. I remember watching my morning cartoons and having them interrupted by a special news...

Batman and Ninja Turtles Re-Team to Take Down Bane

Batman may patrol the streets and rooftops , but the sewers belong to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Probably a good idea then that DC Comics, IDW, and Nickelodeon have announced they’re...

Review: Detective Comics #964

Overview: As Basil Karlo struggles with his inner Clayface, Stephanie Brown faces dangerous revelations from both Anarky and Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Yesterday, at Arkham Asylum,...

Superhero Socialism: A History of Anarky (Part Two)

Welcome to Part Two of a retrospective look at the history of Anarky, who is officially back in the pages of Detective Comics—having appeared in Detective Comics #957, #963 and #964 (which...

Last Week in the Batcave

This is a week filled with joy, Bat-visitors, for this is a week filled with Bat-boys. From Nightwing being cast for the Titans series, to the boys appearing in Batman, Tim being a nerd in Detective...

Last Week in the Batcave

So there I was, stepping into the Batcave to do this wrap up of last week, and what do I find? The remains of a large gathering, batarangs scattered across the floor, teacups and coffee mugs left all...

DC All Access: Spoiler Teams with Anarky

The latest video from DC All Access features James Tynion talking about the current situation with Spoiler, who the story revolves around in today’s Detective Comics.  

Review: Detective Comics #963

Overview: Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) struggles with her mission as her partner, Anarky, reveals his larger plan to her.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Several months ago, before Tim Drake (Red...

Last Week in the Batcave

  Winter is coming and with it more and more Bat-Books are finding their way out of the depths of DC’s shelves. This week we are welcoming a new title with Batman: Creature of the Night....

Review: Batwoman #6

Overview: In a dystopic future, Batwoman and Red Hood take it upon themselves to stop the dictatorship established in Gotham by the new Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The first two pages...

Review: Detective Comics #962

Overview: In the finale of “Intelligence,” all must come together to fight Jean-Paul Valley’s nemesis Ascalon, but surprises await…   Synopsis (Spoilers ahead): In the violent...

SDCC: TBU Talks with Marguerite Bennett

Our next comic creator interview from Comic Con is with someone who is fairly new to the Batman Universe. Like James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett is also a former student of Scott Snyder who made...

SDCC: TBU Talks with James Tynion IV

Our next comic creator interview is with James Tynion IV. Tynion has been working in The Batman Universe for over five years starting out on the back-up stories in the pages of Batman, to writing...

Review: Detective Comics #961

In Brief: Azrael faces his very real inner demons, while his body fights the rest of the team, and Batman pursues danger against Zatanna’s advice.   Summary (Spoilers): Zatanna opens our...

Last Week in the Batcave

With SDCC happening this weekend you would think the Batcave would be sooo packed with news, right? Wrong. The ‘Cave was never so lonely, with everyone traveling to sunny California. Most of...

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...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for October 2017

October will be bringing us the first issues of two special Batman series: White Knight and Dark Prince Charming. Written and illustrated by Sean Gordon Murphy, Batman: White Knight #1 will be...

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...

Last 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...

Last 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...

Last 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…”  ...