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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...

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...

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...

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

Themyscira afflicted with bat invasion, this week’s news reads. Following the release of the first cinematographic solo Wonder Woman film this past Thursday, the secret location of Paradise Island...

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...

TBU Review Roundup 5/3

  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: 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…”  ...

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...

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...

TBU Review Roundup 4/5

  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...

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...

TBU Review Roundup 3/15

  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: 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: Mother Panic #3

Violet meets Batwoman in the streets and rooftops of Gotham as her motivations begin to emerge. Is she a hero or a villain? Find out in Mother Panic #3.   Spoilers indeed…   Batwoman...

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 #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: DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

“A Very Harley Holiday” opens with Harley dressed in a brown sweater, black pants boots and green snow cap entering stage right of an auditorium stage. She asks for lights and starts talking...

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...