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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...

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...

Review: Detective Comics #942

In Brief: Batman and his team face the final confrontation with Hugo Strange and the largest of his Monster Men.   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads Nightwing (Dick Grayson),...

Review: Nightwing #6

Night of the Monster Men may well be my least favorite bat-event in the last 10 years – which isn’t to say it doesn’t have some redeeming moments, but they haven’t lifted this event...

Review: Batman #8

The Night of the Monster Men continues.  Team Batman has been steadily losing ground, and members, to Strange’s monsters.  Before focusing on the larger abominations, Batman and Batwoman decide...

Review: Detective Comics #941

In Brief: While Spoiler and Orphan make slight gains against their monstrous foes, Batman, Batwoman, Nightwing, and Gotham Girl’s situations all go from bad to catastrophically worse.  ...

Review: Nightwing #5

To this point, Nightwing has had a strong solid start to rejuvenate the series coming out of Rebirth. Unfortunately after the incredibly boring events of Batman #7 as the start of the Night of the...

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: 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...

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...

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 #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: Batman and Robin Eternal #24

In Brief: Dick Grayson and his allies continue the desperate battle against Mother around the world.   Summary (Spoilers): We open pretty much squarely in the eight page preview with Dick...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #10 (Digital Chapters #28-30)

Editor’s Note: This review unfortunately marks the last review for this series by Stella. If you currently read the series and are interested in reviewing the print issues as they release,...