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Review: Nightwing #33

Overview: Nightwing teams with Blockbuster to fight off a casino full of blockbusterized monsters as Raptor puts his master plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at...

Review: The Batman Who Laughs #1

Overview: Batman breaks his one rule… and then breaks all the rules!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The Batman Who Laughs is laying down cards, talking about how to play the game. How to be...

Review: Batman #35

Overview: Batman has been sidelined in the pages of his own book and the women are taking center stage as Catwoman and Talia fight it out and Holly Robinson makes her reappearance.   Synopsis...

Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 4)

Editor’s Note: If you are jumping on board for the first time, be sure to check out the first parts of this Character Spotlight including Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. When we last discussed...

Last Week in the Batcave

Did anyone bring candles? Do we even have enough candles? Should it be 77 candles, or is it like 20-something, or maybe 30-ish? Or maybe just one, just the same as when one vow was taken and a...

Review: Titans #17

Overview:  Since their reformation, the Titans have been fighting battles on multiple fronts, and with this current story arc, “The World Stops,” a few of those plot lines are starting to tie...

Review: Batman: Lost #1

Overview: Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, an elderly Bruce Wayne finds a mystery lurking in his own history.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Last we saw Batman he was trapped in the Dark...

Review: Detective Comics #968

Overview: “A Lonely Place of Living” concludes as Tim confronts his future alongside his family.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Ulysses Armstrong, “The General,” works sullenly in the...

Group Spotlight: The Birds of Prey Roster (Part 1)

Introduction: Welcome to TBU’s spotlight on the Birds of Prey roster! Inspired by the recent “Manslaughter” arc in the current Batgirl and the Birds of Prey title, in which our main Birds;...

Last Week in the Batcave

We are now officially entering the holiday season. Of course it is still early, but one can never prepare oneself early enough. We are the Bats, we prepare for every contingency, including holiday...

Review: Nightwing #32

Overview: Nightwing and Raptor talk over a game of Blackjack.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with Raptor narrating over a flashback of the death of Dick Grayson’s parents and an...

Review: Batman #34

Overview:  To celebrate their impending nuptials, Batman and Catwoman have traveled to Khadym in the Middle East to see Talia al Ghul, daughter of the Demon, mother of Damian, ex of the Bat.  Not...

Last Week in the Batcave

Here I am, trying to figure out a way to properly open the Batcave for Halloween, when I realize there is no need to go beyond our usual themes to get there. People dressed up in costumes, hanging...

Review: Nightwing: The New Order #3

Overview: Dick Grayson goes on the lam to save his son from the society he set up himself.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In DC, Kate Kane learns of Dick and his son Jake’s arrest as well as...

Review: Batgirl #16

Overview: Batgirl and Nightwing finally uncover the identity of the Red Queen and her relation to Ainsley Wells.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story starts off in the past as Batgirl and...

Review: Detective Comics #967

Overview: Red Robin Tim reunites with the team, but Batman Tim from the future has dark plans afoot.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Bruce obsessively replays the footage of Tim’s “death.”...

Episode 62

In our latest episode, we continue our look at Batman: Prodigal. This episode features Terence, Ryan and Rob discussing Robin #11, Batman #513, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #33 and Detective Comics...

Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 3)

In the previous entry (part 2) we saw Tim Drake settle into the role of Robin by being put through the physical, mental and emotional wringer. He battled the Joker, saved the world from the Bubonic...

Funko Reveals Teen Titans Go! Series 3 Pop

Funko has released images of the newest series of POP figures based on the Teen Titans Go! animated series. The latest wave will include figures like Robin as Nightwing, Robin as Red X, Starfire as...

Review: Titans #16

Overview: The Titans grieving over Wally’s death continue their fight against both friend and foe. This fight opens the door to allow the true traitor, Donna Troy, in.   Synopsis (spoilers...

Review: Nightwing #31

Overview: Raptor continues his plans for revenge by attacking Blockbuster as Nightwing looses another ally.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at the Marcus Casino where a group of...

Review: Batman #33

Overview:  She said yes.  The courtship has ended and the engagement has begun in the first installment of Rules of Engagement.  Now that Bat and Cat have slapped a label on their tumultuous...

Last Week in the Batcave

Such as a Bat getting delayed echo responses to his screeches, we still have a couple news from NYCC to cover. One of them is an interview with James Tynion IV that our TBU envoy, Joshua...

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

Overview: Why have all the men in Gotham City suddenly come down with the flu? Who could be behind such a dastardly deed?   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Barbara Gordon is tending to her Father,...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #3

Overview: Superman goes to a place where everybody knows his name, and then he turns into a battery.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In Smallville, Damian and Jon are putting on a rock show for...

Last Week in the Batcave

This article could be renamed “What happened in NYCC” for what is worth. Seriously, folks. New York Comic Con brought an absolute downpour of news. Our very own Joshua Lapin-Bertone, aka...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Green Arrow #32

Overview: This summer’s DC Metal event has found its way into the pages of Seattle’s favorite emerald archer, Green Arrow. Oliver Queen has been given strict instructions from Batman and those...

Review: Batman: White Knight #1

Overview: The opening issue of this Elseworlds tale explores the relationship between Batman and the Joker and sets the stage for Joker’s journey to become Gotham’s “White Knight”....

Review: Suicide Squad #26

Overview: Gotham Resistance Part 3: Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Robin (for brevity’s sake lets call them the Gotham Resistance Team) face a super powered Poison Ivy as...

Review: Nightwing: The New Order #2

Overview: Dick Grayson’s past collides with his present as his son manifests superpowers.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Jake Grayson recounts the history of the powerless world – the...