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Review: All-Star Batman #12

Short Story: Batman saves everyone in the submarine/casino, and then is ambushed by Penguin, Black Mask, Great White, and Hush as they get the better of him.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Alfred...

This Week in the Batcave

  Gather ’round, my dear darkness dwellers, for we are about to start our annual pumpkin carving session. This year the theme will be Alfred’s mustache. The best pumpkin artist will...

This Week in the Batcave

This week we have a lot of introductions to make, as a ton of announcements has fallen on our heads. Between the seven one-shots spinning out of Metal, all of them evil versions of Batman, and the...

Review: All-Star Batman #11

To catch you up: This is the second issue in a new story arc. Batman is trying to capture a device called the Genesis machine before it falls into the wrong hands. However, someone from...

This 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...

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...

This 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...

This Week in the Batcave

The intruder alarm has been going crazy this week here in the Batcave. Our security has been breached by people from all over DC, people from Star City, Central City, Metropolis and even Manhattan. A...

Review: All-Star Batman #10

To catch you up: This is the beginning of a now story arc, so it’s new-reader friendly. All you really need to know is this is the Globe-Trotting Batman book.   Synopsis (Spoilers): Years...

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced Including 3 TBU Titles

  The nominees for the 2017 Eisner Awards, the biggest award in the comic book industry, has come out this week. Among the nominations, there are four nominations related to The Batman Universe...

This 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...

This Week in the Batcave

  Hiya, me guano stinkin’ fellas! Past week had so much news that it got hard to digest, and we are still being overfed with tidbits of news about Dark Nights: Metal. As if we weren’t...

This Week in the Batcave

  Welcome back to this dark and damp place us bats call home. This has been a crazy week with the release of the Justice League first official trailer, Joss Whedon being announced as writer and...

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: Batgirl #6

In Brief: Batgirl battles prehistoric floral danger and Poison Ivy miles over the Pacific Ocean!   Summary (Spoilers): In another flash-forward opening, Batgirl hangs for dear life to the...

Review: Batgirl #5

In Brief: Batgirl’s adventure Beyond Burnside comes to an exciting end, as she confronts the villainous Teacher and her own mind.   Summary (Spoilers): As Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) faces off...

Review: Batgirl #4

In Brief: In the penultimate issue of her Asian tour, Batgirl tracks Teacher down to her lair.   Summary (Spoilers): In an empty building, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) takes on three pupils of the...

Review: Batgirl #3

In Brief: After her defeat in the ring, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) gets back up and pursues her mysterious foes to South Korea.   Summary (Spoilers): After Wen Lu’s devastating knockout, Babs...

Review: Batgirl #2

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) juggles MMA training and romantic entanglements in Singapore.   Summary (Spoilers): In Singapore, Batgirl tags a drone spying on her civilian identity and Kai...

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 Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque

Our second interview with DC Comics’ creators takes us over to Team Batgirl. The new creative team, whose first issue released just last week, includes writer Hope Larson and artist Rafael...

Review: Batgirl #1

In Brief: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) ventures beyond Burnside to travel Asia, starting with Japan, where she meets old friends and even older inspirations.   Summary (Spoilers): In Japan, a...

DC All Access: New Direction for Batgirl

DC All Access has released their latest video that features and interview with Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque about the new direction for Batgirl.  

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...

UPDATE: Eleven More DK3 Retailer Variants Released

  In the lead-up to the debut of Dark Knight III: The Master Race in November, DC has been releasing variant covers a few at a time to promote the new series and give exclusives to certain sales...

DC Asked Albuquerque to Make Batgirl Cover More Extreme

TBU has been following the ongoing controversy surrounding DC’s Joker variant cover for Batgirl #41, including the decision to pull the cover from the variants for the month of June at the...

DC Cancels Joker Variant for Batgirl

The highly criticized variant cover for “Batgirl” #41 will not be published by DC Comics. This move was made at the request of the cover’s artist, Rafael Albuquerque.  ...

Review: Batman Eternal #31

Rafael Albuquerque’s cover is so freaking cool… Let that beauty soak in for a little bit…   Alright, so before I read this issue, I kept seeing rave reviews on Twitter....

Review: Batwoman #33

I'll be honest, this isn't as good of an issue as the last one, but it's still pretty good. I think where it hurt this issue, is the art. For whatever reason, Jeremy Huan couldn't do...

Review: Batwoman #32

This cover… Gah! Rafael Albuquerque's art is so awesome. I LOVE white covers on comics, for some reason. Simple, elegant, scary. I wonder if the dude ever gets tired of drawing...