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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...

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...

TBU Review Roundup 7/5

  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...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6 (digital chapters #11-12)

An aging Bruce Wayne is called back into action against his old foe Ra’s al Ghul in 1977 Gotham City. Can they keep Ra’s from using the Arkham Asylum Lazarus Pit? Find out in the final...

TBU Review Roundup 6/21

  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...

Season 3: Episode 21: Destiny Calling/Episode 22: Heavydirtysoul

LIVE SHOW!!! Josh and Don take in several callers to talk about the Season 3 finale! What did they think of Ra’s al Ghul? The many surprise deaths? The resolution to the Alice Tetch Virus? The...

The Watchmen Watch: A Button and a Clock

For this final installment of our Watchmen Watch specials, we are finally analyzing The Button and its implications, namely the upcoming Doomsday Clock. In true Dr. Manhattan style, we will be doing...

Review: Trinity Annual #1

Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Taking place shortly after the meeting between Circe, Ra’s al Ghul, and Luthor, the issue begins with Circe still trying to convince Ra’s to join in an alliance...

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...

Review: Batman Beyond #7

(Spoilers ahead) The story begins decades from now. An aged Bruce Wayne is in his study staring at the painting of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Wayne is examining his life since he realizes that his...

Review: Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ‘77 # 4 (digital chapters #7-8)

Ra’s al Ghul has arisen from the Lazarus Pit and wants revenge on his enemies: the Dynamic Duo, Wonder Woman and Catwoman. Can our heroes survive the wrath of the Demon’s Head? Find out in Batman...

Review: All-Star Batman #9

To catch you up: A few issues back, an ancient bacteria was released from the ice in Alaska, and has spread across the North-Western corner of North America. Everything it touches dies, but...

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...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #3 (digital chapters #5-6)

The Dynamic Duo head to Paradise Island to warn Wonder Woman that the secret location of her home might be compromised. When strangers assault an Amazon our heroes spring into action in Batman...

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...

Review: Trinity #7

Synopsis: Somewhere off of the Kahndaqi border, Ra’s Al Ghul enters (violently) into the Great Ruins. His soldiers dispatch the few guards that are protecting what the ruins hold. Ra’s...

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: Teen Titans #5

As the first story arc draws to a close, we return to find Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Kid Flash standing over Robin. As Starfire releases him from his chains, Raven helps to heal the Boy Wonder...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #2 (digital chapters #3-4)

The mystery of the books “The Lost World of the Ancients” and the danger its theft has resulted in is revealed. The Caped Crusaders will need to save the day in Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for May 2017

  Here at TBU, we have neglected the solicitations for awhile due to a number of unforeseen issues with covering the news. Sure, we briefly talk about the on the Comic Cast, but to really...

The Essential Guide to Batman: the Animated Series

  This year Batman: the Animated Series (or BTAS) celebrates its 25th anniversary. A highly iconic and impactful series – probably THE most iconic and impactful series featuring the Caped...

Review: Teen Titans #4

Picking up from the end of last issue, Damian is kneeling before his grandfather Ra’s Al Ghul as he pleads for the Demon’s Head to call off the Demon’s Fist from their attacks upon the Teen...

Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #1 (digital chapters #1-2)

When a mysterious book is stolen Batman recalls the drama surrounding the tome from when he was a boy. That drama, of course, included Wonder Woman.   Glorious spoilers below…  ...

Review: Teen Titans #3

As the third issue opens in the past, Damian can be seen sword fighting against cousin Mara. Training under the tutelage of Ra’s Al Ghul in the Black Citadel on Infinity Island, the two young Al...

Review: Teen Titans #2

As this month’s issue opens, we see Robin dropping down onto a Gotham rooftop as his monologue talks about the evolution of the bat. The only mammal to attain flight, Damian notes that sometime in...

Review: Teen Titans #1

As a bat swoops above the head of Boy Wonder Damian Wayne, we see a scene that was previously seen during the main DC Rebirth one-shot. As Damian blows out the candles on his birthday cake, Robin’s...

TBU Weekly Merchandise Collection

So we didn’t do a post last week, because surprisingly there just was not that much info on new merch. That, of course, all changed this week with an abundance of news related to merchandise...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

As the final issue of the mini-series opens, an elephantine-Bane is busy choking the life out of Batman and Robin as the remainder of the now mutant villains look on. Hurling a trio of electrically...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

The issue opens atop Gotham City Police headquarters where the bat-signal shines into the sky and Commissioner James Gordon stands waiting for the Dark Knight detective. Appearing before Gordon,...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

This month’s issue opens with Dr. Mahreen Zaheer interviewing a member of the Foot Clan at Arkham Asylum, home to Gotham’s criminally insane. Realizing that her patient won’t be giving up any...