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Review: Detective Comics #974

Overview: The Gotham Knights disintegrate in the aftermath of Batwoman’s choice.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): As Basil’s body melts into clay in her arms, Cass shrieks in agony. Steph,...

Batman Ninja Release Date Announced and English Trailer Revealed

While we’ve seen the trailer and details from the Japanese version of the film, we never actually received confirmation that Batman Ninja was coming stateside. Until now. Warner Bros. Home...

TBU Review Roundup 2/7

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 #973

Overview: Batman and Red Robin’s plans for a better Gotham are smashed by the Victim Syndicate and Clayface as Fall of the Batmen concludes!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Months ago, Batman...

DC Comics TBU Solicitations Breakdown for April 2018

April doesn’t have a ton of news in terms of creative changes and such, but a few mini-series are concluding, and of course, there is the usual full slate of activity within the books in...

Review: Detective Comics #972

Overview: Clayface, turned by the Victim Syndicate back into a monster, attacks the Gotham Knights with all the skills he gained training alongside them.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In...

Gun Happy New Year: A History of Deadshot (Part 2)

Welcome to Part Two of our retrospective on DC Comics’ Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. This continues from the previous Part One. With Deadshot appearing alongside Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman...

Review: Batman and the Signal #1

Overview: The Signal has officially arrived! Duke uses burgeoning metahuman powers and Batman’s training to start solving a mystery affecting kids in the Narrows.   Synopsis (spoilers...

Review: Detective Comics #971

Overview: The Victim Syndicate’s plan divides the Gotham Knights team so that their ultimate weapon can do the most devastating damage.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): At Arkham Asylum, the...

Last Week in the Batcave

This week’s Batcave is a short one. Creators seem to have taken a break from the Bat – as they should. I’m the crazy one who is here, on Christmas Eve, writing a weekly wrap up....

Review: Detective Comics #970

Overview: The joy of Red Robin’s return turns dark as everything starts falling apart.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Asleep in his Belfry chair, Tim Drake (Red Robin) dreams of Bat-Tim’s...

Last Week in the Batcave

For a fifth week of the month this sure was a full week, with two incredibly well received Batman books coming out, namely Batman Annual #2 and Batman: Creature of the Night #1. Along with those, the...

TBU Review Roundup 11/29

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...

New Collectibles Featured at Tokyo Comic Con

Tokyo Comic Con was full of exciting reveals for Bat-fans, but here we will focus on those interested in collectibles. The convention may take place on the other side of the world, but the majority...

The Dark Knight Gets an Anime Makeover in Batman Ninja

Originally announced at New York Comic Con, the ongoing battle between Batman and the Joker is being thrust back in time to Feudal Japan in the anime, Batman Ninja. Warner Bros. released the official...

Review: Teen Titans #14

Overview: The arc ends with the return of Kid Flash as Robin learns to accept help and the team bands together to save the city from Onomatopoeia and a catastrophic tidal wave.   Synopsis...

Review: Detective Comics #969

Overview: Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) discovers Red Robin (Tim Drake) has returned, but behind the scenes of the joyful reunion, dark forces are afoot.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The newly...

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...

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: 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...

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: 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.”...

TBU Exclusive: James Tynion talks about the “Conner” moment in Detective Comics

During New York Comic Con, The Batman Universe was able to sit down with James Tynion IV to discuss Detective Comics. Now that Detective Comics #966 is out, we can share some of the more spoilery...

Review: Detective Comics #966

Overview: Tim Drake of Tomorrow and Today clash as they flee Doomsday!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In Gotham, far in the future, Anarky flees from a gun-wielding Tim Drake Batman. Though this...

NYCC: DC Comics TBU News

If you, like most of us, missed out on attending NYCC in person, you may have missed some of the Bat-related news and announcements. Don’t you worry, because we’ve got you covered with...

Episode 232

Two weeks can certainly bring a range of emotions for some titles. With the return of Tim Drake in Detective Comics #965, we spend a good amount of time discussing the return as well as focusing on...

Episode 61

The next chapter unfolds for Tim as we see Dick Grayson take over for Batman in Prodigal! Rob and Terence look at Batman #512, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32 and Detective Comics #679. But fist Rob...

Last Week in the Batcave

Doesn’t matter who your favorite Robin is, or if you are on the “Batman works better alone” team, the undisputed biggest news in Gotham last week was the beginning of “Lonely...

Review: Detective Comics #965

Overview: Tim Drake, Red Robin, fights for freedom amid shocking revelations.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Years ago, Dick Grayson is shocked when a young Tim Drake approaches him after the...

Why We Love the Drake: A Spotlight Series on the Fan Favorite Robin (Part 1)

With the impending return of Tim Drake in the pages of Detective Comics, it’s as good a time as any to look back on the character’s near thirty-year history and recall what makes him so popular...