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Review: Batwoman #6

Overview: In a dystopic future, Batwoman and Red Hood take it upon themselves to stop the dictatorship established in Gotham by the new Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The first two pages...

SDCC: TBU Talks with Marguerite Bennett

Our next comic creator interview from Comic Con is with someone who is fairly new to the Batman Universe. Like James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett is also a former student of Scott Snyder who made...

Last 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...

Last Week in the Batcave

I have to open our regular meeting this week with a little bit of bragging from my part. I must have instincts more heightened than all of them Bats put together because I smelled something fishy...

Last Week in the Batcave

May the Fourth be with you, my Bat-companions. Five days overdue but you know, we are running on Mondays here. This week History Channel aired “Superheroes Decoded”, a documentary that studies...

TBU Review Roundup 5/3

  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 #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...

The Essential Guide to The New Batman Adventures

  While the original Batman: The Animated Series is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, its successor The New Batman Adventures is marking its 20th anniversary. Airing two years after...

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: 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 #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 #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...

First Details Revealed for Telltale Batman Game

  The first details for the latest Batman game have been revealed. As previously announced back in December, Telltale Games will be releasing a Batman style game. During a panel at South by...

Season 2: Episode 4: Strike Force

This week Josh and Don go over ‘Strike Force’. With the introduction of Silver St. Cloud, is this one of the few times a Batman love interest has actually been brought into another...

Review: Detective Comics #44

I hate to be so negative, but I’m just glad this is over. This series got so far away from what it was so very quickly. Everything that made it a really good comic before was kind of dropped,...

Review: Detective Comics #43

Reviews can be a tricky process. There can be many variables that come into play. You can base it on pure enjoyment, or you can take yourself out of it completely and critique every little thing down...

Review: Detective Comics #42

The story is much improved over last issue. Last issue, I felt like the writers did a good job disguising a boring story with how they paced it, because once I placed everything in order of it...

Review: Detective Comics #41

Now, to start this off, I did enjoy this comic. I want to make that clear to you. But it didn’t live up to my expectations. The eight page preview had me very excited. I had the feeling it was...

DC All Access: History of LGBT Characters

DC All Access has released a new video that focuses on the history of LGBT characters including some from The Batman Universe including Maggie Sawyer, Renee Montoya, Batwoman, Catman, Alysia Yeoh,...

Review: Convergence: The Question #2

“Just One More Thing… Part II” opens at the hospital bed of Hernando Montoya. His wife and son are there and he asks where his daughter, Renee is.   We cut to Batwoman, the Huntress and...

C2E2 2015: TBU Comic Round-up

  C2E2 took place this weekend. TBU was in attendance and here is the round-up of everything that occurred related to comics in The Batman Universe.   Even though DC is moving across the...

Review: Convergence: The Question #1

Just One More Thing Part 1 starts with a monologue voice over remembering the time of No Man’s Land. We see scenes that include Montoya’s Grocery, street violence, damaged windows but overall a...

DC All Access: DC Characters Returning for Convergence

The latest video from DC All Access features a top ten list of returning characters for the Convergence event. Specific characters mentioned from the Batman Universe include, Renee Montoya as the...

Review: Gotham: Rogue’s Gallery

The return of Gotham opens in Arkham Asylum where Jim Gordon, on assignment at Arkham for disciplinary reasons, is supervising a play being put on by the inmates. One of the inmates, the Frogman...

Review: Gotham: Harvey Dent

Following Selina Kyle’s return at the end of last week’s episode, “Harvey Dent” begins with Jim Gordon returning home with Selina Kyle. Gordon discovers that Barbara has left a note saying...

Review: Gotham: Penguin’s Umbrella

“Penguin’s Umbrella” picks up right where last week’s episode left off. Jim Gordon is under arrest for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot, but as they are dragging Gordon away, Cobblepot enters...

Review: Gotham: Spirit of the Goat

“The Spirit of the Goat” opens with a flashback to ten years ago. A serial killer, claiming the identity of “the spirit of the goat”, has been targeting the first born child of Gotham...

Review: Gotham: Arkham

The fourth episode of Gotham opens right where last week’s episode left off, with Oswald Cobblepot paying a visit to Detective Jim Gordon’s apartment. Cobblepot gives a false name to Barbara, and...

Review: Gotham: The Balloonman

Oswald Cobblepot is back! The third episode of Gotham opens, with the future-Penguin arriving back in Gotham on a bus. He looks around and witnesses several crimes and acts of corruption occur. After...