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Grayson’s Time as Agent 37 Gets Omnibus

Nightwing’s apparent demise in the Forever Evil crossover led to Dick Grayson, former boy wonder, becoming a superspy. Agent 37 was by no means a loved-by-all phase in the acrobat history, but...

Episode 126: Interview with Barbara Randall Kesel

In this episode, I interview Barbara Randall Kesel, writer of Batgirl in the 1980s, and the mind behind “Batgirl’s Last Case.” Barbara tells of her comics-writing origin story, the...

New TBU Graphic Novel and Trade Advanced Solicitations

DC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the months of August and September of 2015.  Several of these are...

Review: Secret Origins #11 – Black Canary

As “Secret Origins” comes to a close, the final story entitled “Code Black” revolves around the former Bird of Prey Black Canary. The story begins in the wreckage of Gamorra that was last...

Episode 97

Interested in the Batgirl #41 cover controversy? Hmmm, where I have seen a similar cover before? Does Chuck Dixon write believable females? Does Harley Quinn really deserve to be hit by the Joker?...

Review: Secret Origins #10–Batgirl and Poison Ivy

This month’s “Secret Origins” holds two Batman characters: the first being Batgirl and the second Poison Ivy.   Starting off with Batgirl, the story starts with a monologue voiceover of...

Review: Secret Origins #8-Grayson

This story from Secret Origins, entitled “The Candidate,” opens at St. Hadrian’s Finishing School where we see Matron Helena Bertinelli reprimanding a student for talking back to her. As she...

Review: Secret Origins #7-Huntress

“Two Names & Two Worlds” is the origin story of Helena Wayne aka Huntress aka Robin. Normally these Secret Origins issues contain three separate stories, but today I will focus on our sole...

TBU Solicits for February 2015

DC has released the solicitations for ongoing titles for February 2015.  And while there are no announcements quite as major as the revelations in the solicitations for January 2015, these advanced...

TBU Graphic Novel and Trade Advance Solicitations

DC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the month of February and March of 2014.  Several of these are for...

TBU Solicits for December 2014

DC has announced the solicitations for the month of December 2014.  December will be both the end of DC’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Batman as well as a five-week month.  So,...

Review: Secret Origins #4

Secret Origins is kind of a head scratcher in terms of why it exists. We had the #0 issues two years ago, anyone can pick up a digital copy, and learn about a character. But then, I see how DC is...

DC All Access: Secret Origins

  A new DC All Access video has been released and this time it focuses on the current series, Secret Origins. The series has already delved into a number of characters from The Batman Universe...

Episode 80

  This is it…the end of an era!  Episode 80 finds Barbara Gordon ending her career as Batgirl!  After some listener questions/comments and brief news, I review Secret Origins...

TBU Solicits for August 2014

DC has released the solicitations for August 2014. A number of things related to The Batman Universe are shaken up.   As announced, August will see not only the continuation of Batman Eternal...

TBU Comic Solicitations for May 2014

Here are the Batman Comic and Trade Paperback Solicitations for May 2014. BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11 Written by GREG PAK Art and cover by JAE LEE 1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED On...

Higgins Leaves Nightwing, Will Write Grayson's Secret Origins

For the last three years since The New 52 has started, Kyle Higgins has written one of the better books among the Batman titles. For some Bat-fans, Nightwing is the second comic book that...