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SDCC: TBU Talks with James Tynion IV

Our next comic creator interview is with James Tynion IV. Tynion has been working in The Batman Universe for over five years starting out on the back-up stories in the pages of Batman, to writing...

SDCC: Young Justice: Outsiders Team Revealed

One of the most welcome and surprising announcements this past year was that the cancelled-too-soon Young Justice would be receiving a third season. Now, thanks to producers Greg Weisman and Brandon...

Last Week in the Batcave

Sorry for the mess down here, friends, but yesterday was Alfred’s day off and things got a bit out of hand. It was Father’s Day after all, and the old man deserves a little rest. What...

Review: Detective Comics #957

In Brief: Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) faces a new challenge in her crusade to end all costumed combatants in Gotham – the vicious armored villain Wrath.   Summary (Spoilers): As Harvey...

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...

Review: Detective Comics #947

In Brief: Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler, sets herself against Batman and the team to try to create a better world.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman and Batwoman’s team faces Spoiler after their...

Review: Detective Comics #946

In Brief: As the Victim Syndicate attacks, Batman and Spoiler face their own demons.   Summary (Spoilers): Three months ago (according to the datestamps from the first issue of this arc, that...

Review: Detective Comics #945

In Brief: Batman and Batwoman’s team desperately attempts to regroup between the Syndicate’s attacks, and Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) feels the stress of the mission.   Summary (Spoilers):...

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 #942

In Brief: Batman and his team face the final confrontation with Hugo Strange and the largest of his Monster Men.   Summary (Spoilers): Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads Nightwing (Dick Grayson),...

Review: Nightwing #6

Night of the Monster Men may well be my least favorite bat-event in the last 10 years – which isn’t to say it doesn’t have some redeeming moments, but they haven’t lifted this event...

Review: Batman #8

The Night of the Monster Men continues.  Team Batman has been steadily losing ground, and members, to Strange’s monsters.  Before focusing on the larger abominations, Batman and Batwoman decide...

Review: Detective Comics #941

In Brief: While Spoiler and Orphan make slight gains against their monstrous foes, Batman, Batwoman, Nightwing, and Gotham Girl’s situations all go from bad to catastrophically worse.  ...

Review: Nightwing #5

To this point, Nightwing has had a strong solid start to rejuvenate the series coming out of Rebirth. Unfortunately after the incredibly boring events of Batman #7 as the start of the Night of the...

Review: Batman #7

“I Am Gotham” is in the books and Tom King is taking a much-deserved step back and allowing a fill-in team of Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo to handle the core Bat-title’s opening salvo of...

Review: Detective Comics #940

In Brief: Families break apart as the Colony’s attack hits Gotham, and Batman, Batwoman, and their trainees face the ultimate price.   Summary (Spoilers): As Jacob Kane and Ulysses Armstrong...

Review: Detective Comics #939

In Brief: In the aftermath of their escape from the Colony, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batwoman (Kate Kane), and their team go into overdrive to thwart Jacob Kane’s plans.   Summary (Spoilers):...

Review: Detective Comics #938

In Brief: Batwoman (Kate Kane) leads her team in daring surprise attack on the Colony to rescue Batman from her father.   Summary (Spoilers): Many years ago, Colonel Jacob Kane was assigned to a...

Review: Detective Comics #937

In Brief: Batman takes on the Colony from the inside, as his team regroups.   Summary (Spoilers): Batman wakes up in a special cell after being captured by the Colony. He sees two masked agents...

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...

Review: Detective Comics #935

In Brief: As Batwoman takes the team through intensive training, Batman’s fight against the Colony reaches a critical point.   Summary (Spoilers): Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), a seemingly...

Review: Detective Comics #934

In Brief: In the face of a shadowy threat to all of Gotham’s vigilantes, Batman and Batwoman (Kate Kane) invite Red Robin (Tim Drake), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), and...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #24

In Brief: Dick Grayson and his allies continue the desperate battle against Mother around the world.   Summary (Spoilers): We open pretty much squarely in the eight page preview with Dick...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #23

In Brief: During the first hour of Mother’s worldwide attack, the Robins use Midnighter’s teleportation gates to recruit help.   Summary (Spoilers): As we see children in cities across the...

Review: Batgirl #47

THE PLOT: Batgirl, the Spoiler and Bluebird go incognito at GCPD to learn who’s been wiretapping and info-hacking Barbara’s research!   MY THOUGHTS: This is one of those comics where if the...

Review: Batgirl #46

THE PLOT Batgirl is talked into helping out the Spoiler escape from the middle of a Gang War!   MY THOUGHTS This is a perfectly decent issue on its own, yet I found myself cold by it all the...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #3

In Brief:   Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake collaborate with Cassandra Cain and Helena Bertinelli to dig into the mystery of Mother, only to discover that her plan threatens a...

Review: Catwoman #45

Selina tries to escape her responsibilities as the head of the Calabrese crime family but every time she tries to get out, they bring her back in in Catwoman #45.   Spoiled kitty below…...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #2

In Brief:   Characters collide as Dick Grayson, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown work to thwart the Orphan.   Summary (Spoilers):   The issue opens with the Orphan about to kill...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal Preview

In Brief:   Just as in Batman #28, we are propelled into the future of the Eternal storyline, promising wild international action as well as interpersonal intrigue between Batman and Robin....