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Review: Justice League of America #18

Overview:  After the team’s adventures in the Microverse, we’re back to the regular-sized, Ray Palmer-less reality we know and tolerate.  “Surgical Strike” kicks off with the team enjoying...

Review: The Shadow/Batman #2

Overview: Batman and the Shadow team up again and the villains behind the Silent Seven are revealed.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens with at Robin’s hideout in New York where the...

Review: Justice League of America #17

Overview:  Ray Palmer’s adventures in the Microverse have drawn to a close and the team is poised to save the day.  They just have to overcome scientist-turned-heel Dr. Aron Aut, who has...

Review: Justice League of America #16

Overview:  We’ve followed Ray Palmer’s adventures through the Microverse with his newfound team Preon and Dr. Aron Aut, but now it has finally come time to find out why the later betrayed the...

Review: The Shadow/Batman #1

Overview: Batman, Robin, and The Shadow each begin to investigate a new threat, the Silent Seven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens in on New Year’s Eve in New York City with...

Review: Justice League of America #15

Overview:  Some time ago Ray Palmer disappeared into the Microverse and hasn’t been heard from since.  His absence sparked to life Ryan Choi’s time as the costumed adventurer the Atom, but...

Review: Batman Beyond #12

Overview: While Terry and Bruce are abroad dealing with the League of Assassins, Max and Matt discover the appearance of a Batgirl in Gotham. Despite their differences, the group must work together...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #6

Overview: Batman must choose whether or not to become the next Shadow as they fight the Joker, the Stag and his army for the fate of Shamba-La.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman wakes up in...

Review: Justice League of America #14

Overview: Lobo weathers a quantum storm while swinging his own dismembered arm as a weapon against a horde of faceless villains.  That statement alone either makes you buy the book or drop it and...

Review: Justice League of America #13

Overview: The JLA continues their split adventure.  Batman, Frost, Atom, and Lobo delve deeper into the Microverse searching for Ray Palmer while Black Canary and Ray deal with the mysterious new...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #5

Overview: It’s a race against time as a mortally wounded Batman and the Shadow try to prevent the Stag and the Joker from reaching Shamba-La.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with...

Review: Justice League of America #12

Overview: The Justice League of America enters the Microverse in search of Ray Palmer.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at the Heaven’s Undercarriage bar in Mammoth, New Jersey...

Review: Justice League of America # 11

Overview: Curse of the Kingbutcher Part Two: The Justice League of America faces off against the Kingbutcher while the Atom and Killer Frost continue to search for a cure for Frost’s cold sickness....

Review: Batman/The Shadow # 4

Overview: The Joker and The Stag have Batman captured and it’s up to the Shadow to save him before the Stag executes him and gains entrance into Shamba-la.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman...

Review: Justice League of America #10

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens in the City of Vanity where a man afflicted with fibromyalgia wakes up to find that his wish has been granted and his pain is gone. This is short-lived as a large man...

The Shadow and Batman Team Up Again This October

The Shadow may know what evil lurks in the hearts of men, but the red-masked, fedora-wearing vigilante is going to need to re-team with Batman if he wants to strike fear in these men. Luckily,...

Review: Justice League of America #9

(Spoilers ahead) The story picks up from last issue with the JLA discovering that Makson, the Tarzan-like man raised by dinosaurs in a lost world dubbed “Monster Valley” is not what he seems and...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #3

(Spoilers ahead) The Stag has combined forces with the Joker, while Batman has the Shadow chained up in an underwater base at the bottom of Gotham harbor and guarded by Alfred. Batman tracks the...

Review: Justice League of America #8

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in the mysterious “Monster Valley” where a team of S.K.U.L.L. agents are attacking Makson, a Tarzan-like figure who had been living among the dinosaur like...

Review: Justice League of America #7

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens at the JLA Sanctuary with Batman and the team’s new engineer, Xenos with Batman questioning the liberties that Xenos is taking with Batman’s instructions in the...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #2

(Spoilers ahead) The story continues in the French Alps with Batman squaring off against the Shadow, who had moments earlier been Batman’s old mentor, Henri Ducard. The two cross swords while the...

Review: Justice League of America #6

The issue picks up with The Atom confronting Aegeus while the rest of the JLA fights Aegeus’ soldiers in the streets of Penn City. The Ray goes to the aid of Lobo, who has been shot across town by...

Review: Justice League of America #5

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in Penn City where a kid opens a trash can to find a severed stoned head and an explosion follows. The story then moves to Happy Harbor where the JLA minus Batman are...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #1

(Spoliers ahead) The issue starts with Bruce Wayne in the French Alps speaking with his old mentor, Henri Ducard. Ducard recalls a story from Batman’s training while holding a Strict Contestor, a...

Review: Justice League of America #4

The Justice League of America is scattered over the war-torn county of Kravia facing off against members of the Extremists, a radical group of super beings that have taken over the country. The Ray...

Last Week in the Batcave

Hiya, me guano stinkin’ fellas! Past week had so much news that it got hard to digest, and we are still being overfed with tidbits of news about Dark Nights: Metal. As if we weren’t getting...

Review: Justice League of America #3

Now that Lord Havok has taken control of Kravia, he is shown reaching out to the leader of a neighboring country offering for them to join him.  Meanwhile the JLA meets with the Kravian Resistance,...

Review: Justice League of America #2

The story picks up from last issue with Lord Havok’s hand at the Atom’s throat while the rest of the JLA looks on.  Batman offers himself up to Havok in exchange for the rest of the...

Review: Justice League of America #1

The story opens with Batman and Vixen over the rooftops of Gotham talking about how the JLA was formed to inspire people, not watch from above.  Meanwhile in the City of Vanity, Black Canary and the...

Review: Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

The story begins at Happy Harbor, Rhode Island where Batman and Killer Frost meet in the now abandoned original secret sanctuary of the Justice League. The two then go on a recruitment tour: to...