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Review: The Untold Legend of the Batman #1-3

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published at The Untold Legend of the Batman # 1 – 3 as a limited series from July to September of 1980. It can be found in the collected Tales of the...

SDCC: TBU Talks with Tom King

At Comic Con International, TBU was fortunate enough to speak with a number of the creators on various projects. This week, we will be bringing you all of those interviews each day.   We start...

The Watchmen Watch: A Button and a Clock

For this final installment of our Watchmen Watch specials, we are finally analyzing The Button and its implications, namely the upcoming Doomsday Clock. In true Dr. Manhattan style, we will be doing...

Review: Batman #22

(Spoilers ahead) I’m a champion of Tom King.  I greatly admire the man’s catalog, and even though his work on Batman so far may not have been top notch, it has had its moments.  That being...

DCU Spotlight: Review: The Flash #21

We may not be getting all the answers, but the powers that be sure are teasing us. The Flash #21 is the second installment of the long-anticipated story “The Button,” wherein one assumes we will...

The Hole in Things: A History of Simon Hurt (Part One)

In the latest issues of Nightwing, a ghoul has returned to haunt Dick: the diabolical Dr. Simon Hurt. Throughout most of Grant Morrison’s epic Batman run, Hurt was the Big Bad, a foe the likes...

Review: Batman #21

Rebirth has been more than a simple rebranding for DC Comics in the past year.  It has signaled the coming of something great.  It has drawn in both the coveted “new reader” market as well as...

TBU Review Roundup 3/22

  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: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #2 (digital chapters #3-4)

The mystery of the books “The Lost World of the Ancients” and the danger its theft has resulted in is revealed. The Caped Crusaders will need to save the day in Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77...

Review: Convergence #3

The slow burn of this series has been sparked into a wildfire with it’s third installment. As Superman, GL, and The Flash are split up upon finding Deimos at the end of last issue, Batman and...

Review: Earth 2 #32

The heroes of Earth 2 (aside from Lantern, Terrific and Miracle) are finally all in the same place as we open up issue #32 Atom’s Haven Command Center and we for the first time see just how...

Review: Earth 2: World’s End #18 -21

The fight for Earth 2 against the hordes of Apokolips rages on as our heroes are split up across the globe in the final battle against Darkseid. For all intensive purposes that can be said about the...

TBU Elseworlds Focus: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Years before he would unleash Hellboy onto the world, artist Mike Mignola would lend his dark moody pencils and aesthetic to the Brian Augustyn written Gotham by Gaslight. Together with P. Craig...

Review: Earth 2: World’s End #7-10

So I’m gonna try something different this time around with my review, I’ll focus on the Batman characters in a bit of detail and then bullet point what’s happening throughout the rest of the...

Review: Earth 2: World’s End Issues #1-6

Earth 2: World’s End opens with a brief recap of the events leading up to the beginning of the series. We are treated to a bit of background information in regards to the major characters of Earth...

Review: Gotham: Pilot

Our first look at FOX’s Gotham features Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) running along the rooftops of Gotham City. She drops down into Chinatown, where she begins to cause trouble. Whipping out a...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Earth 2 Annual #2

This comic… So good. I will get into SPOILERS. So if you don't want to be spoiled, just skip to the very last paragraph, and rating.   The book is set 20 years from today, back in the...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Justice League #25

This issue of Justice League is very Bat-family focused. The first few pages focus on Earth 3 Gotham City 30 years ago. The night that the Wayne family walks down crime alley. Thomas Wayne is not a...

Review: Batman #25

Opening in a style featuring large panels of artworks which fade in from obscurity is becoming a signature motif of the duo of Snyder and Capullo, and this repeated technique lets the reader know...

Review: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Having not read the comic, it is with great interest and dread that I sat down to watch DC’s latest attempt at an animated adaptation of a popular storyline. “The Flashpoint...

New Clip and Screenshots from Justice League Flashpoint

  Warner Bros. has sent over a new clip and some additional images for the upcoming Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.           The film is available now for...

Justice League Flashpoint Announced

From Warner Bros.:   GET READY FOR THE NEXT ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX COMING JULY 30, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT  ...

Review: Batman and Robin #4

Batman and Robin #4 continues with the creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, joined by Mick Gray on inks.   Picking up with the events of the last issue, Batman and Robin are...

Batman in Flashpoint!

  Examining Dr. Wayne Part 3 The Final Diagnosis     When I first started to compile a psychological profile of the Thomas Wayne Batman I had him pegged as a stone cold killer. A man...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Flashpoint #5

  Flashpoint, and an era of DC Comics over 75 years in the making, comes to an end. This event has run over the summer and was widely publicized as the game-changer that would tie the old DCU to...

Review: Batman Live

Big thank you to Dustin, and everyone at TheBatmanUniverse.net for two tickets to see Batman: Live at my chosen venue, The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow on August the...

Review: Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #3

  After the big reveal at the end of Knight of Vengeance #2, I wasn't sure how Brian Azzarello was going to top that issue. In my less than humble opinion, he managed to tie it all up in the...

Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 2-Part 1 DVD

Three years ago when we first heard about the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series, a lot of us were very skeptical. I am not sure if any of us will ever forget the first time we heard Batman speak;...

Batman in Flashpoint!

Examining Dr. Wayne Part 2   When I first started to examine the personality of the Thomas Wayne Batman I was convinced he was a broken man with a murderous bent.  As evidence, I pointed...

Advance Review: Batman: Year One (2011)

Interesting Tidbit: Batman: Year One will be released on DVD, BluRay, and OnDemand on October 18, 2011 (the same day, as a matter of fact, as Batman: Arkham City).  I was blessed to be able to...