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Review: Nightwing #15

Nightwing #15 is a great example of how to do a modern romance issue inside a superhero tale. We don’t see enough (or hardly any) of them these days, and Even in a Dream (the issue title) is a nice...

Editorial: Light shines brighter when there is darkness – how Nightwing’s foes should be developed

A superhero is only as good as their rogues gallery. This is not an absolute truth, but it is a recurring tendency in the comics industry. And what is a rogues gallery without an arch nemesis, right?...

Review: Nightwing #14

Nightwing #14 wraps up the Bludhaven arc, which has dealt with Nightwing’s arrival in the city of Bludhaven, in an effort to find some certainty for his place in the world and realign where the...

Review: Justice League #13

This is another Justice League vs Suicide Squad tie-in. The story opens with Steve Trevor leaving work for the day in Washington DC, talking about having plans with his niece and nephew.  The...

Review: Nightwing #13

The action in Nightwing #13 kicks off gritty and grimy on a rainy night in Bludhaven, with Nightwing and the gang of the Run-offs fresh off the battle against Orca. With Forsyth dead, and one of...

Review: Justice League #12

The story is set before the events of Justice League vs Suicide Squad, where Amanda Waller is interrogating Maxwell Lord, who is explained to be the head of Checkmate and is in custody for some...

Review: Nightwing #12

Picking up from the events of the previous issue, Detective Svobodai is at the graffiti-strewn crime scene of a Bludhaven murder. Nightwing turns up on the scene, and discovers that the victim was a...

Review: Nightwing #11

The Nightwing title has certainly flipped the script, the dark conflicted vibe of the first few issues involving Talon replaced by a more colorful and fun vibe as Nightwing begins his adventures in...

Review: Nightwing #9

The first impression Nightwing #9 is that it definitely aims for the title “delightful filler.” On this idea, the issue moves at a nice, relaxed pace and gives readers a break from what has been...

Review: Nightwing #8

Nightwing #8 kicks off with us following the threads of the Raptor storyline, who has apparently been stalking Nightwing his whole life – which extends back to the days of the circus. This is...

Review: Nightwing #7

Rebounding out of the Night of the Monster Men event, Nightwing #7 quickly finds it’s feet and this issue is among my favorite in the series to this point.   The issues begins in Sydney,...

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: 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: Nightwing #4

Nightwing #4 kicks with Nightwing and Raptor (who it’s becoming increasingly obvious has a kind of funky mask) in conversation with Dr. Leviticus, now free of the cage they located her in last...

Justice League vs Suicide Squad Event Announced

The Wall Street Journal has broke news on a major event coming to DC Comics this year. Justice League vs Suicide Squad will kick off in December and wrap up in January. The story will be spread...

Review: Nightwing #3

Nightwing has been a title hot out of the gate in DC Rebirth, and Nightwing #3 does not slow that momentum. Picking up in media res, as Raptor stands over a bleeding prone body, we see Batgirl...

Review: Nightwing #1

Nightwing #1 is certainly an interesting and well made comic and is very much in keeping with the much lauded “back to basics” espoused by Geoff Johns in the Rebirth announcement.   The...

Review: Nightwing: Rebirth #1

Nightwing Rebirth #1 kicks off with a bang showing Dick Grayson fighting a battle against a bizarre group called The Madmen – Dick tells the reader via narration that the challenges of the...

Review: New Suicide Squad #20

Synopsis: Opening in the dungeons of an old castle in Germany, Deadshot gives a quick recap of the team’s situation and blaming much of it on Harley Quinn. As much as he wishes bodily harm to her,...

Review: New Suicide Squad #18

Synopsis: The issue opens with Harley retelling a story about a lunch lady at Belle Reve caught between Deadshot and Captain Boomerang. Despite numerous interruptions from fellow team members, Harley...

Review: Grayson #17

Note – This is my 150th review for TBU!   Breakdown: Tim Seeley and Tom King did a great job pacing this issue out. It almost felt like there were about three issues crammed into this...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #20

In Brief: Orphan (David Cain) and Poppy score a major victory for Mother in the battle at Spyral against Dick Grayson, Helena Bertinelli, and their allies.   Summary (Spoilers): The “Not so...

Review: New Suicide Squad #17

Synopsis: The issue opens with a flashback three months ago in Moscow. Horus International is helping out with providing supplies to the people there who have been apparently devastated by the...

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #19

In Brief: The Robins and Spyral leadership struggle against Mother’s Ichthys mind control signal at Spyral Headquarters.   Summary (Spoilers): Just outside St. Hadrian’s, a school bus full...

Review: Grayson #16

Breakdown: Tom King and Tim Seeley deliver a script that is the most fun I’ve had reading a comic in a while. It’s pretty clear these guys had fun writing this issue. And that’s...

Review: Grayson #14

This was just a solid issue of Grayson. Tim Seeley does the script this issue, and has one of his tighter storylines as of yet. But, of course, he finds a moment to let some of that crude humor come...

Review: New Suicide Squad #14

New Suicide Squad #13 “Freedom” left us wondering if Vic Sage really blew up the members of Task Force X? If I may ask, did you believe for one second this really happened? I bet not.  Vic Sage...

TBU Solicitations for February 2016

DC Comics has released their solicitations for the month of January 2016.  February will see the continuation all ongoing monthly titles, the weekly Batman and Robin Eternal, and prequel to 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: 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...