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This week in the Batcave

This week, I’ll welcome you all with a question. “Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?”   This Sunday, Jack Nicholson celebrated his 80th birthday – guy is older...

Episode 52: Best of the Bat-Family Debate / Victim Syndicate Review

News: 1.) Capullo and Snyder’s upcoming Dark Knights: Metal series 2.) Batman and Harley Quinn animated film teaser. 3.) King’s War of Jokes and Riddles synopsis. 4.) Jared Leto’s...

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...

This Week in the Batcave

It seems we’ve had a bit of a bunny invasion here in the Batcave this weekend. Batman is here to wish a happy Easter for those who celebrate the holiday, and to pass them bunnies a message: the...

This 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...

Review: Batman #20

The final showdown is one of the greatest staples of the comic book experience.  It’s a testament to how well writers and artists can work together to tell a cohesive story.  Here, we get one...

Details for War of Jokes and Riddles Revealed

  Last weekend’s Fan Expo Dallas was big when it comes to news on the upcoming DC events and arcs. If the announcement of Dark Nights was not reason enough, we also had Tom King unveiling...

This Week in the Batcave

  Welcome back to this dark and damp place us bats call home. This has been a crazy week with the release of the Justice League first official trailer, Joss Whedon being announced as writer and...

This Week in the Batcave

  A fictional place where our heroes gather to defend Gotham, the Batcave would never have come into existence were it not for great comic writers and artists through the ages. The image of all...

Review: Batman #19

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!”  Dante’s Inferno.  Canto III.   As Bane forces his way into Arkham Asyulm, he is greeted by self-proclaimed deity Maxie Zeus, reciting the words...

Full Details on Looney Tunes/DC Crossover

It was just a few weeks ago that DC hinted at a new crossover with the characters from the DC Universe with characters from Looney Tunes. We talked about it on the last episode of the Comic Cast as...

Review: Batman #18

The beginning of the end is here.  “I Am Bane” has been a rush of build-up to the showdown between Bane and Batman, and this issue does not disappoint.  We pick up immediately after the close...

Episode 127

A new Batman movie is out, and Dane and Tim are here with a review The LEGO Batman Movie! They also discuss the news of Ben Affleck no longer directing the next Batman film, the report about Matt...

Review: Batman #17

I’m going to give in to my fanboy nature and tell it to you like it is.  I want to love “I Am Bane.”   I want it to be required Batman reading.  Ten years from now, I want to look back...

DC All Access: Tom King Talks I am Bane

DC All Access has posted a new interview with Tom King talking about the new story arc “I am Bane” in the pages of Batman.  

Review: Batman #16

When I sat down with Batman #16, I had a lot of expectations.   Tom King is a great writer.   While a great deal of his Batman run so far has been lackluster,  he’s coming off the...

Review: Batman #15

Who’s ready for a little trip down memory lane?  Today brings us the close of the two part Catwoman-centric story “Rooftops,” wherein we actually get answers.  And closure.  It’s a weird...

Review: Batman #14

I’ll always remember the first “fancy” wedding I attended after leaving my small town life behind.  Between courses we were served a lemon sorbet as a palate cleanser.  My then-girlfriend had...

Review: Batman #13

Again, we find ourselves at the closure of a Tom King Batman story arc.  Batman #13 brings the conclusion to King’s sophomore effort, “I Am Suicide.”  I find myself in a similar place as I...

Review: Batman #12

As “I Am Suicide” shambles forward, we get another mixed bag from Tom King.  This issue features another letter-based narration, only this one’s from Batman to Catwoman, and it seems to have...

Review: Batman Annual #1

The annual has been a time honored tradition throughout the years.  It’s a versatile issue that can be used in a number of different manners.  Batman Annual #1, for example, provides a number of...

Review: Batman #11

As we dig deeper into “I Am Suicide,” I find myself torn.  Issue #11 brings us the third installment, wherein things happen, but not really in the way I was expecting.  We open with a flashback...

Review: Batman #10

Batman #10 comes with two stories told simultaneously.  The first in the next installment of Tom King’s “I Am Suicide” arc, detailing the storming of the gates of Bane’s island...

Review: Batman #9

We’re past the Gothams.  We’re past the Monsters.  Now is the time for Suicide.  The ninth issue of Tom King’s Batman run kicks off with an abbreviated origin of Bane.  Quick, powerful, and...

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: 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: Batman #6

Now that Tom King’s first arc of Batman is in the books, we get the first Tom King epilogue story.  Epilogues are a tricky beast to manage, but more on that later.  We pick up shortly after the...

BCC 2016: DC Rebirth Panel

  Dan Didio moderated the DC Rebirth Panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Paul Levitz, Dan Jurgens, Tom King, James Tynion, Keith Giffen, and Hope Larson were on the Baltimore panel. This panel’s...

Episode 193

It seems we may have missed a bit of news last episode related to Comic Con, so we start by knocking that off. After discussing the sales numbers and some other news full reviews for Batman,...

Review: Batman #5

When last we left Batman and his newfound friend-turned-enemy, Gotham, the latter was headed to destroy the root of the evil of Gotham City – the city itself.  While our hero does have several...