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 Universe. Rather than giving in depth reviews for those titles, we will be describing what happens in the book involving TBU characters and how it possibly impacts the story.
Main TBU Books
Batman #9: Batman heads to Arkham Asylum to recruit his own “Suicide Squad” to help with a mission pitting him against Bane who has Psycho Pirate, whom Batman hopes can help fix the mental state of Gotham Girl. -Matthew -4.5/5
Nightwing #7: After Spyral takes down the Parliament of Owls, Nightwing witnesses the member murdered by someone who was hired by Raptor. After traveling around the globe to confront him, finding out that Raptor has a strange obsession with Dick Grayson’s life, the two fight. With Nightwing taken down, Raptor precedes to kidnap Bruce Wayne. -David 4/5
Harley Quinn #6: Harley embraces her undercover role as a punk rocker which leads her to make friends with the other band. After returning home and preparing for a vacation, the threat of Joker continues to be foreshadowed. -David 4.5/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6: Batman and Superman take down the Kandorian cult and as Quar tries to escape, he seemingly takes out Batman. -Matthew 2/5
Main DC Universe Books (involving TBU characters and elements)
Justice League #7: The entire League deals with their own various fears as we lead to a Batman vs Superman clash. -Paul 2/5
Trinity #2: As the Trinity are mysteriously transported to the past, they help JOnathan Kent find his young son, Clark. All is not as it seems as it is revealed that the group are in a dream state created by Poison Ivy. -Bill 4/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1: Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, James Gordon and the Joker make an appearance in the backup story.
Cyborg #3: While dreaming, Cyborg has a nightmare that involves the Justice League being taken down by Darkseid.
Green Arrow #9: Black Canary and Green Arrow’s relationship continues to grow as they save John Diggle.
Green Lanterns #9: Joker make s quick cameo while Batman also appears alongside the Justice League.
Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #20 (digital chapters #39-40): The series ends with Luthor and Batman finally bringing the alternate Earth’s Justice League to cross over to bring down the Regime.
Suicide Squad: Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #3: Azucar’s backstory is revealed including having ties to the GCPD. In the same story, they go after Cluemaster only to run into Catwoman. The other story focuses on Killer Croc.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Midnighter Volume 2: Hard TPB
Teen Titans Go!: Bring It On New Edition TPB