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TBU Review Roundup 12/28


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

Detective Comics #947: As the arc comes to a close, Spoiler gives Batman an ultimatum to end his crusade, only for her plan to be ruined by Batwoman. Meanwhile, Tim Drake is still trying to get word to Batman that he is still alive. -Ian 4.5/5


All-Star Batman #5: Batman and Duke are able to stop Harvey from erasing the Two-Face side of his personality all while dealing with KGBeast and the GCPD trying to get in the Batcave. -Corbin 4/5


Batman Beyond #3: Terry infiltrates the Jokerz gang but is quickly discovered placing him and Dana in great danger. Their only hope is Matt McGinnis and the contents of his backpack. -Jim 4/5


Batgirl #6: On her way back to Gotham, Batgirl must team with Poison Ivy aboard a plane where a prehistoric plant has awaken and is attacking the plane. -Ian 3/5


Mother Panic #2: More of Violet’s history is shown including a turbulent relationship with her father.In the present time, Mother Panic tracks down the location of the children being held. -Gerry 3/5


Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7: While Superman tries to bring Batman back to life, Carrie Kelley and Commissioner Yindel grieve in their own ways. Meanwhile, the villains are regrouping for what appears to be a Kryptonian vs Amazon battle. -Matthew 3.5/5


Harley’s Little Black Book #5: Harley has to fight Superman and then the two team up to take out an alien race as the entire story models the 1978 classic fight between Superman and Muhammad Ali. -Gerry 4.5/5


Main DC Universe Books

Teen Titans #3: As the Teen Titans flee from their battle with the Demon’s Fist, Robin, Starfire, Kid Flash, Beast Boy and Raven all share secrets from their dark pasts. Departing with Goliath, Damian gives himself up to his grandfather, Ra’s Al Ghul, in order to save his friends. -Ryan 3.5/5


Titans #6: The Abra Kadabra story arc comes to a close and in the end it looks like the Titans could be facing one of their most formidable adversaries next, Deathstroke. -Jim 5/5


Justice League vs Suicide Squad #2: As the two teams continue to battle, Maxwell Lord shares his plan with his own newly formed team. Back at the fight, Killer Frost takes the Justice League down and they are then brought to Belle Reve to be declared the newest members of Task Force X by Amanda Waller. -Paul 4/5


Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)

Blue Beetle #4: Batman makes a brief cameo in a newspaper in the issue.


Super Powers! #2: As Superman recovers from the attack from Lex Luthor, Composite Superman appears in Central City as Flash and Batman try to distract him until the Unknown Superman appears and takes him back to the future.


Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21 (digital chapters #41-42): Harley Quinn is the featured team-up in the issue as she declares that sh is turning over a new leaf and wants to become a ghost busting detective.


TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List

52: Book Two TPB

Birds of Prey Volume 3 TPB

JLA Volume 9 TPB

Secret Six Volume 2: The Gauntlet TPB

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