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 #14: Batman and Catwoman share a night together before Catwoman must report back to prison. -Matthew 4.5/5
Nightwing #12: Defacer has been framed for a murder and Nightwing comes to realize that everything is not as black and white as Gotham sometimes makes things seem. After realizing that a real estate mogul is behind the murders, Nightwing must face Orca. -David 3.5/5
Harley Quinn #11: Harley meets with the Joker and explains that they do not have a future. After Joker leaves, Red Tool arrives to provide a much needed distraction for Harley. The issue ends with Red Tool deciding he will meet up with the Joker. -David 4/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
None this week
Main DC Universe Books
Justice League #12: A tie-in issue to the Justice League vs Suicide Squad event that focuses on the backstory and history of Maxwell Lord. -Paul 0/5
Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3: As the League is taken to Belle Reve, Batman learns from Waller of a threat which must bring the two teams together, the original Suicide Squad. -Jim 3.5/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
DC Comics Bombshells #21 (digital chapters #61-63): Kate Kane, Renee Montoya, and Selina Digatti face Cheetah, the murderer of Jason, now possessed by a supernatural entity. They get new gear from Vixen’s armory, including an “animal unaffiliated mobile” which each member of the team immediately claims for their own avatar. They find an ancient temple, full of traps and snakes, with Kate saving Selina’s life. However, Selina is secretly communicating with a bald man.
Green Arrow #14: With Black Canary disguised as a police officer, Green Arrow chases the archer framing him for murders which ends up being Malcolm Merlyn.
Injustice: Ground Zero #3 (digital chapters #5-6): Just as Harley begins to feel more independent as the leader of the Joker Resistance, the Joker returns and makes Harley question herself. Meanwhile, the alternate Batman is captured by the Regime.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Catwoman Volume 6: Final Jeopardy TPB
Grayson Volume 5: Spyral’s End TPB
Green Arrow Volume 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen TPB