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TBU Review Roundup 1/18


 

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 #15: After Catwoman makes her escape, Batman tracks down Holly Robinson only to find out that she in fact was the one who killed all the people that Catwoman took the blame for murdering. -Matthew 5/5

 

Nightwing #13: As the Run-Offs disband because of another death, Nightwing heads to the mayor’s office only to meet the person trying to frame everyone, Mr. Nice. -David 4/5

 

Harley Quinn #12: While Harley sleeps, Red Tool meets up with the Joker to give him a beating. Harley then shows up to take over the beating of the Joker. -David 3.5/5

 

Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)

None this Week

 

Main DC Universe Books

Justice League #13: A tie-in to the Justice League vs Suicide Squad event that focuses on Steve Trevor and the every man’s perspective of the attacks happening in the world. -Paul 3.5/5

 

Trinity #5: As Poison Ivy explains to Lois how she became involved with the dream world, the Trinity tries to take down Mongul and learn more about his heir “White Mercy”. -Bill 3.5/5

 

Justice League vs Suicide Squad #5: As Maxwell Lord reveals that Eclipso is taking control of his plans, Batman forms a new Justice League to take down the mind-controlled team. -Ian 3/5

 

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

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #4: In the back-up, Batgirl makes another appearance as she investigates the disappearance of Wonder Woman. James Gordon and Joker both also cameo in the back-up.

 

Green Arrow #15: After sharing an intimate moment together, Green Arrow and Black Canary gear up to face a rogue police unit.

 

Green Lanterns #15: Batman appears alongside the Justice League as they take down a sea monster. Afterwards Batman contacts Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz and explains he needs them to head to Gotham for what appears to be a Batman/Green Lanterns team-up.

 

Injustice: Ground Zero #4 (digital chapters #7-8): Harley and her gang break into Killer Croc’s lair to set free a number of villains that he has captured for the Regime. After defeating both Killer Croc and Bane, the new reinforcements join Harley in her fight against the Regime.

 

Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo & Boomerang #6: In the El Diablo story, Azucar makes another appearance along with Deadshot who is sent in to bring El Diablo back to the Squad. In the Amanda Waller story, the Suicide Squad is present which includes Harley Quinn and Deadshot.

 

Superman #15: A number of characters make brief appearances in the issue including Atomic Knight Batman from Earth-17, Terry McGinnis of Earth-12, Leatherwing of Earth-10, Batman Jr. of Earth-16, Ragman of Earth-13, and Batman and Harley Quinn of Earth-14.

 

TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List

Batgirl Volume 3: Point Blank TPB

Harley Quinn Volume 6: Black and White & Red All Over HC

Harley Quinn Volume 5: The Joker’s Last Laugh TPB

Justice League Volume 1: The Extinction Machine TPB

Teen Titans Go Volume 3: Mumbo Jumble TPB

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