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TBU Review Roundup 2/1


 

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 #16: After a trip to Arkham, Batman realizes that Bane is headed to Gotham. He meets up with the Bat-Family to warn them that Bane is coming and that they should leave town until Bane is dealt with. -Matthew 4.5/5

 

Nightwing #14: Nightwing must face off against Mr. Nice with some help from Defacer. After Mr. Nice scars his own face accidentally, Nightwing shares a rather close moment with Defacer. -David 4/5

 

Harley Quinn #13: After interrogating Joker, Harley realizes that it is not the actual Joker but rather a super-fan who has been manipulated by the Joker to terrorize Harley. -David 4/5

 

Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)

None this week

 

Main DC Universe Books

Justice League #14: As the League regroups from the recent Suicide Squad crossover, they are faced with another impending crisis that forces them to share their doubts with each other and come together to be a real team. -Jim 4.5/5

 

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

DC Comics Bombshells #22 (digital chapters #64-66): Selina has captured some high ranking Nazis, one of them the reptilian Whisper A’Daire, who breaks free and begins tracking the Catwoman. Meanwhile, Selina, Kate Kane, Vixen, and Renee Montoya drive the animal-agnostic-mobile through Zambesi. Kate and Renee swear vengeance on Cheetah for murdering Jason in Spain. Cheetah attacks, and holds Vixen’s dog hostage until the team surrenders. In prison, Renee tells Kate she doesn’t blame her for Jason’s death. Selina attempts to seduce Kate, but Hawkgirl breaks them all out to fight.

 

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2: Batman makes a brief cameo alongside the Justice League.

 

Green Arrow #16: Black Canary is present as Oliver reunites with his daughter and they take down the rogue police unit.

 

Green Lanterns #16: A full on team-up with Batman brings the Green Lanterns to Gotham City, which sees appearances from James Gordon, Alfred and the Batcave.

 

Injustice: Ground Zero #5 (digital chapters #9-10): After capturing Shazam, Harley and her gang go down to the Batcave during a fight between the Justice League and the Regime. Harley contacts Batgirl to set up a meet with Batman to show off her new captive

 

Superman #16: As Superman continues to deal with the multiversity, a number of characters appear including Atomic Knight Batman from Earth-17 and Terry McGinnis of Earth-12.

 

Super Powers! #4: The Legion of Doom has formed which includes Scarecrow and Riddler, and as the Justice League arrives with Batman, Starro appears to take control of the League only for Superman to take down Starro.

 

TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List

Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen TPB

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys TPB

Robin: Son of Batman Volume 2: Dawn of the Demons TPB

Teen Titans Volume 4: When Titans Fall TPB

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