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 #20: The fight between Bane and Batman comes to a dramatic end as the I am Bane story arc comes to a close. -Matthew 3/5
Nightwing #18: Nightwing and Robin face off against Professor Pyg with Shawn Tsang’s life in the balance. After defeating Pyg, the two realize that Pyg and Deathwing were reporting to someone far more dangerous, Dr. Simon Hurt. -David 4/5
Harley Quinn #17: The issue is broken into two stories with the first having Harley and Red Tool investigating the homeless population that has slowly started to disappear. In the second story, Harley’s early days with the Joker are shown. -David 4.5/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
None this week
Main DC Universe Books
Justice League #18: As the League progress with the fight against The Timeless to save the Earth across time and space, it appears they gain the upper hand just as a new threat emerges. -Gerry 3.5/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
DC Comics Bombshells #25 (digital chapters #73-75): The Bombshell versions of Riddler, Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, Killer Croc, Joker’s Daughter and Kate Kane’s Batwoman all make an appearance.
Green Arrow #20: As more of Roy Harper’s past is revealed, Black Canary is present in the present story.
Injustice: Ground Zero #9 (digital chapters #17-18): Harley Quinn, Joker, two different versions of Batman and Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl all make an appearance in the issue.
Superman #20: Batman and Robin head to the Kent house so Batman can inform Superman of Jon’s test results. That leads to an investigation by Batman at a local dairy farm where Batman becomes overtaken.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman/Superman Volume 5: Truth Hurts TPB
Batman/Superman Volume 6: Universe’s Finest HC
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Volume 1: Who is Oracle? TPB
Superman Volume 2: Trials of the Super Sons TPB
Earth 2: Society Volume 3: A Whole New World TPB