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TBU Review Roundup 5/24


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 #957: Spoiler continues to try and ward Batman and his team from protecting Gotham, but ends up saving the day from some hostages being held by Wrath. -Ian 3.5/5


Batgirl #11: As Batgirl takes down Blacksun by goading him into a cell phone dead zone, He ends up getting burned and welcomed into his father’s arms. Meanwhile, Frankie moves back in with Barbara and Alysia and Jo are happy again. -Ian 3/5


Batman Beyond #8: After learning the history of the suit Terry is currently wearing, the suit also presents a certain danger. The suit may not be Terry’s only problem as he learns  that Damian Wayne is the one behind the Demon’s mask. -Jim 4.5/5


Mother Panic #7: Violet investigates a new murder committed by someone wearing a body bag, all while Batman is keeping eye on Mother Panic. -Gerry 3.5/5


Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)

Batman/The Shadow #2: Batman continues to investigate the Shadow as the Stag moves in on new targets including, Leslie Thompkins. -Paul 4.5/5


Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #5 (digital chapters #9-10): Fast-forwarding to 1977, Bruce has retired as Batman and Robin patrols as Nightwing. Wonder Woman foil a crime in Gotham City and spots a hint that the al Ghuls could be in town. -Gerry 3.5/5


Main DC Universe Books

Justice League of America #7: Killer Frost and Atom investigate a possible cure for Frost when they come in contact with the villain Terrorsmith. -Paul 3/5


Suicide Squad #18: As Waller tries to control General Zod, Zod proves he has other plans by attacking the base and removing her ability to control him from his head. This prompts the team to try to take him down, but not before he releases Cyborg Superman and Eradicator from the Phantom Zone. -Corbin 3/5


Deathstroke #19: Part 3 of the Lazarus Contract sees the Titans and Teen Titans tracking down Jericho and convincing him to help take down his father, while Deathstroke uses his speed to travel to the past to save his other son, Grant, from dying. -Ryan 3.5/5


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

Action Comics #980: As Superman investigates some of his villains escaping from the Phantom Zone, he heads to the Watchtower where Batman assists in tracking down the location of General Zod.


Injustice: Ground Zero #12 (digital chapters #23-24): The Injustice versions of Harley Quinn, Joker, Batman and Poison Ivy all appear in the issue.


TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List

Batman: New Gotham Volume 1 TPB

Batman/Wildcat TPB

JLA: Year One Deluxe Edition HC

The DC Universe by Mike Mignola HC

The Superman Adventures Volume 3 TPB

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