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 #962: In the finale of “Intelligence,” all must come together to fight Jean-Paul Valley’s nemesis Ascalon, but surprises await the team including the reveal to Batman that Tim Drake is still alive. -Ian 3.5/5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13: Poison Ivy’s rage threatens the Bird’s lives and mission in the conclusion of “Source Code.” -Ian 2.5/5
Red Hood and the Outlaws #13: After dying from his fight with Solomon Grundy, Bizarro is brought back to life by none other than his initial creator, Lex Luthor. However, Red Hood and Artemis are shocked by the new, revived Bizarro. -Bill 4.5/5
Harley Quinn #25: Harley throws a surprise party for Sy which turns out to be a reverse surprise party for herself. Meanwhile the Unconquerable 25 plans a hit on Harley and all her friends. In the backup, Joker and Harley’s new hideout is complete, but at a cost. -David 4.5/5
Gotham Academy: Second Semester #12: As the series comes to an end, Olive is freed from Amity Arkham’s spirit and makes up with her friends. -Gerry 4/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
None this week
Main DC Universe Books
Justice League of America #12: The Justice League of America enter the Microverse in search of Ray Palmer. -Paul 4/5
Titans #14: The Titans’ search for the believed traitor is interrupted by three Atlanteans from Garth’s past. In the end it is revealed that Omen may not be the traitor, but Nightwing might be. -Jim 3.5/5
Suicide Squad #23: The Suicide Squad capture Killer Frost, angering Batman in the process. -Corbin 2/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
Justice League/Power Rangers #5: Batman appears in the issue as well as the Red Ranger wearing a disguise as Red Hood.
New Super-Man #14: The Bat-Man of China, Robinbot, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc all appear in the issue.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Box Set #2
Batman: Arkham-Clayface TPB
Super Powers TPB
Justice League of America Volume 1: The Extremists TPB
Earth 2: Society Volume 4: Life After Death TPB