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 #964: As Basil Karlo struggles with his inner Clayface, Stephanie Brown faces dangerous revelations from both Anarky and Batman. -Ian 3/5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14: Helena and Dinah try to get a day away from battling strange baddies while Barbara holds down the fort in Gotham. It doesn’t work out like any of them expected. -Gerry 4/5
Red Hood and the Outlaws #14: As the Outlaws adjust to the new benefits of a super smart Bizarro leading their team, Bizarro upgrades both their arsenal as well as headquarters. -Bill 3/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1: Harley has her 25th birthday and it’s a selection of great stories including Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy got to Vegas, while in another story Joker throws Harley a surprise birthday party, and Poison Ivy and Harley face off against Swamp Thing! -David 5/5
Main DC Universe Books
Teen Titans #12: While the Teen Titans try to help the citizens of Gotham as they recover from the massive mountain that devastated the city, Damian heads in to a Labyrinth designed by the Riddler with help from Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, and Killer Croc. -Bill 2/5
Titans #15: Dick Grayson explains to the team that he was not a willing agent of H.I.V.E. but rather became a double agent to discover H.I.V.E.’s location. In the ensuing battle the team face brainwashed Gnarrk and Mal Duncan and this could be Wally’s last mission. -Jim 4.5/5
Justice League of America #14: The JLA’s adventures in the Microverse continue and we get some plot development in addition to Lobo’s shenanigans. -Matthew 3/5
Suicide Squad #25: The Suicide Squad rallies together to free a mind-controlled Amanda Waller and stop an army of Suicide Squad’s from killing the world’s superheroes. -Paul 2/5
Dark Nights: Metal #2: Batman plays world-wide hide and seek with the Justice League, and then turns into a door. -Corbin 4.5/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
Action Comics #987: While no TBU characters appear in the issue, the identity of Mr. Oz is revealed, who currently has Tim Drake imprisoned.
New Super-Man #15: The Bat-Man of China, Robinbot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and Deadshot all appear in the issue.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman: His Greatest Adventures TPB
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Volume 3 HC
Batman: The Art of The Dark Knight: The Master Race Deluxe Edition HC
Harley Quinn: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 HC
Harley Quinn Volume 3: Red Meat TPB
DC Universe: Rebirth Omnibus Expanded Edition HC