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 #973: Batman and Red Robin’s plans for a better Gotham are smashed by the Victim Syndicate and Clayface as Fall of the Batmen concludes. -Ian 4/5
Batgirl #19: An unforeseen blizzard hits Burnisde leading Batgirl to investigate possible foul play. -Adil 1.5/5
Batman Beyond #16: Terry is able to save Dana during the attack from Stalker but finds himself pitted against his old ally sent to kill him so his people won’t starve. -Bill 2/5
Secondary TBU Books (non-continuity/digital firsts)
Nightwing: The New Order #6: As the series wraps up, the fate of Jake and his father are revealed. -Ian 3.5/5
Scooby-Doo Team Up #34 (digital chapters #67-68): The Birds of Prey call Daphne, Velma, and Scooby in for a bit of help with a giant bird problem in Gotham. -Ian 3/5
Main DC Universe Books
Teen Titans #16: After defeating a villain with Beast Boy and Raven, Starfire feels rejected for being too old for the team. Alone, she has to battle an enemy from her homeworld, the Psions. -Bill 4/5
Justice League of America #23: Tsaritsa gloats and shares her ultimate evil plan. Vixen returns like a boss. And, we have another Alan Moore character make an appearance. -Tony 3/5
Suicide Squad #34: The Suicide Squad and their newest member, Juan Soria, face off against an alien invasion. -Paul 1/5
Doomsday Clock #3: Led by the tale of Nathaniel Dusk, we follow the Mime and the Marionette as they finally get to play, and the Comedian and Ozymandias go for a second round. Meanwhile, Batman gets to read Kovacs’ journal. -Jessica 4.5/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU appearances and digital firsts)
The Flash #39: Batman appears alongside the Justice League, while the Bat-Man of China appears alongside the Chinese version of the League in the issue.
Gotham City Garage #8 (digital chapters #15-16): The Gotham City Garage versions of Barbara Gordon and Poison Ivy appear in the issue.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Checkmate by Greg Rucka Volume 2 TPB