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 #42: Ivy has constantly become the third wheel to Bruce and Selina’s relationship and they have had enough. -Corbin 4/5
Nightwing #40: Nightwing escapes from his watery deathtrap and chases after the Judge, who targets another Bludhaven casino. -Paul 2.5/5
Harley Quinn #39: Killer Croc lays claim to Coney Island as Batman’s Rogues Gallery runs wild while Harley fights Mr. Zsasz! -David 4.5/5
Bane: Conquest #10: Bane gets intel to infiltrate Kobra’s base of operations by flipping a disgraced general, while Batman positions move against Bane as things come to a head. -David 4/5
Secondary TBU Books (non-continuity/digital firsts)
Batman: White Knight #6: After the GTO unit moves to arrest Batman, Neo Joker uses the giant freeze cannon to hold Gotham hostage and demand the return of the real Joker. -Adil 4.5/5
The Shadow/Batman #6: The miniseries comes to a close with Batman facing off against a mind-controlled Robin and Ra’s al Ghul as the Shadow battles Shiwan Khan. -Paul 3/5
Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #6: Harley and Ivy are trapped in an explosive situation along with Betty and Veronica as they try to save Sweetwater Swamp. -Gerry 3/5
Main DC Universe Books
Justice League #40: As their actions continue to cause social conflict on Earth, the Justice League faces death in space! -Ian 3/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU appearances and digital firsts)
Bombshells United #13 (digital chapters (25-26): The Bombshell versions of Alysia Yeoh, Black Canary, Frankie Charles, Batgirl, Killer Croc, Bette Kane, Cullen Row, Kathy Duquesne, Harper Row, Tim Drake and Nell Little all appear in the issue.
Deathstroke #29: Arkham Asylum appears in the issue as Deathstroke is imprisoned.
Green Arrow #38: Black Canary, Kate Spencer, and Batman all appear in the issue.
Injustice 2 #21 (digital chapters #41-42): The Injustice versions of the League of Assassins, Damian Wayne, Ra’s al Ghul, Athanasia al Ghul, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, and Orca all appear in the issue.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman and Harley Quinn HC
Batman by Neal Adams Volume 1 TPB
Tales of the Batman: Gene Colan Volume 2 HC
Super Sons Volume 2: Planet of the Capes TPB
Justice League of America Volume 3: Panic in the Microverse TPB
Justice League of America: Power and Glory TPB