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 of 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 #985: Bruce drives down memory lane to uncover the identity of Karma. -Tony 4/5
Batman Beyond #22: The new Robin comes to Batman’s aid, a reformed villain asks for help and the mysterious mastermind is revealed. -Adil 2.5/5
Secondary TBU Books (non-continuity/digital firsts)
Mother Panic: Gotham AD #5: She can run from it all she wants and keep trying to fill in the blanks with familiar faces but the truth remains; Violet doesn’t belong in this reality and unless she finds a purpose here she’ll fade right out of existence. -Bob 2.5/5
Main DC Universe Books
Teen Titans #20: The new Teen Titans go through their first mission together and find signs of a potentially bigger threat to come. -Adil 2.5/5
Justice League Dark #1: Zatanna, Wonder Woman, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat, and Swamp Thing face horrors from the magical realms as a darker threat looms. -Ian 3/5
Doomsday Clock #6: Reversing their position from captured by to “friends” of the Joker, Mime and Marionette enter the wild world of DC’s rogues, as her past plays parallel to current events. -Jessica 4/5
DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special #1: The Villains of the DC Universe take over in this collection of ten summer themed short stories. -Paul 3.5/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU appearances and cameos)
Action Comics #1001: Bootface, Hugo Strange, Humpty Dumpty, Mr. Freeze and Smush all appear as Superman tries to figure out a bald man’s identity.
Aquaman #38: In a flashback referencing Dark Nights: Metal, Batman appears alongside the Justice League.
The Flash #51: Dick Grayson’s Robin appears in a flashback with the Teen Titans, and Batman appears in the present.
The Hellblazer #24: Huntress appears in the issue as well as her father in a ghost form.
The Silencer #7: Talia al Ghul appears in a dream sequence while Leviathan continues to play a major role in the series.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman Volume 6: Bride or Burglar? TPB
The New Teen Titans Omnibus Volume 3 New Edition HC
Trinity Volume 3: Dark Destiny TPB
The DC Universe by Mike Mignola TPB