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 #954: After learning that Ra’s al Ghul has been messing with his memories, Batman is tricked and drugged before being handed over to Lady Shiva. Meanwhile, Jacob Kane is broken out of the Belfry by his allies. -Ian 3.5/5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9: The origin of Blackbird is shown along with her ties to Black Canary’s early days. Fearing the worst. Huntress and Batgirl call for assistance from Green Arrow and Nightwing. -Ian 2.5/5
Red Hood and the Outlaws #9: The Outlaws travel to Qurac to investigate the use of a weapon of mass destruction that the team believes to be Artemis’ lost Bow of Ra. -Bill 4.5/5
Gotham Academy: Second Semester #8: Olive is fully possesed and takes Batman down as the rest of the Detective Club discovers the true intentions of Amity Arkham’s spirit. -Gerry 4.5/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
None this week
Main DC Universe Books
Justice League of America #4: The final confrontation with the Extremists takes place as the JLA overcome the obstacles to take down Lord Havok and his team. -Paul 2.5/5
Titans #10: The Titans have their backs against the wall as the Fearsome Five seemingly has the advantage until Bumblebee appears and turns the tide. -Matthew 4/5
Suicide Squad #15: Waller is still alive, Deadshot wasn’t betraying the team after all, and Harley wasn’t really shot. All of this and Rustam gets taken down. -Corbin 4/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
New Super-Man #10: Bat-Man of China appears briefly as he and Wonder-Woman discover Flying Dragon General.
Supergirl #8: Barbara Gordon has been investigating Supergirl as Batgirl leading to a confrontation in the upcoming issue.
Super Powers! #6: Characters galore appear including Batman, Dick Grayson’s Robin, Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, James Gordon, Joker, Ace the Bat-Hound, Killer Croc, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Two-Face and Clayface.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman ’66 Meets the Man from U.N.C.L.E. TPB
Batman: Knightfall Omnibus Volume 1 HC
Batman: Legacy Volume 1 TPB
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3 HC
Batman Volume 2: I am Suicide TPB
Dark Knight III: The Mater Race #8 Collector’s Edition