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 #959: As Batman and Zatanna reconnect, Azrael faces Ascalon only to come away shaken in his beliefs. -Ian 3.5/5
Batgirl #12: Batgirl helps investigate a ghost problem and a Burnside rec center. Using science as her main tool against the attack her and a group of friends, they bust the ghost issue up quickly. -Ian 2.5/5
Batman Beyond #9: Batman and Damian Wayne start their fight, as Bruce Wayne fights his way to the League of Assassins to find Damian about to kill Terry McGinnis. -Jim 3/5
Mother Panic #8: Mother Panic continues to investigate the body bag killer which leads her to get a new army of informants and make an appearance on a talk show. -Gerry 3.5/5
Secondary TBU Books (miniseries/digital firsts)
Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6 (digital chapters #11-12): Wonder Woman and Batman with help from Nightwing and Batgirl defeat Ra’s al Ghul after he falls into a Lazarus Pit and becomes a ten year old boy. -Gerry 4/5
Batman/The Shadow #3: Through a series of explanations, it is revealed that Batman is meant to be come the next person to hold the mantle of The Shadow. -Paul 4/5
Batman/Elmer Fudd #1: After the apparent murder of Silver St. Cloud, Elmer Fudd teams up with Batman to seek justice for her death. -Bill 4.5/5
Main DC Universe Books
Teen Titans #9: When Jackson Hyde’s mother arrives in San Francisco, the new Teen Titan must deal with a revelation he may not be able to handle. Meanwhile, the remaining heroes deal with the fallout from The Lazarus Contract as they attempt to mend the broken bonds within themselves and each other. -Ryan 4/5
Justice League of America #9: The JLA thwart Makson’s plans of killing his entire family much to the dismay of some of the members of the team who are upset that Batman didn’t give Makson a chance. -Paul 1.5/5
Suicide Squad #20: Amanda Waller interviews the team members to figure out who the new leader should be, but the choice is an unexpected one. -Corbin 2/5
Secondary DC Universe Books (involving TBU cameos and digital firsts)
The Flash #25: Batman makes a brief appearance as part of a exhibit in the Flash museum as part of the Justice League.
Wonder Woman #25: Batman appears alongside the Justice League in the issue.
TBU Trade and Hardcover Release List
Batman Beyond Volume 1: Escaping the Grave TPB
Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition HC
Dark Night: A True Batman Story TPB
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9 Collector’s Edition