Tim Drake: Robin #1: Welcome to the Marina

Tim Drake has been long overdue for an ongoing series. When writer Meghan Fitzmartin (who wrote Robin Eternal, Tim Drake’s stories in Batman: Urban Legends, and Dark Crisis: Young Justice) was announced to be the writer of the ongoing series, it was a shock to nobody. However, when artist Riley Rossmo was announced as theContinue reading “Tim Drake: Robin #1: Welcome to the Marina”

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 7

The most recent issue of Batman / Superman: World’s Finest was a great reminder of why this series has been so consistently enjoyable. With the first arc wrapped up, it seems like the new one will be about legacy (which seems to be a trend). But more interestingly, it’s about the found-family archetype. Reuniting afterContinue reading “Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 7”

Nightwing: Fear State

After a reenergizing first volume of Nightwing that uplifted the spirits of many Nightwing fans, the second volume struggled to keep the momentum. An unexpected crossover into Gotham City made the series seem a little repetitive. Too often has Dick Grayson been included in a Batman event at the expense of his storyline. Three monthsContinue reading “Nightwing: Fear State”

Nightwing Volume 1: Leaping Into The Light

When Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo signed up to lead the creative ship for Nightwing after over a year of unrelenting frustration from an ongoing amnesia story that was already time to end, fans rejoiced. Much like the new era for DC Comics, this was the beginning of a new frontier for Dick Grayson. ChiefContinue reading “Nightwing Volume 1: Leaping Into The Light”

Future State Nightwing: Refreshingly Grimdark

In a not too distant possible future, Gotham City is in shambles. Bruce Wayne is dead (or believed to be- see Future State Dark Detective), and the militaristic Magistrate has crushed the hope out of everyone. Despite this Dick Grayson, leader of the resistance, is ready to go to war and save the future ofContinue reading “Future State Nightwing: Refreshingly Grimdark”

Review: Dark Nights Death Metal: The Last Stories of the DC Universe

Dark Nights Death Metal: The Last Stories of the DC Universe is a lovely farewell story to the DC Rebirth initiative. For a while now, it’s seemed like the rebirth concept had been fading, but with Dark Nights: Death Metal coming to a close ( and DC Future State on the rise) it’s been madeContinue reading “Review: Dark Nights Death Metal: The Last Stories of the DC Universe”

Death Metal 3: Setting the Stage

After a disturbing and heartbreaking night at DC Comics, Death Metal 3 sheds some light on DC fans in these dark times. Dark Nights Death Metal is set to be the biggest event in recent DC history and this week’s issue opens with Batman (who is riding a new bat-cycle of sorts), Wonder Woman, andContinue reading “Death Metal 3: Setting the Stage”

Review: Batman 93, Designed to Fail

James Tynion IV’s first arc on Batman comes to a close all I can do is sigh in relief. The Designer was a new and exciting villain who held so much promise but became nothing more than a way to bide time until Joker’s upcoming war with Batman. Additionally, artists Guillem March and Javier FernandezContinue reading “Review: Batman 93, Designed to Fail”

Review: Death Metal #1 Rocks it out of the Park

When Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo confirmed that there would be a Metal sequel, fans rejoiced. The original event was a smashing hit, and it left an unmistakably important impact on DC continuity. However, one issue in and it seems to have already set the stage for a crisis level event at the very least.Continue reading “Review: Death Metal #1 Rocks it out of the Park”

Review: Batman 92

After a long hiatus, Batman 92 hit the shelves on June 9th and it seems like all the pieces are coming together as Batman prepares to face off with the Designer. Writer James Tynion IV comes out of the gate swinging in from the get-go with this suspenseful issue. Artist Guillem March continues to pencilContinue reading “Review: Batman 92”

Review: Batman The Adventures Continue #1

Batman The Adventures Continue might just be what the doctor ordered this week. Despite the despair and turmoil in the world around us, comic fans can find some enjoyment in a story continuing the adventures of the timeless Batman: The Animated Series TV show from the 1990’s. Writers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini reunite withContinue reading “Review: Batman The Adventures Continue #1”