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Detective Comics #981 Review: A Satisfying and Heartwarming Final Chapter

Spoiler has hacked into Brother Eye's systems with the help of Orphan. Batman and Batwoman fight against the Omac army controlled by Ulysses and a possessed Red Robin, among whose number is Azrael and Batwing. Can Red Robin be saved? Can Gotham? If so, what does this mean for the Gotham Knights? With Detective Comics […]

Batman: Detective Comics #980 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

Batwoman distracts the Tim Drake Omac while Batman, Spoiler, and Orphan infiltrate the transformed Belfry. The Bat-Family hopes that they can shut down Tim and Ulysses' control tower and override the Omac drones destroying Gotham City. The story advances more in this issue of Detective Comics compared to the recent two. The team moves definitively […]

Batman: Detective Comics #979 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

Red Robin has been taken over by Brother Eye and the newest iteration of Omac. This puts him at the mercy of Ulysses, now calling himself the General. The Colony's armored soldiers are also being taken over by Omac and are attacking Batman, Batwoman, Colonel Kane, and the Colony. Back in the Batcave, Orphan is […]

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Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

Batman and Red Robin investigate the Colony's soldiers whom gunned down a band of mobsters while Ulysses watches on from his command center. Batman leaves to meet up with Batwoman and her father. Ulysses continues to have a video feed of the events. He is planning something massive, but Red Robin is closing in on […]

Batman: Detective Comics #977 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Batman Detective Comics #977 Review: Colonizing the Future

Red Robin is shown a future where Batwoman and the Colony invade Gotham and assassinate Batman in his cave by Ulysses. After this, Ulysses makes an offer to cooperate with Tim and give him access to all sorts of future technology acquired from the future Tim Drake. Elsewhere in the present, Batwoman, Batwing, Azrael, and […]

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Detective Comics #976 Review: Another Dark Yet Absorbing Entry

Dr. Leslie Thompkins works as a therapist for Orphan, and we see one of her last missions alongside Clayface. Batman confronts Red Robin about his plans to restart the Knights Program. Batwoman, Azrael, and Batwing settle into their new roles with the Colony. The Knights Program, which has been the grand experiment behind the plot […]

Batman: Detective Comics #975 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Detective Comics #975 Review: Intense Drama and Hard Truths for the Bat Family

Batman calls together the closest members of his family: Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, Red Robin, and Robin. Their purpose? To decide what can and should be done about Batwoman after the death of Clayface. Meanwhile, Batwoman is left to consider the offer from her father to join the Colony. This is another low-action and high-dialogue […]

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Batman Detective Comics #974 Review [Spoilers]: A Great Story of Grief-Stricken Heroes

Clayface is dead. Batwoman killed Basil Karlo was shot dead by Batwoman using the weapon given by her father. Batman, Orphan, and Red Robin immediately confront her. However, Azrael and Batwing take Batwoman's side. Later, Spoiler confronts Red Robin on the destructive behavior he is fostering by remaining with Batman. Detective Comics #974 delivers a […]

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Detective Comics #973 Review: The Victimization of Clayface

Clayface, empowered and driven madder by the excess clay from the Belfry's Mudroom, is now raging across Gotham City. Orphan is worried for her friend, Red Robin is out of commission, and Batman's only hope is that Dr. October may have a solution. Batwoman has a different answer in the form of a rifle given […]

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Detective Comics #972 Review: The True Nature of Clayface

Clayface is on a rampage and battling the Batman in the opening to this issue of Detective Comics. The Dark Knight holds that Basil Karlo is still good, but the situation is worsening. The First Victim and Anarky are still on the loose and wreaking havoc in Gotham City. Red Robin is unsure if Clayface […]

Batman Detective Comics #968 Review: A Tim-Penny Symphony

Ulysses Armstrong is back working with the Colony, and he has plans for the organization. However, our attentions turn back to the Batcave, where the Tim Drake of the future — dressed as the Batman — is fending off Batman, Red Robin (Tim Drake of the present), Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin with the help […]

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Brian Michael Bendis's List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

Red Hood And The Outlaws #15 Review: Flawed But Fun

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Bizarro and Artemis, take up crimefighting residence in Gotham City. With Bizarro's intelligence and motives fluctuating, he puts out a challenge to the Batman Family…unbeknownst to his teammates in the Outlaws. This brings Batwoman, Batwing, Clayface, Orphan, and Azrael to their doorstep, and the two groups duke it out for […]

The Penguin Returns With A Bang

The most recent episode of Gotham, entitled Unleashed, had some pretty interesting moments. But of course, this article will contain SPOILERS. . . . .. If you are still here then you've either seen the episode or don't care about spoilers. There were a lot of moving parts going on last night during the episode. […]

The Rebirth of Azrael – A Gotham Featurette

Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette focusing on the birth / re-birth of Azrael. After being killed by James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Theo Galavan (James Frain) is brought back to life without knowing his own name by Hugo Strange (B D Wong). And the good doctor convinces the former mayor that he is a 17th […]

Gotham's Movie-Style Trailer for Azrael

Fox has released a movie-style trailer for the May 4th episode of Gotham. I the trailer we get a brief recap of what Bruce Wayne and James Gordon have been through since the night the Waynes were killed and we follow it along to the rebirth of Theo Galavan at the hands of Hugo Strange, […]

NYCC '15: Has Azrael Already Re-Appeared In Midnighter?

Asked at the DC All Access panel at New York Comic Con, if the character Azrael might appear anytime soon in DC's comics, the panel began to dismiss the idea, "not on this panel"… until Midnighter writer Steve Orlando interrupted, to say "you possibly already have…" Midnighter readers? Can you identify an Azrael hidden in […]

Wednesday Comics Review: Azrael #17 and Crossed Family Values #7

Controversy. it's a funny thing. Oh there are plenty of things to offend people, but they have to get to the people who would be offended first. Often people wouldn't pick up anything likely to offend them, why would they? But sometimes that content creeps into the things they would pick up. Or they experience […]