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Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin

Advance Review: Batman #50 – Profoundly Unsatisfying [Spoiler-Free]

The day of Batman and Catwoman’s wedding has arrived at last, and the two gather their witnesses and a judge to marry them off at dawn on a rooftop in downtown Gotham. While they prepare, Bruce and Selina individually reminisce about their times together, each other, and how their relationship has developed over the years. […]

Batman #49 cover by Mikel Janin

Batman #49 Review: A Chat Between Old Frenemies

Catwoman ambushes the Joker in the church. Batman is still incapacitated, so it’s up to Selina to bring down the Clown Prince. The battle is swift and brutal, with Catwoman’s stomach shot and Joker’s neck slashed. Neither is in the position to finish the other off, so they do what they did in the old […]

Batman #48 cover by Mikel Janin

Batman #48 Review: Bachelor Party with Batman and the Joker

The Joker has once more returned. He has turned a temple into a mass grave, and he is waiting for one man, the one man for whom he always waits. He wants the Batman, and, from the Batman, he wants an invitation to the coming wedding. As is often the case in more recent comics, […]

Batman #44 cover by Mikel Janin

Batman #44 Review: Catwoman Goes Dress Shopping

Catwoman sneaks out while Bruce is asleep to go wedding dress shopping as only Selina Kyle can. While she does this, we are given snapshots at various points of she and Bruce’s relationship over the years. Tom King delivers another fun one-off issue, this time focusing on Catwoman doing her own flavor of wedding preparation. […]

comics - Dark Nights: Metal #6 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

Dark Nights Metal #6 Review: A Guitar Solo Celebration of DC Comics

The Justice League and their allies have been taken by the Nightmare Batmen. Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl are wading through an army from the Dark Multiverse. Diana and Kendra manage to use their metal to awaken the League, and they soon find the demonic Hawkman keeping the Forge of Worlds dark. Soon Cyborg and Flash […]

Batman #43 cover by Mikel Janin

Batman #43 Review: Compelling Dive into the Character of Poison Ivy

Catwoman is face-to-face with Poison Ivy and learns that her latest ploy is, in part, fueled by the feeling of guilt of killing five men during the War of Jokes and Riddles. Meanwhile, Batman tries to get Harley Quinn to wake up and talk to her sometime partner, Ivy. I’m an easy sell on a […]

Batman #42 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung

Batman #42 Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers – but with Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy has taken over the world. Batman and Catwoman are apparently trying to test the limits of her hold over them, and Ivy responds with the Justice League in kind. With Batman #42, the plot kicks into gear, and we see what this arc is going to be like. While the premise as interesting […]

Batman #41 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung

Batman #41 Review: An Intriguing if Thin Start to a New Arc

Batman awakens to the voice of Poison Ivy, and he immediately knows something terrible is happening. He knows he can’t trust Catwoman and Alfred at the moment, and he makes it to the Batcave to inoculate himself and Selina. Soon enough, Ivy makes contact with Bruce through Alfred and reveals that she has achieved what […]


Batman #28 Review – Deadshot vs. Deathstroke Provides Weak Link

Batman #28 from DC Comics by writer Tom King and artists Mikel Janín and June Chung is the next part in The War of Jokes and Riddles Bat-event, as Bruce continues his post-coital story of his biggest early failure in his career as Batman. This issue features Batman being pushed far enough to almost kill, […]


Batman #26 Review- Exploring Batman’s Biggest Failure

Batman #26 continues the big arc, The War of Jokes and Riddles, as Batman continues to recount the tale of a massive war between the Joker and the Riddler in his second year as the Dark Knight to Catwoman. The issue continues to set up the war to come, and through excellent use of narration […]


DC New 52 Continues To Be Reconstructed In Batman #26

Today’s latest issue of Batman is the second part of the big Batman event, The War of Jokes and Riddles by Tom King, Mikel Janín and June Chung. However, it also seems to continue another thing that has been noticed in DC books since Rebirth. Now DC is not unknown for making changes to their […]

A Batman Lover Comes To The Dark Knight’s Defence

Recently, my fellow Bleeding Cool writer Joshua Davison reviewed Batman #25 by Tom King, Mikel Janin and June Chung. He gave it a rather average score of 5 out of 10. I also reviewed the very same issue and gave it the somewhat more favourable score of 10 out of 10. Now, some seem to […]


Batman #25 Review: An Intriguing Setup For Chaos To Come

Batman #25 starts the long teased mega-arc event within the Batman series, The War of Jokes & Riddles. Written by Tom King, with artwork by Mikel Janín and June Chung, this issue also marks an anniversary since the start of Batman in Rebirth. And as setup, it’s intense. The incredible artwork by Janín and Chung […]