Teen Titans, Vol. 4: Light and Dark

The fourth volume of Scott Lobdell’s New 52 run on Teen Titans is right in character with the volumes that precede it. Whether or not you consider that a good thing will (obviously) depend…

Grayson Vol. 2: We All Die at Dawn review

Dick Grayson returns for the second half of his first “season” as an agent of Spyral.  In We All Die at Dawn, Dick’s exploits with his eclectic supporting cast are further detailed as Spyral…

Batman/Superman, Vol. 2: Game Over review

Less ongoing saga, more “Legends of the World’s Finest”, Batman/Superman Volume 2 collects three (largely) self-contained stories. Grek Pak, Paul Levitz, and a host of artists team up across nine issues from Batman/Superman and World’s Finest…

World’s Funnest review

One is an extra-dimensional imp who causes no end of trouble for the Man of Steel. The other is an extra-dimensional imp who simply wants to prove he’s the universe’s biggest fan…

Batman: Streets of Gotham, Vol. 1: Hush Money review

Set in the larger Batman Reborn storyline, Hush Money collects a two-issue Detective-Batman crossover called Faces of Evil, as well as the first four issues of the Streets of Gotham series. What’s included Detective Comics #852 “Reconstruction” (Faces…

Batman: Impostors review

Batman: Impostors, a tie-in to the Gotham City Impostors video game, spanned the four issues of Detective Comics immediately preceding Scott Snyder’s celebrated Black Mirror run. Fans expecting some sort of tonal continuity between Impostors and…

Batman: Blink review

Batman: Blink is a collection of two arcs about Lee Hyland, a man born blind who nonetheles sees more than the unimpaired. Originally appearing in Legends of the Dark Knight in 2002 and…

Batman: Heart of Hush review

Heart of Hush marks the return of Bruce Wayne’s childhood-friend-turned-calculating-murderous-pyscopath Tommy Elliot to Gotham (again). Still filled with hatred (and jealousy) for his former pal, Hush enlists the help of an old…

Batman: Long Shadows review

Batman: Long Shadows is a five-issue collection from the pre-52 Batman book, featuring a touching Battle for the Cowl epilogue and the four-issue Long Shadows arc, in which Dick Grayson learns that some of Bruce’s…

Batman: Unseen review

I take Batman comics seriously by default. And if it’s hard for me to tell for certain that a particular story isn’t meant to be interpreted in some other way, I struggle…