Dick Grayson is in for a world of hurt, Tim and Jason try to escape from captivity, the Justice League goes to war with the armies of Atlantis, and Catwoman is…well let’s just avoid that comic at all costs. Here’s a list of all the Batman comics coming out this week, January 23rd graded on a scale of my own anticipation.

Hell no!  –   I’d rather not   –   Ambivalent  –  Interested  –  TAKE MY MONEY

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

January 23rd

Nightwing16

NIGHTWING #16

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by EDDY BARROWS

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

ANTICIPATION LEVEL:   Interested

Everything burns. Watch as Nightwing’s entire world comes crashing down around him.

 

Redhood16

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #16

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

ANTICIPATION LEVEL:   I’d rather not

Scott Lobdell’s contribution to the Death of the Family saga has been the most disappointing by far. Tim Drake barely even made an appearance in Teen Titans #15 and I hardly remember what happened in Red Hood #15. Now that Tim and Jason are in the same room together the story might actually improve but I’m not going to get my hopes up. In fact, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if we end up spending more time with Starfire, Roy, and the Teen Titans than any of the Bat Family.

 

Catwoman16

CATWOMAN #16

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

ANTICIPATION LEVEL:   Hell no!

Selina Kyle is posessed by the power of Eclipso annnnd…. I have no idea how anyone could be excited for this comic. It’s terrible. I really want to drop it from the review rotation but at the same time I feel that we Batman fans need to raise Cain about this or who knows how much longer it will continue. The dialogue is terrible, the storytelling make no sense, and it’s…for God’s sake everyone responsible for that cat-resurrection-origin story should’ve been fired.

 

JusticeLeague16

JUSTICE LEAGUE #16

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by IVAN REIS & GARY FRANK

40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

ANTICIPATION LEVEL:   TAKE MY MONEY

If you read Justice League #15 and Aquaman #15 last  month then I don’t know how you could not be excited for this. Atlantis is invading the east coast, the US government is creating a Justice League of their own to fight back, and Aquaman might be joining his kingdom in the battle! It’s exciting stuff but best of all, the Shazam backup. I look forward to reading the ongoing Shazam story every month. It’s really terrific and deserving of its own series.