Ah, Alfred. Where would Bruce be without you? Where would any of us? I’ve got to tell you, folks—seeing our faithful friend don the cape and cowl and stand up to Gotham was probably the highlight of my week in comics.

We also had a few #1s, with decent debuts from Batgirl and the Birds of Prey and Suicide Squad. I even got to review an issue of Superman—something I’ve actually done a few times in the last several months, but never tire of. All-in-all, it was another solid week for DC, and we liked most of what we read. How about you?

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey hits many of the right notes, but it’s a messy arrangement when the “song” comes to a close (largely due to the art).

– Josh (read the full review)

Batman #5

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I would never use the word “bad” to describe the contents of this particular issue, but I was definitely left feeling a little confused and unfulfilled.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel Digital Issue #6

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With smart dialogue, engaging visuals, and genuine hilarity, this may be the most fun installment yet.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman: Ego and Other Tails

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Batman: Ego and Other Tails is a worthy addition to any fan’s collection. Even more than that it’s a great testament and tribute to a brilliant creator who is gone too soon.

– Jay (read the full review)

Harley Quinn #2

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If you love zombies and insane combat sequences with a lot of moving parts, you’ll find much to appreciate here.

– Elena (read the full review)

Injustice: Year Five #16

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While this is a book in which anything can happen, it never stops being surprising when it does.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League #3

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I’m still disappointed. There are definitely some marginal improvements in the script, but Hitch’s delivery remains very clunky.

– Brian (read the full review)

Nightwing #3

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This week’s issue may not be quite as strong as the previous two, but it has more than enough going for it to make for an exciting read just the same.

– Jay (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #1

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There are highs and lows throughout this issue, but Williams and Fabok’s short-form “Never Miss” only makes the shortcomings of Williams and Lee’s “The Black Vault” glaringly obvious.

– Josh (read the full review)

Superman #5

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Every work of art has flaws if you look for them, but the enjoyment of art is not attained by filling out a score card. In spite of its warts, Superman #5 is one of the closest things to perfect I’ve read in a while.

– Brian (read the full review)