This Week in Comics: Batman is a stone-cold killer

So, setting Czarnian physiology aside for a moment, Batman totally blew Lobo’s head off in Justice League vs. Suicide #4. While the Main Man won’t be down forever, Bats still put him down, and it was spectacular.

“Batwoman Begins” got off to a good and beautiful start in Detective Comics, and Red Hood’s first arc concluded with tons of fun. I also got my hands on Dark Horse’s Dept. H, and I was blown away. What did you read this week?

All-Star Batman #6

Art by Francesco Francavilla

The oppressive mood, stylized visuals, and disconnected lettering create a truly haunting atmosphere.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

Art by Kamome Shirahama


– Josh (read the full review)

Batman, Vol. 9: Bloom

Art by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia

While parts of Bruce’s return are moving and worth considering, I can’t help thinking it’s just like a tax refund—giving something up for a year and getting it back with no interest.

– Brian (read the full review)

Break from the Bat #11: Dept. H Vol. 1: Pressure

Art by Matt Kindt

As either a deeply-moving, symbolically-rich character study, or an immersive murder mystery in an exotic undersea world, this book earns not only a prominent spot on the bookshelf, but an enduring place in the imagination.

– Brian (read the full review)

Detective Comics #948

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

This is a pretty solid opening filled with compelling characters, engaging interactions, beautiful artwork, witty dialogue, and a thought provoking premise that has a hint of real world relevance to it.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Justice League/Power Rangers #1

Art by Dan Hipp

While the story feels a bit simple at the moment, that’s not a bad thing: good guys vs. bad guys is the heart of comics and always has been.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Art by David Finch, Danny Miki, and June Chung

Artistic shortcomings prevent me from loving this, but a marked improvement in dialogue, focus, and interest allowed me to enjoy it quite a bit.

– Brian (read the full review)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

Art by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio

Likeable characters, beautiful artwork, and a healthy dose of humor have made this book a consistent delight for six months.

– Brian (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #9

Art by Lee Bermejo

Williams delivers great dialogue alongside a decent story, but the glossed over details might leave you wanting more.

– Josh (read the full review)

Titans #7

Art by Lee Weeks and Brad Anderson

This issue captures a nostalgic sense as it puts it’s characters front and center, while focusing on hope, love, friendship, and understanding.

– Josh (read the full review)