This Week in Comics: Batman’s adventures in the Heart of Darkness

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad drew its final breath this week, and while some of you clearly enjoyed it, I’ll be glad to put it behind us. Some of the ideas were neat, but the artwork was all over the place, and I didn’t like the dialogue much from the start.

Babs is back in Burnside, Damian’s back at his grand-dad’s house, and Bats and the Turtles are back together for another round of Batman/TMNT adventures. What was the king of your stack this week?

Batgirl #7

Art by Chris Wildgoose

I love that Larson has gone in with a surgical knife and is cutting away anything that won’t contribute to a healthy Batgirl title going forward.

– Elena (read the full review)

Batman Beyond #4

Art by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo

There’s so much repetition in this arc that I’m ready for Terminal to go away, Bruce to hurry up and get back in the picture, so Curare can show up and start slicing and dicing stuff.

– Josh (read the full review)

Batman/TMNT Adventures #3

Art by Jon Sommariva

The writing is getting more confident, the characters are pretty much spot-on, and the art style is simply fantastic.

– Jay (read the full review)

DC Superhero Girls: Hits and Myths

Art by Yancey Labat

These books may not win any storytelling awards, but there are worse things a kid could be reading.

– Jay (read the full review)

Detective Comics #949

Art by Ben Oliver

I enjoyed it, but I can see how a person not interested in the further adventures of Batwoman might be displeased with it.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6

Art by Howard Porter and Alex Sinclair

This final installment thankfully looks good, and features some nice humor and gravity here and there, but it gets weighed down considerably under Williamson’s poorly-constructed speech and nonsensical plot points.

– Brian (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #10

Art by Giuseppe Cafaro and Hi-Fi

With roughly ten characters to juggle, and multiple, big, high-action, plots (including an “event”), [Williams] somehow manages to keep his narrative grounded.

– Josh (read the full review)

Teen Titans #4

Art by Jonboy Meyers

Pham’s pencils benefit from far greater consistency than we saw last time, and the narrative tension works quite well; but rushed color work and uncertain characterization take some of the wind out of this book’s sails.

– Brian (read the full review)