This Week in Comics: Welcome to Batburger

Batman #16. One issue—really, one sequence from one issue—was all it took for Tom King to wash the taste of “I Am Suicide” out of my mouth. That was by far the most fun I’ve had in Batman in a long time. But it also had some serious flaws, so I’m not sure what to expect or hope for in the rest of the arc. In the meantime, I’ll soak in the fun.

Green Lanterns #16 was a fun team-up/clash between Lantern Baz and Batman, quite reminiscent of the Hal Jordan/Batman dynamic from the early days of The New 52. Bryan Hitch wrote and drew one of the better Justice League issues we’ve had for some time, and Nightwing closed out the “Blüdhaven” arc. What were your favorites this week?

Azrael, Vol. 1: Fallen Angel

Art by Joe Quesada and Kevin Nowlan

It never truly gets great, but I was not bored once, and Valley is an interesting character once you peel away the “I was once psycho-Batman” baggage.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman #16

Art by David Finch, Danny Miki, and Jordie Bellaire

While it’s nice to be getting back to a more straightforward story…it was hard for me to look past all the little distractions that the story kept throwing at me.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Break from the Bat #12: God Country

Art by Geoff Shaw with Dave Stewart

Even from a publisher like Image, which has a good track record, it’s rare to find a debut as uniformly strong as this one.

– Brian (read the full review)

Green Lanterns #16

Art by James Harren

…a sort of spiritual successor to the Bats/Hal dynamic from the first volume of Geoff Johns’s New 52 Justice League…that’s just what the doctor ordered.

– Brian (read the full review)

Harley Quinn #13

Art by Frank Cho and Laura Martin

…though it’s hard to look her in the eye afterwards, I can appreciate that this team wants to remind us that Harley just isn’t hero material when it comes down to it.

– Elena (read the full review)

Injustice: Ground Zero #5

Art by Renato Guedes

The cross-over characters have been allotted very little time and both the Resistance holdouts and the Regime standbys seem a little out of character.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League #14

Art by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

My hope…is that Hitch…will find a way to be the writer he is today, even when he gives up control of the artwork.

– Brian (read the full review)

Nightwing #14

Art by Marcus To and Chris Sotomayor

It may not be to everyone’s taste, and this type of storytelling doesn’t work for every type of story, but I’m glad Seeley took the time to actually tell a story and develop his characters.

– Jay (read the full review)

Super Powers #4

Art by Art Baltazar

While the script doesn’t exactly dig deep, there are some surprisingly mature themes touched on here.

– Jay (read the full review)

Teen Titans Go! digital-issue #40

Art by Dan Hipp

While I can usually give Teen Titans Go! a pass, this was just a bit too juvenile to work for me.

– Jay (read the full review)