This Week in Comics: Maybe she just wants to give you a kiss?

It was a week of sad endings and new beginnings. It was a week of Burnside and Beyond. It was a week of old chums, old enemies, and old, murderous men with rebellious grandchildren. It was a week of Assassins, Shadows, and Justice. It was a week of—in a word—comics.

Whatever your life was like outside these pages, for a time, you joined your heroes and their weird, villainous, instant-boyfriends for an escape from your normal slog. Or at least you tried. Did you like what you read this week in comics, or will the fire have a little extra fuel tonight? Catch up on our thoughts if you haven’t already, and then join us in the comments for rejoicing or commiseration—you decide.

Batgirl #8

Art by Francis Manapul

I love it, I hate it. I want to see what happens next and also want to burn the pages of the current book.

– Elena (read the full review)

Batman Beyond #5

Art by Nick Bradshaw and Alex Sinclair

I hope Jurgens and Chang run with this plot, because this reveal alone could drive many, many arcs!

– Josh (read the full review)

Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #2

Art by Michael and Laura Allred

While the tone is marginally better and more fitting than the first issue, that campy charm is still largely missing.

– Jay (read the full review)

Detective Comics #951

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Considering I’ve been fairly pleased with almost everything Tynion has released since the beginning of Rebirth, I was just a little surprised by how average I found this story.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Detective Comics, Vol. 4: The Wrath

Art by Jason Fabok and Blond

There’s not much here that’s truly terrible, but it’s so resoundingly average it’s easy to forget there’s some strong material in this trade.

– Jay (read the full review)

Justice League of America #1

Art by Doug Mahnke

No, they’re not familiar with each other, and no the team hasn’t built a rapport yet, but they are still more team oriented than the regular Justice League.

– Josh (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #12

Art by John Romita, Jr., Richard Friend, Dean White, and some unknown pre-press letterer

The real gem of this issue, is the back-up story. Yes, some substantial plot development occurs in the main story involving Rustam, but I honestly wasn’t too fond of this.

– Josh (read the full review)

Teen Titans #5

Art by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn

…looking over the arc itself, I would argue that Percy has managed to create a more memorable story than many of his colleagues.

– Brian (read the full review)