This Week in Comics: Bane dents Harvey’s two faces

Once, Bane broke all of the inmates out of Arkham. This week, he broke all of the inmates inside of Arkham. And it was AMAZING.

All-Star was delightfully bonkers, Batwoman got off to a solid start, and Super Sons was super close to perfect. What are you digging this week?

All-Star Batman #8

Art by Francesco Francavilla

Visually inventive, narratively bizarre, and an overall weird ride, this was so strange I couldn’t help but love it.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman #19

Art by David Finch, Danny Miki, and Jordie Bellaire

From every little subtly crafted nuance to all the bombastic over-the-top fanfare, this was hairs away from being a perfect issue.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Batwoman #1

Art by Steve Epting

…we get something that’s nicely layered and…gorgeously rendered by Steve Epting (with a nod, also, to Jeromy Cox on colors).

– Elena (read the full review)

Detective Comics, Vol. 7: Anarky

Art by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccelato

I liked this a lot more when I read it in single-issue form back in early 2015.

– Brian (read the full review)

Harley Quinn #16

Art by Frank Cho

…for being somewhat overstuffed and over-extended in the character department, this book manages to remain coherent, which is no small feat.

– Elena (read the full review)

Injustice: Ground Zero #8

Art by Renato Guedes

Christopher Sebela balances the burgeoning turf war between Batman and Superman with Harley and Joker’s love-hate train and a whole of magic tricks from that other realm we haven’t seen since Year Three of the original series.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League #17

Art by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

Justice League has been better these two weeks, but it still falls far, far short of what it ought to be.

– Brian (read the full review)

Nightwing #17

Art by Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, and Chris Sotomayor

It’s exciting and action-packed, well-illustrated with enough good character work to give it an emotional core.

– Jay (read the full review)

Super Sons #2

Art by Dustin Nguyen

It’s fun without being lightweight, serious and focused without being oppressive and cynical.

– Jay (read the full review)

Trinity #7

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

This sort of story could easily end up a meaningless throwaway, but I hope it doesn’t.

– Brian (read the full review)