This Week in Comics: Batman America: The Winged Avenger

I must confess: I’ve not been keeping up with Justice League of America. Josh’s reviews haven’t been very encouraging, and I’m already struggling through one Justice League title at the moment. But as I was browsing through preview pages, I couldn’t help but notice the Dark Knight sporting what sure looks like a Mighty Shield™. And I can’t help but wonder what happens when he throws his Mighty Shield

Red Hood and the Outlaws continued to outperform (qualitatively—the sales are, unfortunately, another matter) many of DC’s higher-profile books. Detective added mental incompetence to the other incompetencies it has thus far given to Batman. And Super Powers—well, you’re either into it or you’re not, but it’s probably the best showing the Justice League has had since Rebirth began. What about you? What were the highs and lows of your week in comics?

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9

Art by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

In the grand scheme of things, these fundamental problems – no matter how small they are – shouldn’t be in EVERY. SINGLE. ISSUE.

– Josh (read the full review)

Detective Comics #954

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Seeing Ra’s interact with Batman is always a real treat, but the art is nowhere near as good as I know Takara is capable of…

– Brandon (read the full review)

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #8

Art by Karl Kerschl

All in all, I’m insanely pleased with what Gotham Academy has been doing of late and greatly look forward to the direction they are taking the tale.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Justice League of America #4

Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Marcelo Maiolo

No character development, no gripping story, and no payoff.

– Josh (read the full review)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #9

Art by Guillem March

But Lobdell has done such an excellent job of building Artemis up into a complex, compelling character, that her distress carries a weight far greater than the particulars of the plot.

– Brian (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #15

Art by John Romita, Jr., Richard Friend, and Dean White

It’s no surprise that those elements continue here, but we are also treated to a satisfying conclusion – something that appears to escape many writers…

– Josh (read the full review)

Super Powers #6

Art by Art Baltazar

The look is bright and colorful, the action is breezy and entertaining, and the writing is both funny and reverent.

– Jay (read the full review)

Teen Titans Go! digital issue #42

Art by Dario Brizuela and Franco Riesco

It’s at its best when it’s an absurdist comedy, and such an aimless issue like this shows the book at its worst.

– Jay (read the full review)