This Week in Comics: Batman tells a bedtime story

I really enjoyed Batman #25, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I haven’t loved everything in this run, but I almost always look forward to reading it. And if I can have a good time reading Batman comics, I’m a happy camper.

Art by Mikel Janin and June Chung

There were a number of “extra-sized anniversary” issues this week (including Batman), and the ones that I read were good! Aquaman was wonderfully-written and beautifully-illustrated (by new series artist Stjepan Sejic), and while noticeably flawed, Superman #25 managed to pack in plenty of the things that I’ve loved about the series as a whole. The extra page counts may seem like a gimmick to justify charging an extra dollar, but thankfully, the quality is there, too. What did you think?

All-Star Batman #11

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

One part daring adventure serial and one part fairly frustrating narrative, the former is thankfully favored so it’s easy enough to recommend.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman #25

Art by Mikel Janín

…while it’s entertaining and good in many ways, I ultimately find myself asking many questions.

– Josh (read the full review)

Batwoman #4

Art by Steve Epting

However much this series has ambled and rambled and burned slow, it’s been a nice rainy day read.

– Elena (read the full review)

Harley Quinn #22

Art by Frank Cho and Sabine Rich

All comics should be this good.

– Elena (read the full review)

Injustice 2 #4

Art by Bruno Redondo and Alejandro Sanchez

…come to see the reveal of Ra’s al Ghul, stay for some heart-tugging reminiscences of his petulant little grandson.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League #23

Art by Nick Bradshaw and Alex Sinclair

The political overtones are about as subtle as Nightwing’s disco duds, but the almost abstract contrast between good and bad here makes it easy to follow and digest.

– Brian (read the full review)

Nightwing #23

Art by Casey Jones and Hi-Fi

Oh Dick, don’t you know better than to make a deal with the devil?

– Jay (read the full review)

Superman #25

Art by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Manchester may be a bit much, and the artwork is a bit confused with all of the hands in it, but when you get down to it, this book hits the high points it needed to.

– Brian (read the full review)

Super Sons #5

Art by Dustin Nguyen

There isn’t an awful lot of new ground tread here, but what’s there is solid and fun, just like this book has been from the beginning.

– Jay (read the full review)

Trinity #5

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Rather than recover from the book’s recent lull, Trinity #10 extends the decline with sloppy dialogue and a plot that has too much in common with another lately-published DC book.

– Brian (read the full review)