I sure didn’t see it coming, but this week’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 is a strong contender for best Batman comic of the year. A fantastically illustrated, perfectly-written crime drama, this is easily the cream of the Looney Tunes crossover crop, and one of my favorite books of the year.

Art by Lee Weeks and Lovern Kindzierski

Things got even more mystical in Detective Comics this week, as Bats and his crew took on the artificially intelligent (ish) “Armor of St. Dumas.” I still feel like this book peaked some time ago and is on a steady (occasionally sharp) descent, but I must say that the artwork this time around made it a little harder to notice that decline. Detective #959 is, if nothing else, gorgeously drawn, inked, and colored.

Batgirl #12

Art by Francis Manapul

“Troubled Waters” is a bit of a troubled story, but it’s kind of entertaining anyway.

– Elena (read the full review)

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

Art by Bob Fingerman

…this may be [King’s] best Batman work to date, hands down.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman/The Shadow #3

Art by Riley Rossmo

This is probably one of the most enjoyable takes on The Joker I’ve seen in some time.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6

Art by Michael and Laura Allred

A lackluster conclusion to an uneven miniseries.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman Beyond #9

Art by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo

An acceptable entry to the series, theres nothing here I hated yet not enough to love.

– Jay (read the full review)

Detective Comics #959

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

This image is absolutely beautiful, and I think it’s pretty much what most of us think of when we picture Gotham City.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #20

Art by Whilce Portacio and Alex Sinclair

[Williams] knows how to make the most out of the smallest moments, and he does that here.

– Josh (read the full review)

Teen Titans #9

Art by Paolo Pantalena and Arif Prianto

In what seems to be standard form, Teen Titans #9 gets off to a bit of a slow start.

– Brian (read the full review)