This Week in Comics: Batman gets some answers

Batman #27 was another great installment in “The War of Jokes and Riddles”. Fan-favorite character Kite Man gets treated to a sympathetic backstory, and it was quite enjoyable.

Art by Clay Mann, Danny Miki, and Gabe Eltaeb

Justice League had a decent showing this week, too. The troubled book is by no means completely turned around, but things finally started to click into place a bit. How was your week in comics?

Batman #27

Art by Mikel Janin

King manages to make one really care about and root for the character…fulfilling my dream for the perfect Kite Man story.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Batman ’66 Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Art by Michael Allred and Laura Allred

From the get-go, this little one-shot is non-stop silliness and forward momentum.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batwoman #5

Art by Michael Cho

It’s background that’s nice to have and it’s beautifully rendered and I enjoyed the arc of it, but I don’t know whether we needed a whole comic book set aside for it.

– Elena (read the full review)

Harley Quinn #24

Art by Frank Cho and Sabine Rich

…the main book suffers from too much talk–some of which just feels out of character and a little too on-the-nose borderline preachy to me.

– Elena (read the full review)

Injustice 2 #6

Art by Mike S. Miller and J. Nanjan

While this issue feels a bit like a digression and some of it is heavily expository, the writing is still good and the story is moving forward.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League #25

Art by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair

I can sincerely say that this issue both enriches and is enriched by what came before it, and for that I’m grateful.

– Brian (read the full review)

Nightwing #25

Art by Casey Jones and Hi-Fi

A good “anniversary issue” in its own right and a nice “season finale,” Nightwing finishes its first year strong.

– Jay (read the full review)

Super Sons #6

Art by Dustin Nguyen

This is a promising start to a new arc, and one of the things that makes it succeed is balance.

– Jay (read the full review)

Trinity #11

Art by Francis Manapul

Trinity #11 concludes the latest arc, but that conclusion feels premature, and the finer point Manapul tries to make falls flat.

– Brian (read the full review)