This Week in Comics: Bruce Wayne yells at dinner guests

Art by Mikel Janin and June Chung

Batman #29

Cover by Mikel Janin

The concept behind this issue is so off-the-wall that it seems like it shouldn’t work at all, but it’s just executed to such perfection that I can’t do anything but applaud it.  Seriously though, other than at an upscale Halloween party, when have you ever seen all these characters sitting down together to have a nine-course French dinner?

-Brandon (read full review)

Injustice 2 #8

Cover by Dale Keown

Tom Taylor is an expert storyteller as always, predictably satisfying and tossing out a few surprises in the mix of it. He also remembers to lighten the mood a little. Too much grim can sink a comic book–it takes a careful balance to keep the stakes high but the sense of humor intact. Injustice is better than merely balanced, though. It excels in so many ways that other books fail.

-Elena (read full review)

Dark Nights: Metal #1

Cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

Whether you are here for the story, here for the action, or simply here for the nostalgia…you are bound to find something in Snyder’s latest tale that speaks to you.

-Brandon (read full review)

Nightwing #27

Cover by Javier Fernandez and Chris Sotomayor

Another solid entry for sure, there’s a lot of great story going on in Nightwing.  Each individual thread stands on its own as some compelling drama, but it never quite comes together to be truly satisfying.  Still, the writing is superb, the visuals are stellar, and the synergy between the two makes for one of the best teams in comics right now.

-Jay (read full review)

Super Sons #7

Cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Super Sons has settled into a groove over the past few months.  It’s a strong title, though it has yet to attain the excellence that it had in its opening issues.  Still, it’s a charming, highly entertaining book in its own right.  The characters are strong, the artwork is fantastic, and the overall energy is tangible.  At its core this is about Superboy’s growth, and I’m glad to be along for the ride.

-Jay (read full review)

Trinity #12

Cover by Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey

Constantine’s trademark irreverence carries the first half of the book quite well, but things aren’t quite as enjoyable by the end. Still, Marion’s pencils seem a perfect fit for this story—even if I’m not really digging the larger premise. If you’re a Trinityfaithful, pick this up and enjoy it once or twice; otherwise, you probably won’t regret passing on this issue and the rest of the arc.

-Brian (read full review)

Batwoman #6

Cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas

Bennett and Tynion have taken this book on a hard left that’s left this reader lurching uncomfortably. I have a feeling this book will absolutely divide readers. Some will love this new crazy violent direction and others will be baffled and consternated about the future direction of the series.

-Elena (read full review)

Justice League #27

Cover by Brad Anderson, Bryan Hitch, and Alex Sinclair

November is coming, but Justice League #27 makes it seem awfully far away. A pile of questionable plot points and a bevy of bizarre character faces makes it impossible to enjoy this one. Give your wallet—and your brain—a break for another few months, and then hop back on when this arc is over.

-Brian (read full review)

Green Arrow #29

Cover by Otto Schmidt

Gotham shines in Green Arrow #29 thanks to Ferreyra’s art, but Percy misses the mark with Batman as a character. Unless you want a heavy-handed political commentary wrapped up in an arc that feels so forced it’s unnatural, I recommend skipping this issue.

-Josh (read full review)