This Week in Comics: Batman blasts Man-Bat out of the sky with a missile

Do I really need to explain why this is a totally messed up action for Batman to take?

Batman #30

Considering that this story wraps up some major elements of “The War of Jokes and Riddles”, and downplays what I am sure many expected to be one of it’s main draws (the fighting), I can’t help but imagine that some people are bound to be disappointed by this. But for my money, there’s still enough to make it worth the cost of admission.

-Brandon (read full review)

Harley Quinn #27

Frank Tieri and Eleonora Carlini take over writing and art duties for this one-shot interlude about Harley tangling with the Penguin over a question of Eminent Domain. It’s a fun story, but the resolution lacks that little something extra and stretches credulity in a way even a Harley Quinn book can’t pull off.

-Elena (read full review)

Injustice 2 #9

This issue of Injustice 2 seems to have some uncommon pacing and plotting problems quite unlike Tom Taylor’s regular work. The story opens with Batman plotting, continues with Batgirl plotting, and we get lots of Damian and Animal Man plotting as a side dish. There’s action in there, but a strange lack of urgency throughout.

-Elena (read full review)

Nightwing #28

Even when Nightwing isn’t inherently great, it’s still entertaining.  This issue is a victim of a rushed schedule more than anything, and while it does have its problems, there’s enough good here to keep your attention.  While I wish this arc had been allowed to breathe a little more and develop its ideas further, the creative team deserve credit for doing something a little different.  There are some interesting themes presented and some genuinely creepy visuals, making this one of the most unique issues of Nightwing to hit the stands in years.

-Jay (read full review)

Justice League #28

A little better than last time, Justice League #28 is still a mediocre entry in a poorly executed arc and series. If you’ve enjoyed the run so far, you’ll probably still enjoy it now, but for me, November can’t get here fast enough.

-Brian (read full review)

Bane: Conquest #5

Bane: Conquest continues to be thoroughly unimpressive, unimaginative, and uninspired.  It’s not that the story is bad, per se, it’s just incredibly mundane.  It also doesn’t help that it doesn’t hold a candle to Dixon’s earlier work.

-Brandon (read full review)