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BatWatch Review: Talon #8 3

Don't Be Afraid of the DarkTalon has been on a whirlwind adventure all of which leads him...to the grave, or so it would seem. Bane snapped his neck in the last issue, and he appeared dead in the preview as well, so will he be resurrected as a talon or has he managed to cheat death completely. Only reading will tell.Click Here To See This Review with Images. Does Talon #8 deliver another excellent issue or is this where the series finally falls apart?In this issue, Casey Washington is captured a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Teen Titans #20 0

Only BegottenToday has not been going too well in terms of my Bat enjoyment. I expected both Batman, Incorporated and The Dark Knight to be good, and I ended up disappointed for they were just okay. Perhaps its backwards day, and my usually loathed Teen Titans will turn out to be the cream of the crop. Last issue was actually pretty good; it was certainly the best issue of Teen Titans we've seen in quite some time. Could this be the start of a turnaround for the series?Click Here To See This Rev...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: The Dark Knight #20 0

Down, Down, DownI have been enjoying the origin tale of Jervis Tetch. Quite frankly, I don't care very much about the part of the story set in the present despite the high body count and “Bruce's first love” being put in mortal danger. All of that is okay, but I'm really much more interested in how Jervis Tetch went from normal kid to Mad Hatter. As Tetch loses more and more control over himself, we've seen him taking steps down a dark path, but we still have not seen his obsession with Alice i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman, Incorporated #11 0

A Bird in the HandBatman Incorporated has forgotten the epic battle it had staged at the end of the last issue and is now trying to make us believe a story of Mr. Unknown, the Batman of Japan, can be just as exciting. Like most people, I was annoyed when I realized I would have to wait another month to see how a crazed Bruce Wayne man-bat wearing a new prototype exoskeleton and the Suit of Sorrows would fair against Talia's army, but I soon found my anger abating as I realized that this was exa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Li'l Gotham #10 0

Cinco De MadnessIt's time once more for Li'l Gotham, and this time, we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Damian, Bane and tacos. I'm up for it. Li'l Gotham has laid a few eggs (like Easter's issue for instance) but even at the worst of times, it has been cute, and some of the issues have been mind blowingly adorable.Does Li'l Gotham #10 prove to be a party we can all enjoy or is this issue about as fun as a massive hangover?In this issue, the young members of the Bat clan try to shut down Bane...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review; Legends of the Dark Knight 0

Unlucky ThirteenI've heard bad things about this issue. It's a simple one shot written by Tim Seeley (former writer of Devil's Due's Hack and Slash: The Series and current writer of Legends of the Dark Knight, IDW's Neverwinter Tales and G.I. Joe/Transformers, Top Cow's Witchblade and Image's Revival) with art by Freddie E. Williams II. (former artist of Robin and current artist for Legends of the Dark Knight, The Movement and Dark Horse's Dark Horse Presents) I do not even recall the criticism...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Birds of Prey #20 0

The Cruelest CutThis is an important issue for Birds at least in my mind. Birds of Prey has been lousy for quite some time, but this last issue was good. It wasn't great, but it was good, and for Birds of Prey, that is a major step up, so I'm a little anxious. I would love to love what the new writer Christy Marx (current writer of Birds of Prey and Sword of Sorcery) is doing with the series, but I know that one good issue does not prove a writer's skills. However, two good issues in a row, tho...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Catwoman #20 0

EscalateAh, Catwoman. The winds of fate have been cruel to you, my friend. First, a passing reboot wiped out decades of character growth and made you a semi-dimwitted, petty thief once more. Winick (former writer of Batman, Batwing and Green Arrow and current writer and penciler of Hilo) grabbed your constant flirtatious relationship with Batman and took it to the Nth degree in the most crude way possible, but even the oversexualization of your early DCNU issues were nothing compared to your pli...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batwoman #20 0

CellsI want to be excited about this issue, but I'm kind of meh on it. My fear is that it is going to be another long narrative issue with no big surprises. Previews make it look like Agent Chase will be taking center stage for at least the beginning of the book, and though I'm not necessarily against long side character developments, I'm really in the mood to see some solid action from Kate since we did not see much from her last issue.To See This Review with Image, Click Here.Does Batwoman #20...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #20 0

ConfessionsJames Tynion IV (current writer of Talon, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and Batman) has steadily grown as one my favorite writers since he started Talon, but I was dismayed to find myself disappointed in last months' Red Hood and the Outlaws. It was not really a bad issue, but it felt off as Roy and Kori stalked across the tundra to find Jason without any obvious motivation. Throw in a couple of lackluster fights, and you've pretty much summed up the last issue of RHATO except for the big...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batgirl #20 0

A Splinter Where My Heart Should BeI'm actually a little afraid to read Batgirl. I want to like this series as so many do, and some issues in the past have been a lot of fun. I thought some moments of Batgirl's Death of the Family tie in were amazing, but then we have issues like #19 which...melt my brain. I've already mentioned my criticisms on the issue many times, so I'm not going to rehash everything once more, but to put it succinctly, I thought the entire resolution to the James Jr. story...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Nightwing #20 0

Flying BlindIn general, I have not been too impressed by Kyle Higgins run on Nightwing, but holy crap was I ever blown away by the last issue of Nightwing. Throw Dick into Chicago, and he spontaneously develops a supporting cast. Intrigue was around every corner in last issue as we met a host of new characters, and maybe I'm wrong, but it also seemed as if Dick had a bit more of his pre-Flashpoint skill, flair and humor back. Regardless, I laughed, (well, I chuckled) I cried, (well, okay, no, bu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Ravagers #12 0

The Man Who Killed the RavagersThe Ravagers is finally being retired. This poor series seemed doomed from the beginning. It spun off of the awful The Culling crossover, and though writer Howard Mackie (former writer of Ghost Rider) managed to keep the series from being a complete disaster, his work on the project distinctly lacked focus as if he himself did not know exactly what purpose The Ravagers would serve in the DCNU. It was not until Michael Alan Nelson (former writer of Boom's 28 Days L...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman and... #20 0

RageThis issue has me a little nervous. I've loved many of Batman and Robin's past issues, but Batman and Red Robin was a bit of a disappointment for a plethora of reasons. Red Robin was not represented as any less of a douche than he has been in Teen Titans, Carrie Kelley hijacked much of the story, and I found that I did not much care for the new apparent inheritor of the Robin mantle. We know, based on previously released information, that Red Hood will be showing up this issue, and that Bat...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman #20 0

Nowhere ManTis time for another thrilling tale of Batman as written from the pen (keyboard) of Scott Snyder. Snyder, (former writer for Detective Comics and Vertigo's American Vampire and current writer of Batman and Talon) as we all know, has been tearing it up on Batman ever since the launch of the DCNU with some massive story arcs, but Batman #19 and #20 represent the first time he has slowed thing down and told a shorter, if not less intense, story. Last issue started with a bang showing us ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batwing #20 0

Batwing V. 2.0Batwing is dead! Long live Batwing! At least that seems to be the attitude encouraged by DC regarding this series. Sure, David Zavimbe was not exactly killed off, but he was certainly put to rest while he was still in his prime, and I'm completely sure if I'm willing to accept a brand new Batwing.Click Here To See This Review with ImagesAt the same time, Luke Fox does seem like an intriguing character. As far as we know, he has grown up without any real tragedy. He is not a charac...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Worlds' Finest #12 0

The Price of FameIt's incredibly hard for me to try to take this series seriously. It's right up there with Catwoman in that it is just absolutely dreadful in most issues. It does not feel as if the creative team is even trying. My one point of hope for this issue is in the fight between Power Girl and Desaad for I hope that Power Girl, after twelve issues of being basically unchallenged, will finally have a decent fight on her hands. Beyond that, I'm limited to talking about the return of the b...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Detective Comics #20 0

King for a DayIt's time for more na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na na, Batman! Introductions like that are why I should not write intros right after waking up.To See This Review with Images, Click Here.John Layman (current writer of Image's Chew, IDW's Mars Attacks and Detective Comics) has been a blast on Detective Comics, and though we actually have several extremely talented writers working on Bat books these days, I think Layman is my f...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Legends of the Dark Knight #35 - #37 0

Without SinI've noticed a lot of people searching the Legends of the Dark Knight review page, and it occurs to me that people might be looking for a review of “Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Volume 2” the recent trade that came out collecting many of the old The Brave and the Bold issues. I have not read this, and I'm afraid I'm swamped with other reviews, but it just so happens that I've read a couple of these individual issues. Specifically, I read the issue where Batman teamed up with ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Li'l Gotham #9 0

April ShowersLi'l Gotham has been, on the whole, a delight, and this issue promises the return of Mr. Freeze who has starred in one of the best issues to date. With Mr. Freeze attempting to kill Batwoman and Hawkfire with a shard of ice through his leg in Batwoman and manipulating Black Canary's team in Birds of Prey, Victor Fries has been anything but cute in the DCNU, but hopefully, this issue will remind us of Freeze's softer, if nor warmer, side.Click Here To See This Review with ImagesDoes ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Talon #7 1

RevelationsTalon has been solid from the beginning and it's been great since issue #3, but now, we are drawing near the end of the first arc. Calvin Rose is face to face with the Grandmaster of the Court of Owls, Sebastian Clark appears to be a traitor, and Bane is coming to break Talon. It's a shame that more people aren't buying this series, but I am hoping that the introduction of everybody's favorite back-breaking luchador will give this book some much deserved traffic.Click Here To See This...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Teen Titans #19 0

Trigon-OmetryTeen Titans, you make my heart sad. You are everything that is wrong with the DCNU with the way you throw out decades of character growth and replace it with a thin imitation of the original. Characters are updated, but their updates only serve to make them less admirable and more easily despicable. Your stories are meandering, simple, overly long, far fetched and poorly thought out. You should go away.To See This Review with Images, Click Here. Last issue set up lots of nonsense fo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: The Dark Knight #19 0

Pool of TearsThe Dark Knight has been impressing me recently with some good quality Batman stories. Last issue revealed that the Mad Hatter's psychosis was started as a side affect from an experimental testosterone replacement, and we saw the grisly end of his Tetch's crush, Alice, but though we know Alice's final end, I'm very curious on seeing what other events from the past made Mad Hatter the lunatic he is today. In the present aspect of the plot, Batman revealed his identity to Natalya, an...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman, Incorporated #10 2

Gotham's Most WantedWhen thinking about Batman, Incorporated, I find myself asking, “What's the point?” All the changes to the Batman universe brought forth by Morrison (former writer of Rebellion's 2000AD and Batman and current writer of Batman, Incorporated) are being reset by the very same writer, and according to the preview for this issue, Batman, Incorporated has now been dissolved, so we are essentially reading about a ghost team at this point. The last issue made it appear as if the boy...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman Beyond #21 0

The Sound and the FuryThings are really shaking up in the Batman Beyond universe. Dana just discovered that Terry is Batman, Max is caught up in a mega conspiracy, and even bigger changes are scheduled for the future. A few weeks ago, a quartet of major announcements came out which will have huge effects on the life of Terry McGinnis. First, something will soon fracture the relationship between Terry and Dana. Second, Joker is set to return which might mean disaster for Tim Drake as well was Bat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batwing #19 0

A Season of ChangeTwo weeks ago on the day comics came out, I woke up, and the first thing I did was buy and download Batwing and skip to the end to find out who would next be wearing the mantle. I almost never do this sort of thing, but this question had been nagging at me for over a month, and I did not want to be tortured all day at work wondering who it was, so I peeked. Despite the fact that it was the first issue I looked at that day, I have not reviewed it until now. I go in order of popu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Birds of Prey #19 0

A Cold Day in HellI have mixed feeling preparing to read this book. On one hand, it's been bad for months, and the new writer Christy Marx (former writer of Epic's The Sisterhood of Steel and current writer of Birds of Prey and Sword of Sorcery) does not inspire much hope that she will revive the series. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine this issue possibly being worse than this week's Catwoman, and in comparison to that, Black Canary's foolish bumbling might seem charming and astute...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batwoman #19 0

This Blood Is ThickI'm not really in the mood for much of a preamble on this one. Batwoman has been exceptionally good with never a bad issue, and I love good comics, so I don't really want to waste time babbling about what might be coming; I just want to read it. However, I will restrain myself to speak briefly about how excited I am.To See This Review with Images, Click Here. I was nervous about the series losing J.H. Williams III (former artist for Promethea, Detective Comics, artist for Batw...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Catwoman #19 2

SlamOh, Selina. How the mighty have fallen. You were once the ultimate adventurer. You were once a proud antihero. You are now a flighty, senseless creature who is difficult to enjoy on any level, but I'm trying to enjoy you. I really am. I just wish your writer would get off the drugs and pay you some respect. I've already seen enough from the preview to know this issue will probably be another stinker, but I'm willing for you to impress me. Please surprise me, Selina. I know there is a great ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 0

CommunionI'm really nervous about this issue. Despite my hatred for his work on Teen Titans, I really enjoyed Scott Lobdell's (former writer of Uncanny X-Men and current writer for Teen Titans, Superboy and Superman) work on Red Hood and the Outlaws, and he gave the book a unique tone between comedy, blood thirsty action, and sentimentality that will probably prove difficult to recapture, but it's out with the old and in with the new as James Tynion IV (current writer of Talon, Red Hood and the...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Nightwing #19 0

Second CityIt's time for some Bat Family goodness, or at least I hope that's what we have in store with this month's Nightwing. The last issue left us with the massive cliffhanger when it was revealed that Anthony Zucco, the man who killed Dick Grayson's parents, is still alive and operating in Chicago. Kyle Higgins has already leaked lots of hints as to what's to come in Dick's adventures in the Windy City, and I haven't heard a bad note yet. Brett Booth (former artist on Wildstorm series Back...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: The Ravagers #11 0

Home WreckersThe Ravagers has been a heartbreaking series. Well, perhaps that an exaggeration, but it seems to deliver more disappointments than triumphs. At first, this was a product of the series failing to live up to its potential which largely stemmed from an apparent lack of team identity and a nonexistent focus on characters. Now, the series has both a point and an increased focus on its cast, but the series is still a major disappointment because it is now canceled. The next issue will be...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batgirl #19 2

A Blade from the ShadowsAh, Batgirl. I'm not sure if I love you or hate you. I think it is a wee bit of both. For the past year, I've more or less liked Simone's (former writer of Birds of Prey and current writer of Batgirl and Vertigo's Time Warp) spin on Batgirl's stories, but Babs as a character seems like an unlikable chick with nothing particularly human to identify with except fear, sadness, self-doubt and self-pity. We did see Batgirl woman up at the end of Death of the Family, but I'm no...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman and Robin #19 1

DenialI have to say that the announcement that Carrie Kelly would be joining the DCNU is a shock I still have not managed to fully process. Out of all the oddball characters who are worthy of a possible starring role in the DCU, Carrie is somewhere at the very, very bottom of the list. I mean, she was okay in The Dark Knight Returns and DK2, but...making her the new Robin in mainstream comics? I can't say I ever saw that one coming. Of course, we do not actually know if Carrie will be the new Ro...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Batman #19 1

Nowhere ManBatman is in a pretty good place right now in terms of writing. The Batman veteran Grant Morrison(former writer of Rebellion's 2000AD and Batman and current writer of Batman, Incorporated and Action Comics) has been finishing up his run on Batman, Incorporated, and it continues to thrill with a new twist around every corner, John Layman (former writer of Image's Chew and current writer of Detective Comics) has been tearing it up on Detective Comics delivering some great one shot adven...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Review: Wolrds' Finest #19 0

Putting It TogetherI'm not sure what to expect from this issue. I've found Worlds' Finest to be horrible in general, but...I actually liked the last issue. Power Girl's actions were stupid, but she realized her stupidity and corrected it which made it a kind of fun, brief story about the misuse of power. For Helena's part, her breakdown over the death of Damian was so sudden and complete that it actually landed emotionally with me despite the shipshod construction of Helena and Damian's friendsh...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Detective Comics #19 4

Preparing to read Detective Comics #19, (Detective Comics #900 for those fans counting at home) I find myself with mixed emotions. On the positive side, this is an extra long issue commemorating Detective Comics 900th uninterrupted issue which I believe is a record second only to Action Comics. Also, John Layman (former writer of Image's Chew and current writer of Detective Comics) has been doing an excellent job writing the series, and Jason Fabok's (former penciler for Aspen MLT's Michael Tur...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Li'l Gotham #8 0

EasterI was beginning to worry Li'l Gotham had lost its creative spark, but last issue showed me that this series still has lots of potential. This issue promises Easter eggs and the Mad Hatter. Does this combination prove to be a winning surprise, or is this an Easter egg better left hidden?To see this review with images, Click Here. In this issue, Batman and Robin must track down the Easter Bunny to stop Mad Hatter from murder and mayhem.Dark and HumorlessIf last issue proved to me that I shou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Li'l Gotham #7 0

Saint Patrick's DayI'm trying once more to get caught up on comic books. I think I've been behind on the digital comics for a month now to my shame. Well, it's time to fix that problem.To see this review with images, Click Here. Li'l Gotham has been a fun ride, but it's been wearing a little thin. Mostly, it's just cutesy, feel good comic with a tiny bit of family friendly adventure, but it needs more than cuteness alone to stand up as a worthwhile product, and though the first couple of issues ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BatWatch Review: Talon #6 2

GrandmasterAfter seeing my favorite characters, Tim Drake, once more butchered in the pages of Teen Titans, I am looking forward to Talon and James Tynion IV (former writer of Batman and Detective Comics and current writer of Talon) to ease my headache and put my little heart at ease. I've been very happy with Talon thus far, and if anything, the series seems to be getting better with time. I should probably not get my hopes for the series too high since it is but a fledgling, but I think there...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.