I’m back from vacation. I’m not going to tell you where I went as it’s not your business. We have eight books today since I missed last week. They are Dark Nights Medal #1, Batman #29, Detective Comics #963, Batman Beyond #11, Batwoman #6, Nightwing #27, Batgirl #14, and Super Sons #7. This is going to be a long one!
Batman tells the Justice League what he has been doing in secret for years in Dark Night’s Medal #1. While this is a bit confusing story-wise, I love that the original new 52 Justice League is back together. My favourite Green Lantern has always been Hal Jordan. The problem with this first chapter is the two parts are confusing as to the time-line order. When the first part of the story ends we cut to the Justice League where it seems like it is before the first part but I got a theory that it may be an alternate time-line.
Bruce Wayne tries to negotiate a peace treaty between the Joker and the Riddler in Batman #29. The whole chapter is one big dinner party and it focuses on Bruce Wayne fighting crime as Bruce Wayne, not as Batman. My favourite part of the book is when Bruce Wayne tells them that Batman is nothing to worry about. This shows how much of a tactitian Bruce Wayne is.
Fed up with Batman’s methods, Spoiler joins forces with the villain Anarchy in Detective Comics #963. I’m glad to see Spoiler again after a couple of issues of her missing in action. From what I have heard in interviews, this is a two part story that will set Spoiler on a new direction. So far, the first part has been nothing but set-up. I don’t if this is on purpose or not.
The final battle between Damion Wayne and Terry McGuiness occurs in Batman Beyond #11. This is the final chapter of The Rise of Demon story-line and I honestly don’t know how to feel about the conclusion. On one hand we have a happy ending but on the other hand it feels forced. This feels like the writer wrote himself into a corner.
We take a look at the Gotham’s bleak future in Batwoman #6. This comic ties into an up-coming Detective Comics storyline but shows a glimpse of the worst possible out-come. I highly recommend you read this issue if you are currently reading Detective Comics. If you are just reading Batwoman, not much of this comic will make sense.
Nightwing and Huntress have to fight their old friend, Agent 1, in Nightwing #27. There are a lot of twists and turns in this comic but luckily it is not too many. There is a sub-plot with Nightwing’s ex-girlfriend that feels like it is just filler. Other than that, this is a really good thriller story.
Batgirl and Nightwing remember their first year fighting together and it affects the present in Batgirl #14. This could have been a very confusing story but luckily it is not. I’m excited for the first time in a long time to see where a Batgirl storyline goes.
Robin asks for Super Boy’s help because he had been transformed into an old man in Super Sons #7. This series keeps getting funnier and funnier. There are scenes of this comic where you just have to laugh. If you haven’t laughed at this series so far, seek medical help!