Tim Drake’s attempts to escape continue in Detective Comics, as an older version of him from an alternate reality continues to drop some bombshells – like a best friend who seemingly has never existed!
DC Comics’ two oldest series give us some insight into Mr. Oz, now revealed as Jor-El, who has been keeping tabs on heroes and villains since last year. In Action Comics, he tries to show Superman that Earth isn’t worthy of him. Over in Detective Comics, Red Robin Tim Drake tries to outmaneuver the man who has kept him a prisoner.
We’re looking at members of the Superman and Batman families in their books over the last three weeks or so.
Cassandra Cain has her final showdown with her mother, Lady Shiva, in Detective Comics. And Supergirl has some surprising appearances before getting sucked into the Phantom Zone.
After eight years of having them in storage, I recently got nine long boxes and two egg crates worth of comic books back into my possession. Now, it’s time to dive in and see what’s in there!
We finish off the week of comic books with a couple heroes trying to gain access to their memories. Superman attempts to make sense of his origin after the REBORN story in Action Comics, while the Demon’s Head urges Batman to access his memory in Detective Comics. In The Flash, Barry and Iris have a bit of an issue while a mole is suspected at STAR Labs.
New alliances are about to get forged in today’s edition, but we’re apparently not quite ready for that to happen just yet. Two different teams are about to meet in Ghostbusters 101 and Batman may have to join up with an enemy in Detective Comics.
With all the battles that happen in comics week-to-week, the one that got me most excited this week was the showdown between Orphan – Cassandra Cain’s new identity – and her mother, Lady Shiva, in the latest issue of Detective Comics.
The final set of comics for the week focuses on the Trinity and their continuing adventures. Action Comics tells the tale of two Lois Lanes; a new adventure kicks off in Detective Comics; and Wonder Woman continues to deal with Diana’s inability to find Paradise Island.
I know that tomorrow is technically Batman Day, but we’re going to do a Bat-themed Subway Shorts today. Well, really, it’s mostly centered around Tim Drake, Batman’s third Robin, currently Red Robin and leader of the Teen Titans. We’re gonna look at Detective Comics 940, Teen Titans 24 and – in the non-Red Robin category – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 2.