Back to school time is a hectic and crazy time for everyone, especially students and teachers. So, that being said, I’d like to first and foremost start off this week’s return to normalcy with an apology. Being a high school English teacher means one thing for the month of August: my reading stack becomes larger, my priorities switch back into normal person mode, and shit gets real. So, in the spirit of the old Marvel Comics 1990s Punisher Back to School Specials, I’m going to be back full force with a special of my own. This is a super-sized, extra-jam-packed, Bat-tastic edition of Baturday. Welcome to the first (and probably last) Baturday Back to School Special!
Highlights for the last month-ish of Bat-shenanigans, include (but are not limited to):
“Doomed” storyline crossovers: Action Comics Annual #3, Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1, Action Comics #34, Superman/Wonder Woman #11, and Supergirl #34 – My Rating: 3/5
Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet #3 – My Rating: 5/5
Batman: Eternal #s 18-21 – My Rating: 5/5
Batwing #34 – My Rating: 5/5
Detective Comics #34 – My Rating: 4/5
Earth 2 #26 – My Rating: 5/5
Grayson #2 – My Rating: 5/5
Justice League 3000 #9 – My Rating: 3/5
The New 52: Futures End #s 14-17 – My Rating: 3/5
Batgirl #34 – My Rating: 4/5
Batman #34 – My Rating: 4/5
Birds of Prey #34 – My Rating: 2/5
Harley Quinn #s 9-10 – My Rating: 3.5/5
New Suicide Squad #2 – My Rating: 3/5
Worlds’ Finest #26 – My Rating: 3/5
Batman and Robin #34 – My Rating: 5/5
Batwoman #34 – My Rating: 5/5
Multiversity #1 – My Rating: 5/5
Red Hood and the Outlaws #34 – My Rating: 3/5
Teen Titans #2 – My Rating: 4/5
Batman/Superman #13 – My Rating: 4.5/5
Catwoman #34 – My Rating: 2/5
Secret Origins #5 – My Rating: 4/5
Earth 2‘s “Superman” is actually Bizarro!
Batman Eternal‘s Big Bad is probably Hush!
Gotham’s new police commissioner is Jason Bard!
Gail Simone ended her Batgirl run!
Futures End‘s “Superman” is actually Shazam!
Birds of Prey finally ended!
Kate Kane and Maggie Sawyer broke up!
Grant Morrison brought back the Multiverse!
So there you have it. I’m back. But even if you missed me, it’s all okay in the end. Because Batman was never really gone. You just didn’t have my snarky fanboy quips and comments to entertain you for a month. So what do you think? Was it a good month to be a Bat fan? Are you looking forward to the Futures End crossover one-shots next month? Or are you going to take the month off? Either way, I’ll be here. As always, your comments are encouraged below. See you next Baturday!