DC Weekly Review: January 6, 2023 (Week 1)

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Hero Of The Week- This week was only 5 Books and all 5 were Bat-Family titles. So it’s no surprise that Batman wins with 17 Points, the surprise is over only having 2 Appearances. I’d say the year is his to lose, but he won’t lose. The year is already his. Tim Drake would take Performance Of The Week however, bringing in 11 Points in a single Appearance.

Antagonist Of The Week – Poison Ivy did very well for herself this week, earning 10 Points over a single Appearance. The year is her’s to lose, she was among the most prominent last year and she has an on-going title plus Harley Quinn romance to buffer her Appearances this year.

Book Of The Week- Unsurprising in a Bat-heavy week, it was Batman #131 that took Book Of The Week, bringing in 31 Points over 5 Characters. Give me more small weeks like this, it was a lovely start to the year.

Welcome to the League – No New Additions. We Open 2023 with 539 Characters inducted into the League, 289 Heroes and 250 Villains. Let us see what the new year brings.


Key: TU – Team-Up; LT – Lead Team; SC – Save Civilian; CD – Character Development; DA – Defeat Antagonist.

Batman #131 (31)
Batman (BW)– Agility, Blunt, Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength, Weapon, SC
Nightwing (DG) – Ensnare, Melee, Stealth, Tech, TU (Robin), SC, DA (Cutup’s Goons)
Robin (TD) – Blunt, Computers, Investigation, Precision, Projectile, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Nightwing), SC, DA (Cutup)
Superman (JK) – Investigation
Toyman (WS)
Batman: Knightwatch #5 (24)
Alfred (PO)– Computers
Batgirl (BG) – Computers, Ensnare, Melee, DA (Hyena)
Batman (BW) – Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Stealth, Suit, LT, DA (Hyena)
Catwoman (SK)
Harley Quinn (HQ) – Blunt, Creature, Thief
Nightwing (DG) – Melee
Robin (DW) – Melee
Poison Ivy #8  (10)
Poison Ivy (PI) – Absorb, Ensnare, Heal, Influence, Morph, Plants, SC, CD: Realizes She Is Needed By Others, DA (Crawley)
Sword Of Azrael #6 (21)
Azrael (JV) – Agility, Blade, Durability, Melee, Sense, Weapon, Willpower, TU (Father Valley), DA (Order Of Saint Dumas)
Father Valley (KV) – Melee, Projectile, Whip, TU (Azrael), DA (Order Of Saint Dumas)
Vengeance (BD) – Melee, Strength, LT, CD: Found New Faith In Azrael, Angel Of Mercy
The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #4 (21)
Red Hood (JT) – Gun, Stealth, Weapon, SC
Zatanna (ZZ) – Business, Magic, Magic Offensive, CD: Impregnated The Joker, DA (The Joker)
Doctor Phosphorous (AS) – Intellect
The Joker (TC) – Deception, Influence, Intellect, Weapon, TU (Jackanapes), LT, CD: Becomes Pregnant

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