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FOB SHOWCASE PRESENTS – MIKE AND RACHEL VS MARVEL PHASE 3 PART 4

Mike and Rachel vs Marvel Phase 3 Part 4 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Welcome to the fourth installment of a Fortress of Baileytude Showcase Presents mini-series… Mike and Rachel vs Marvel Phase 3!  The premise of this series was simple; Mike and his wife Rachel watch one of the Marvel Phase 3 films and then talk/argue about them.  This is all a part of the Fortress’ desire to catch a few new listeners based on the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War.

At least that was the theory.  Then real life got in the way.  But the recordings are still there, so I can release them whenever.

Like when a new Spider-Man film comes out.

This time out Mike and Rachel discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming and as opposed to the previous episode where things were wrapped up in a little over twenty minutes this one run well over an hour.

Apparently the Baileys had some things to say about this one.

One of those things was Iron Man’s involvement in the movie.  Mike has a very particular opinion about this and goes into detail about why he didn’t have a problem with it.  Rachel liked the movie but had some quibbles and most of those issues had to do with Peter jet setting around the world with little to no repercussions.  There’s also a discussion about how the movie Spider-Man came to be compared to his comic book roots and why certain problems people had with this film don’t matter in the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The Baileys also gush over Michael Keaton’s performance.  Because it was awesome.

And there is a discussion involving self-love towards the end.  Heads up.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official Fortress page, which you can find by clicking on this link.

You can email the show by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.  Also be sure to give us a review over on iTunes and feel free to comment on the show here at the site!

Next Time: Thor: Ragnarok.  When I get to editing it.

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BAILEY’S BATMAN PODCAST EPISODE 26: THE KNIGHTFALL SAGA 25 YEARS LATER

Episode 26: The Knightfall Saga 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago (at least twenty-five years ago on the day this episode is released) Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #63 hit the stands.  That issue marks the official end of a saga (though there would be Aftermath issues and several follow-up stories) that began nearly two years before in the pages of a mini-series called Batman: Sword of Azrael and eventually spread out over all of the main Batman titles and even into the (at the time) new satellite books, like Catwoman and Robin.  KnightfallKnightquest, and Knightsend are the three acts of a story that explores what happens after the Batman is broken and replaced by a man that is much more violent than Bruce Wayne ever was.  Tom and I discuss this event from its behind the scenes beginnings (dispelling a myth along the way), to the Venom storyline in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, to Sword of Azrael to the Vengeance of Bane special (where I put my foot down about some people’s perception of Bane as a character) and then into the three movements of the story itself.  There are some tangents along the way, but this is an exploration of the quality of the story, what it meant for Batman, and what it meant for us as readers.

Hey, look!  Images tied to the episode.

First up is a gallery of the various collected editions associated with the story, including the first trades from 1993 and 1995, the next printings put out in 2000, the mammoth trades released in 2012 and the more recent omnibus covers.

Here are the covers to the trades and single issues of the stories that paved the way or led into the Knightfall saga.

Here are the covers to the novelizations of the story, plus the covers to the cassette and CD releases of the BBC adaptation.

Finally, Tom and I mentioned that an issue of Wizard: The Guide to Comics caused a bit of a dust up at DC.  Here is that cover, because it feels like you can’t talk about a big storyline in the ’90s without talking about Wizard.

Next Time: I’m not quite sure what the next episode will be.  I am working on a follow up to an episode I released five years ago and I have a few DragonCon panels that I can release, so it will be a surprise.

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OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT PRESENTS: BATMAN 1989…30 YEARS LATER

The Overlooked Dark Knight Presents: Batman 1989…30 Years Later

Welcome to a special episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight.  Normally, this is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  In one episode they will talk about Bat books from the late seventies and early eighties.  In another episode they will talk about the animated Adventures titles that DC published in the nineties.  Sometimes they talk about whatever strikes their fancy.

But not this time.

This time Andy and Mike are completely abandoning the “overlooked” aspect of their mandate to discuss the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie that put Batman on the path to becoming DC’s most popular character and allowed him to step out of the shadow of the sixties series (which is a lot of fun, but there was a time it was considered by some to be silly) and into the light of pop culture.

30 years ago today, Batman hit theaters.

It was kind of a big deal.

The guys discuss this movie from every angle.  Mike goes over the development of the film and then they dig into the phenomenon that became known as “The Summer of the Bat”.  They talk about the movie.  They talk about the novelization.  They talk about the comic book adaptation.  They talk about the T-shirts and the trading cards and the action figures and the graphic novels that popped up on bookstore shelves and other assorted bits of merchandising.  Andy and Mike also discuss the score and the soundtrack to the film and the fact that this was one of the first movies to have two soundtrack release.  Towards the end Andy discusses his trip to the cinema to see a screening of the film from just a few months ago.

It’s a fun, nostalgia filled two hours, complete with sound samples from the VHS release of the film in late 1989.

Michael went a little overboard with the images this time, but during the course of the episode, he and Andy talked about a lot of different things, so he thought visual aids would be a good idea.

First up is the cover and selected pages from the Batman Official Movie Souvenir Magazine published by Topps. Take particular note of the lying ad for the action figures.

Next up is a gallery of covers from the official novelization as well as the covers to The Further Adventures of Batman and The Further Adventures of the Joker.

Next is a gallery that includes the covers of both the Prestige Format and Newsstand edition of the comic book adaptation and some pages from that comic as well, so you can see the amazing Jerry Ordway art.

Here is a sampling of the two trading card sets put out by Topps.

Next up is a random bunch of images that include subscription offers, ads for the special version of the Prince soundtrack and other assorted bits of business that Mike thought was cool enough to scan.

Here are the three covers to the version of The Untold Legend of Batman that came as a mail away offer from the Batman cereal that was sold during the summer of 1989.

Books about Batman that were either published that summer or a year or so earlier were all over the book stores during the time Batman was in theaters.  Here are some of those books. Included is the cover to one of the black and white reprints Andy talked about during the course of the episode.

Michael talked about an article he read in Comics Scene.  This was the article that told Michael that the movie was coming.

Next up is a gallery of magazines that were published before and during the film’s time in theaters.  Not only do they show how the publishers used Batman to try and get another sale, they are also a fun look back at that summer.

Finally, here’s an ad that appeared in many comics and comics related magazines during the summer of 1989.  This is a good example of the type of merchandise that came out associated with the film.

Before Michael wraps up these show notes, here are videos showing what the trailer looked like as well as the Diet Coke ad and Warner Bros. Catalog short that appeared before the movie on the first VHS release.

During the course of the episode, Michael mentioned an interview from Comics Alliance with the author of the novelization, Craig Shaw Gardner.  Check that out by clicking on this link.

Next Time: Some fun Batman comics as the 80th birthday celebration continues.

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OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 34: BATMAN YEAR 3 PART 2

Episode 34: Overlooked Celebrates Batman’s 80th Birthday-  Batman Year 3 Part 2

Welcome to the thirty-fourth episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight.  The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  In one episode they will talk about Bat books from the late seventies and early eighties.  In another episode they will talk about the animated Adventures titles that DC published in the nineties.  Sometimes they talk about whatever strikes their fancy.

Andy and Mike are celebrating Batman’s 80th Birthday for the next year.  It’s going to be fun.  They are doing this by covering stories outside of their normal mandate.

Not that they have a mandate.  But they do.  It’s complicated.

This time out the guys finish up their look at the 1989 re-telling of Robin’s origin that is, for some reason, called Batman Year 3.  In the final two chapters things get really interesting.  Alfred thinks about killing a guy.  Batman works with the underworld.  Nightwing continues his trip down memory lane.  Tony Zucco’s story takes an interesting turn and Nightwing is forced to fight at an orphanage.  In addition to story commentary, Andy and Mike spend some time talking about the other comics that were on the stands when these books were first published.

Keep an ear out for a special appearance by Tom Panarese.

Here are a handful of images from the comics discussed during this episode.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to [email protected].  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the iTunes link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.

Next Time: A special retrospective of THE film of 1989…Batman!

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IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 12 – DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10…WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Episode 12 – Doomsday Clock #10…What Does It Mean?

Most of the time, when I read a new comic I go through it, decide if it was good or not, and move on quickly.  Occasionally I like a book so much that I just have to talk about it with friends.  Rarely does a new comic grab me and not let go, but Doomsday Clock #10 did just that.  I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.  Forty-eight sleepless hours and several re-reads later I finally realized why and decided to talk about what this issue did to me and what it possibly means.  What is Doomsday Clock?  What does it represent for the larger DC Universe?  What does it mean and say about Superman?  Do certain characters represent something in the real world?  Can background music serve as a running joke that only you, as the host, will get?  All of those questions (with the exception of the last one) are discussed and explored.

Below is a gallery of images from Doomsday Clock #10.

Also, here are some of the “Polaroids” I “took” for the cork board posted above.

Next Time: Again…no idea.  This show isn’t planned out.  But, something will be coming at some point, because vague is always good when it comes to podcasting.

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IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 11 – JLMAY 2019 – BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN

Episode 11 – JLMAY 2019 – Blackest Night: Superman

This time out is a surprise episode, both in terms of me surprising you by putting it out and me surprising myself that I did it in the first place.  In both 2016 and 2017  I was part of an amazing podcast crossover called JLMay.  I couldn’t come out and play last year but a recent tweet made me want to get in on the fun this time out.  This year’s JLMay is all about Blackest Night, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year.  A bunch of other great shows (full list below) covered the main series and some of the crossover books, so I thought it might be worth a lark to talk about the three issue mini-series Blackest Night: Superman.

What started out as your typcial, “here’s the series and what I think of it” commentary turned into a kind of hour long therapy session.  The episode starts with my thoughts on comic collecting, my own collecting history, and why Blackest Night was one of the straws that broke the camel’s back.  After that I get into what Superman was up to shortly before this mini-series and then I finally go into the series.  What did I think of it in 2009?  What do I think of it today?  Does it pass the Bailey Crossover Test?  Listen and find out.

Here is a gallery of the covers to the mini-series.

And here is a list of the shows that have taken part in this year’s JLMay.

Thanks to Chad Bokelman and everyone else that was part of this crossover.  It was a lot of fun.  Check out their shows.

Next Time: No idea.  But it might come sooner rather than later.

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OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 33: BATMAN YEAR 3 PART 1

Episode 33: Overlooked Dark Knight Celebrates Batman’s 80th Birthday – Batman Year 3 Part 1

Welcome to the thirty-third episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight.  The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  In one episode they will talk about Bat books from the late seventies and early eighties.  In another episode they will talk about the animated Adventures titles that DC published in the nineties.  Sometimes they talk about whatever strikes their fancy.

Andy and Mike are celebrating Batman’s 80th Birthday for the next year.  It’s going to be fun.  They are doing this by covering stories outside of their normal mandate.

Not that they have a mandate.  But they do.  It’s complicated.

Anyway, the guys are celebrating the Caped Crusader’s birthday by talking about stories they really want to talk about, and this time out they are starting a two episode series about Batman Year 3.  First published in 1989, this four issue story arc retold the origin of Robin, specifically the Dick Grayson version of the character.  It’s different than the previous two Year (Insert Number Here) because it is a mix of the then current continuity and flashbacks to Batman’s…third year.  It’s right there in the title.  In the first two chapters (which took place in Batman #436 and 437) we learn about how Dick Grayson’s parents were killed.  We also learn about the background of Tony Zucco, the man responsible for the death of the Graysons.  We also see how Batman is going over the edge, but somehow manages not to throws cars at people like in a certain movie that came out a few years ago.

Here are a handful of images from the comics discussed during this episode.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to [email protected].  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the iTunes link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.

Next Time: The conclusion of Batman Year 3!

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IT WAS 10 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 12, 2009.

The first episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast is released.

It’s really weird to think the show is now 10 years old.  It’s also weird to think how it all started.

By April of 2009 I had been podcasting for nearly 2 years.  Views From The Longbox had a modest, but awesome, listening base and I wanted to do another show that was more focused.

The question became; what subject do I focus on?

To answer that, we have to go back in time a little further.

Back in early 2007, I ran a very short lived blog about The All-Star Squardon called The Perisphere.  It didn’t last long, but still exists out there if you want to see what 2007/Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing Mike’s output looked like.  Even though it was short lived I actually got an email from Jerry Ordway about the site.  He seemed to appreciate the fact that someone took the time to discuss the series in an era where the idea of devoting a blog or podcast to a character or series was still a relatively new idea.  We had a brief back and forth and during that exchange I took the opportunity to tell Jerry how much I loved his era of Superman.  During his response he mentioned that people seem to be forgetting the era of Superman.

It was remembering that simple email exchange that provided the spark that became From Crisis to Crisis.  I would cover the Post Crisis era of Superman.

Because I could not let it pass from memory.  I owed it to Jerry.

(If you want to imagine me holding a copy of Man of Steel #1 on a mountain top with dramatic lighting and music backing up my vow to give this era of Superman its due, go right ahead.  If someone wants to draw that, go right ahead.)

I knew I didn’t want to do this alone.  My output on Views was regular but far from consistent and I didn’t want this to be one of those things I start and then lose interest in.  I figured a co-host would keep me honest.  Jeffrey Taylor was someone I had been Internet friends with for a few years.  We were both contributing writers for The Superman Homepage and every once in a while we would chat on AOL Instant Messenger.  (If you don’t know what AOL Instant Messenger is, thanks for making me feel old.)  We talked about a bunch of different topics, including The Highlander television series, but mostly we talked about our mutual love of  the Post Crisis Superman.  Even though we had never actually spoken to each other, I figured I would take a chance and ask him if he wanted to do the show.  He said yes and we were off.

The first decision we made was how to cover the books.  Jeff wanted to go in chronological order according to the continuity of the era.  This meant we would look at all the stories told during the Post Crisis time period and put them in historical order and go from there.  I wanted to go in publication order, because it felt right, and, frankly, was a lot easier to do.  Eventually, and with absolutely no fighting or harsh words, that’s the order we went in and soon we were recording.

(Someone did make a go of covering this era in chronological order.  Stephen Lacey, of The Fantasticast, had a blog for a few years and it was really good.  Check it out here.)

It was a bumpy road for the first few episodes.  We were still inexperienced and I didn’t realize that the setting Jeff was using for his microphone was wrong, so those first two  or three episodes of the show ended up sounding like I was recording Jeff through a tin can.  We pushed on, though, and with support from The Superman Homepage we quickly found an audience.

For those that remember the early days, or have gone back and listened to the episodes, you might remember that originally we said it was going to be a five year journey.  Obviously that didn’t happen.  It’s ten years later and we are not even halfway there.  This is how life works.  The best laid plans and all of that.  One of the main reasons we had to abandon the five year plan was logistics.  When we started the show, we covered a month an episode, but by the time we got to the era where Superman: The Man of Steel launched it became apparent that these episodes were going to average out to three hours long and that was killing me as guy editing this thing.  A three hour running time means that there was at least six hours in editing added on to the three to four it took to initially record the show.  Nine to ten hours is a lot of time when you have a full time job and a life and other projects you’re working on, so we started splitting up the months into two episodes and that has turned into three episodes per cover month to talk about the side books.

Jeff and I have also taken a number of hiatuses over the years.  These were always due to some personal issue.  In 2013, my wife Rachel was in a serious car accident.  Jeff has, sadly, had two dogs pass on and Rachel and I lost a dog last year.  Other aspects of real life have gotten in the way, and we’re in the midst of one of those hiatuses right now, but the show isn’t dead and we should be back soon.  If doing FCTC has taught me anything it is that you will find a way to continue doing something you love despite obstacles that life drops in your path.  We have even met, in person, twice over the years, the most recent being last year when we met at the Atlanta airport while Jeff and his wife were on a layover.

From left to right; Jeff, Megan, Rachel and Mike

Despite the setbacks and the hiatuses and the personal issues, Jeff and I have managed to produce 226 episodes and have covered hundreds of comic books, as well as the various television series that happened around the time period we are discussing.  I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished, but if I had to pick the one thing we did that I am proudest of it’s our coverage of The Death and Return of Superman saga.  We poured our hearts into those episodes, and I think we managed to do the most complete discussion of that story line ever.  From the comics, to the novels, to the audio adaptation, to the collected editions that were available at the time of recording, to the history of why the story happened in the first place, FCTC covered it all.  It also seems to be a place where new listeners come in, which makes sense and I like that there are people that discover the show when we knew what we were doing.

Finally, before I start thanking people, this show brought me a great number of friends over the years.  For a brief time circa 2010-2014 we were part of something called The Superman Podcasting Network, which was the brain child of Billy Hogan (host of The Superman Fan Podcast, the oldest Superman podcast on the Internet and I doff my cap to Billy for keeping it going for so long) and myself and through that network I got to know people like J David Weter, Michael Bradley, Charlie Niemeyer, and other people I am sadly forgetting at the moment.  Jon Wilson, who became a prolific podcaster in his own right, and I met because of FCTC.  Scott Gardner and I became friends because of the show and started our own podcasts and through that I got to know a bunch of people at what became The Two True Freaks Podcasting Network.  Bob Fisher became a friend despite the fact that he hated Man of Steel and the era that followed, but he decided to give the show a try and eventually he became a podcaster himself when he took the reigns of Superman Forever Radio from J David Weter.  Tom Panarese wrote into the show and that led to us becoming friends.   Andrew Leyland started corresponding with me because of the show and this site and we’ve gone on to record many a podcast together, including The Overlooked Dark Knight.

(Apologies if someone feels left out because I forgot to mention you.  This isn’t on purpose.  I am writing this on the fly because I forgot what day the show launched and now I’m scrambling.)

And that doesn’t include the people that I’ve gotten to know because they listened to the podcast.  Of all the podcasts I produce or am a part of, FCTC is the one with the most downloads, the most number of subscribers, and the one that still gets consistent downloads even if months go by without a new episode.  It is humbling that people stick with the show through feast and famine and I cannot tell you how much Jeff and I appreciate that.

It’s amazing to think how things have changed since the show began.  When Jeff and I started the show, this era of Superman had not been widely reprinted and digital comics were in their infancy.  Now, most of the era is available digitally and more collected editions have come out.  I mean, they’ve put out two Death and Return of Superman omnibuses over the past ten years, as well as an omnibus reprinting the Exile arc and a handful of comics that came before and after that story.  Podcasting and YouTube channels have also exploded over the past decade.  For awhile, Jeff and I were one of the few people talking about these stories and now there are probably hundreds of videos and podcasts that have talked about some part of the Post Crisis era, especially the death and return.  Some people might feel threatened about the competition, but we don’t, because it’s a big pond and there is room for everyone at the table, to mix my metaphors.

Also, we do it best, so there’s that.

Just kidding.

Mostly.

To wrap things up I wanted take the time to personally thank some people for the show’s existence and continued success.

  • A huge thank you to Steve Younis, webmaster and all around boss at The Superman Homepage.  Steve not only designed our first iTunes logo but also provided us with a huge platform to launch from.  The fact that the first few years of the show were shared over at The Homepage is why we started with as large an audience as we did and we can’t thank Steve enough for helping us get on our way.
  • A huge thank you to our listeners and everyone that has sent feedback over the years.  This podcast covered a niche period of a niche character and because of this show I learned how many people still loved this era.
  • A huge thank you to Marv Wolfman, Jerry Ordway and Dan Jurgens for coming on to the show and sharing so many great stories and insights.  For me, those interviews are some of the highlights of recording this podcast, especially our first interview with Jerry.  We are looking to do more in the future.
  • A huge thank you to Mike Carlin, who helped out with background information on a number of occasions.  We hope to interview him at some point.  That’s a bit tougher logistically.
  • A huge thank you to anyone we’ve had as guests on the show, especially during The Death and Return coverage.  Guests make for a more interesting conversation and we’ve enjoyed every single person that were nice enough to come on and chat with us.
  • A REALLY huge thank you to our wives.  Megan (Jeff’s wife) and Rachel (my wife) have not only put up with us recording this but have also been on the show from time to time.  Megan was the voice of our Happy Clown ad from the first year of the podcast and Rachel did some narrating during our coverage of Time and Time Again.
  • Lastly, a huge thank you to Jeffrey Taylor.  He’s become a friend, a brother, and a partner in all of this.  I couldn’t have done this show without him.  We may disagree from time to time and have widely different views on the material, but we always stay friendly and civil.  Except that one time.

And that’s it.  Ten years.  To quote Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, “I never thought it would have gone the distance.”  Here’s to finishing the show, hopefully before we celebrate the twentieth birthday.

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OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 32: DREADFUL BIRTHDAYS AND CARAMEL APPLES

Episode 32: Dreadful Birthdays and Caramel Apples

Welcome to the thirty-second episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight.  The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  In one episode they will talk about Bat books from the late seventies and early eighties.  In another episode they will talk about the animated Adventures titles that DC published in the nineties.  Sometimes they talk about whatever strikes their fancy.

Up for discussion this time out is one of the greatest Joker stories ever published.  And that’s not hyperbole.  Batman #321 has been reprinted in The Greatest Joker Stories Ever ToldStacked Deck: The Greatest Stories Ever ToldBatman in the EightiesJoker: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, and Tales of the Batman: Len Wein.  And for good reason.  This is a classic tale of the Harlequin of Hate by Len Wein and Walter Simonson that Andy and Mike…don’t have much to say about.  It’s weird.  It’s a fantastic story, but they don’t have much commentary.  Likewise they have little to say about Brave and the Bold #160, which guest stars Supergirl and is a fun, little story.  There is also a brief but substantive conversation about Kylie Minogue.

Below is a gallery of images from the books discussed in this episode.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to [email protected].  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the iTunes link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.

Next Time: The year long celebration of Batman’s 80th birthday begins!

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TRAILER – THE OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT CELEBRATES BATMAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY

Overlooked Dark Knight 80th Birthday Trailer

While there is one more episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight hitting in April (check that out on Tuesday, folks) I wanted to announce the plans that Andy and I have for the show to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday.  Not content to just devote a single month to the Caped Crusader’s entry into octogenarian status, we’re going to devote an entire year’s worth of episodes to looking at Batman stories from all eras that are either overlooked (hence the name of the show) or are just too cool not to cover.  We’ll also be doing special episodes, like the one devoted to the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Batman film, as well as off beat episodes, like the one where we choose what issues of Detective Comics we would choose for a big, hardcover collection.

The party starts on May 19th.  Click on the link above to listen to the trailer and feel free to share it on your social media feed or podcast!  We would sure appreciate it.

 

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