THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 12 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR OR KING SHARK IS A SHARK

Episode 12 – Justice League Dark: Apokolips War or King Shark Is A Shark

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the final hiatus episode and this is a heavy one.  Following up from last week’s discussion of Justice League Dark, the Crew is looking at Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.  Bethany and Alison loved this movie.  LOVED.  THIS.  MOVIE.  Michael…had thoughts.  And misgivings.  They spend a little over an hour hashing everything.  They also reveal who had The Most Punchable Face and they sort through the listener feedback.

It’s fun.  And emotionally draining.  But mostly fun.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: Superman and Lois is back, so The Crew will be talking about that.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 50: THE BOOKWORM TURNS (COMMENTARY)

Episode 50: The Bookworm Turns (Commentary)

Welcome to the forty-ninth 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.

Unless they do a commentary.

For their fiftieth episode, Andy and Mike are kicking back and watching two episodes of the Batman ’66 television series.  Batman has one of the best rogues galleries in popular fiction and most of the big guns traded blows and barbs with Adam West and Burt Ward.  Some of the villains they fought originated on the show and one of the guys’ favorites was The Bookworm.  So, they decided to talk over the episodes The Bookworm Turns and While Gotham City Burns.

Why?

Because the Bookworm is awesome, that’s why.

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 Apple Podcast 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.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: Andy and Mike begin their coverage of Under The Hood!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 11: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK OR SORRY WE SUMMONED THE DEMON

Episode 11: Justice League Dark or Sorry We Summoned The Demon

This time out The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) continue their hiatus fun by looking at something that barely features Superman at all.  Justice League Dark is a 2017 animated film that was part of the, for lack of a better way of describing it, New 52 movie series.  Batman reaches out to Zatanna when there is a magic based problem and she turns to John Constantine to figure things out and along the way we see Deadman and Swamp Thing and it’s just a hoot to watch.  The crew talks about the film and along the way they discuss why Michael has issues with Constantine and Batman sharing screen time together, Elseworlds stories, Etrigan the Demon, and so much more.

As promised, here is that list of the New 52 Animated Films

    • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
    • Justice League: War (2014)
    • Son of Batman (2014)
    • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
    • Batman vs. Robin (2015)
    • Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
    • Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
    • Justice League Dark (2017)
    • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)
    • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
    • The Death of Superman (2018)
    • Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
    • Reign of the Supermen (2019)
    • Batman: Hush (2019)
    • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
    • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The BAM Crew covers Justice League Dark: Apokolips War!

FCTC EPISODE 252: JULY 1996 PART 2

Episode 252: July 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-second episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

The Brainiac Has Put His Mind In Superman’s Body and Superman’s Mind In The Body of Some Kid Named Chaz storyline continues in the back half of the July 1996 Superman titles.  In Action Comics #723, Lois has a weird run in with Brainiac-Superman, Superman-Chaz tries to call Lois, and someone ends up dead by the end of the issue.  Then, in Superman: The Man of Steel #58 (which Mike calls #28 for some reason) Brainiac-Superman fights with Supergirl but then convinces her that everything is fine and she leaves as Superman-Chaz escapes the asylum and makes his way into Metropolis only to find everyone under Brainiac’s control.  Finally, the boys answer the question, Hey, Wha’ Happened? (or as they call it this time, Hey, You Okay Gracie?) with Superboy #29, Steel #28, the Superman related story in Showcase ’96 #6 and Adventures of Superman Annual #8.

Here are the covers and select pages from the books discussed during this episode.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. First there is the RSS Feed and then there is the Apple Podcasts link.  You can also find the show on Spotify and the Google Play Store.  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC 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: Mike and Jeff dive into the August 1996 cover dated books with Superman #114 and Adventures of Superman #537.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 10: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE PART 2 OR POST ZOMBIE SUPERMAN

Episode 10: Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part 2 or Post Zombie Superman

After a week off The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the second part of their discussion of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Most of the discussion revolves around the final big fight scene.  Mike geeks out about how awesome the Superman end of the fight was while Alison has a lot of nice things to say about Flash’s role in the conclusion.  Bethany has some serious thoughts on the end tag with Deathstroke as well.  The segments come back with the revelation of who had The Most Punchable Face and Mike delivers a Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson about Superman’s role in the Justice League.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The BAM Crew continue their hiatus musings by looking at Justice League Dark in preparation for their discussion on Justice League Dark Apokolips War.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 49: THE TOTALLY ON PURPOSE EMAIL EPISODE

Episode 49: The Totally On Purpose Email Episode

Welcome to the forty-ninth 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.

But not this time.

This time it’s all about you.

That’s right, lovely listeners, this episode is an email episode.  Because Mike messed up and thought that the last episode was episode 50 and the guys already recorded episode 50.

So, ya’ll get Andy and Mike reading your emails and answering your questions and generally having a good time.  They talk all kinds of things, like whether or not they will talk about Supeman & Batman: Generations, how they would approach the material, a particular John Byrne tic that is really creepy, problems they have with Batman killing, and so much more.

It’s a lot of fun.

Note: This episode is recorded before Mike and Andy actually watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League and they ended up actually liking it.

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 Apple Podcast 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.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

The beginning theme to the show is “Gothamlicious” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.  The end theme is “Danse Macabre” which is also by Kevin MacLeod and is also incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Next Time: Episode 50, where Andy and Mike talk over the Bookworm episode of the sixties Batman series.

FCTC EPISODE 251: JULY 1996 PART 1

Episode 251: July 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-first episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Mike and Jeff kick off the back half of 1996 (at least in terms of the cover dates) with the first half of the July 1996 books.  In Superman #113 the boys find a very jubilant Clark Kent, who seems just fine with the recent break up with Lois, but Martha isn’t buying it.  Also, Lois finds out about an upcoming wedding and Jimmy acts like a jerk.  Then, in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #5, Lex and the Contessa are getting hitched, and the race is on for Superman, Lois, and the SCU to put a stop to it.  Do they succeed?  Well…no, the don’t, but it’s a cool issue anyway.  Finally, in Adventures of Superman #536, Brainiac is back in the first of a four-part story by Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, and a whole bunch of artists.  Finally, Mike and Jeff ask, “Hey, Wha’ Happened?” in the real world with the two part finale to the third season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Through a Glass Darkly and Bigs Girls Don’t Fly), the big news events from the month these comics were released (Mike and Jeff have some personal stories to share), and the movies that came out that month as well.

Here are the covers and select pages from the books discussed during this episode.

Here is the cover that has been released for the upcoming Superman: The Man of Steel Volume 3 hardcover.

And here is that cool Stuart Immonen subscription ad.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucien Desar.

“Wagner Bridal Chorus” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. First there is the RSS Feed and then there is the Apple Podcasts link.  You can also find the show on Spotify and the Google Play Store.  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC 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: Mike and Jeff wrap up cover date July 1996 with Action Comics #723 and Superman: The Man of Steel #58 as well as looking at the other Superman family books and what was going on elsewhere in the DCU.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 9: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE OR PRE-ZOMBIE SUPERMAN

Episode 9: Zack Synder’s Justice League Part 1 or Pre-Zombie Superman

And lo there came a day…a day unlike any other…where The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) gather together to discuss…well, with an opening like that you might expect them to talk about the Avengers but they are actually beginning a two part conversation about Zack Snyder’s Justice League.  Specifically, the talk about the first two hours of the film, right up to the point where the League is discussing whether or not they want to bring Superman back from the dead.  They talk about all of the main characters (Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Steppenwolf, and Lois Lane) and what they liked and didn’t like about the film thus far.

They also discover that Bethany and Michael have a difference of opinion about Steppenwolf.  Bethany doesn’t like his look and Michael argues that it’s so much better than the theatrical cut.

Which it is.

Just…look at them.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The BAM Crew finish their trip through the Snyderverse with the second part of their conversation about Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 48 – STARLIN’S BATMAN PART 10: FINALE

Episode 48 – Starlin’s Batman Part 10: Finale

Welcome to the forty-eighth 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.  Back in episode 39 they started a series covering Jim Starlin’s run of Batman and they are going to continue with that until they get through all of his issues, up to and including Batman: The Cult.

This is, folks.  Andy and Mike have reached the end of their look at the Starlin run of Batman.  The guys only have one book to cover this time and it is far from the explosive finale to a run that you might expect.  Then again, after you kill Robin there are few places to go.  In Batman #430, Batman has to stop a man with a rifle from killing more people while at the same time trying to keep the man from getting killed by the police.  As the Dark Knight goes about his mission, he is reminded of his past and details of Bruce’s father’s life are revealed.  After that, Andy and Mike go through the comments left over on the main Fortress site about past episodes.

Below is the cover and select pages from the comic 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 Apple Podcast 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.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: Ignore what Mike says at the end of the episode.  The next episode is all feedback, all the time.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 8: BATMAN V SUPERMAN OR WE WANT A LOIS AND ALFRED MOVIE

Episode 8: Batman v Superman or We Want A Lois and Alfred Movie

This time out The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) continue their hiatus episodes by continuing their look at the Superman and Lois of the Synderverse.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) came out in 2016 and people are still arguing about it.  It has its fans and its detractors and it can be guaranteed that right now, as you are reading this, people are having an all out street fight on Twitter about the pros and cons of the film.  The Crew has a rather spirited conversation about it and their opinions may surprise you.  Alison defended the Batman seen in the movie, Bethany has serious issues with how Superman is portrayed, and Michael is conflicted depending on the character and the scene.

They all left the episode as friends, though.

After the movie discussion Michael delivers another Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson (this time about Lex Luthor), Bethany reveal the people that don’t have a The Most Punchable Face (it was a shorter list), and The Crew  goes through the emails and the comments they have received in the past week.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The BAM Crew continue their trip through the Snyderverse with (possibly the first part of) Zack Snyder’s Justice League.