Episode 46 – Starlin’s Batman Part 7: Consequences

Welcome to the forty-seventh 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 time out Andy and Mike look at a two part story that began in Batman #424 and continued in Batman #425 and was probably one of the more serious stories told during Jim Starlin’s Batman run.  What happens when Robin hears a woman screaming and after he and Batman take down the bad guys those bad guys get released because of diplomatic immunity?  And what if Robin confronts the bad guy and that bad guy ends up falling to his death, which Robin may or may not have caused?  And what if that bad guy’s father wants revenge and kidnaps Commissioner Gordon?  All of those questions are asked and answered over the course of this episode, with some critical analysis and a few laughs along the way.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comics discussed in this episode.

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Next Time: This is it, folks!  Andy and Mike begin their coverage of what is possibly the most controversial Batman storyline ever.  That’s right…the guys have gotten to A Death in the FamilyOr, they’ve gotten to the first two issues of that storyline at the very least.


Episode 3: Trumbo

The most irregular show on The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is back and this time I am heading back to the cinema.  Recently I watched the 2015 movie Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and John Goodman.  It’s an amazing movie that dramatizes the story of writer Dalton Trumbo, one of the writers that were blacklisted in the fifties due to his communist affiliations.  Joining me to discuss the film is Rob Kelly (he of The Film and Water Podcast, Fade Out, Pod Dylan, Superman Movie Minute, Treasurycast, and more) and we spend about an hour going through what we liked about the movie, what performances stood out to us, the Hollywood blacklist in general, and Diane Lane.

During our discussion, Rob mentioned a documentary about Dalton Trumbo called Trumbo.  It’s an interesting documentary because it is a mix of footage from the time, interviews with Trumbo, interviews with his son, and dramatic performances of Trumbo’s writing.  It is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.

And if you are interested in the Hollywood Blacklist, you can find several articles here, here, and here.

The theme to Views On… is “Open Those Bright Eyes” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Views On… is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  You can email the show by clicking this link with all questions, concerns, fears, and trepidations.  Also, if you could leave a review over on Apple Podcasts, that would be keen.

Next Time: No clue.  As usual, the next episode has not been recorded yet, but this is an irregular show, so it will return at some point.