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.

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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.

FCTC EPISODE 250: THE JON BOGDANOVE INTERVIEW

Episode 250: The Jon Bogdanove Interview

Welcome to the two hundredth and fiftieth 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.

To paraphrase a movie villain, “They never believed the boys could go the distance.”

And yet, here Mike and Jeff are.

For the 250th episode, the boys have FINALLY “sat down” with artist Jon Bogdanove to talk about his time drawing Superman.  Jon talks about how he came to work on Superman: The Man of Steel, what inspirations he brought to drawing the character, some great stories from around the Death and Return era, why he drew so many versions of Batman for the Zero Hour cover, how the long hair was never a mullet, and what Superman means to him.  It was a great conversation and both Mike and Jeff thank Jon for being so generous with his time and for talking with them on this landmark episode.

Note: The audio has some issues.  Nothing unlistenable, but for whatever reason there were some problems.  So…heads up and all that.

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucien Desar.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff kick off the July 1996 cover dated books with Superman #113, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #5, and Adventures of Superman #536.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 7: MAN OF STEEL (2013) or EUGENICS IS BAD

Episode 7: Man of Steel (2013) or Eugenics is BAD

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) is back, though this time they aren’t discussing the latest episode of Superman and Lois because that show is on hiatus.  Nope, this time they are using that hiatus to look at other live action (and potentially animated) adventures of Superman and Lois and they are starting with the most recent cinematic take of the characters.

That’s right, folks…The Crew is diving into the Snyderverse.

First up is 2013’s Man of Steel, which seems to be the most controversial take on the character since the last controversial take on the character.  Alison discusses the concept of hope in past Superman films compared to this version, while Bethany puts forward the theory that eugenics might be bad.  Then Michael goes through the things he liked and didn’t like about the movie, leading to lively discussions about the depiction of Krypton in the film, Jonathan Kent’s parenting style, how that parenting style shaped this particular version of Superman, the amount of destruction in the movie, and how eugenics is bad.

After the extra long discussion (did they mention that eugenics is bad) Michael goes through the Easter Eggs of the movie and delivers an extended Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 segment all about the evolution of Superman’s origin over the decades in both the comics and on the screen.  Finally, Bethany reveals who had The Most Punchable Face of the film.

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.

Eugenics is bad.

Next Time: The BAM Crew continue their trip through the Snyderverse with the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.