THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 16: LOYAL SUBJEKTS OR BOY, THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY

Episode 16: Loyal Subjekts or Boy, That Escalated Quickly

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with their coverage of episode 9 of Superman and Lois, which was titled Loyal Subjekts.  It could have also been titled Boy, That Escalated Quickly or The Aesthetics Were Very Pleasing.

Seriously.  None of The Crew was expecting a thirst trap but one was tripped nonetheless.

Anyway, things go from bad to worse as Lois, Chrissy, and Clark dig deeper into why Morgan Edge is so fixated on Smallville, Lois has a confrontation with Edge that surprised Michael, Jordan gets a new super-power while also getting extremely ill, Jonathan seriously ups his game via weaponry, Kyle gets the crazy eyes, and Morgan Edge reveals something really, really, really important to Superman, leading to one of the best cliffhangers of the series thus far.

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 Crew will be talking about the next episode, O Mother, Where Art Thou.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 52: UNDER THE HOOD PART 2

Episode 52: Under The Hood Part 2

Welcome to the fifty-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.

This time out Andy and Mike continue their way through the Batman: Under The Hood trade paperback by looking at Batman issues 639 thru 641 and 645.  The Red Hood continues to work his way through the underworld of Gotham and has a serious run in with Onyx.  Batman has conversations with Zatanna and Green Arrow that tie into other events going on the DCU that make sense if you know what’s going on but are puzzling if you don’t.  Batman also meets up with Superman and Mike has a serious problem with one of Batman’s comments.

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

Here are the shows that were promoted during the 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.

The beginning theme to the show is “Malicious” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Next Time: Batman: Under The Hood Part 3.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 15: HOLDING THE WRENCH OR WE’RE NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING

Episode 15: Holding The Wrench or We’re Not Crying, You’re Crying

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) is back with an emotional episode about an emotional episode.  This time out they discuss the eighth episode of Superman and Lois, which was titled Holding The Wrench.  The bulk of the episode is spent discussing Lois and her therapy and the revelation made during the episode.  Bethany and Alison talk about how they would have appreciated a trigger warning for what was discussed, but “the revelation” is discussed in detail, as is the concept of normalizing mental health care in our society.  The Crew also talks about Jonathan’s stand out performance in the episode, how Clark is a good husband, how Kyle keeps breaking our hearts, and, of course, who has The Most Punchable Face.

No Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 this time out because there wasn’t anything Mike could hang a lesson plan around.

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 Crew will be talking about the next episode, Loyal Subjekts.

FCTC EPISODE 254: AUGUST 1996 PART 2

Episode 254: August 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-fourth 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 finish up their coverage of the August 1996 cover dated books and things get really dramatic, especially between Lois and Superman.  In Action Comics #724, Brawl (you know, the character that looks like what happens when Jimmy Olsen and Blanka from Street Fighter 2 had a one-night stand) returns and Superman has to take him on, but it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem.  Then, in Superman: The Man of Steel #59, the Parasite makes his move, but the real drama is the continuing deterioration of Lois and Clark’s relationship.  Also, Lois receives a job offer from Franklin Stern.  After that, the boys discuss, Hey, Wha’ Happened in the rest of the DC Universe by looking at the Superman Family books, which includes Steel #29, Superboy #30, Showcase ’96 #7, and the two Legends of the Dead Earth annuals Superman Annual #8 and Superboy Annual #3

Below are the covers and select pages from the two main books Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

Here is the House Ad for The Superman/Batman Adventures show that Mike and Jeff mentioned in the episode.

And here’s what the opening looked like.

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 begin what started out as a single episode and then became a two-parter and then morphed into a three-part examination of Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s classic mini-series Kingdom Come.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 14 – MAN OF STEEL OR WE SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

Episode 13 – Man of Steel or We See What You Did There

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the seventh episode of Superman and Lois, which was appropriately titled Man of Steel.  And boy was this a great episode.  The Crew discusses all aspects of the episode starting with Jordan’s new power, which leads to them discussing the power of super hearing in general.  They chat about how Lana was used in the episode.  And yes…they talk about the reveal.

You know…the big reveal towards the end of the episode involving Captain Luthor.

So, if you haven’t see the episode yet and don’t want it spoiled, come back to this episode later, but the image for this episode sort of spoils the spoiler.

But wait!  There’s more!  Mike brings back Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson, which is about the spoiler.  Not the Batman related character.  The spoiler that…you know, this gag is getting tired.  Anyway, y’all get the lesson and who has The Most Punchable Face.

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 Crew will be talking about the next episode, Holding The Wrench.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 51: UNDER THE HOOD PART 1

Episode 51: Under The Hood Part 1

Welcome to the fifty-first 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.

Y’all ready for another series of episodes covering a storyline?

Well, Andy and Mike hope you are because this time out they are embarking on a sequel of sorts to their Jim Starlin coverage.  In 2004 Jason Todd came back from the dead in a storyline that has been released in a collected edition called Batman: Under The Hood.  This storyline was popular at the time, but has largely been forgotten as Jason Todd’s Red Hood has become an accepted part of the Bat family.  He’s been back for nearly sixteen years, but the story where that happened has largely been eclipsed by the animated adaptation.  Since they just covered his death, the guys thought covering his resurrection would be worth a lark.

In this first installment, Andy and Mike cover the first four chapters of the trade, which existed in single issue form as Batman issues 635 to 638.  The fact that they are able to talk about these four issues and deliver a pretty healthy introductory conversation has more to do with the pacing of the story than the quality of it.  There’s a new crime figure in Gotham.  He’s taken the name Red Hood.  Spoiler warning…he’s Jason Todd.  But that wasn’t really spelled out in these first chapters until the very last page.   Along the way Batman has to deal with Black Mask, Mister Freeze, Amazo, and Nightwing pops by to lend a hand.  Andy provides the perspective of a first time reader and Mike is probably going to bore people with the amount of context he gives the stories.

Below are covers and select pages from the books talked about 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.

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: Three more issues from the Batman: Under The Red Hood trade paperback!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 13 – BROKEN TRUST OR STAY IN THE ROOM, JORDAN!

Episode 13: Broken Trust or Stay In The Room, Jordan!

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back and so are new episodes of Superman and Lois.  Broken Trust was the sixth episode of the series, which aired on May 18, 2021.  Jordan’s powers are getting out of control, in more ways than one, and Jonathan pays the price for it.  Meanwhile, Lois discovers something about Captain Luthor and Lana gets a fantastic job offer.  There is much discussion amongst The Crew about Jordan’s actions, Clark as happy dad, why a kid named Tag having super speed is kind of ironic, and the proper use of The Angry Red Eyes of Anger.

Seriously, the writing staff of this show knows when to use The Angry Red Eyes of Anger.

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 Crew will be talking about the next episode, Man of Steel.

FCTC EPISODE 253: AUGUST 1996 PART 1

Episode 253: August 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-third 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 dive into the August 1996 cover dated books with one comic that they…didn’t care for and one that Mike liked and Jeff thought was better by comparison.  In Superman #114, the Brainiac Puts His Mind In Superman’s Body And Superman’s Mind In The Body Of Some Kid Named Chaz And Chaz’ Mind In Brainiac’s Body story comes to a conclusion.  It was a story.  Decisions were made.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #537, there are monsters on the loose!  Finally, the boys answer the eternal question, “Hey, Wha’ Happened?” by looking at the major new stories and movies that came out the month these comics were published.

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

Here is the Watch This Space about the funeral for Jerry Siegel.

Here is a link to the books written or edited by Jim Beard, one of the Baldy winners from this episode.  Jim is a great guy.  Buy his books.

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 finish their look at the August 1996 cover dated books with Action Comics #724 and Superman: The Man of Steel #59, as well as the Superman Family books that came out that month.

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!