BAILEY’S BATMAN PODCAST EPISODE 25: THE GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER TOLD VOLUME 2

Episode 25: The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told Volume 2

Bailey’s Batman Podcast Returns!

After a hiatus of nearly four years I’ve brought this show back because…I wanted to.  Yeah, Batman turns 80 this year and having this show around let’s me celebrate that but frankly I realized that even if I don’t produce episodes on a regular basis I can still kick one out every once in a while if the feeling strikes.

Also, I didn’t want Alan Middleton to think he killed the show.

Anyway, this time out I welcome Tom Panarese (host or co-host of such shows as In Country, Pop Culture Affidavit and Required Reading with Tom and Stella) to talk about a book that I didn’t even know existed until a few years ago.  The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told Volume 2 (which is not to be confused with Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 2, which is a real book) was published in 1992 and just looking at the cover tells you that this bad boy was put out to cash in on the sequel to the 1989 Batman film.  This volume focuses on Catwoman and Penguin and boy is it a mixed bag of stories.  Some of them are great.  Some…aren’t.  Tom and I talk about them all and go off on a number of tangents in the Fantastic Fortress manner.

Many thanks to Tom for coming out to play.  It was a lot of fun.  It was so much fun that…

Next Time: Tom stops by again to talk about a certain Batman crossover event that took place 25 years ago.  Night will fall…or something like that.

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One Response to BAILEY’S BATMAN PODCAST EPISODE 25: THE GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER TOLD VOLUME 2

  1. Zombie podcast!!! Seriously, this episode was a nice surprise. I bought this volume when it came out, and even then, there was a stink of “cash-in” on it. A good chunk of these aren’t so “great” by any stretch. I think they learned their lesson by Batman Forever when the Two-Face/Riddler story compilation trade was called “Batman Featuring Two-Face and the Ridder”.

    I was pretty much in agreement on every story. Of course “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne” belongs in this volume, but it was in vol. 1. Also, Brennert retconned Catwoman’s amnesia-driven crime career away by saying she faked all that, which I thought was a wonderful touch.

    I have the Breyfogle cover, but I have to say, in this one instance I think I like the Barretto cover just a bit better. Like Tom said, he’s VERY underrated, and yes, he knew how to draw women. Catwoman…MEOW.

    I also agree some artists look better on newsprint than baxter. In fact, I would go so far as to say I NEVER liked the ultra-white Baxter paper. I always thought the art and color floated above it too much, again keying off what Tom said. I nodded a lot during this podcast.

    Great stuff fellas!

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