Episode 14: Batman #313 and Brave and the Bold #151

Welcome to the fourteenth 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.  They mostly stick to the later part of the Bronze Age but just about any era of Batman is fair game for their discussions.

This time out the guys continue their look at the Len Wein run of Batman with Batman #313.  Mike originally wanted to make a lot of puns involving the number 2 for these show notes but then decided that he couldn’t be bothered so he’ll leave it at this is a fun Two-Face issue though there were some criticisms to be found.  After that Andy and Mike dive into the disco era with Brave and the Bold #151, which guest stars The Flash!  This story can best be described as your average episode of any late seventies or early eighties action show mixed with The Phantom of the Opera with heaping dose of disco music added for good measure.

Seriously.  Bruce wears a very Saturday Night Fever type outfit in this one.

Next Time: It’s the first Overlooked Dark Knight Christmas Special with a fantastic story from Batman and Robin Adventures as well as a classic Brave and the Bold issue guest starring The Huntress!

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  1. I bought both of these comics right off the stands. Well, at least the B&B issue came in one of those Whitman 3-packs, which have the little Whitman “W” smiley face rather than the “DC” in the DC bullet.

    The B&B story is nuts, and I’m surprised they got away with making the Phantom look JUST LIKE Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera. I guess Universal was looking elsewhere.

    Barry and Bruce being buds in this stuck with me, so when a dying Barry appeared to Batman in Crisis on Infinite Earths, I thought it was due to their close friendship. Later Wolfman retconned that Barry was surprised when Barry talked to him in that Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis special, which kind of killed that notion for me.

    But I’m glad to see modern creators see the connection between these two analytical minds.

    Great show as always gents! Nice ribbing on Shag at the beginning!


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