Welcome to the twenty-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. In the second episode of the month they discuss the various books that were associated with the animated Batman shows of the nineties, though just about everything is fair game.
Except for this month.
This month Andy and Mike are celebrating Superman’s birthday.
There are two answers to that question.
One: Superman and Batman are best mates.
B: Andy and Mike like Superman.
So there you go.
To celebrate Superman’s birthday and the friendship of the World’s Finest team the guys have chosen two stories that could be considered twice told tales. First up is World’s Finest #271, which celebrated the 200th comic-versary of Batman and Superman appearing in stories together in the pages of that title as opposed to sharing the cover and nothing else. In this titanic tale Superman is attacked by the Atoman and we are treated to the many and varied origins of the Superman/Batman team. Included in this segment is a healthy discussion of the Superman radio show, which is awesome.
The radio show is awesome. The discussion is okay.
After a quick break and a snippet from a Spice Girls song Andy and Mike discuss Superman/Batman Annual #3, which was published in 2009 and featured a modern take on the favorite character of Rob and Shag from The Fire and Water Podcast ; Composite Superman! Much love is given to the late Len Wein’s writing, the cover by the late Bernie Wrightson and the interior art by Chris Batista, who obviously liked the look of the Michael Keaton version of Batman.
Below is a gallery of covers and pages from the comics we discussed this time out.
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Next Time: Mike and Andy discuss Batman Adventures #25 as well as provide a commentary for the Superman: The Animated Series episode “Knight Time”.