Welcome to the twenty-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. 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.
This time out things take an animated turn as Andy and Mike not only discuss an issue of Batman Adventures but also talk over an episode of Superman: The Animated Series. Batman Adventures #25 technically features the first meeting between the DCAU versions of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel and as you would imagine the threat they face is so dire that only the World’s Finest team can save the day. From Superman’s world you have Lex Luthor (with red hair and a beard) and from Batman’s side of things you have…Maxie Zeus.
Yes. That’s right. Maxie Zeus. Not the Joker. Not the Riddler. Maxie Zeues.
To be fair it looks like he’s been hitting the gym.
The story is still good. Andy and Mike promise.
After that it’s commentary time as the guys talk all over (and sometimes just watch) an episode of Superman: The Animated Series. In Knight Time, Batman has gone missing and Superman heads to Gotham to investigate. He finds the Tim Drake Robin, who informs the Man of Steel that Batman is indeed missing and that’s really weird. Superman dons the cape and cowl and poses as Batman to find out who is responsible for the Dark Knight’s disappearance. Along the way Superman (as Batman) and Robin face off against the Mad Hatter, the Riddler and Bane, but they aren’t the real foe behind the abduction! Listen to find out who that is…unless you’ve seen the episode already…in which case you already know who the real villain is.
Below is a gallery of images from the comic covered in this episode.
And here is the pin-ups from that issue that Andy and Mike discussed.
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Next Time: Things go back to normal. For this show, at any rate.