Welcome to the twenty-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. In one episode they will talk about Bat books from the late seventies and early eighties. In another episode they will talk about the animated Adventures titles that DC published in the nineties. Sometimes they talk about whatever strikes their fancy.
This time out Andy and Mike talk about a returning villain as well as a fun, but slightly flawed team-up with Wonder Woman. In Batman #319, The Gentlemen Ghost returns to bedevil the Caped Crusader. The guys also talk about the hints of a story to come and reference a song from the sixties that is a bit of an ear worm. Then, in Brave and the Bold #158, Batman and Wonder Woman battle a French villain named Deja Vu.
Seriously. That’s the villain’s name. The story itself is quite good but at the same time…it’s a French villain…named Deja Vu.
Below is a gallery of images from the books discussed in this episode.
During the course of the episode, Mike mentioned a video over at Retroblasting where Michael French breaks down the various Super Friends home media releases. Check that out below.
Mike also mentioned an episode of Dreamland: The Retroblasing Podcast that he appeared on to discuss Bill Finger and his place in Batman’s history. You can find that episode by clicking on this link.
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Next Time: Andy and Mike talk about more animated Batman comics!