Welcome to the thirty-fifth 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.
Andy and Mike are celebrating Batman’s 80th Birthday for the next year. It’s going to be fun. They are doing this by covering stories outside of their normal mandate.
Not that they have a mandate. But they do. It’s complicated.
This time out Andy and Mike spend the entire episode discussing the original graphic novel Batman: Son of the Demon. What if Batman tried to settle down with Talia Al Ghul and actually worked with Ra’s Al Ghul against a common enemy? What if Talia fell pregnant? Those questions and more are asked and answered in this mature Batman story that was almost immediately taken out of continuity until 2007 when it was kind of, sort of brought back. Along the way Mike and Andy talk about what makes a good mature comic and why Batman and Catwoman don’t belong together for the most part.
Below is a gallery of images from this comic.
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Next Time: A trip to the Silver Age for some Bat Family fun!