Welcome to the thirty-eighth 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 are looking at another story arc from the sometimes awesome, sometimes problematic Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight series. Grimm (a five part arc that stretched over Legends of the Dark Knight issues 149-153) was written by J.M. DeMatteis with art by Trevor Von Eden and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Praise Be His Name) and is wonderfully wacky story that takes place in the first year of Dick Grayson’s career as Robin. The guys look at all five issues and discuss the villains, DeMatteis’ writing style, the art, and much, much more. They may have talked longer, but Andy had to drive his wife to work.
Because he’s a good husband.
Below are the covers and select pages from the comics discussed in this episode.
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Next Time: A special episode where Andy and Mike choose the stories they would have put in a Best of Batman in Detective Comics collection.