Welcome to the thirty-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.
Which is what they are going to do starting with this episode.
For several years now (since 2012 actually) Mike has been wanting to cover the Jim Starlin run of Batman and now that Ryan and Chris over at Batman: Knightcast have changed the remit of their show, Mike thought the time was right to finally talk about these comics. Andy is an agreeable sort of fellow, so it wasn’t a hard sell.
So, starting in this episode and continuing for the next few month, the guys are going to look at every issue of Jim Starlin’s run (which spanned Batman issues 414-430, as well as the four issue Batman: The Cult prestige format series) and discuss them. This time out they start with issue 414, which begins a mystery regarding a serial killer in Gotham that, surprisingly, doesn’t get resolved at the end of the issue. Then they talk about issue 415, which was a Millennium crossover story and because of that they didn’t have much to say about it. Finally, before reading some feedback, they briefly touch on issue 416, which they actually covered several years ago, so it doesn’t get the full synopsis and discussion treatment.
Below are the covers and select pages from the books discussed in this episode.
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Next Time: The Starlin’s Batman Run coverage continues with the first two chapters of Ten Nights of the Beast!