Welcome to the fortieth 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. Back in episode 39 they started a series covering Jim Starlin’s run of Batman and they are going to continue with that until they get through all of his issues, up to and including Batman: The Cult.
This time out they continue their look at Starlin’s run with the first two installments of the “mini-series within a series” Ten Nights of the Beast. In Batman #417, a rogue Soviet agent known as the KGBEast (cagey beast!) is in Gotham and while the FBI and the VIA are both on the Beast’s trail, Batman gets involved because he may be the only one to stop the carnage. The action and political intrigue continues in Batman #418, where the Beast continues making his way through the list and Batman has his first confrontations with the Soviet super soldier.
Below is a gallery of the cover and select pages from the comics discussed during the course of this episode.
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Next time: The thrilling conclusion to Ten Nights of the Beast!