OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 44 – STARLIN’S BATMAN RUN PART 6: THE CULT PART 2

Episode 44 – Starlin’s Batman Part 6: The Cult Part 2

Welcome to the forty-fourth 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.

Once again, speaking of Batman: The Cult

After two months off Andy and Mike are back to continue their look at the Jim Starlin run on Batman and to finish their look at Batman: The Cult with the third and fourth issues of that series.  The guys talk about the action scenes, the fact that Blackfire is using religion as a means to an end, how the story continues to have the now feeling and why Mike liked the part where Batman beat Blackfire like Blackfire owed him money.

Oh, and there is a fair bit of political talk during the episode.  So…content warning and all that.

Below are the covers and select pages of the comics discussed in this episode.

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Next time: Andy and Mike’s coverage of the Jim Starlin run continues with a fantastic two-parter with a definite eighties vibe.

One thought on “OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 44 – STARLIN’S BATMAN RUN PART 6: THE CULT PART 2”

  1. Although I have not read this storyline, I have been enjoying your coverage of it. Thank you. I’m sad to say that the hopefulness you expressed at the end of this episode, that the world might be in a better situation by the time the episode dropped, was not properly rewarded.
    On a completely off-topic note, while I realize that this was a Batman story in a Batman book, my Silver Age brain kept thinking, “OK, Gotham City is cut off from the outside world. The police and the army itself have been defeated by Deacon Blackfire’s followers. Where the Hell is Superman?” I know that that’s not in keeping with the theme, but Batman is part of the larger DC Universe. He’s not really alone, or only with Robin for help. Batman can build a “monster truck Batmobile”, but he can’t reach the Justice League on the radio? Sorry. I’ll let myself out.

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