Welcome to the 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. They mostly stick to the later part of the Bronze Age but just about any era of Batman is fair game for their discussions.
This time out it’s Christmas in September as the guys tackle two holiday themed issues. In Batman #309 we get the answer to the age old question; what would it have been like if the Adam West Batman had met the Lou Ferrigno Hulk. Actually this is a rather sensitive story that deals with depression, mental illness and suicide against the backdrop of Christmas. Blockbuster is the antagonist but Andy and Mike wouldn’t necessarily call him the villain. Then in Brave and the Bold #148 the Dark Knight teams up with Plastic Man in a story that makes very little sense but is so much fun that you really don’t notice. It’s Batman and Plastic man dealing with the mob on Christmas Eve and spans the entire East Coast before it’s over with.
Also the word “butt-legger” comes up a lot.
Be sure to head on over to the main Overlooked Dark Knight site for a gallery of images from the issues discussed during this episode!