Welcome to the thirty-first 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.
This time out the guys deal with two fill-in stories, which isn’t to say that the stories are bad. They’re enjoyable, but they kind of mess with the flow of the story lines that Andy and Mike have been covering. In Batman #320, the Dark Knight travels to Spain to deal with a mystery that involves secret passages and Catholicism. Then, in Detective Comics #488, the whole dealing with the death of Kathy Kane thing takes a back seat once again to deal with a tale of novelists and switching places, which is fun and has some great Don Newton art. Ads are discussed and a Star Wars conversation goes down. This one has it all.
Below is a gallery of images from the books discussed in this episode.
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Next Time: You are cordially invited to attend the birthday of the Clown Prince of Crime. Also, a team-up with The Maid of Might…Supergirl!