OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 69 – THE REAL YEAR ONE PART 2

Episode 69 – The Real Year One Part 2

Welcome to the sixty-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.

This time out Andy and Mike finish their look at Batman’s first publication year to see how the character started and evolved over that time period. There are discussions about Michael’s thoughts on certain story tropes of this era, Batman getting lost, the first appearances of Robin, The Joker, and Catwoman, Jennifer Connelly, Top Gun: Maverick, recent Marvel movies, Miles Teller, and other fun digressions and tangents in an around the Batman stories that were published in Detective Comics issues 35 to 38 and Batman issue 1.

Below is a gallery of the covers from the comics that were discussed in this episode.

And here is the pin-up from Batman issue 1.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “The Descent” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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Next Time: Andy and Mike have an off the cuff conversation.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 68 – THE REAL YEAR ONE PART 1

Episode 68 – The Real Year One Part 1

Welcome to the sixty-eighth 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.

This time out Andy and Mike begin at Batman Year One. Now the guys know what you’re thinking…and you’re right…that episode graphic doesn’t look like it was drawn by Dave Mazzucchelli. That’s Bob Kane. And you are correct. See, Andy and Mike aren’t looking at the four part story written by Frank Miller. They’re looking at the first actual year of Batman’s publication history and discussing how the character began and how he evolved over that time. In this first part, they discuss the Batman stories published in Detective Comics issues 27 to 34. Vampires! Death dealers! Dirigibles! Batman killing everyone! This one has it all!

Below is a gallery of the covers of the comics discussed during this episode.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “The Descent” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the Apple Podcast link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: The thrilling conclusion to Andy and Mike’s Year One examination!

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 22 – MIKE’S YEAR IN SUPERMAN 2022

Episode 22 – Mike’s Year in Superman 2022

2022 is winding down and for the first time ever I thought it would be fun to look back on the big Superman related events and yak about them for roughly an hour and a half. There is no script. I am completely off the cuff and outside of using the truncate silence tool in Audacity and occasionally having to pause to cough or grab a drink of water there is no editing on this one.

Subjects covered in this episode include but are not limited to the Superman books I read this year, why I decided to start picking new comics again, the upcoming events that kick off in January, the 30th anniversary of The Death of Superman the recent dust up with Henry Cavill and Superman and Lois Season 2. I also go into my thoughts on how the fanbase is reacting to all of this news, why I think the current writers on Superman are just killing it, and I end things with going through your feedback on the last episode.

Here’s that cover I mentioned that got me all excited for Joshua Williamson’s new Superman series.

Promos played during this episode include…

Feedback for It All Comes Back To Superman can be sent to itallcomesbacktosuperman@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or stream it through Spotify and AudibleThe Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is on Patreon. It’s mostly a tip jar as I have no time at the moment to produce exlcusive content, but if you like the content I do produce please consider contributing a dollar a month.

The opening and closing theme to the show is titled Journey and was composed by Pontus Rufelt. It is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.

Next Time: Part one of a two part series where I look at my personal Top 10 Favorite Superman Stories of All Time! For reals this time.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 67 – BATMAN: HIDDEN TREASURES

Episode 67 – Batman: Hidden Treasures

Welcome to the sixty-sseventh 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.

This time out Andy and Mike talk about the 2010 one shot titled Batman: Hidden Treasures. This special featured a never-before released Bernie Wrightson Batman story made up entirely of splash pages. Ron Marz provided the script for the story and before you know it DC has a new Bernie Wrightson Batman story to sell. The fact that it’s really good helped too. The guys chat about the story and the reprint of Swamp Thing #7 that was in the back of the book. They also go on several tangents involving Superman and Lois, music, and so much more.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comic discussed during this epiosde.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “Unlimited Glory”, which was composed by Rafael Krux and licensed through Shockwave-Sound.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the Apple Podcast link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: The first part of a two part look at Batman year one. Not Batman: Year One. No. The guys are going to be discussing at the actual first year of Batman’s publishing history.

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 21 – LOST CONVERSATIONS PART 2

Episode 21 – Lost Conversations Part 2: Action Comics #300 with Bob Fisher

This time out I finish up the two part series of “lost” conversations that aren’t really lost in the traditional sense. Back in 2018 I had this series of episodes planned where I would look at the various centennial issues of Action Comics (100, 200, 300, etc.) leading up to the release of Action Comics #1000. That didn’t happen. For reasons. I go into it during the episode, so you’ll hear it there. Long story short, I recorded two installments and they’ve sat on the hard drive since then.

Until now.

Last time I had a chat with Jon Wilson. This time I have a chat with Bob Fisher, who hosts Superman Forever Radio, about the Superman story from Action Comics #300, Superman Under the Red Sun. The Man of Steel is trapped in the far future where the Earth has a red sun. How does he get out of this mess? Bob and I talk about that, where the Kents lived when Clark was a boy, Red Kryptonite,  and a bunch of other Silver Age topics that involve Superman during the time period when this comic was published. We also briefly touch on the Supergirl story that appeared in this issue, which leads to a tangent about Jim Mooney and Curt Swan.

Below are the cover and select pages from the comic discussed in this episode.

Promos played during this episode include…

Feedback for It All Comes Back To Superman can be sent to itallcomesbacktosuperman@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or stream it through Spotify and AudibleThe Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is on Patreon. It’s mostly a tip jar as I have no time at the moment to produce exlcusive content, but if you like the content I do produce please consider contributing a dollar a month.

The opening and closing theme to the show is titled Journey and was composed by Pontus Rufelt. It is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.

Next Time: Part one of a two part series where I look at my personal Top 10 Favorite Superman Stories of All Time!

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT PRESENTS…A TRIBUTE TO NEAL ADAMS

Overlooked Dark Knight Presents…A Tribute to Neal Adams

Welcome to another very special episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight. The is a non-index index show where normally the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.

This time out it’s another tribute episode. Andy and Mike take a look at two stories drawn by Neal Adams, one of the most influential Batman artists ever. Neither of these stories could be described as overlooked, but the guys chose them anyway. First up is Batman #232, which features the first appearance of Ra’s Al Ghul. This is followed by Batman #255, which sees Batman facing off against an honest to goodness werewolf. The guys dive deep into Adams’ art on both stories, while also discussing the writing of them as well. They even chat about the episode of Batman: The Animated Series that adapted both of these tales. More than anything they talk about what Neal Adams meant to Batman and meant to them personally.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comic discussed during this epiosde.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “The Descent” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the Apple Podcast link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: Things return to normal as Andy and Mike take a look at Batman: Hidden Treasures!

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 20 – LOST CONVERSATIONS PART 1

Episode 20 – Lost Conversations Part 1: Action Comics #100 with Jon Wilson

It All Comes Back To Superman returns with the first of two lost conversations!

Well, to be fair, the conversations were never actually lost. Back in 2018 I had this great idea for a series of episodes leading up to the release of Action Comics #1000 where I team up with another Superman podcaster and talk about a centennial issue of Action Comics. Seemed like the thing to do. Unfortunately the dog that my wife and I got in 2002 passed away right in the middle of recording the installments and my desire to do anything, much less a series of episodes celebrating a thousand issues of a comic book.

The thing is the two conversations I did record were a lot of fun, so I thought it might be worth a lark to release them. In this first installment, Jon Wilson (of jonreadscomics.com) and I discuss Action Comics #100, which features a fun little story about a short man trying to figure Superman’s identity. We also talk about where Superman was at this point in his publishing history, what the other features were in Action Comics at this time, and even some of the ads that were in the book.

Below are the cover and select pages from the comic discussed in this episode.

Promos played during this episode include…

Feedback for It All Comes Back To Superman can be sent to itallcomesbacktosuperman@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or stream it through Spotify and Audible. The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is on Patreon. It’s mostly a tip jar as I have no time at the moment to produce exlcusive content, but if you like the content I do produce please consider contributing a dollar a month.

The opening and closing theme to the show is titled Journey and was composed by Pontus Rufelt. It is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.

Next Time: I sit down with Bob Fisher to talk about Action Comics #300!

 

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 261 – OCTOBER 1996 PART 2

Episode 261 – October 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-first episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Mike and Jeff are back to wrap up the Superman books that came out on the tail end of cover month October 1996. In Action Comics #726 Barrage (or, as he likes to be called now, Television’s Barrage) returns to get his revenge on Maggie Sawyer, which is kind of his thing. Then, in Superman: The Man of Steel #61, Superman takes Professor Hamilton to the Fortress of Solitude as Perry White has it out with Franklin Stern over the hiring of Dirk Armstrong. Finally, the boys look at the Superman related books that came out that month, including Steel #31, Superboy #32, Supergirl #2, Superboy and the Ravers #2, Justice League: A Midsummer’s Nightmare #2, Eradicator issues 1 to 3, Detention Comics #1, Showcase ’96 #9, Action Comics Annual #8, and Legion of Super-Heroes #85. They also talk about a handful of other titles.

Full disclosure…the Elsewhere in the DCU/Wha’ Happened section is long. Mike and Jeff had to take a break from recording and that part of the episode was the first things they had recorded in some time, so they were extra chatty.

Below are the covers and select pages from the two main books Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode.

Here’s that Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite trade paperback house ad Michael mentioned during the show.

And here’s that link to the episode of Views From The Longbox where Michael and the Irredeemable Shag talked about the Total Justice toyline.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. First there is the RSS Feed and then there is the Apple Podcasts link.  You can also find the show on Spotify and the Google Play Store.  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC page, which you can find by clicking on this link.  You can email the show by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.  Also be sure to give us a review over on iTunes and feel free to comment on the show here at the site!

Next Time: FINAL NIGHT BEGINS!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES SEASON 2 EPISODE 15 – WAITING FOR SUPERMAN OR WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE

Season 2 Episode 15 – Waiting for Superman or Waiting for the Other Shoe

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) gather together to dicuss the Season 2 finale of Superman and LoisWaiting for Superman wraps up the Parasite storyline in fine style, but the Crew has thoughts. Topics include where Lucy should have really gone, the theoretical future of the trucks that were given to the Kent boys, the major revelation dropped about where this show fits into the overall CW Arrowverse, and much, much more.

Also, Bethany reveals who had The Most Punchable Face and Alison lets everyone know who was The Most Aestheticaly Pleasing people in the episode. Then, Michael delivers a Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson plan on the Parasite  Finally, The Crew addresses all of your feedback!

The Bam Crew recently guested on The Superhero Show Show. As of this posting the episode is not up, BUT the link to the Apple Podcasts page can be found by cliking here. Ryan and Katelynn were so much fun to talk to and they were very gracious in having the Crew on to talk their podcasting history and, of course, Superman and Lois.

Michael is writing the reviews for Superman and Lois over on The Superman Homepage.  Check out his review for Worlds War Bizarre by clicking here.

Michael also has an essay in the recently released Oooff! Boff! Splatt! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season 3 and you can order a physical copy of the book by clicking here and get the Kindle copy by clicking here!

Finally, go and check out Alison’s podcasting efforts over on The GeekCast Radio Network!  She co-hosted So You Wanna Be A Hawkeye series and you can find the first epiosde of that by clicking here.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at thesupermanandloistapes@gmail.com.  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew is going to take a break for a few weeks, but coming soon they’ll be talking about the recently publised Earth-Prime #2, featuring stories about Superman and Lois!

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT PRESENTS…A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE PEREZ

Overlooked Dark Knight Presents…A Tribute to George Perez

Welcome to a special episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight. The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, normally look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.

But not this day.

This time out Andy and Mike are presenting one of two tribute episodes to artists that are sadly no matter with us. First up is a memorial to George Perez. Perez is a legendary artist and writer, but he didn’t write or draw the Dark Knight near as much as he did Superman or Wonder Woman or even Dick Grayson, whether he was Robin or Nightwing. One of the exceptions was the covers to the Batman issues and the interiors (to one extent or another) of the New Titans of the historic storyline A Lonely Place of DyingThis story introduced us to Tim Drake, the (technically) third iteration of Robin. Mike and Andy talk about the era of comics this came from, Perez’ art work, the story as a whole, and what Perez meant to them.

Below are the covers from the comic discussed during this epiosde.

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “The Descent” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

If you want to subscribe to the show here’s the RSS Feed and the Apple Podcast link.  If you use iTunes please leave us a review.  Not only will we read that on the air like the other feedback but it really helps the show out.  The show is also available on the Google Play Store and Spotify.

Next Time: Another tribute special where Andy and Mike talk about the late Neal Adams.