IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 3: THE ADVENTURES OF THE LAST CHILDREN OF KRYPTON COMMENTARY

IACBTS Episode 3: The Adventures of the Last Children of Krypton Commentary

Grab your snacks and drinks, pop the Blu-Ray or DVD into the player and sit back, folks, because it’s commentary time!

Actually you don’t necessarily have to watch along with the subject of this commentary but it couldn’t hurt.  In any case, this time out I deliver commentaries for the first two episodes of Season 2 of the (now) CW series Supergirl.  Why?  Well, the third season is starting up soon, so it seemed like a good way to tie into that but more importantly the first two episodes of the second season featured none other than the Last Son of Krypton himself; Superman!  Through the course of these two episodes I talk about my feelings about the Supergirl series in general and what I thought of this version of the Man of Steel.  What did I like?  What didn’t I like?  How does it compare to other versions of the character?  Why won’t I argue about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?  Listen to the commentary and find out.

Someone hand me that piece of my rocket. I need a shave.

After all of that I get into the feedback for the second episode, which includes e-mails, iTunes reviews, Facebook comments, and comments here at the site.  No extra features this time out but I’ll have something for next time.  Promise.

Next Time: Between now and the next official episode there should be a special episode that was recorded at the 2017 DragonCon.  Then, right around the end of the month, I’ll have my very first Halloween special!

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 10

Episode 10: Batman #310 and Detective Comics #483

Welcome to the tenth 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.

First up on the docket this time is Batman #310 where the Dark Knight goes up against the Gentlemen Ghost, who is apparently a bit home sick.  There are also accents and plenty of them.  Then, in Detective Comics #483, we are given a sequel to the classic story There’s No Hope In Crime Alley which has some lovely art and some problems on a story level.  Finally there’s a second Batman story that involves a kangaroo race, which is as silly as it sounds.

At one point in the episode Mike mentions that podcaster and all around swell guy Chris Franklin devoted the first episode of his Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys podcast over at The Fire and Water Podcast Network to the history of the Gentlemen Ghost.  It’s a great episode of a great show, so please check that out by following this link.

 

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 9

Episode 9: Batman #309 and Brave and the Bold #148

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!