Overlooked Dark Knight Episode 28: Reading is Fundamental

Welcome to the twenty-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.  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 episode is an animated affair as Mike and Andy look at two tie-in books.  In Batman Adventures #5, Gotham City is under siege with citizens rioting in the streets because they suddenly, and without any warning, can’t read.  What diabolical villain could create so much chaos?  The cover doesn’t give it away but the last page does as do Andy and Mike.  Then, the guys turn their attention to Batman and Robin Adventures #5, where the Joker has a serious case of envy after a doctor says that he prefers the Riddler over the Joker.  One of the hosts wasn’t all that hot on this issue.  The other liked it just fine.  The fight that results from this doesn’t exist, but Andy and Mike talk it out just the same.

Below is a gallery of images from the books discussed in this episode.

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Next Time: Andy and Mike head back to the late seventies to talk about the return of The Gentlemen Ghost and a team up with Wonder Woman!