Episode 44 – Starlin’s Batman Part 6: The Cult Part 2
Welcome to the forty-fourth 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. Back in episode 39 they started a series covering Jim Starlin’s run of Batman and they are going to continue with that until they get through all of his issues, up to and including Batman: The Cult.
Once again, speaking of Batman: The Cult…
After two months off Andy and Mike are back to continue their look at the Jim Starlin run on Batman and to finish their look at Batman: The Cult with the third and fourth issues of that series. The guys talk about the action scenes, the fact that Blackfire is using religion as a means to an end, how the story continues to have the now feeling and why Mike liked the part where Batman beat Blackfire like Blackfire owed him money.
Oh, and there is a fair bit of political talk during the episode. So…content warning and all that.
Below are the covers and select pages of the comics discussed in this episode.
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Next time: Andy and Mike’s coverage of the Jim Starlin run continues with a fantastic two-parter with a definite eighties vibe.