THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 3: “HERITAGE” or HOLOGRAMPS IS A BIG JERK

Episode 3: “Heritage” or Hologramps is a Big Jerk

In their third episode, The Bam Crew (you know, Bethany, Alison, and Michael) discuss Heritage, the second episode of the first season of Superman and Lois, which aired on March 2, 2021.  Topics discussed during the course of the episode include theories on how Jordan and Jonathan may or may not manifest their powers, how history tends to repeat itself, the “controversy” of calling a cook-out a barbecue, how the show gets things done in terms of the destruction of Krypton, why “hologramps” is the best name ever, and why Jor-El is a big jerk.  Mike goes over the Easter Eggs from the episode and delivers another Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson, this time about Morgan Edge.  The crew then closes things out with your listener feedback, so write in, y’all!

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.  The music under the news segment is called “NewsSting” and is by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)
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Next Time: The BAM crew discusses The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower.

FCTC EPISODE 246: MAY 1996 PART 1

Episode 246: May 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-sixth 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 with the first part of the May 1996 cover dated books and boy is this year flying by.  First up is Adventures of Superman #534, which has Superman fighting a bunch of monsters created by a rogue pharmacist who compounded a knockoff version of the DMN drug.  This does not best please Lord Satanus, who has to try and take care of things on the down low.  Then, in Action Comics #721, everyone gets lucky!  No, the entire population of Metropolis doesn’t suddenly start having massive orgies, but everyone that bought a lotto ticket wins, which creates havoc across the city.

After that, the boys answer the question, Hey, Wha’ Happened: In The Real World by looking at two pretty dreadful episodes from the third seasons of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  In Forget Me Not, Lois struggles to regain her memory while also investigating strange occurrences at the rest home she is being treated at.  Then, in Oedipus Wrecks, the brother of Bad Brain Johnson seeks to get revenge for his brother and to prove his worth to his abusive mother.  Oh, and the doctor treating Lois hypnotizes her into loving him, which is gross.  Finally, Mike and Jeff go over the real world events and the films that happened or came out in March of 1996.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comics we covered on this episode.

Shows promoted in this episode include:

  • But First, Let’s Get Nerdy – Hosted by
  • For All Mankind – Hosted by Rob Kelly and friends
  • Hamilton vs Burr: A Werewolf Tale – By Jarrod Alberich, Nathaniel Niles, Ace Wheelie, and Kenneth Solomon
  • Merry MARCHing Marvel Society 2021: Acts of Vengeance – By a Bunch of Crazy People

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: There is just one main book to cover, and that’s Superman: The Man of Steel #56.  Mike and Jeff also answer, Hey, Wha’ Happened in the Superman related comics that came out with a May 1996 cover date.

OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 45 – STARLIN’S BATMAN PART 7: CONSEQUENCES

Episode 45 – Starlin’s Batman Part 7: Consequences

Welcome to the forty-seventh 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.

This time out Andy and Mike look at a two part story that began in Batman #424 and continued in Batman #425 and was probably one of the more serious stories told during Jim Starlin’s Batman run.  What happens when Robin hears a woman screaming and after he and Batman take down the bad guys those bad guys get released because of diplomatic immunity?  And what if Robin confronts the bad guy and that bad guy ends up falling to his death, which Robin may or may not have caused?  And what if that bad guy’s father wants revenge and kidnaps Commissioner Gordon?  All of those questions are asked and answered over the course of this episode, with some critical analysis and a few laughs along the way.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comics discussed in this episode.

Promos played during this episode include…

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.

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: This is it, folks!  Andy and Mike begin their coverage of what is possibly the most controversial Batman storyline ever.  That’s right…the guys have gotten to A Death in the FamilyOr, they’ve gotten to the first two issues of that storyline at the very least.

VIEWS ON… EPISODE 3: TRUMBO

Episode 3: Trumbo

The most irregular show on The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is back and this time I am heading back to the cinema.  Recently I watched the 2015 movie Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and John Goodman.  It’s an amazing movie that dramatizes the story of writer Dalton Trumbo, one of the writers that were blacklisted in the fifties due to his communist affiliations.  Joining me to discuss the film is Rob Kelly (he of The Film and Water Podcast, Fade Out, Pod Dylan, Superman Movie Minute, Treasurycast, and more) and we spend about an hour going through what we liked about the movie, what performances stood out to us, the Hollywood blacklist in general, and Diane Lane.

During our discussion, Rob mentioned a documentary about Dalton Trumbo called Trumbo.  It’s an interesting documentary because it is a mix of footage from the time, interviews with Trumbo, interviews with his son, and dramatic performances of Trumbo’s writing.  It is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.

And if you are interested in the Hollywood Blacklist, you can find several articles here, here, and here.

The theme to Views On… is “Open Those Bright Eyes” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Views On… is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  You can email the show by clicking this link with all questions, concerns, fears, and trepidations.  Also, if you could leave a review over on Apple Podcasts, that would be keen.

Next Time: No clue.  As usual, the next episode has not been recorded yet, but this is an irregular show, so it will return at some point.