Welcome to the nineteenth 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 the first episode of every month they usually talk about Bronze Age Batman stories from the late seventies to early eighties though just about everything is fair game.
This time out things get crazy…Crazy Quilt that is. The Robin villain returns in Batman #316 and while there are holes you can drive a truck through the guys have a lot of fun talking about this story. After all it’s Crazy Quilt…who doesn’t love him? Then in Detective Comics #486 we get a Maxie Zeus story. If you were expecting to hear Andy and Mike talk about the aftermath of the death of the Earth-1 Batwoman prepare to be as disappointed as the guy were because holy crap did this confuse them at first. Sure things happen and stories get shifted and maybe a deadline gets blown but could they have possibly found a worse substitute villain?
On the other hand they could have so we’ll take what we can get.
Below is a gallery of covers and pages from the comics we discussed this time out.
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Next Time: Andy and Mike talk about Batman Adventures #2 and Batman and Robin Adventures #2!