Episode 66 – Batman: Ego and Other Tails

Welcome to the sixty-sixth 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.

This time out Andy and Mike look at the trade paperback Batman: Ego and Other Tails, a criminally underrated collection of stories written and, in most cases, drawn by the late Darwyn Cooke. After a brief discussion over the recent three-hour The Batman film (which Andy has seen and Mike still hasn’t found the time to watch though he wants to) they dig into the collection and talk about the one shot story EgoSelina’s Big Score, and the other one off stories from various anthology titles and Batman comics. The episode devolves into a love letter to Darwyn Cooke as both Andy and Mike have such an appreciation for not only the man’s work but the man himself.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comic discussed during this epiosde.

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.

The beginning and ending theme to the show is “The Descent” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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Next Time: A special episode dedicated to the late, great George Perez.

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