Episode 74 – Face the Face Part 1

Welcome to the seventy-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.

In a shocking twist of fate, Andy and Mike are continuing to look at Batman stories that could be described as “overlooked”. This time out they talk about the first four chapters of the Face the Face storyline, specifically in Batman issues 651 and 652 and Detective Comics issues 817 and 818. The guys discuss the era these books were published during, explain what the heck One Year Later was, do some light complaining about the direction DC took around 2004, and wonder what James Robinson had against Batman villains created after Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Before all of that, the guys give an update on a previous conversation and talk about the more recent events in the ongoing saga of the movie side of DC Comics, which will either date the episode horribly or serve as a cute time capsule for future listeners.

Below are the covers to the books discussed during this episode.

Shows Promoted During This Episode

Batman Family Reunion – Hosted by Paul and Shawn
The Bat-Pod – Hosted by Bill and J David Weter (But you can call him Dave)

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Next Time: Andy and Mike finish their two-part look at the One Year Later storyline Face the Face!

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