Welcome to another very special episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight. The is a non-index index show where normally the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.
This time out it’s another tribute episode. Andy and Mike take a look at two stories drawn by Neal Adams, one of the most influential Batman artists ever. Neither of these stories could be described as overlooked, but the guys chose them anyway. First up is Batman #232, which features the first appearance of Ra’s Al Ghul. This is followed by Batman #255, which sees Batman facing off against an honest to goodness werewolf. The guys dive deep into Adams’ art on both stories, while also discussing the writing of them as well. They even chat about the episode of Batman: The Animated Series that adapted both of these tales. More than anything they talk about what Neal Adams meant to Batman and meant to them personally.
Below are the covers and select pages from the comic discussed during this epiosde.
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Next Time: Things return to normal as Andy and Mike take a look at Batman: Hidden Treasures!