September 28th, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

For many DC Comics titles with a cover date of July 2014, artist Michael Allred did a series of variant covers featuring Superman and other DC characters re-imagined into the world of the 1966 Batman series starring Adam West.

Action Comics #31 variant cover by Michael Allred Batman/Superman #11 variant cover by Michael Allred Justice League #31 variant cover by Michael Allred Superman #31 variant cover by Michael Allred

There has been some “what-if” speculation on a couple episodes of SUPERMAN & BATMAN about an imagined appearance by Batman on “Adventures of Superman” starring George Reeves. Given the tone of the show, especially in the first season, adapting Batman into it would have been a natural fit.

But how do we feel about the Man of Steel in the bright, Technicolor camp world of “Batman”?

September 25th, 2014  Posted at   Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast

Welcome to the world of Tangent Comics — where you only know the names. Parallel Lines: A DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast is a bi-weekly, issue-by-issue exploration of DC Comics’ Tangent Universe events, hosted by Shawn Engel and Michael Bradley.

Tangent/Nightwing #1

“Nightwing’s existence depends on total secrecy. Tonight, we tell someone about Nightwing — and he’s going to become the most dangerous man in the world.”

The shadow-group Nightwing has their fingers in everything. From princes to peccants and presidents to paupers, they pull the strings and orchestrate world events to fit their needs! But now, someone’s gunning for them. Find out who — and why — as Shawn and Michael look at in “The Most Dangerous Man in the World” by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema!

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Backmatter from the issue (click to enlarge)

NEXT TIME: Avengers? Justice League? Who are they? It’s time for not-so-hidden team dynamics with SECRET SIX #1!

Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe PodcastNever miss an episode: Subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed! All feedback is warmly welcomed. Send your thoughts to tangent(at)greatkrypton.com! Share your thoughts on the episode and the stories discussed. Seriously, we want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with us on Facebook to leave feedback and get show-related updates and content!

September 23rd, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 28 of SUPERMAN & BATMAN, featuring your two favorite heroes in one podcast together!

The show’s premise is simple: Each episode, host Michael Bradley celebrates seven decades of the World’s Finest heroes by looking at stories featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, chosen at random mostly from the pages of World’s Finest Comics.

This episode

“The Bewitched Batman”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #109 (cover date April 1960)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman bewitched, bothered and bewildered!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin, the Ashton Kutcher of 1100 A.D. and an alien space dragon (I know, right?)!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents and a look at what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: Directly or via iTunes

Fine print

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Superman & Batman is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to visit the Superman Homepage!

September 11th, 2014  Posted at   Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast

Welcome to the world of Tangent Comics — where you only know the names. Parallel Lines: A DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast is a bi-weekly, issue-by-issue exploration of DC Comics’ Tangent Universe events, hosted by Shawn Engel and Michael Bradley.

Tangent/The Joker #1

“What a joke, huh?”

Meet the Joker — an acrobatic anarchist with a wacky sense of humor who humiliates cops and robbers alike! But, there’s more to this Mirthful Maiden of Mayhem than meets the eye as revealed in “Laugh ‘Till It Hurts.” It’s a comedic caper and action adventure that will leave you smiling courtesy of fan favorites Karl Kesel, Matt Haley and Tom Simmons!

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE directly, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed using the links below!

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Backmatter from the issue (click to enlarge)

NEXT TIME: A trip to the dark side with NIGHTWING #1

Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe PodcastNever miss an episode: Subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed! All feedback is warmly welcomed. Send your thoughts to tangent(at)greatkrypton.com! Share your thoughts on the episode and the stories discussed. Seriously, we want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with us on Facebook to leave feedback and get show-related updates and content!

September 9th, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 27 of SUPERMAN & BATMAN, featuring your two favorite heroes in one podcast together!

The show’s premise is simple: Each episode, host Michael Bradley celebrates seven decades of the World’s Finest heroes by looking at stories featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, chosen at random mostly from the pages of World’s Finest Comics.

This episode

“Super Friends”

GUEST HOST: Shawn Engel of Just One of the Guys: A Green Lantern Podcast, Listen to the Prophets, Who True Freaks and The Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman Adventures #25 (cover date early November 1994)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman in their most animated adventure yet!

ALSO FEATURING: Lex Luthor, Maxie Zeus and Mike Parobeck art!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents and a look at what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: Directly or via iTunes

Fine print

Subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS Feed! Got questions or comments? Additions or corrections? How about a story suggestion? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue. Seriously, I want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with show on Facebook and Twitter to send feedback and get show updates!

Superman & Batman is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to visit the Superman Homepage!