July 22nd, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 23 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 Dream Bomb”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #232 (cover date September 1975)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman fight Dr. McDreamy, except that he’s bald, Asian, a monk and in no way whatsoever anything like Patrick Dempsey!

ALSO FEATURING: Third-act exposition, more third-act exposition and Macho Man Randy Savage!

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

DOWNLOAD: Directly or via iTunes

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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.

Tangent/Metal Men #1

“Maybe there was no way to prevent what happened. But I still … I’ll always wonder if I could’ve done something.”

In a world where the Cold War turned hot, America needed soldiers with nerves of steel, and it got them in the form of a seemingly invulnerable special-ops squad. In this episode 2, your hosts, Michael Bradley and Shawn Engel, look at METAL MEN #1, which explores a more human side of the Tangent Universe with the account of a six-man Band of Brothers and the group’s final, brutal battle that ended the Vietnam War, but from which no man escaped unscathed. It’s gritty war action in “Secrets and Lies,” a story by comics greats Ron Marz, Mike McKone and Mark McKenna.

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Tangent/Metal Men backmatter, page 1 Tangent/Metal Men backmatter, page 2
Backmatter from the issue (click to enlarge)

NEXT TIME: Tales from the Tangent crypt with Green Lantern #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!

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.

Tangent/The Atom #1

“America’s greatest family — your life — was built on lies!

It all starts here! The Tangent Universe gets off to an explosive beginning as your hosts, Shawn Engel and Michael Bradley, take a look at THE ATOM #1! Meet the Tangent Universe’s nuclear family — a superheroic dynasty dating back three generations. Follow along and learn the shocking secret that lies in their past … and how it connects to the very roots of the Tangent Universe itself. All brought to you in “Truth,” a story by comics legends Dan Jurgens and Paul Ryan.

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Tangent/The Atom backmatter, page 1 Tangent/The Atom backmatter, page 2
Backmatter from the issue (click to enlarge)

NEXT TIME: War action with Metal Men #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!

July 1st, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 22 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

“Beasts of Plague!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #277 (cover date March 1982)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman battle a time-displaced 1940s radio villain (kind of)!

ALSO FEATURING: Unnecessarily complex villain plots, unnamed B-characters and a dated David Caruso reference!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents, 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!

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.

Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast

In the Tangent Universe … you only know the names.

Here it is! A promo for Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast, a brand new show hosted by Shawn Engel (Just One of the Guys, Walking Dead Wednesdays, Who True Freaks) and Michael Bradley (Superman & Batman, The Thrilling Adventures of Superman)! Please feel free to include the promo in any podcast you might produce. And if you do, let us know so we can return the favor! The first episode is coming your way July 3, so get ready!

NEXT TIME: The Atom #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!