October 14th, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 30 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

“Year Two: A Tale of Two Cities”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #2 (cover date May 1999)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman walk a mile in each other’s shoes cities!

ALSO FEATURING: Angry Superman, grumpy Batman and foreshadowing!

PLUS: A look at the book’s other content and what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: Directly or via iTunes

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

October 9th, 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/Secret Six #1

“We worked well as a group without even trying. What could we accomplish if we were trying?”

The Atom. The Joker. The Flash. They are among the greatest heroes in the Tangent Universe. You’ve thrilled at their explosive origins. You’ve laughed at their solo adventures. You … well, whatever you did when you read The Flash’s book. But now, for the first time ever, these heroes and more team up to take on … Aquaman! No, seriously. Join the adventure in “Bad Moon” by comic book creators extraordinaire Chuck Dixon and Tom Grummett!

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Backmatter from the issue (click to enlarge)

NEXT TIME: Things come to a head as the first wave concludes with DOOM PATROL #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!

October 7th, 2014  Posted at   Superman & Batman

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 29 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

“Year One: Different Worlds”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #1 (cover date April 1999)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman try to work together … and the results are fatal!

ALSO FEATURING: Lex Luthor, compare/contrast and continuity nerdity!

PLUS: A look at what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: Directly or via iTunes

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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!

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!