Archive for March, 2011

March 31st, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to the first earth-shattering episode of Legends of the Batman, the show covering everything Batman — from the beginning! The show’s premise is a simple one. Each episode, we cover a month of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.

As this is the first episode, your hosts Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley talk a bit more in detail about the show’s premise and it’s origin, as well as their own history with the Dark Knight. They then get down to business with a look at Batman’s first appearance from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, which find Batman unraveling the mystery of murder and betrayal in “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate!”

Click here to see the post at BatmanLegends.com, the site’s home base, to download the episode or subscribe to the show.

March 29th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 13 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

This week, we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a very special episode. What kind of special episode? A fifth week episode, that’s what kind! What’s a fifth week episode and what’s it have to do with Superman? Well, you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

QUOTABLE:
[The story] had Lois going on the story of some missing children and fighting genetically engineered polar bears.
Michael

Triangle numbering system

The first and last of the triangle numbering system


Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #1

The cover to SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW #1 by Tom Grummett and Brett Breeding


Mr. Mxyptlk #1 (Villains)

The cover to the MR. MXYZPTLK (VILLAINS) #1 by Jason Pearson


Super Soldier #1

The cover to SUPER SOLIDER #1 by Dave Gibbons


Super Soldier: Man of War #1

The cover to SUPER SOLDIER: MAN OF WAR #1 by Dave Gibbons

Download the episode directly. Or, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS feed! You can connect with show on Facebook, as well, to get updates! The Thrilling Adventures of Superman is also a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network.

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March 22nd, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 12 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

This time out, Michael looks at the second storyline from the Superman daily newspaper strip. It’s a major storyline where we learn for the first time how Clark Kent landed his job at the Daily Star! The 18 strip-long story also features Superman meeting Lois again for the first time, and details one of our hero’s earliest exploits (even if it is strangely familiar). Also in this episode, Michael concludes his two-part Spotlight on Superman’s co-creator, writer Jerry Siegel.

And stay tuned for the end of the episode where Michael is joined by his friend Michael Kaiser for a special announcement about a guy who likes to dress up like a bat!

QUOTABLE:
Superman! — Jumpin’ catfish!
The editor of the Daily Star

Busting in

A very George Reeves-like entrance from our hero


ACTION COMICS #1 homage

Joe Shuster gives a nod to Superman's first comic


A new take on the first meeting

Meeting again for the first time


Where in blazes is Lois Lane?

The editor gets more bluster. Maybe he'll get a NAME soon?

Intertitles for this story:
– To the Rescue
– Just in Time
– A Strange Visitor
– Superman Gets a Job
– His First Assignment
– The Third Degree
– Superman in Action
– Superman Makes Him Talk
– A Little Gun Play
– Is Superman Late?
– Superman — Super Strength
– Flying Through Space
– Aerial Activities
– Unwelcome Passenger
– Victory and Danger
– Safe Again
– On Time
– His Reward

Links mentioned in the episode:
Newspaper dailies at DCComics.com
Legends of the Batman — a new podcast from Michael Kaiser and me, covering everything Batman from the beginning!

Download the episode directly. Or, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS feed! You can connect with show on Facebook, as well, to get updates! The Thrilling Adventures of Superman is also a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network.

Questions or comments? Additions or corrections? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue.

March 18th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

He’s the Dark Knight… the Caped Crusader… the Masked Manhunter… and now he’s got his very own podcast. Take a listen to the first promo for Legends of the Batman, the show covering everything Batman… from the beginning! Hosted by the Dynamic Duo of Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley.

Download via iTunes!
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Download directly!

New episodes begin in March 31 at BatmanLegends.com.

March 15th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 11 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

This episode, we go back to the spinner rack as Michael dives head-first into ACTION COMICS #10. You won’t believe your ears when you hear the shocking and unbelievable events that fill this episode. Clark Kent… revealing a source? Superman… aiding a prisoner? Lois Lane… berating Clark Kent? Okay, that last one’s not a stretch. But the other two? Not a hoax! Not a dream! And certainly not an imaginary story (since comics haven’t started using them yet…). No, they’re all part of the wacky antics that follow when Clark learns of abusive treatment at a prison camp and tries to set things aright.

All this, and Superman proves he most certainly does not support his local SPCA! Krypto’s gonna be so-o mad…!

QUOTABLE:
Are we actually supposed to eat this slop?
“Tom Daly” (a.k.a. Superman)

Action Comics #10

The cover to ACTION COMICS #10 by Joe Shuster


This image will be reused on the cover of SUPERMAN #1

An iconic image


No, really. How his this different from how she normally acts?

Same old Lois


Clark, there's got to be a better way than allowing a man to be flogged.

It's for the best!

Links mentioned in the episode:
1935-Present: A Comics Odyssey by Nathan Mahney
Marvel Genesis by Don Alsafi
The Unabridged Marvel by Hal Phillips

Download the episode directly. Or, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS feed! You can connect with show on Facebook, as well, to get updates! The Thrilling Adventures of Superman is also a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network.

Questions or comments? Additions or corrections? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue.