Archive for May, 2011

May 26th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode nine 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.

The guys are back with a look at DETECTIVE COMICS #35… and not only that, but the issue also sees the return of writer Bill Finger! Batman’s co-creator returns in style pitting our hero against Hindus, Mongols and death traps galore — all while trying to unravel the mystery of a ruby idol’s curse!

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May 19th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode eight 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.

This week your hosts, Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser tackle all things Batman released in November of 1939, which again only consists of one issue, DETECTIVE COMICS #34, where Batman takes on the mysterious, pointy eared, magic wand wielding, wheel of change owning, horticulturist known as the Duc D’orterre!

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May 17th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 19.5 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.

In an unexpected turn, the show is going on a temporary and hopefully very brief hiatus. In this special installment, Michael explains why.

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May 12th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode seven 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.

After six episodes of being shrouded in mystery, the epic tale of the Batman and how he came to be is at at long-last revealed as Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley look at DETECTIVE COMICS #33!! The guys spend quite a bit of time discussing the tragic circumstances that lead to the creation of our legendary hero and various aspects thereof.

They then move on to the rest of the issue, where a would-be world dictator attacks the city, causing mass damage and the Batman to go into action. There’s excitement and explosions aplenty as “The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom!” Also, this episode: Listener emails and a follow-up on the merciless and mystifying Monk!

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May 10th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 19 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.

It may not be ACTION COMICS, but there’s still plenty of action as Michael look at the 1939 issue of NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS! Mystery, thrills and adventure follow when Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent to cover the greatest show on Earth — the historic New York World’s Fair! The Trylon, the Perisphere, and Helicline and, of course, our hero, Superman, are all on full display as the Fair celebrates the “World of Tomorrow!”

QUOTABLE:
You’re to cover the opening of the greatest show on Earth — the New York World’s Fair!!
The still-nameless Daily Star editor

New York World's Fair Comics (1939 issue)

The cover to the 1939 issue of NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS by Vin Sullivan and Fred Guardineer


Someone's been using Just For (Super)Men...

A close-up look at the blonde Superman from the cover.


But, where's the cape?

More powerful than TWO locomotives!


Too bad this wasn't a splash page.

Superman descends amid the fireworks


Ride 'em, cowgirl

Links mentioned in the episode:
1939 New York World’s Fair Wikipedia entry
New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 information site by Alan Anderson
The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair: Welcome to Tomorrow
Images of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair
The 1939 Westinghouse Time Capsule at Tales of Future Past

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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