Archive for June, 2011

June 30th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode 14 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 episode, your hosts Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take on the first issue of Batman’s very own book, as they examine Batman material released in April of 1940 and to help celebrate this important “first” in bat-history, the guys do a “first” for the show and bring in some guest hosts, Joshua Bertone, Donovan Grant and Jon Wilson, from Amazing Spider-Man Classics, to help then discuss DETECTIVE COMICS #39 and BATMAN #1!

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June 28th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 23 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.

Avast, me hearties! Perk yer ears and enjoy some grog as I spin ye a tale from ACTION COMICS #15, the likes a’ which ye ne’er seen before! ‘Tis thrill an’ chills on the high seas as Superman fights a pack a’ scurvy landlubbers who dare try lay claim to a booty meant to aid a flock a’ nippers. By the powers, ’tis not a tale for the lily-livered among ye, as their be fisticuffs and sharks ahead. But fer ye gentlemen o’ fortune, I say ’tis for you, or I surely be headin’ to Davey Jones’ locker! Arr!

QUOTABLE:
Bullets? -Ha! I eat ’em for breakfast!
Clark Kent (yes, Clark Kent!)

The cover to ACTION COMICS #15 by Fred Guardineer.


Clark channels his inner Thurston B. Howell III.


Superman vs. a shark. A SHARK!


Superman pulls a prank.

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June 23rd, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode 13 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.

Ever say to yourself, “Hey… you know what Batman needs? A kid sidekick!” If so, you’re in luck, because this episode Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley look at DETECTIVE COMICS #38, which features the historic debut of the sensational character find of 1940… “Robin, the Boy Wonder!” Hear… of the tragedy that strikes a young man! Cheer… as the laughing young dare-devil is born! Thrill to his amazing exploits! Realize… the Batman will never be the same again!

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June 21st, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 22 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 again interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you the second of the show’s special Fifth Week episodes. This time, Michael weighs in on a story from ACTION COMICS #900. Yeah, that story. It’s generated a lot of controversy, but Michael briefly talks about why that’s a moot subject, then opens up about a different aspect of the story and explains what really got under his skin.

QUOTABLE:
‘The American Way’ is an intrinsic part of who Superman is.
Michael

The cover to SUPERMAN #54 by Jerry Ordway


The cover to ACTION COMICS #900 by David Finch


The American Way...


Most people complained about the first balloon...

Links mentioned in the episode:
Adam Dechanel’s synopsis for “The Incident”

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June 16th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode 12 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 episode, your hosts Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take on DETECTIVE COMICS #37 where Batman takes a left when he should have went right, and ends up cowl deep in a foreign spy plot to frame the United States and start and international crisis.

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