Archive for July, 2011

July 28th, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode 18 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 Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley take on all Batman material released in August of 1940, where they find Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson attempting to take a much needed vacation, but instead are forced to rescue a town from corruption in DETECTIVE COMICS #43.

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

July 26th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 27 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’s back to the newspapers as Michael looks at the colossal-sized eighth storyline from the Superman daily strip. Running 96 strips for more than three-and-a-half months, the story sees Superman confronting foreign terrorists as they attempt to kill visiting royalty! Plus, Clark Kent a hero? Or is he a traitor? And the most shocking puzzler of all, is Lois Lane actually being nice to… Clark Kent?! It’s a thrill a minute, folks! Don’t miss it!

QUOTABLE:
You’ve met your match, Superman!
Kober

Boom goes the dynamite


1-800-SUPERMAN


Another nod to ACTION COMICS #1


Eau du romance


Clark rocks the stovepipe top hat.

Links mentioned in the episode:
“Legends of the Batman” episode 15, where Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser covered the Batman story from the 1940 issue of NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS, where the villain met a similar, shocking end.
Newspaper dailies at DCComics.com

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July 21st, 2011  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the Batman

Welcome to episode 17 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 Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley join the Batman and Robin as they encounter a cornucopia of villainy! First up is DETECTIVE COMICS #42 where our heroes unravel a mystery presented when owners of paintings by an upcoming artist wind up dead. Then it’s over to BATMAN #2, which sees Batman and Robin squaring off against the Joker, the Cat, unwitting masters of crime, gangsters, neanderthal giants and more!

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July 20th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman
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The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Due to an editing error, I have uploaded a new version of episode 26. Listeners who subscribe via iTunes should get the new download on their iTunes feed, but if you download manually, you will need to re-download the file via the link in the original show posting.

Apologies for the mistake and apologies to those who heard the… issue… in the original download.

July 19th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 26 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 starts with a mysterious woman in the road ends with Superman taking on one of his own: A crooked journalist and his scandal-lovin’ publisher. Yellow journalism and blackmail lead our red, yellow and blue-clad hero on his latest four-color adventure as Michael looks at the Superman story from ACTION COMICS #18!

QUOTABLE:
If ever anyone had this coming — it’s you!
Superman

The cover to ACTION COMICS #18 by Fred Guardineer


Superman's X-ray vision


Clark Kent: Ready for action


LOWER THAT GUN!

Links mentioned in the episode:
Deadman Comics, Issue by Issue by Brian Foss
Bert Christman biography from WarbirdForum.com. And here’s his Wikipedia entry, just for good measure.

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.