Archive for April, 2012

April 26th, 2012  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the BatmanWelcome to episode 27 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 (or so) of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.

Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser tackle part 2 of December 1940, and wrap up another year in the process! This time Batman investigates “The Secret Cavern” when he takes on criminals with an overly convoluted scheme to rob a gold vault in Kentucky in DETECTIVE COMICS #48.

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April 24th, 2012  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of SupermanWelcome to episode 68 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.

Michael is joined by Josh Bertone for a fun-fill romp through four brand new Superman adventures from SUPERMAN #6. The issue sees the Man of Steel taking on a variety of challenges as he attempts to clear Lois Lane’s name after she’s accused of murder, takes on racketeers and swindlers, and helps deliver aid to a earthquake-ravaged country. Plus, someone discovers that Superman and Clark Kent are one in the same. Can our hero stop the secret from getting out? All in a day’s work for Superman.

Be sure to check out Josh Bertone’s solo show, Bertone Beatle Bonanza and catch Josh regularly on Clone Saga Chronicles and the Spider-Man Crawlspace! A huge thanks once more to Mr. Bertone for coming on the show.

QUOTABLE:
(“-Good grief! He’s seen the transition from Clark Kent, meek reporter, to Superman! If he suspects…!-“)
Superman

The cover to SUPERMAN #6 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


Up! Up!


Spin dry


'Zooming... like a rocket...'


Superman hates guns.


A fitting end for his... kind?


Lois in trouble...


A great splash, but...


The four-fingered man...

Links mentioned in the episode:
“The Devil and Lois Lane!” from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41 is among Josh’s favorite Superman stories.
– Michael mentioned the first cover appearance of Clark Kent, but couldn’t recall the issue number. That would be SUPERMAN #16.
– Josh also mentions a very late Silver Age tale where Lois is accused of the murder of Lana Lang. As he says, this story in “Is Lois Lane Guilty?” from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99 and “Lois Lane’s Last Mile!” from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #100.

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April 22nd, 2012  Posted at   Green Lantern's Light

Welcome to episode seven of Green Lantern’s Light! Each episode, we look at the stories of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and the entire Green Lantern Corps, beginning with GREEN LANTERN #172 from 1983.

It’s the beginning of brand new era for the podcast — and for Green Lantern — as the guys look at GREEN LANTERN (Vol. 2) #187, 188 and 189. These issues bring onboard a brand new creative team and sees the departure of many familiar characters. It’s the dawning of a new day for Green Lantern, and the perfect jumping-on point for Green Lantern’s Light!

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April 19th, 2012  Posted at   Legends of the Batman

Legends of the BatmanWelcome to episode 26 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 (or so) of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.

The two Michaels move forward in their quest to cover all things Batman by taking a look at his adventures in November of 1940, which is back to one book, DETECTIVE COMICS #46, where Batman and Robin face the return of a thought-dead villain, Hugo Strange, who tries to infect their city with a deadly fear toxin in the case of “Professor Strange’s Fear Dust.”

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April 17th, 2012  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of SupermanWelcome to episode 67 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.

Metropolis faces a new menace in the form of “the Unknown” — a fiend who terrorizes the city, demanding the authorities allow bank robberies to occur, or bombings will tear through the city! Can Superman get to the bottom of things and unmask “the Unknown” before it’s too late?! Well, of course he can. He’s Superman. Duh. But find out how he does it as Michael looks at the 15th storyline from the Superman daily newspaper strip!

QUOTABLE:
Superman! –Then my boy’s safe!
Woman

Clark's worry


Superman of the people


Coming through!


Lois Lane -- girl reporter


*choke*

Intertitles for this story:
Paging Reporter Kent!
A Silent Politician.
Lois Has a Brainstorm
Afterthought
A Girl of Action!
Clark’s Predicament
Who’s Seeing Things?
Dirty Work at the Crossroads?
A Run for Their Money
Double Trouble.
Man Beats Bullet!
Can We Bank on Superman?
Gentle Persuasion!
It’s a Deal.
Four Minutes to Go!
Floating Power.
Right to the Second!
Just Between Us
“The Unknown” Threatens
Help!!
Go to It, Superman!
“The Unknown” Strikes!
When Split-Seconds Count!
Close — That — Gap! —
Joy-Ride!
Safe and Sound!
Murder at The Daily Planet
Lois Makes a Hit
Superman Steps In
In Person!
Gang Buster
According to Plan
Spotted!
Down, But Not Out
The Hitch-Hiker.
“Gentle” Persuasion.
Contact!
“The Unknown” Speaks!
Getting Warm!
Passing the Bucks
Patience!
Superman Acts!
“The Unknown” Unmasked!
Held at Bay!
Man of Action
Lives at Stake!
Lois Scores Again!
(Strip 430 does not have an intertitle in the reprint. Not all papers ran the intertitles and the source for this strips was one that did not.)

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