During Mutual Radio broadcast of "The Adventures of Superman", starting in 1945 Superman and Batman, years before their comic book collaborations, really became a functioning team. But largely the team-up of Batman, and Superman provided some time off for an overworked Bud Collyer (Superman). These episodes called for Superman to be occupied elsewhere, and the crime fighting would be handled by Batman. Stacy Harris played Batman in this first team-up with the Man of Steel, and Ronald Liss was Robin. Batman and Robin returned several times over the years, usually with Matt Crowley as Batman and Ronald Liss always played Robin. Now,listen to Batman on the Radio and Movie Serials from the 1940's.
Like many who grew up in the '60s and '70s (and perhaps even '80s and later), Tim and Paul had the course of their lives changed by the 1966 Batman TV show, from the types of play they did growing up to their present-day interests. In this series, they discuss the show's allure and its effects on pop culture, as well as analysis of the show itself, including individual episodes. SUPPORT "To the Batpoles!" and DeconstructingComics.com via Patreon!
After The Dark Knight broke box office records in 2008 audiences have hotly awaited the next, and final, installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman saga. Now to prepare for that film, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are looking back at all the Batman films, from 1966 through a weekend-of-release review of The Dark Knight Rises. Join us each week at NowPlayingpodcast.com to hear our reviews of a new Batfilm!
Batman Happens features both light-hearted and in-depth discussion of everything Batman. Entertainment and shared enjoyment of the Batman is the focus here making news and announcements less stuffy and more of a natural progression of conversation. While discussion usually stays centered on the Dark Knight, other topics covered are superheroes in the news, TV and film, toys, and comics in general (heavily slanted toward DC).
This show was brought about by Steve’s fascination with the entire Batman-DCAU franchise. With Mike leading the way with the Secret Origins Podcast of Justice League, it came to do one on the legendary Bat franchise. This will cover all three seasons of Batman TAS, The New Adventures (BTAS Season 4), and Batman Beyond seasons one-three. This will also include the Batman and Beyond films that are part of this continuity. So, join us as we delve into the Legends of the Dark Knight!
In the Fat Cave this week: Kevin and Marc talk Dark Knight III: Master Race, Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Captain America: Civil War, The Flash, Star Wars, and the possibility of MiB4.
Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone Loves the Drake! Episode 31 will look at Detective Comics #660 and Batman #494 and follows Robin/Tim Drake and his movements through out the Knightfall Saga. Robin finds himself right in the middle of a rematch between Bane and Killer Croc and I think everyone is gonna come up wet! Plus the Mayor gets a visit from the Joker and Scarecrow and the radio drama is here as well. All this and more as I fly solo on this Thanksgiving Edition of Robin: Everyone Loves the Drake. Happy Thanksgiving!
Jaime and Andy are here to cover the latest news for The Batman Universe including more talk about Suicide Squad, the latest news regarding Wonder Woman and Justice League Part 1, Hugo Strange coming to Gotham as well as some new merch. Be sure to leave your comments below.
The comic cast is here and Dustin, Ed and Stella discuss the latest news from the past two weeks including talking in depth about the sales numbers for September. Reviews this time around include Batman #46, Detective Comics #46 and Batman Eternal #5-6. After covering the other books from The Batman Universe we give the new name options for the spotlight. Be sure to head to the Facebook group to vote for your favorite. And leave your comments below for us to review on the next episode.
Joker's latest crime is a hit on a fur store, in which he steals -- a hairpin? The story in "The Joker Trumps an Ace" and "Batman Sets the Pace" is loosely based on a comic-book story ("A Hairpin, a Hoe, a Hacksaw, and a Hole in the Ground") from Batman 53 (1949) — a bit too loosely, so that it doesn't quite make sense. This episode, Tim and Paul discuss the source material penned by Bill Finger, and how Francis and Marian Cockrell's script removes the Hoe, the Hacksaw, and the logic. Also: Doesn’t Joker seem especially gay in this arc? Another Batman casting connection to Casablanca, and one to North by Northwest! Is Joker actually doing a rap, 13 years before “Rapper’s Delight”? And, what’s the basis for the “Batman running for California governor” gag?
Welcome back The Batman Universe Specials: Batman and Robin Eternal Podcast Episode #2. For this month we will be looking at five issues including Batman and Robin Eternal #2-6. We have four hosts on the show this time around; Terence, Luke, Rob and Ian. We discuss Mother and Dick Grayson/Robin going up against Scarecrow for the first time. Grayson paying a vist to the Drake house and Bruce gets jello and a ladle. And I guess Grayson is sexy Batman? All that and more in the latest episode of Batman and Robin Eternal!
John and Dylan are here to cover Batman: Officer Down which includes Batman #587, Robin #86, Birds of Prey #27, Catwoman #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics #754 and Batman: Gotham Knights #13. How do all the characters interact when tragedy strikes the GCPD? Find out and be sure to leave your thoughts below.
Jaime and Andy are here to discuss the past week of The Batman Universe including, Charles Roven’s recent comments regarding the DCEU, the beginning of filming for Wonder Woman, new BvS Hot Wheels, new additions to The LEGO Batman Movie and new info on Batman: Bad Blood. Be sure to leave your comments below.
In this episode, Dane and Tim share some of their favorite DC animated moments they would like to see translated into live action in an upcoming DC movie. They also talk about the new batch of Suicide Squad photos, rumors about the plot of the first solo Ben Affleck Batman film, the passing of the 1966 Batmobile designer George Barris, Tim shares his thoughts on the new season of Superhero TV shows and they review the fantastic Justice League: Darkseid War Batman comic!
Jaime and Andy are here to cover the last two weeks of news related to The Batman Universe. In this episode they discuss the Empire magazine covers and images for Sucide Squad, Jared Leto talking about Joker for the first time, why David Ayer believes that Suicide Squad is a comic book movie 2.0, new rumors for Batman v Superman and the new additions to the Gotham cast. Be sure to leave your comments below.
The Hunger Games novels topped the New York Times best seller lists and went on to become Amazon's all-time top selling book series (outselling even Harry Potter). Jennifer Lawrence was an acclaimed Oscar-nominated actress gaining mainstream attention after her role in X-Men: First Class. When those two came together, with Lawrence playing lead character Katniss in the Hunger Games movie series, the result was a worldwide phenomenon. The first three films alone grossed over $2 billion worldwide. Now the fourth and final Hunger Games film is set to be released, and leading up to Mockingjay Part 2 Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are watching and reviewing all the Hunger Games movies. Did the original movie The Hunger Games do the book justice? And how is it not just a young adult series? Donate to Now Playing to help keep the podcast going into next year, and you can listen and find out!
Another two weeks have gone by and that means more news and reviews from TBU! This time around we find out what is in store for us in January as we discuss the recent solcitations. After in-depth reviews of Batman and Robin Eternal #3-4 and our rundown of the other TBU books, we discuss at length what has been going on in Justice League with Darkseid War. Be sure to leave your comments and suggestions below.
In Frank Gorshin’s third turn as the Riddler, the Prince of Puzzlers follows a very clear plan toward his goal of finding the Lost Treasure of the Incas, while taking credit for stuff Shakespeare wrote. Company man Batman, meanwhile, lauds the Incas' culinary achievements. Tim and Paul watch this arc and muse on its theme of preservation, the developments in Nelson Riddle’s music for death traps, and note that the Gotham City Museum building looks strangely familiar.
Quentin Tarantino is an obvious go-to for Mexican standoffs, but perhaps not so much for Mexican vampires! Yet that was the topic of one of the filmmaker's early scripts that he revised and made with his pal Robert Rodriguez. Tarantino focused on his acting in his largest role to date, and Rodriguez handled the directing. With TV star George Clooney and Tarantino staple Harvey Keitel along for the ride, this crime-horror comedy found a cult following during its 1996 release. But do these vampires such? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!
Penguin’s back! And he’s -- gone straight? Meanwhile, the Duo commit a series of crimes in the name of bringing the waddling old avian to justice -- because surely he’s up to no good -- right? Tim & Paul analyze what could be seen as a rather dark arc -- if it weren't so funny!
In this episode, Dane and Tim talk about the amazing new trailer for “The Force Awakens” and how it compares to the “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer. They also discuss Bob Kane getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the opening sequence for “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” as well as the the full Arkham Knight DLC revealed for the rest of the year. They also hear from former Bat-Fans co-host Rob Myers about his awesome Batman toy collection and review the latest issues of Detective Comics and Batman!
The official start of Knightfall is here with Batman #492 and Detective Comics #659. Rob and Terence talk and discuss the importance of Knightfall not only to Batman but as the spring board to the Robin title. They also discuss Tim pre-New 52 vs post-New 52 Tim. Plus the BBC Radio Drama will take us right into the action and you will hear Tim’s concern for his mentor’s decisions and the first wave of villains, The Mad Hatter and The Ventriloquist! Be sure to leave your comments below.
Andy and Jaime are here to cover all of the latest TBU news including Bob Kane getting a star on the the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Batman v Superman in Total Film, David Goyer’s reaction to seeing the BvS for the first time, Rosario Dawson voicing Batgirl and much, much more. Be sure to leave your comments below.
What happened at New York Comic Con that causes us to discuss the future of the Bat-Books? What series that never ended could make a return? How long do we talk about Scott Snyder in this episode? Find out and listen to our reviews of Batman #45, Detective Comics #45 and Batman and Robin Eternal #1-2 in the latest episode. Be sure to leave your comments below for the next episode.
John and Dylan are here to cover Arkham Asylum: Living Hell which covers all six issues of the 2003 miniseries. What villains show up in the asylum? Who makes their debut in the pages of the miniseries? All this and more in this episode of Bat-Books for Beginners. Be sure to leave your comments below!
After a three week hiatus, Jaime and Andy are back to discuss everything that has happened in The Batman Universe. Topics covered include the kickoff of the viral marketing for Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, New York Comic Con, new merch announced, Gotham and Batman: Bad Blood. Be sure to leave your comments below.
In this episode Dane and Tim are joined again by fellow Bat-fan Mark Lemke, as they talk about some of the cool and not so cool things happening in the Batman universe right now. They discuss the fantastic news of Bill Finger finally getting credited for creating Batman in “Gotham” and “Batman V Superman,” Tim goes on a rant about what happened in the “Gotham” episode “The Last Laugh,” the “Batman V Superman” viral marketing, artist Greg Capullo temporarily leaving Batman and as always, review some of the latest Batman comics!
What's your Bat-dream job? For Mark Racop it's making replica Batmobiles -- which has been his sole source of income at Fiberglass Freaks in Logansport, Indiana, since 2003. This episode we talk with Mark about the car's history, what it was really capable of doing vs. what was just special effects, how he got into the game and became the sole authorized maker of replica Batmobiles, and why the black, bubble-windshielded beauty still means so much to so many.
Welcome to TBU Specials: Batman and Robin Eternal Episode #1. This book and podcast will help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Robin and Dick Grayson. This series will be once a month until all twenty-six issues of the comes to an end. In this episode, we will be taking a look at the eight page preview from the free Batman Day comic and also the first issue of the series. Terence, Luke and Rob also talk about some of the highlights of Robin’s 75 year career!
Dustin, Ed and Stella are here to cover the past three weeks of news and comics. What were the solicitations announced for December? How did we like Batman Annual #4? What were the other books that released that deserve to be read? How are we going to cover the new Bat-Books coming next month? Find out as you listen through and stick around for some more talk of our favorite subject, Scott Snyder! Be sure to leave your comments below!
In the Fat Cave this week: Kevin and Marc discuss their recent travels and unbuckle the Utility Belt to talk Batman Begins, Gotham, Twin Peaks, X-Files, West World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Blade Runner, The Martian, and more.
At last, it's time to talk Catwoman! Lovely Julie Newmar's first appearance on the show finally gives us a strong female character -- but what exactly do we mean by "strong female"? Also, how lines that strike adults as "what a square Batman is" jokes also worked to impart serious messages to kids, Nelson Riddle's beautiful musical narration, another raunchy joke that got past the censors, and more. About that cat in Zelda's workshop: Way too big to be one of the statues Catwoman stole!
After a week off, Jaime and Andy are back to talk everything from The Batman Universe. Is Batman v Superman Man of Steel 2? Who would Gal Gadot have played if she wasn’t pregnant during Man of Steel? What recent group from the comics is coming to Gotham? What new rumor regarding DC characters could be a film? All this and more, so listen and be sure to leave your comments below.
Malachi Throne's turn as False Face was one of the oddest villain appearances in the history of the show. Throne was only credited as "?" until the closing credits of part two -- why? Throne gave at least two different stories about this; which should we believe? While William Dozier thought the arc was a failure, and False Face never appeared again, some now regard this one as their favorite. Why? We discuss this question, as well as the mysterious cameo by two people on a subway, how TV False Face differed from False Face in the comics, reflections of '60s America in "Batman", and much more. But first, our somewhat belated farewell to Yvonne Craig...
After a little break (Labor Day & my Anniversary) The Drake is back and we make up for it by giving you an extra size episode. After a little Start Wars chat, we jump right back into Knightfall and see how Tim is doing with training Jean Paul and watching his own mentor run himself ragged. Who is really calling the shots, Bane or Bird? Episode 29 looks at Batman #490-491. Plus the Knightfall radio drama is back and Bill Finger finally gets his proper credit for helping create Batman and Robin! Join us, won’t you!
Dustin, Ed and Stella are here to cover all of the news from the past two weeks including variant covers for Dark Knight III, Harley Quinn getting another title, Batman and Robin Eternal updates, Batman Day and more. In-depth reviews for Detective Comics #44 and Batman #44 are covered before showcasing the rest of Bat-Books from the past two weeks. After commenting on Listener Feedback, we have a couple of small discussions including one regarding a new TBU Top 10. Be sure to leave your comments below.
In our latest episode, Dane and Tim talk about their favorite Batman toys and merchandise they’ve collected over the years as Bat-fans. They also discuss some new rumors about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Tim’s Force Friday experience at Toys ‘r Us, how actors Sean Bean and Eva Green die in almost every movie they’re in, Dark Knight III: The Master Race and review some of the latest Batman comics from the last two weeks, which includes a lengthy review of Batman #44!