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!
Now Playing Presents: The Batman Movie Retrospective
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).
After a couple of weeks, Jaime and Andy are here to help kick off summer. There has been a lot of shake-ups with the execs in charge of th DC films, but does it matter? What are the latest updates with all of the other DC films? Gotham’s second season has ended, did it live up to expectations? All of this and new merchandise and lots more. Be sure to leave your comments below!
This just may be the most "nerd" BOF Podcast to date! Jett, Justin Kowalski, and Ryan Hoss discuss the latest DCEU news and give their thoughts on DC's REBIRTH #1 -- as well as the entire REBIRTH initiative. They also geek-out over the season finale of THE FLASH!
In this episode, Tim is joined again by Josh Paul Hawkins, as they pay tribute to Darywn Cooke and all the great stories and artwork he gave to fans. They also talk about the news of Warner Bros. creating a DC Film division to be co-run by Geoff Johns, a new movie in the works featuring Harley Quinn and other DC female heroes and villains, the Return to Arkham video game announcement and review the final issues of Batman/TMNT and The New 52 Batman!
Our expounding on the coolness of the Clock King arc concludes with a look at “The Clock King Gets Crowned”! Did Madge Blake need help with her lines from the film editors? Is Millie Clock King’s “beard”? Might the first draft of this episode have called for a climactic fight at Wayne Manor? (And, if so, why was it scrapped?) Plus, this episode’s cluster of “meanwhile” cross-cuts and its operatic fight music, and a couple of international Bat-records! “That Man, Batman” - Mike & Bernie Winters “Batman” - Los Monjes
Terence and Rob take a moment to reflect on Prince’s soundtrack and chat about the 1989 Batman film. Plus some very cool news has dropped about Tim Drake in DC’s Rebirth! So crank up Bat-dance and GO GO GO with a smile!
John and special guest Joe Preti, from View from the Gutters, are here to cover the next installment of Bat-Books for Beginners. This time around they cover Bruce Wayne: Murderer. This covers a ton of individual issues including Batman: The 10 Cent Adventure #1, Detective Comics #766-767, Batgirl #24, Nightwing #65-66, Batman: Gotham Knights #25-26, Birds of Prey #39-40, Robin #98-99 and Batman #599. How can Bruce Wayne be accused of murder? Find out here and be sure to leave your thoughts below.
Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova return to catch up on all the biggest stories in the DCEU, including Ben Affleck becoming an executive producer and doing some writing on Justice League. They also discuss the need for a new director on The Flash, a Booster Gold movie being in development, and more before answering your questions!
In this episode, Dane and Tim pay tribute to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman run with a look back at their favorite arcs, issues, covers and what their run meant to them as Bat-fans. They also discuss the release date and trailer for “The Killing Joke” animated movie, Ben Affleck becoming an executive producer on “Justice League,” the possibility of the solo Batman film having lots of villains, “Captain America: Civil War,” and review the latest issue of Dark Knight III as well as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s finale issue of Batman! Be sure to leave your comments below!
In the Fat Cave this episode: It's a FLASH special as Marc and Kevin talk to the man that brings Zoom to life, Teddy Sears. Then they speak to the man who wrote "The Runaway Dinosaur", Zack Stentz.
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Jaime and Andy are here to discuss everything related to The Batman Universe! What’s happening with Suicide Squad? Is their trouble within the DC Cinematic Universe? What can we expect Killing Joke? All this and coverage of a ton of listener’s comments from the past episodes are in this episode? Be sure to leave your comments below!
The Comic Cast is back with coverage of the past month of news and reviews. What does the new Young Animal imprint from DC mean for TBU? What were the top books from March? Has there been any new info released for Rebirth? All this and in-depth reviews for Detective Comics #51, Batman #51 and Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 are featured in this episode. Be sure to leave your thoughts below!
Where some see a disappointing script from Bill Finger, we see a camp masterpiece! We're talking about The Clock King's Crazy Crimes, which features an amazing riff on pop art (well, and quite a bit of art that isn't actually of the "pop" variety); a Daliesque painting of the Dynamic Duo (who painted it?); another great (but rather subtle) villain theme from Nelson Riddle;Batman and Robin doing some actual detective work;scenes that happen simultaneously and then intersect; and the campiest, flashiest hourglass you ever saw! All this fun also occasions a dig into how comics and the pop art movement fed off each other in the '60s, a Camping Trip into old Hollywood codes for homosexuality (back when you couldn't just admit it!), and much more. Dress up like an "Artist" and join us!
After a couple of weeks off, Jaime and Andy are back to cover all kinds of news. How did the box office turn out for Batman v Superman? How long is the run time for the extended edition? What’s going on with the rest of the DC films? All of this and a whole lot more. Be sure to leave your comments below!
In this episode, Dane and Tim are back to discuss their favorite villains created just for “Batman: The Animated Series” and Dane finally gives his review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!” They also talk about “The Killing Joke” animated movie receiving an R rating, Willem Dafoe joining the cast of “Justice League,” the latest “Suicide Squad” trailer, Batman/TMNT issue #6, and they pay their respects to Prince and his contribution to the Batman mythos. Bes ure to leave your thoughts below!
Welcome to Episode 37, our ReDrake announcement! We also have back with us Ryan Hoss from Batman on Film Podcast, plus we dip back to some classic Tim Drake Robin issues in the form of Showcase 1993 issues #5 and #6. So sit back relax and welcome to ReDrake!
In the 1990s no one saved the world from aliens like Will Smith! In 1996 he piloted us to freedom in Independence Day, and for summer of 1997 he was doing it again as one of the Men in Black. With Tommy Lee Jones as his dry, experienced mentor, the two must save the world from an intergalactic war. Is this a film you should remember, or is a neuralizer the better option? Listen to this excerpt, and find out details how you can donate and hear the whole show! Note: This podcast is not available for general download. The Men in Black Retrospective Series was made as a special "Thank you" for those Now Playing Supporters who donate between April 1 and July 31, 2016. You can listen to a preview of this podcast now, and then visit our donation page to find out how to pledge and support Now Playing!
Perhaps more than most Batman arcs so far, the Ma Parker storyline has many points that don't stand up to scrutiny? How could she have just arrived in Gotham City, already have a house just outside of town, and have also established herself at the local old folks' home? Never mind! Shelley Winters plays a cartoony and ultra-campy villain, so Tim and Paul just go with it and let plausibility slide, while also examining the mysterious "bumper sticker" scene (have we uncovered an in-joke there?), considering whether Warden Crichton could have been better utilized, sifting through this story's multiple jabs at gender roles, and considering how vastly different this arc might have been if Bette Davis had played Ma Parker, as planned!
Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova return to discuss the latest Batman news! First up is their reaction to the latest trailer for Suicide Squad and a possible R rating for its sequel. Then they discuss the latest step toward Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie becoming officially official before talking about the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke and answering your questions!
John and special guest Kit, from View from the Gutters, are here to cover Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street, which covers Detective Comics #759-762 back-ups and Catwoman #1-4. Who is Slam Bradley and what does he have to do with Catwoman? How does the story of Batman and Catwoman play out in this story? All this and more, and be sure to leave your thoughts below.
BOF founder and editor-in-chief Bill "Jett" Ramey, co-host Rick Shew, and BOF Roundtabler Ryan Hoss discuss Ben Affleck's solo Batman film, the new SUICIDE SQUAD trailer, and give their final thoughts on BATMAN v SUPERMAN.
In this episode, Tim is joined by special guest Josh Paul Hawkins, as they talk about the new creative teams and titles announced for DC Rebirth and which ones they’re most excited for. They also discuss the news of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill officially back for “The Killing Joke” animated movie, “Suicide Squad” re-shoots, and they review the final part of the Superheavy story in Batman #50! Be sure to leave your comments below!
BOF founder and editor-in-chief Bill "Jett" Ramey is joined by co-host Rick Shew and BOF Roundtablers Ryan Hoss and Ricky Church to discuss the week 3 box office results for BATMAN v SUPERMAN. The panel also talks about Ben Affleck's solo Batman film (Is the date already been set?) and is there any anticipation for JUSTICE LEAGUE?
It’s been seven months and we are now at the conclusion of Batman and Robin Eternal! What did we think of the conclusion to this story? Where do there Robin’s find themselves at then end? What choices to people make for themselves at then end of the story? There is a lot to discuss. Ian, Luke and Rob take you though the conclusion of the story. Thanks for joining us for this ride!
After another five Wednesday month, the gang is back to cover all of the happenings from the comic part of The Batman Universe. This would include the DC Rebirth announcement as well as sales from February 2016. Batman and Robin Eternal comes to an end with our review of #24-26 and the special oversized ending to Batman: Superheavy in Batman #50. Be sure to leave your comments below!
King Tut's back -- and not only does he have the best gang since Bookworm, but Victor Buono has totally dialed into the character, and ramped the camp up to 11! Thus, Paul can't resist marking the occasion by introducing a new podcast feature on camp! Also, how the "Spell of Tut" arc really shows the challenge of filling exactly the amount of time allotted for one TV episode -- necessitating cutting scenes sometimes, and adding relatively useless ones in other cases! Plus, this arc's Lorenzo Semple vibe, and more Bat-records reaction!