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!
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.
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!
It's been a busy couple weeks in BATMAN V SUPERMAN news. Sean Gerber and Jermaine Dickerson break it all down and consider whether or not Batman will be an executioner. They also review the BvS prequel comics and look at Zack Snyder's recent comments about how he didn't change Superman in MAN OF STEEL.
The gang of Harleys is here, and we aren’t talking about the newly announced mini-series! Over the past two weeks, a lot of has happened. Snyder and Capullo could have left Batman, DC is relaunching the books again and a Flash/Green Lantern story called Rebirth is the topic of discussion. All of that plus solicitations and reviews of Batman #48 and the latest issues of Batman and Robin Eternal. Be sure to leave your thoughts below!
In the latest episode of the Bat-Fans Podcast, Dane and Tim give their reaction to the new “Suicide Squad” trailer and “Wonder Woman” footage shown in the DC TV special “Dawn of the Justice League.” They also talk about Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo leaving the Batman title, the newly announced “Justice League Action” animated series, the trailer for “Justice League vs Teen Titans,” the TNT Teen Titans show officially being dead, characters in Tom Hanks movies who are not reliable sources to be telling stories, and catch up on some Batman comics, including the amazing Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2!
The summer of 1966 brought “Batman: The Movie"! Now, in the winter of 2016, Tim and Paul, joined by “Batman at 45” author Chris Gould, look at the film from many directions: the fantastic music, the new elements not seen in season one (Compressed Steam Batpole Lift!), the references to Lyndon Baines Johnson (both the man and his policies!), the dangers on the Batman set, the dynamic among the four villains, and much more.
Batman-On-Film.com founder and editor-in-chief -- Bill "Jett" Ramey -- and special guest Doug Faulk discuss BATMAN v SUPERMAN from a "Team Batman" and "Team Superman" POV! (And they also talk SUICIDE SQUAD and more nerd stuff!)
They say that a hero is only as great as his or her villains. If that's true, then The Joker helps make Batman the greatest hero of all. As a thank you, Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova countdown the Clown Prince of Crime's 10 best moments in movies.
The new year is here and we are one step closer to the Robin ongoing series. This episode finds Robin and Batman still in the Knightfall story. Batman is battling Firefly and barely hanging on and Tim/Robin has his hands full with the Riddler. Little does Tim know that he has just seen his mentor as Batman for the last time! The BBC radio drama is here to give you the play by play, and Terence and Rob will discuss Detective Comics #661-662. Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
Another week has gone by and we are that much closer to the release of Batman v Superman. The news floodgates are beginning to buckle as we get closer to the release and this week we saw new footage from the special on the CW as well as a new trailer for Suicide Squad. New posters, who is playing Marth Wayne, the first official footage from Wonder Woman and a whole lot more! Be sure to leave your comments below.
BOF found and editor-in-chief -- Bill "Jett" Ramey -- brings on podcast co-host Rick Shew and special guest Chris Clow to discuss DC and WB's "Dawn of the Justice League" TV special as well as the new SUICIDE SQUAD trailer!
Dustin, Ed and Stella are back with coverage of the past two weeks of news and reviews including Detective Comics #48 and Batman and Robin Eternal #14-15. After taking a look at the Greater Gotham books, we dive head first into a slew of listener comments and discuss things from should Damian acknowledge the death and return of his father? And should was that hug from Eternal #13 more important than Dustin made it out to be? All this and a whole lot more on the latest episode of the Comic Cast. Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
We made it to episode 100! Join Dane and Tim as they celebrate this milestone with a big episode, where they look back at some of their favorite moments and topics from past episodes, their favorite Batman experiences while doing the show, the discussions they’re looking forward to talking about in future episodes, if The Dark Knight Trilogy will ever get a special edition re-release for it’s 20th anniversary like Star Wars did, and Tim catches up with some old friends from the show’s past on a variety of Batman topics! Thank you to everyone who’s been with us for 100 episodes and enjoy the show!
Having finished Season One, this episode we take a breather and consider what we've learned. Firstly, just because a show is successful doesn't mean it has money to throw around. We explore such aspects as Joker's laugh, the lack of continuity in '60s TV shows, and the interesting camera work sometimes employed on the series -- deep shots such as Penguin watching the Duo from afar. We do all this through the lens of a 2008 interview of show co-creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. - what it tells us about his approach to the series, and why the show burnt itself out. Also, what we're looking forward to in Season Two, and a look in the Bat-Mailbag!
It's been a great week for DC Films and DC fans. Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova celebrate with their analysis of the new SUICIDE SQUAD trailer. They also react to the new footage from WONDER WOMAN and BATMAN V SUPERMAN during DC Films' "The Dawn of the Justice League" special. Listen to the show and give us your thoughts and questions below!
Join Dylan and John as they cover the next installment of Bat-Books for Beginners. This time around they take a look at both Robin: Secrets Revealed and Birds of Prey: The Big Romance which covers Robin #87 and Birds of Prey #31-35. Leave your thoughts below.
In the Fat Cave this week: Kevin talks to the super man that brought Bobby Long to life and currently stars as Ray Palmer's the Atom on The CW's Legends of Tomorrow, Brandon Routh.
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Jaime and Andy are here to bring your weekly fix of Bat-News including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice TV spots, updates from the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe, the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke and more. Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
On this episode of the Comic Podcast, Rob, Terence and Olivia complete the Robin War event with coverage of Robin: Son of Batman #7, Teen Titans #15 and Robin War #2. What is the Court of Owls’ ultimate plan? Do the Robin’s turn on each other? Who will rise as THE Robin and make the ultimate sacrifice! Sit back and enjoy the conclusion of this special event! I AM ROBIN!
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Quentin Tarantino returned to the wild west for his 8th film -- The Hateful Eight. Yet this new movie's focus on a group of untrusting, violent men trapped in a cabin makes it also a return to the director's style from Reservoir Dogs. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russel as two bounty hunters stranded in Wyoming, is Hateful Eight as good as both those earlier films...or it it worthy of your hate? If you make a donation of $25 or more to Now Playing before Jan 31, 2016, you can join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to find out!
Football playoffs are great and all, but their true purpose is to give studios an excuse to market upcoming blockbusters. That's exactly what we got with new BATMAN V SUPERMAN TV spots last weekend. Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova react to the new footage along with a new image from SUICIDE SQUAD and news on WONDER WOMAN. All this plus your questions answered in this brand new episode!
Happy New Year 2016! Batman and Robin Eternal has kicked off the new year with a bang. Ian, Terence and Rob look at issues #11-14. We get more back story with Cassandra and how she was taught to not hug. Dick is once step closer to figuring out whom Batman chose to “replace” Dick when he was Robin. Who does the Scarecrow work for Mother or Batman? David Cain should probably win father of the year award or at least runner up. And finally, Harper thinks her hair might be a dead give away. All this and more in the latest TBU Special focusing on Batman and Robin Eternal! Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
The holidays are over and Batman v Superman season is underway. Jaime and Andy are here to catch up on all the latest news from the films including Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman along with the merch that is starting to hit stores. Also news on a number of DC TV projects are covered before Listener Q&A’s are covered. Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
A new year is upon us and between Dustin being congested and Stella being goofier than normal, the TBU Comic Cast is here to cover the past three weeks worth of news and reviews. In depth reviews include Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2 and Batman and Robin Eternal #11-13. Catch up on Greater Gotham and sit back enjoy The Bat-Signal as everything now has new names that you need to remember. Be sure to leave your thoughts, questions and comments below.
2015 is now over, so Dane and Tim are back with a new episode to recap and share their favorite and least favorite moments of 2015 in the world of Batman! They also get hyped for the upcoming Batman V Superman behind the scenes special that will premiere the new Suicide Squad trailer and first footage of Wonder Woman, Tim gives his review of the Arkham Knight DLC Season of Infamy, and they review the second issues of Dark Knight III and Batman: Europa!
The Penguin is back, but this time his hideout and henchman names are on the theme of fish, rather than birds! And he’s aiming to steal all the money donated by millionaires to smokin’ hot babes (each girl representing a charity, of course). Yes, the final arc of Season One is also its most sexist — and that’ s not even considering the rather suggestive bellows scene! Tim and Paul discuss this arc’s Playboy Mansion feel, the staggering count of plot holes, the subtle joke at the expense of the show’s top two execs, and a clinic in why the writers had Batman and Bruce Wayne communicate through Commissioner Gordon, rather than by looking in a mirror!
Is Marvel trying to take money out of WB's pocket on the opening weekend for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE? Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova discuss the latest Marvel/DC release date showdown along with the launch of the BvS toy line, the upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD trailer, and more. They also answer some questions from you, our loyal listeners!
BOF founder and editor-in-chief Bill "Jett" Ramey is joined by writer and producer F.J. DeSanto to talk about Batman in 2015 with a focus on DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, and SUICIDE SQUAD.
As 2016 begins, so does a new era for Batman on the big screen. Before we get a full look at our new Dark Knight in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Sean Gerber and Andy DiGenova look back on the character's 10 best movie moments so far.
In Frank Gorshin's last Bat-appearance till Season Three, the Riddler's making a movie. Silent-film-scholar Paul is digging this arc! But why does the Prince of Puzzlers bother filming Batman and Robin when he's got luscious, leggy Sherry Jackson on his team? More to ponder: This arc is based on a comics story in which the Joker, not the Riddler, impersonated Charlie Chaplin. Does this work as a Riddler story? Also: Francis X. Bushman reunites with a silent-era costar; why the "Aunt Harriet's birthday" scene might have some real utility beyond giving Madge Blake a reason to show up for work; who the heck is Y. Y. Flurtch? And more.
In the Fat Cave this week: Kevin and Marc get a visit from Jason Mewes during more Star Wars talk, Star Trek, Fantastic Beasts, The Nice Guys, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians 2, Doctor Strange, Deadpool and more!
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Happy New Year!!!!!…..ok not quite yet, but it’s the last show for 2015 and the last time to wish Robin a Happy 75th Anniversary. Terence and I go back to Arkham Knight to talk the Robin #1 One Shot issue. I am also joined a group of friends or surprise guests if you will,(some of which you will know!) as they give Robin some finale Anniversary wishes. Celebrate New Years Eve and Robin’s 75th Anniversary with a BANG!
BOF founder and editor in chief -- Bill "Jett" Ramey -- talks Batman in 2015 in three separate segments with Andy DiGenova ("WB's Batman Exhibit"), Chris Clow ("Batman in Comics"), and Ryan Hoss (ARKHAM KNIGHT).
Happy Holidays from TBU! With the normal gang taking enjoying the holidays, this special episode is led by Rob (Everyone Loves the Drake) with special guests Terrance and Olivia for the first part of Robin War. For this episode we cover Robin War #1, Grayson #15, Detective Comics #47, We Are Robin #7, Gotham Academy #13 and Red Hood/Arsenal #7. Be sure to leave your thoughts on the story below as the group will return for the second half of Robin War in January.
In this episode, Dane and Tim are joined by a surprise visit from Mark, as he explains to them why he’s excited about Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luther. They also give their review of “The Force Awakens,” talk about the new character posters for “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and review some of the new Batman comics, including the one Tim has been waiting for, Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Host and BOF founder, Bill "Jett" Ramey, welcomes guests John Bierly and Ricky Church on part 1 of BOF's 2015 end-of-the-year podcast. John talks about BATMAN's "Endgame" and "Superheavy" story arcs in comics, while Ricky discusses the GOTHAM television series.
Jaime and Andy are here to ring out the year with news from around The Batman Universe. Merch is the secret word of the cast as the Batman v Superman merch begins to be revealed. Lex Luthor is chatting it up with Wired magazine and sharing some thoughts about Batman. All this and more on the latest episode of The Batman Universe Podcast. Be sure to leave comments below for the return in 2016.
SPOILERS! In the Fat Cave this week: Kevin and Marc break down the Marvel & DC news for the week of 12/18 before they give us their spoiler filled take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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The latest Comic Cast is here and after covering the news we talk about a new rumor that DC is looking to replace Scott Snyder? Could it be true? Probably not, but we discuss why the rumor is out there along with discussing some of his recent tweets regarding the future of his role within Gotham. The books covered with in-depth reviews include Batman #47 and Batman and Robin Eternal #9-10. After covering Gotham’s Finest, we get to Listener Q&A’s and discuss the location of Batwoman, and why the .5 cast won’t be returning any time soon. Be sure to leave your comments below for the next episode. We will be back in three weeks, so have a great holiday and we will see you in 2016!