EP. 4 – Holy 1,000 Batman!

On this episode, in celebration of Detective Comics #1000 being released this month, we are joined by our very good friends and certified Batman historians Tom Pollari & Zach Davino to discuss everything about the Caped Crusader, from the Purple Gloves to the Batawang!

 
*CORRECTIONS*
 
  • Batman & Robin Adventures #6 is an homage to Detective Comics #378, not #384
  • Mike Mignola issue of Legends of the Dark Knight is #54, not #51
  • John Astin played The Riddler in season 2 of Batman ’66, not season 3
 

Show Notes:

(in order of appearance)
      • Batman & Robin Adventures #6 – BATMAN FIRES ROBIN
      • Batman #164 – 1st “New Look” Batman (yellow logo) & start of more serious stories
      • Batman #181 – 1st Poison Ivy
      • Moon Knight (vol 4) #1-8 – David Finch run
      • Mask of the Phantasm – HIGHLY recommended Batman origin story on film
      • Batman 1989 – Alexander Knox is NOT in comic continuity
      • Including suit, vehicles, Batcave and gadgets, it would cost approximately $682,450,750 to be Batman!
      • Batman began to get dark and serious again around Detective Comics #395, the first issue featuring creative team Dennis O’Neil & Neal Adams
      • Detective Comics #241 – Rainbow suit Batmant
      • Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010) – Narrated by Ryan Reynolds
      • Detective Comics #1000 Covers:

https://www.comicburst.com/blog/detective-comics-1000-complete-cover-checklist

      • Kill Bill Vol. 2 – Last 10 minutes, trust us!
      • Batman: Gotham Central – Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka tag teaming
      • Bat-Female-Villain-Repellent appeared in Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth by Warren Ellis
      • Batman’s ears as sheathed knives – All Star Batman by Scott Snyder & John Romita Jr
      • Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1990 for Reversal of Fortune
      • Batman & Bill – Fantastic documentary on Hulu about the unsung hero of Batman
      • Batman Animated Series vol. 4 on WB – “Legends of the Dark Knight” Dick Sprang episode with the giant instruments
      • Vote to kill Jason Todd in “A Death in the Family” – 5,343 in favor, 5,271 against – a margin of only 72 votes!
      • “A Death in the Family” alternate final page:
      • Batman & Robin (New 52) #18 – Silent requiem for Damian Wayne
      • Batman #232 – 1st Ra’s al Ghul
      • Ra’s al Ghul CORRECT pronunciation! – “raysh” as confirmed by creator Denny O’Neil
      • JLA 80 Page Giant (2011) #1 – JLA go to HELL!
      • Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 – 1st Zsasz
      • Batman Archive Editions – excellent reprints of early Detective Comics & Batman stories
      • Julie Madison pretended to be Robin in Detective Comics #49 (1941), making her the first female Robin
      • Peter Weller’s dissertation: “Alberti Before Florence: Early Sources Informing Leon Battista Alberti’s De Pictura” (there you go Zach!)
Recommended Story Arcs (as mentioned):
      • Hush by Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee
      • The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo (Batman New 52 #1-7)
      • The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, and Haunted Knight by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
      • New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
      • The Killing Joke by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
      • Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli
      • A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo
      • Batman & Robin (2009) by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
      • No Man’s Land (massive crossover)
      • Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison & Dave McKean
      • JLA (1997) #1-41 by Grant Morrison & Howard Porter
      • JLA (1997) #68-75 – “The Obsidian Age” by Joe Kelly & Doug Mahnke
      • Bruce Wayne: Murderer? &  Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (crossovers)
      • Cosmic Odyssey by Jim Starlin & Mike Mignola
Notable Creative Teams:
      • Marshal Roberts & Steve Englehart
      • Detective Comics #471-476
      • Chuck Dixon
      • Batgirl: Year One #1–9
      • Batman and The Outsiders vol. 2, #1–10
      • Birds of Prey #1–46
      • Detective Comics #644–729
      • Nightwing vol. 2, #1–70
      • Grant Morrison
      • Batman #655-658, #663-683
      • Batman Incorporated #1-8
      • Paul Dini
      • Detective Comics #821-850
Recommended Viewings:
      • Batman (1989)
      • Batman Returns
      • Batman Begins
      • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (animated)
      • Batman: Under the Red Hood (animated)
      • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (animated)
      • Batman: The Brave & The Bold (animated TV show)
      • Young Justice (animated TV show)
LI Comic Guys currently reading:
      • ⁃Batman: The Dark Prince Charming (Tom)
      • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Zach)
      • Archie Meets Batman ’66 (Zach)
      • Gotham City Sirens (Just Jim)
      • Hellboy (Toy Story Matt)
      • Batman (TC, Zach)
      • Catwoman (TC)
      • Heroes In Crisis (TC)
      • Superman titles (TC)
      • Marvel Star Wars ongoing (TC)
LI Comic Guys currently watching:
      • Doom Patrol (DC Universe)
      • Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
      • Punisher Season 2 (Netflix)
      • Deadly Class (SyFy Channel)
Check out the following shops we mentioned in this episode:
Royal Collectibles
9601 Metropolitan Ave Apt 1
Forest Hills, New York
 
Royal Collectibles Astoria
45-03 Broadway
Astoria, New York
 
Undead Ink
3297 Long Beach Rd
Oceanside, NY 11572
 

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