ARP – 10 – Knightfall part 3

We have a treat for you today. This is a double issue. Enjoy a 100-minute spectacular for the conclusion of the Knightfall story arc from DC Comics. In this story we see the return of Bruce Wayne as Batman, but not all is back to normal in Gotham City.

 

Talking points

  • Notes section
  • Possible racial slur (32:25)
  • Bad things
  • Catwoman portrayal (43:04)
  • Different art styles in the same book (45:43)
  • Story inconsistencies (49:19)
  •  Good things
  • Bat family working together (1:02:09)
  • Nightwing (1:04:40)
  • Faster Pacing Than Part 2 (1:12:34)
  • Fallout from Azrael as Batman (1:15:04)
  • Miscelaneous
  • Azrael (1:18:18)
  • Bruce Wayne’s new costume (1:39:12)
  • The setting (1:42:17)

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ARP – 10 – Knightfall part 3.mp3

 

We will be taking a break for the holidays. We know that everyone is busy during this time of year and so are we. We will be back in the beginning of 2014 with more great stories for you to experience with us.

Our next podcast will be  January 5th and it will be Age of Ultron.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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ARP – 08 – Knightfall part 1

DC comics published Knightfall in 1993 in Batman and Detective Comics. This story is one of the most famous Batman stories and we were excited to read and discuss this. In this episode, we talk about the key players (Batman, Bane, Robin, and Azrael) as well as the choices the writers made in telling the story.

 

Talking points

  • Bad things
  • Joker teaming up with Cornelius Stirk and Scarecrow (14:00)
  • Too many references to ‘exhausted’ Batman (18:50)
  • Where was the Bat-Family? (22:00)
  • Good things
    • Grounding in reality (26:30)
    • Cameos (32:30)
    • Porsche crash (33:10)
  • General
    • Fight differences between Batman issues and Detective issues (35:20)
    • Villains used in the story (42:30)
    • Robin’s role (48:50)
    • Bane (1:06:30)
    • Azrael (Jean Paul Valley) (1:11:05)

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ARP – 08 – Knightfall Part 1.mp3

 

Our next podcast will be  November 3rd and it will be part 2 of Knightfall.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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ARP – Episode 02 – Death of the Family

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Arc Reactions Podcast – 02 – Death of the Family

In this episode, Dylan and John discuss the most recent Bat family crossover event Death of the Family where the Joker returns in the New 52 after being gone for a year and he wants to break up the Bat Family.

Follow along with these notes and the discussion points:

 

Timeline

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Joker’s thugs kidnap Barbara’s mom (Batgirl 13)

Joker gets his face back (Batman 13)

Joker on TV (Batman 13)

Joker meets up with Harley and sends her to ACE factory (Suicide Squad 14)

Joker kidnaps Alfred (Batman 13)

Joker confronts Catwoman at the amusement park (Catwoman 14)

Batman fights Joker at the reservoir/aqueduct (Batman 14)

Harley fights Joker (Suicide Squad 15)

Joker at Skate Rink with Barbara’s mom (Batgirl 14)

Bat family in the batcave (Batman 15) ******

Joker kills Jimmy and takes Raya to Kline Industries (Nightwing 15)

Joker has a surprise for Nightwing at Amusement Mile (Nightwing 16)

Joker and Batgirl at church (Batgirl 15-16)

Joker and Robin at the zoo (Batman and Robin 15-16)

Joker kidnaps Red Robin (TT 15)

Joker and Red Hood somewhere (Red Hood 15)

Joker, Red Robin, and Red Hood somewhere (TT 16)

Batman and Joker in Arkham (Batman 16)

Bat family at the dinner (Batman 17)

 

Topics

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Snyder writing the psychological thriller story.

Simone writing Batgirl’s rage and dealing with her paralyzing and the man responsible.

Timeline

Both Robin and Batgirl will break their rules to kill the Joker if given the chance.

 

 

The next episode will be released on July 14th. Join us as we review the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix saga.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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