The guys discuss the recent Batman & Bill documentary. Ryan get’s a failing grade on Dark Days: The Casting, throwing him out of a loop. While Allen soaks up the Synder rays. Suicide Squad is back from a paid vacation and starts strong. Plus Allen and Ryan debate the rankings this week. Thanks for listening!
(0:00) General Discussion
(7:00) Action Comics #984
(18:05) Dark Days: The Casting #1
(30:25) Batman & Bill Discussion
(50:34) Titans #13
(1:00:15) Suicide Squad #21
(1:16:20) Honorable Mentions
While we’ve talked before with Austin Tichenor and John Roberson about adapting comics to the stage, we’ve never talked about (or even thought about!) adapting the lives of comics creators to that stage! But Lenny Schwartz has done it, and more than once, writing and directing “Co-Creator” (about Bill Finger and his claim to the Batman legacy) and “The Man Who Saw Snoopy” (about Charles Schulz, of course!). And he has another in the works on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.
This week Lenny tells Tim about writing these plays, just how much credit Bob Kane and Stan Lee may actually deserve, how Schulz used Peanuts as his diary, and much more.
Why can’t super-villains simply be content to rob banks and leave Earth’s orbit and its supply of Hostess Cupcakes alone?!
In this hilarious episode, hosts Michael Bailey and Scott H. Gardner read some listener feedback, take a peek at a portion of a classic JSA adventure, review All-Star Comics issue #59, deliver some JSA news, character spotlight one of Scott’s all-time favorite comic book heroes, the Earth-2 Robin, examining both the similarities as well as the vast differences between him and his Earth-1 counterpart, and finally wrap the whole thing up with a fascinating discussion of the classic and often zany comic book ads found in these great old issues — such as The Battle of The Century and The Cupcake Caper!!
Old-Fashioned Comic Book Nostalgia-y Goodness!!
We hope you enjoy our show and will join us each and every Friday for more Tales of the Justice Society of America!!
Join Freaks Chris Honeywell and Scott Gardner, along with their Special Guest Chris Johnson of the Quantum Blunderbuss Podcast for an exciting review of the Greatest Batman Film of All Time — Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – The Animated Movie!!
Along the way, the fellas discuss the fantastic score by Shirley Walker, the incredible voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, and Mark Hamill, and…the Scooby-Doo Meets Batman and Robin cartoon??! WTF??