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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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 – 07 – Winter Soldier

Marvel comics published the Winter Soldier story at the beginning of volume 5 of Captain America written by Ed Brubaker. This story was published in 2005 and 2006. John and Dylan discuss the story and give some real life examples of how the story relates to them.

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Talking points

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  • Oradour-sur-Glane
  • HUAC hearings
  • Racial Slur
  • Good mix of real history and comics history
  • Bucky’s recast role in WWII

 

 

Join us on October 20th as we begin our coverage of the Knighfall story arc that was partially the basis for The Dark Knight Rises film.

 

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 – 04 – Death In The Family and Killing Joke

Dylan and John discuss the Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Death in the Family (Batman 426-429) from 1988-89. These comics were published by DC comics and focus on Batman, Robin, and Barbara Gordon.

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Follow along with the podcast with our notes:

Talking points

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KJ – Sadistic Joker

KJ – One Bad Day turned this struggling comedian into the Joker

– Joker trying to create another crazy person by inducing One Bad Day with Jim

KJ – Joker not ‘remembering’ his origin (Dark Knight has this nod with Ledger)

KJ – originally designed as an Elseworlds story (DC wikia)

KJ – Misogamy of leaving Barbara paralyzed until the New 52. Would DC have left Nightwing in this state had he been the one paralyzed?

DITF – Politics of the time (Lebanon/Israel conflict, Reganomics, Iran)

DITF – Killing Jason Todd (the vote line)

– after 427, 50 cents a call, over 10,000 votes. 5343-5271 was the final tally

DITF – Writer acknowledging that the Joker is not dead even though he appeared to be in the crash

DITF – Would Batman have killed Joker if given the chance?

DITF – Is it a believable story? (nuclear missle)

DITF – Does Joker know that Bruce is Batman based on putting the pieces together of Jason’s death the same time that he killed Robin?

-Batman changing in front of Joker in the assembly

DITF – Should Jason have stayed dead?

 

 

Our next podcast will be a supplemental where we will give a bit of our own history with comics and superheroes as well as discuss some topics that do not fit in directly with a specific story arc. This podcast will be uploaded on August 11th.  In 4 weeks, we will be covering Armor Wars from the Iron Man comic series.

 

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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