The Batman Book Club

The Batman Book Club

A podcast exploring The Dark Knight library.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 70 mins

In this episode, writer Matthew Manning returns to the show to discuss his latest Batman book, The Multiverse of the Dark Knight.

We discuss:

-The origins of the book

-Some of the deep pulls included

-Batman comic adventures of our youth

and more!

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If the title doesn't seem familiar, you know the cover.

Jay Yaws returns to the show to talk the story found inside Batman #321, Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker.

Hear us discuss:

-Len Wein's classic, fun story

-The great characterizations of everyone included

-How this feels like an episode of Batman: The Animated Series

-The iconic cover

And more!

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February 7, 2024 88 mins

In this episode, Javi Trujillo returns to discuss the infamous 1987 comic book story, Batman: Year Two.

Hear us discuss:

- The changing of the artists

- Its impression on Mask of the Phantasm

- Fearing the reaper

- Batman working with Joe Chill

- Batman using a gun

And more!

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January 31, 2024 56 mins

In this episode, Peter Verra returns for a recap of the new Batman comics released in January.

Hear us discuss:

-Legacy titles Batman and Detective Comics

-The return of The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries

-The Kingdom Come sequel playing out in World's Finest

-The final chapter of “The Winning Card" from Tom King and Mitch Gerads

Plus: our favorite issues of the month!

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January 19, 2024 70 mins

In this episode, Justin Kowalski returns with top hat and an umbrella to talk about Oswald Cobblepot in the story Penguin Triumphant.

Here us chat about:

-90s villain one-shots

-Burgess Meredith

-Danny DeVito

-Norm Breyfogle

and more!

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January 12, 2024 90 mins

In this episode, friend from the north Reno Dee joins the show to talk Batman: Nosferatu, a unique, atmospheric Elseworlds tale.

Hear us discuss:

-The setup for this book

-The other Elseworlds stories it’s connected to

-Movie influences

-If Pat Hingle and Wilford Brimley had a baby

And more!

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December 31, 2023 63 mins

Peter R. Verra returns for another episode discussing new Batman comics, this time released in December.

Hear us highlight:

-The strengths of DC's Black Label books

-Santa Claus teaming up with Batman

-Kowalski books

-DC releasing the issue where Jason Todd lives

Plus we pick our favorite book of the month!

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December 22, 2023 65 mins

In this episode, Mr. Minnesota returns for a jolly discussion on a holiday tale, A Christmas Riddle.

Hear us discuss:

-Paul Dini's superb storytelling

-How Ty Templeton makes an established look all his own

-The Peregrinator's Club

-blink-182

-Condiment King

And more.

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December 15, 2023 103 mins

In honor of Mask of the Phantasm's 30th anniversary, Ryan Hoss returns to the show to talk about the movie's novelization and comic adaptation.

Hear us discuss:

-Dialogue differences from the movie

-Added scenes not found in the movie

-Leslie Thompkins

-Dick Grayson

and most importantly, the legend of Burton Earny.

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November 30, 2023 67 mins

In this episode, Peter Verra returns for another monthly wrap up show, this time talking the new Batman comics released in November. 

Hear us discuss:

-The big arc launching in Batman

-The two issues of Detective Comics released

-The debut of the new Batman '89 series, Echoes

Plus, Peter's favorite segment, Batman and Friends.

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November 27, 2023 50 mins

It's the One Bad Month Finale!

We finish a busy month taking a look at the last book of the One Bad Day series, focusing on Ra's al Ghul. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, and we take a deep dive into this book's story, art, overall impression and more. Plus, a ranking of all the books covered this month!

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November 24, 2023 53 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 7: Clayface.

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November 21, 2023 40 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 6: Catwoman.

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November 18, 2023 50 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 5: Bane.

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November 14, 2023 42 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 4: Mr. Freeze.

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November 10, 2023 43 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 3: Penguin.

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November 7, 2023 37 mins

One Bad Month continues!

We continue taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 2: Two-Face.

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November 3, 2023 45 mins

One Bad Month begins here!

All month long, we're taking a look at the recent One Bad Day series, one book at a time. Joining me is Paul Hermann from The Comic Binge, as we take a deep dive into Part 1: The Riddler.

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October 31, 2023 66 mins

In this episode, Peter Verra returns to the show as we wrap up a busy Halloween month looking at new Batman comics released in October.

Hear us discuss:

-The back half of The Gotham War

-The final issues of Batman: The Adventures Continue and Generation Joker

-Christian Ward's new Black Label book City of Madness

Plus, Pete's favorite segment, Batman and Friends!

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October 19, 2023 57 mins

Spooky Month continues with the scary Italian himself, Peter R. Verra, who brings nothing but treats to the show with the recent Batman story, The Long Halloween Special.

Hear us touch on:

-The magic of the Loeb/Sale collaboration

-The added contributions of Brennan Wagner

-The two takes on Gilda Dent

-Solomon Grundy's emotional payoff

-Batman's badassery

and more!

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