In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Joe & Kendall decided to turn back the page on Bruce’s love life. There are more relationships than you can shake a bat at, so we ended up choosing our favorite 10. Grab your box of chocolates, light some candles, and snuggle up with your partner for this lovely episode.
This week Joe & Kendall are joined by special guest Chris, host of the podcast Hey, Do You Remember…?, and discuss the first volume in the Batman Earth One line. What happens when DC Comics decides to shake things up and forgo continuity in the hopes of bringing on new readers? Well, it’s akin to adding lime to a coconut: a new twist on a familiar taste.
Witness the new, yet older, Detective Jim Gordon (still rocking the sweet ‘stache); the handsome, Hollywood Detective Harvey Bullock; the grizzled, war vet Alfred Pennyworth; and the non-monstrous looking Mayor Penguin. Oh, and there’s Batman. Close your eyes and blow out your birthday candles before the Birthday Boy closes them for you.
Plot Pandemonium: Batman: Earth One vol 1
Joe & Kendall continue their discussion on the Crime Syndicate. This time they cover the short-lived Crime Society of America, focusing on the heroes of old Earth-2 and the Forever Evil Crime Syndicate. Finally, a Crime Syndicate that’s scary! Holy expanded evil rosters, Batman! Evil Supergirl? Evil Atom? Evil Firestorm? Evil CYBORG? It’s all here Bat-Fanatics. So, return to the evil mirror realm one more time as we (finally) finish the Crime Syndicate of America.
Crime Society: Countdown to Final Crisis, The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Society #1
New 52 CSA: Trinity War, Forever Evil, Justice League vol. 2 #24 - 29, Darkseid War
Outside the Panel: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (S1, Ep 13 & 14)
What happens when Joe & Kendall try to cover everything Crime Syndicate? You end up with a LONG episode. Fear not Bat-Fanatics, we’re sensible people. We split it in half! This week we cover the original Crime Syndicate of America and the anti-matter Crime Syndicate of Amerika. Watch the Crime Syndicate “Volthoom” themselves out of some nonsense, steal missiles from the Cuban Missile Crisis, get a dark and gritty reboot, and finally get phased out of existence… TWICE! Put on your goatees Bat-Fanatics, it’s time to get… Evil.
Original CSA: Justice League of America vol. 1 #29 & 30; 207 - 209, All-Star Squadron vol. 1 #14 & 15, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1 & 2
Anti-Matter CSA: Earth-2, JLA vol. 1 #107-114, Trinity vol.1 #9 - 13, Justice League of America vol. 2 #50 - 53
Joe & Kendall jump in with a super secret year end special! They countdown their favorite comic series of 2018, generally chat comics, and wish the Bat-Fanatics Happy Holidays! We’ll see you in 2019 with the Crime Syndicate of America. Be Brave & Stay Bold!