In 1988, DC Comics urged the American people to exercise their right to vote by calling a 900 number and deciding the fate of Robin #2, Jason Todd.
The people were not kind to Jason.
We read “Batman: A Death in the Family” from issues 426-429 by Jim Aparo & Jim “Infinity” Starlin. Does anybody actually call him that? Anyways, this book doesn’t get very cosmic, but we do get the Joker/Ayatollah team-up we didn’t know we needed.
All this, plus Secret Wars #4!
Next Time: The Death of Superman!
The burning question on everyone’s lips: Would Batman have been able to solve the Jack the Ripper murders?
Duh, obviously yeah.
Gotham by Gaslight, an Elseworlds tale from 1989, covers the whole story with art by pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola.
They even just made an animated movie out of it, which is different in A LOT of ways.
Next Time: Moon Knight (1980) #1-6
On this week’s Batman Super-Spectacular, we rank all nine of the theatrically released Batman films! That means the 60’s Batman: The Movie, the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher quartet, and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, plus the animated Mask of the Phantasm.
Our panel of Bat-experts decides the best Batman movie and the worst Batman movie. We also decide the best & worst Batman actor and the best & worst Bruce Wayne actor (and they’re not necessarily the same!). And…find out which Batman movie taught Richard about the existence of the United Nations!
Also mentioned in this episode is the always hilarious Bat Labels Twitter account.
All around me are the Batman’s cases: Joker chases, makeup faces.
Harley Quinn just wants the Joker’s embraces. Plays her Aces, schemes take places.
And this comic’s kinda funny, this comic’s kinda sad.
The panels where she’s dreaming are the best I’ve ever had.
We liked Paul Dini’s writing. And Bruce Timm’s art was great.
Like the animated series, it’s a very very… Mad Love.
Batman embarks on a search for the mysterious “Holiday” Killer who, starting on Halloween, kills mobsters on major holidays until Batman finally catches Holiday a year later…
Wait, a year?!?! Better improve those detective skills, Bruce.
To be fair, he gets distracted by every single member of his rogues gallery and on top of all that he has to watch Harvey Dent go crazy and turn into Two-Face.
Join us as we read The Long Halloween and disagree completely on just about every aspect of this story!
75 years ago, if you had told us that a guy who runs around in clown makeup stealing jewels would one day become the most iconic supervillain in comics, then we’re afraid we wouldn’t have heard you because we weren’t born yet.
In this very special episode all about The Joker, we take a look back at his first appearance in Batman #1 and then read what has been called the greatest Joker story of all time, Alan Moore’s controversial The Killing Joke. Join us, won’t you?
In 1997, frustrated with struggling sales, DC cancelled all four of their Justice League titles and brought the original “Big 7” back to the team for the first time in a decade. But that wasn’t enough, they also brought on superstar writer Grant Morrison to turn the reboot into a huge bestseller.
In this episode of SOMFRC, Vince, Chris, and Kia take a look at JLA #1-4 to see what the hype was all about, compare the JLA to the Avengers, and explore Morrison’s jump from writing counter-cultural indie comics to superhero icons.