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Your Dark Knight Archivist LOVES Halloween! Whether or not you're staying at home binging Stranger Things 2 or out Trick or Treating with the little Batman fans in your life, there's plenty of Batman comics to enjoy this holiday season! Listen in as Londyn candidly discusses some of her favorite reads from different eras of the Dark Knight! Also, Londyn talks about this weekend's Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con, her bat-tastic panels and all other Batman activities at the biggest comic con in LA!
Your Dark Knight Archivist is back from her summer hiatus with new episodes! Londyn talks with prolific writer Chuck Dixon! Dixon has contributed so much to the Batman mythos, starting with Tim Drake's solo publication "Robin" to his run on Detective Comics introducing the character Stephanie Brown! Dixon also gives amazing insight into the creation of The Man Who Broke the Bat - Bane (my favorite!!) - and the crafting of the epic saga "Batman: Knightfall". Chuck Dixon helped make the modern Batman family foundation what it is today in current comics and other visual media. Produced/Recorded by Kevin Campbell Logo Design by Kris Wimberly: https://mkt.com/OptikNourishment Buy HOTB Merch!: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/history-of-the-batman?ref_id=3880&ref_type=aff Become a Gothamite and follow History of the Batman!: Instagram.com/HistoryoftheBatman Twitter.com/HistoftheBatman Facebook.com/HistoryoftheBatman YouTube.com/HistoryoftheBatman  Peace, love and Batman!  
Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn is back with brand new shows! What better way to return than speaking with legendary Marvel and DC Comics writer Steve Englehart! Englehart during the Bronze Age of DC Comics brought the dark back in dark knight, inspiring films such as Tim Burton's Batman (1989), many episodes in 1990's "Batman: The Animated Series" and issuing in the modern Batman stories we enjoy today. Listen in as Englehart discusses his work on Marvel's The Avengers, DC's Justice  League of America and experiences with artists like Marshall Rogers and Walt Simonson on their 8 issue arc now dubbed "Batman: Strange Apparitions". Englehart wrote THE essential Batman story, so learn more about this exciting history of The Batman!  Produced/Recorded by Kevin Campbell Logo Design by Kris Wimberly: https://mkt.com/OptikNourishment Buy HOTB Merch!: http://shrsl.com/?homh Become a Gothamite and follow History of the Batman!: Instagram.com/HistoryoftheBatman Twitter.com/HistoftheBatman Facebook.com/HistoryoftheBatman YouTube.com/HistoryoftheBatman Peace, love and Batman!
Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn and co-host Mason Booker dive into the recent trailer for Zack Snyder's DCEU film 'Justice League' set to hit theaters November 17! Listen in to hear Londyn's analysis of the newest look at our cinematic Justice League, from character developments and design to plot points to overall tone, Batman's place as leader of the metahuman team and how Snyder's League will set up the rest of the extended universe. Have questions about what you saw in the trailer? We have (most of lol) the answers! Check it out on this latest episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn, co-host Mason Booker and Shadow Adam discuss (with TONS of spoilers, listeners beware!) "The LEGO Batman Movie" directed by Chris McKay, which was released in theaters nationwide February 10! Listen in as we talk about the major Bat themes, the fun Easter eggs, how many villains popped up in Gotham City (SO many) and overall how the film beautifully celebrated the almost 78 Years in Batman's mythology! Tune in to see how many Batarangs out of 10 Londyn gives the latest Batman centric film in this week's episode! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Everything is AWESOME this week because your host Londyn and co-host/producer Mason Booker are joined by the one and only Chris McKay, director of Warner Bros. latest Batman cinematic film "The LEGO Batman Movie" out this Friday, February 10th! Londyn chats with Chris about his first memories of Batman from the tv show Super Friends to Frank Miller's 'Batman: The Dark Knight Return', how he became involved with projects such as Robot Chicken and Moral Orel and his time spent on directing both 2014's 'The LEGO Movie' and 2017's 'The LEGO Batman Movie'! Listen in as Chris tells us what were his inspirations for creating the Batman mythology we see in the film, Londyn's promising film debut in the future LEGO universe and why 'The LEGO Batman Movie' is fun for both young and old Batman fans! All on this exciting episode presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork This weeks guest: Chris McKay!!! TW: @buddboetticher Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
This week Londyn and co-host / producer Mason Booker sit in the Meltdown Comics podcast studio on the rainiest of days with the co-host of DC All Access Jason Inman! We discuss Jason's comic book upbringings, why Nightwing is his favorite character, how he became part of projects like YouTube's Screen Junkies, theorize about actually happened to Scott Eastwood in 'Suicide Squad' and most importantly, his new all ages comic book series 'Jupiter Jet'! Listen in to learn more about Jason's first comic series, the inspirations for this unique world blended with Sci-fi and history and how you can support this creator own series by checking out their Kickstarter at JupiterJetComic.com! Tune in for this episode and more and always support the arts and the whole comic book community! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork This weeks guest: Jason Inman @Jawiin Kickstarter at JupiterJetComic.com Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Happy New Year Gothamites! Your host Londyn and co-host Mason Booker kick off 2017 by talking with actor Loren Lester, known for his big and small screen roles including the voice of Dick Grayson / Robin / Nightwing in the animated television shows 'Batman: The Animated Series' and 'The New Batman Adventures'! Listen in as we discuss his journey into becoming the voice of one of the most beloved characters in the Batman mythos, his favorite memories and episodes from being Grayson in the animated series and why he loves the fan favorite Nightwing so much! Start off the new year with this fun interview with us and stay with us for more bat-tastic guests and sessions in the future on History of the Batman with Londyn! presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles! This Week's Guest: Loren Lester http://www.lorenlester.com TW: @ActorLL Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn was invited to moderate a Q & A with the creative teams of DC Rebirth's 'Batgirl', Hope Larson and 'Batgirl and the Birds of Prey', Julie and Shawna Benson for Batgirl Day 2016 at The Perky Nerd in Burbank, California! Listen in as Londyn and the powerful female creative teams discuss Batgirl turning 50 years old this upcoming January, approaching these strong female characters and their legacy for the new DC Rebirth series and if Batman and his mythology will cross over into these new adventures in future story arcs. Let the celebration of Barbara Gordon's Batgirl's 50th anniversary begin with this fun interview, more will come as we enter 2017! Listen to it all right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! TW: histofthebatman IG: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker
Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn hosted the panel "Wonder Woman 75: A Retrospect of an Icon" at this past October's Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con! The WONDERful panelists included Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman: Justice League, Justice League Unlimited), Cat Staggs (artist, Wonder Woman), Shannon Farnon (original voice of Wonder Woman: 1970's and 1980's Super Friends cartoons), Christie Marston (granddaughter to William Marston, creator of Wonder Woman), Albert Ching (Managing Editor of ComicBookResources.com) and Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman '77)! Please listen in as we discuss Wonder Woman's evolution in comics, television, video games and now film over the last 75 years and why this icon continues to be a brilliant representation of female empowerment and equality for young girls and women all over the world. T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker
Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn sits with the DC Comics' powerhouse creative team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti on her panel "For the Love of Harley Quinn" at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con this past Halloween weekend! Listen in as we discuss Amanda and Jimmy's highly successful run on the 'Harley Quinn' centric comics, the true inspiration for Harley Quinn's Gang of Harleys, what's next in her Little Black Book, the shift in Harley's controversial relationship with The Joker, their thoughts on Margot Robbie's Quinn in the DCEU's Suicide Squad and overall why Harley Quinn is one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe today! Rev up your Harley puddins and join us this week to learn more about Harley Quinn and the History of the Batman, podcast presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!   T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker      
Londyn and co-host / producer Mason Booker talk with Athena Finger about her grandfather's incredible and important contributions to crafting the Bat-Man character with co-creator Bob Kane in 1939, the controversial history and journey of Bill Finger receiving recognition by DC Comics for co-creating this pop culture icon and what future projects are in store to continue celebrating Mr. Finger's work not just for the Batman mythos but also for the DC Universe. Without Bill Finger's changes to the original design of Kane's Bat-Man, to developing mythology such as the Batcave and the Batmobile, to writing his thrilling adventures, we wouldn't have the Dark Knight we all know and love today. Listen in to Batman history at its finest and a special Thanksgiving surprise on this week's episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
This week Londyn sits with legendary writer Grant Morrison during his Heavy Metal Magazine signing inside of Meltdown Comics and Collectibles and talk all things Batman! Morrison discusses his current position as editor-in-chief of the long-running Heavy Metal publication, his start into the Batman mythos with the critically acclaimed graphic novel 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' and the inspirations and backstory to how his now famous Batman comic book run came to be! Listen in to hear Grant Morrison say what path he really wanted to take the Damian Wayne character, how he views The Dark Knight's 77 years in DC Comics as a whole and what's next for him in the Batman world. Follow Us! INSTAGRAM: @historyofthebatman TWITTER: @histofthebatman FACEBOOK: @HistoryofTheBatman TUMBLR: @historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Listen in to this live panel where Londyn is joined by actors Tara Strong (Raven, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!, Harley Quinn, Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight), Scott Menville (Robin, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Hynden Walch (Harley Quinn in The Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Starfire on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern/Jon Stewart on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Aquaman/Arthur Curry on Young Justice DC, Aquaman and Green Lantern on Injustice Gods Among Us) and Kevin Conroy (Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Arkham, Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League Action) as they discuss their past and present roles bringing to life some of the most iconic characters in the DC Animated Universe from television, film and video games. You don't want to miss one of the most talked about moments from this year's LA Comic Con! All right here on this amazing episode of History of the Batman with Londyn presented by Meltdown Comics! Guest: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Phil LaMarr, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes,Scott Menville On Twitter: Kevin Conroy: @realkevinconroy Tara Strong: @tarastrong Phil LaMarr: @phillamarr Hynden Walch: @HyndenIsHere Greg Cipes: @GregCipes Scott Menville: @scottmenville T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Your host Londyn sits with THE voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy on panel at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to discuss his 25 years of bringing to life of the Dark Knight in animated television, film and video games! In front of hundreds of Batman fans on a Sunday morning, Londyn talks to her favorite Batman Kevin Conroy about his beginnings before becoming the Batman, how he shaped his Batman for the 1990s television show 'Batman: The Animated Series' and overall his experience working with actors such as Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker) and writers like Paul Dini and the passion he has for our celebrated hero. All fans new and old of Batman will want to hear this panel discussion, so listen in to this fascinating look inside the voice of Batman. All right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! Guest: Kevin Conroy Twitter: @RealKevinConroy www.realkevinconroy.com T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Londyn and Mason sit down in the middle of the LA comic con in order to tell it like it is, dish about upcoming events at the con, their panels, and their hopes and dreams. It's not too late: Listen up to it all on this exciting new episode of History of the Batman with Londy presented by Meltdown Comics. T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
This week we are joined by iconic graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con! Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker discuss with Chip his journey into becoming one of the most recognized modern book jacket designers, his long time fandom of Batman and how he became part of the Dark Knight's celebrated history with his book "Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan", exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s. Listen in to this riveting interview as we talk all about Batman with Chip Kidd and the importance of the character's visual evolution and design over the last 77 years. Listen to it all right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! Guest: Chip Kidd Twitter: @ChipKidd www.ChipKidd.com T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
This week's special guest is writer and producer Adam Glass, writer of television's Supernatural, Criminal Minds and DC Comics' Suicide Squad (Vol 4) of The New 52! Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker sit down with Adam Glass inside Meltdown Comics' Podcast Studio and discuss his life long love of comic books, how he became involved with bringing Task Force X back to life in the DC Comics Reboot The New 52 in 2011 and his own spin on the fan favorite character Harley Quinn. Listen in as we talk with Adam about him writing Suicide Squad, it's undeniable influence on David Ayer's 2016 live action film and the refreshing changes of Harley Quinn's origin story and relationship with The Joker. Listen to it all right here on this incredible History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics. Guest: Adam Glass Twitter: @AdamGlass44 T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Londyn and co-host Mason review the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Burbank, California and give a lucky Bat-fan a chance to win a pair of tickets to experience this tour! Thanks to Warner Bros., we were able to go behind-the-scenes for a revealing look at how the magic of Hollywood is made. Londyn, Mason and Shadow Adam explored working sets and soundstages, and experienced the newest "DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the Greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains!" Which pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League. Listen in to hear our discussion about the DC Comics exhibit, the Batman 75th anniversary Batcave filled with Batmobiles and learn how to enter to win a free pair of tickets to experience the tour yourself! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter@histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
This week Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker are joined by the WONDERful Susan Eisenberg, who has voiced the DC Comics icon Wonder Woman in the DCAU television and film projects such as 'Justice League', 'Justice League Unlimited', 'Superman / Batman: Apocalypse' and 'Justice League: Doom'! We sit down with Susan to discuss her incredible body of work voicing the Amazonian Princess for the last 15 years, her experience as a prominent voice actress and address the popular WonderBat relationship in the Justice League animated universe. Join us and help celebrate Susan Eisenberg's role of bringing to life Wonder Woman, who is celebrating her 75th anniversary with DC Comics on this wondrous episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! Guest:Susan Eisenberg http://susaneisenbergvoice.com/ Twitter@susaneisenberg1 Instagram@susaneisenberg21 T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter@histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
With the rumored casting of Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man's Marvel Cinematic Universe and the split responses across the web, this week Londyn, co-host Mason Booker and guest Shadow Adam discuss the role of diversity in comic books and comic book media. From real life castings such as Will Smith's Deadshot in the latest DCEU film 'Suicide Squad' to hypothetical diversity and cultural changes such as Batman not being portrayed by a Caucasian male, we tackle the question of whether or not our favorite characters' personas in this mythology would change if their ethnicity changed as well. Join us this week for a thought provoking talk as we ask ourselves when it comes to diversity in this media, is life imitating art or is the art just reflecting our true society? All on this super deep episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!   T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Warning! Explicit! While Batman's mythos beautifully comes to life through the colors in his DC Comics tales, some of the best stories of The Dark Knight have been told in the seemingly simple yet complex black and white palette. In this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker highlight 5 memorable stories across Volumes 1 through 4 of the highly acclaimed anthology series, Batman: Black and White with some of the most amazing creative teams. We will discuss how these particular tales represent the diversity of Batman's rogues gallery and the man behind the cape and the cowl all in stark yet brilliantly crafted illustration. Listen up to this amazing episode of the History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
After the cancellation of the Batman 1966 live action television series, DC Comics wanted to bring Batman comics back to its gothic roots Bob Kane and Bill Finger created in 1939, issuing in the Bronze Age of Comics in the 1970s. One of the essential tales in this era is Dennis O'Neil's "Tales of the Demon", introducing Ra's al Ghul and Talia al Ghul. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker dive into this story arc in 'Batman' and 'Detective Comics' from 1971 to 1972 introducing the Demon's Head and the Daughter of the Demon, the relationship established between Bruce and Talia (Mason's #TeamTalia!) and how these stories returning the Dark Detective define the Batman of this decade. Join us on this fun journey with our hero in the groundbreaking 1970s! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
David Ayer's DCEU film 'Suicide Squad' is now in theaters and Londyn, co-host / engineer Mason Booker and Shadow Adam finally went to see Task Force X on the big screen! This week the trio discuss how 'Suicide Squad' translates from comic books to film, some of the most notable moments, the various character developments and the Batman's role within this movie and in the future DCEU. Listen up all right here on the latest exciting episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Warning Explicit Content!!! Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's now iconic graphic novel 'Batman: The Killing Joke' is the newest DC Animated Original Film. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker discuss the film's prequel for Barbara Gordon, the controversial relationship established between Batman and Batgirl and if the animation holds up to Moore's classic story and Bolland's illustrations. Listen up on this Bat-tastic episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics. T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason Booker Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com  
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Created by
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Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
May 21st, 2015
Latest Episode
Oct 31st, 2017
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
76
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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