Legends of the Batman

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This week, Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take a break from their normal monthly coverage format to look back at their first completed year, going over the pros and cons, the ups and downs, the lefts and rights of all the Batman material released in 1940. And at the end of the show, the two give their votes for the bests and worsts of the year!
Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser tackle part 2 of December 1940, and wrap up another year in the process! This time Batman investigates "The Secret Cavern" when he takes on criminals with an overly convoluted scheme to rob a gold vault in Kentucky in Detective Comics #48.
The Batman's crusade on crime must be going pretty good because, this time out, he tackles a new problem: Family relations! Michael K. and Michael B. take a look at DETECTIVE COMICS #47 where the Dark Knight tries to teach parents the valuable lesson that money can't buy happiness!
The two Michaels move forward in their quest to cover all things Batman by taking a look at his adventures in November of 1940, which is back to one book, DETECTIVE COMICS #46, where Batman and Robin face the return of a thought-dead villain, Hugo Strange, who tries to infect their city with a deadly fear toxin in the case of "Professor Strange's Fear Dust."
That felonious female fiend, the Cat, returns to vex the Dynamic Duo as Michael K. and Michael B. put the finishing touches on their look at BATMAN #3. A daring jewel heist gets the Batman on the trail of the Cat and a much larger conspiracy in "The Batman vs. the Cat-woman!" Plus, because you demanded it, this episode features a special return of Legends of the Batman Theatre with "The Batman Says!"
Michael B. and Michael K. continue their coverage of BATMAN #3, as Batman and Robin take on the seedy underbelly of a criminal organization composed of...children? That's right, it's their most juvenile adventure yet as the Dynamic Duo tackle the case of "The Crime School for Boys!
Michael K. and Michael B. continue their coverage of BATMAN #3, which finds the Batman falling head-first into action and mystery when a strange plague newspapers dub "the Ghastly Change" pours over the city. The Dynamic Duo of the Batman and Robin must them go into action and confront the crafty brain behind the sinister sickness: "The Ugliest Man in the World!"
Michael B. and Michael K. continue their coverage of Batman material released in October of 1940, this time taking a look at the first story from BATMAN #3, where the Caped Crusader finds his strings being pulled as he is manipulated and mind controlled in "The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master!"
The show is back and, with this episode, so is the awesome! Michael K. and Michael B. look at the Batman story from DETECTIVE COMICS #45, which features an old school (mostly solo) Batman story that finds the Dark Knight taking on the returning menace of that Harlequin of Hate the Joker as he tries to solve "The Case of the Laughing Death!"
"Guess who just got back today... them wild-eyed boys that had been away. Haven't changed, haven't much to say. But man, I still think them cats are crazy." That's right, folks! Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley are back with a brand new episode! After catching up on why they left, where they've been and all the news that's happened in the interim, the guys dive into DETECTIVE COMICS #44, which find the Batman and Robin crossing paths with giants and elves as they enter "The Land Behind the Light!"
We can only ignore the Bat-Signal for so long! That's right, folks. You've heard the whispers. You've heard the rumors. And now, the truth can be unveiled! Legends of the Batman is returning!Take a listen to the new promo for the podcast covering everything Batman from the beginning! Hosted by the Dynamic Duo of Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley. Legends of the Batman returns on March 1.
This episode Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley take on all Batman material released in August of 1940, where they find Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson attempting to take a much needed vacation, but instead are forced to rescue a town from corruption in DETECTIVE COMICS #43.
This episode Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley join the Batman and Robin as they encounter a cornucopia of villainy! First up is DETECTIVE COMICS #42 where our heroes unravel a mystery presented when owners of paintings by an upcoming artist wind up dead. Then it's over to BATMAN #2, which sees Batman and Robin squaring off against the Joker, the Cat, unwitting masters of crime, gangsters, neanderthal giants and more!
Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser return to cover all Batman material released in June of 1940, which drops back down to one comic again, , where Robin must go undercover to solve a kidnapping, a murder and the mystery of the Masked Man!
Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley are back with a double-hit of awesomeness starring Batman and Robin! First up is DETECTIVE COMICS #40 where Batman and Robin attempt to stop a vicious killer who's target is Julie Madison (aspiring actress) and learn to beware of Clayface! (Yes, we said actress.) Then it's a bit of a lighter story, but the threat is no less dangerous, in NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS as "Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair"! You'll never believe what happens in that one!
This episode, your hosts Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take on the first issue of Batman's very own book, as they examine Batman material released in April of 1940 and to help celebrate this important "first" in bat-history, the guys do a "first" for the show and bring in some guest hosts, Joshua Bertone, Donovan Grant and Jon Wilson, from Amazing Spider-Man Classics, to help then discuss DETECTIVE COMICS #39 and BATMAN #1!
Ever say to yourself, "Hey... you know what Batman needs? A kid sidekick!" If so, you're in luck, because this episode Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley look at DETECTIVE COMICS #38, which features the historic debut of the sensational character find of 1940... "Robin, the Boy Wonder!" Hear... of the tragedy that strikes a young man! Cheer... as the laughing young dare-devil is born! Thrill... to his amazing exploits! Realize... the Batman will never be the same again!
This episode, your hosts Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take on where Batman takes a left when he should have went right, and ends up cowl deep in a foreign spy plot to frame the United States and start and international crisis.
This episode, your hosts Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley dive into 1940 with a look at the Batman story from DETECTIVE COMICS #36. The year kicks off in style as a mysterious fog and a dying man's last words lead the Batman to uncover a mystery and into the clutches of a dastardly new villain: Professor Hugo Strange! Plus, the strip gets a new editor, a new inker and the guys read listener mail!
This week, Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser take a break from their normal monthly coverage format to look back at their first completed year, going over the pros and cons, the ups and downs, the lefts and rights of all the Batman material released in 1939. And at the end of the show, the two give their votes for the bests and worsts of the year!
The guys are back with a look at DETECTIVE COMICS #35… and not only that, but the issue also sees the return of writer Bill Finger! Batman's co-creator returns in style pitting our hero against Hindus, Mongols and death traps galore -- all while trying to unravel the mystery of a ruby idol's curse!
This week your hosts, Michael Bradley and Michael Kaiser tackle all things Batman released in November of 1939, which again only consists of one issue, , where Batman takes on the mysterious, pointy eared, magic wand wielding, wheel of change owning, horticulturist known as the Duc D'orterre!
After six episodes of being shrouded in mystery, the epic tale of the Batman and how he came to be is at at long-last revealed as Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley look at DETECTIVE COMICS #33!! The guys spend quite a bit of time discussing the tragic circumstances that lead to the creation of our legendary hero and various aspects thereof. They then move on to the rest of the issue, where a would-be world dictator attacks the city, causing mass damage and the Batman to go into action. There's excitement and explosions aplenty as "The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom!" Also, this episode: Listener emails and a follow-up on the merciless and mystifying Monk!
IThe head-butting is at a minimum this episode, as Michael Bradley is swayed towards the Dark Side and begins sharing Michael Kaiser's opinion of "The Batman vs the Vampire" two-parter, which features Batman taking on the nefarious villain known as The Monk in the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #32.
It was bound to happen! After four episodes of peace, hosts Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley butt heads over a story in an epic clash sure to go down in history, like those of Ali vs. Frazier, Montagues vs. Capulets and Red Sox vs. Yankees! The story in question comes from DETECTIVE COMICS #31 and finds the Batman battling on land, sea and air to save the life of Bruce Wayne’s fiancée when he meets a nefarious new menace in the form of The Monk! Will such a mammoth confrontation mean the end of the Batman — or the show?! Tune-in, Bat-fans, and find out!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Mar 17th, 2011
Latest Episode
May 3rd, 2012
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
30
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Language
English

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