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June 30, 2009

FBBP #102 – Batman Reviewed

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 11:47 pm

Detective Comics #854 coverWe just can’t stop talking about Batman! This week we convene to discuss all the non-Morrison “Batman Reborn” titles, particularly Detective Comics #854, the long-awaited start of Greg Rucka and JH Williams III‘s Batwoman story. Along the way we discuss all the other books released thus far — Batman, Batman & Robin, Red Robin, Gotham City Sirens and Streets of Gotham Spoiler alert: As many as half of these books may be worth your time!

Check back later this week for the second half of our recording session, where we discuss LONGBOX, something we are told will change something for an indefinite period of time!


  1. Mad Hatter was in this? didn’t notice him, but in his “defense”, Lewis Caroll liked little girls too.

    also Bat villains are by and large nutcases who like killing for killing’s skae

    Comment by Nathan — July 1, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  2. Also Yost is pretty much an X-exclusive, look at his bibliography and its mostly X-books.

    Comment by Nathan — July 1, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

  3. Nathan: He was a one-off reference at the end with the kiddie-diddling joke. When they’re selling Riddler’s old place, the real estate guy says something like “Hey, Jervis! I have a place you’ll love. Loft apartment, 4 rooms, looks out over a girls’ boarding school…”

    Comment by Syrg — July 1, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

  4. oh hey that is there. But still because of the Caroll connection, someone was going to make that joke at some point.

    also to expand my “defense” of Firefly. Firefly is a pyromaniac, one of those crazy comics pyromaniacs who takes pleasure seeing people burn. Bat villains tend to go overboard when it comes to murder. Joker uses his gas to kill hundreds at once, Firefly uses mosquitoes to burn hundreds for shits and giggles

    Comment by Nathan — July 1, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

  5. Jeph Loeb meets Rick James. Yes.

    Comment by Rand — July 6, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

  6. “Mad Hatter was in this? didn’t notice him, but in his “defense”, Lewis Caroll liked little girls too.”

    Just to defend Carroll himself, there’s a good chance that that wasn’t actually true about him. More and more scholars of his life are taking the position that it’s nothing more than a widespread misconception of his life. That the common conception of Carroll having no interest in adult women was because his family covered up any evidence of such relationships after his death ironically to preserve his reputation, while the child photographs were part of a general fad in Victorian culture that associated children with innocence in photography across England, a fad that’s no longer in public awareness and so assumed to be unique to Carroll. Not everyone agrees with it, granted – a lot of Carroll scholars still hold by the original interpretations of his life – but it’s not a definite fact that Carroll liked little girls.

    Comment by Justin — July 9, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

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