Welcome to episode seven of Legends of the Batman, the show covering everything Batman — from the beginning! The show’s premise is a simple one. Each episode, we cover a month of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.
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, DETECTIVE COMICS #34, where Batman takes on the mysterious, pointy eared, magic wand wielding, wheel of chance owning, horticulturist known as the Duc D’orterre!
Things We Learned:
- A faceless man? Bruce Wayne has better things to worry about!
- Never burn the face off your future brother-in-law.
- Drunk people in Paris often dress up like Batman.
- Sentient flowers with female human faces will never make sense.
- Taking a Batplane is faster than taking a taxi.
Images from Coverage:
- About Les Apaches
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