Welcome to episode 11 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 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!
Things We Learned:
- Never touch a dead man.
- The stopping of murder, theft, crime and looting can wait.
- Be suspicious of night watchmen in giant overcoats and Panama hats.
- That we still don’t know what “condensed lightning” is.
- The Batman is a great man, son. A great man!
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