Episode 19: September 1940

Welcome to episode 19 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 (or so) of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.

“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!”


Things We Learned:

  • Robin doesn’t have a bedtime.
  • Dick always addresses Bruce as the Batman.
  • Bob Kane had perspective issues.
  • We took our hiatus one story too soon.
  • Sometimes, stories don’t teach you five things.

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2 Responses to Episode 19: September 1940

  1. Glade Packer says:

    Hey guys,

    Welcome back! This is probably a reflection of my social life, but hearing your podcast was back up and after listening to the episode felt like an old friend had come back into my life. Thank you guys for the continuation of this wonderful show.

  2. Glade says:

    Oh a p.s.: Glad(?) to see the dream sequence was alive and well back in the 40’s too. Ugh what a cop out.

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