Author Archives: Michael Bradley

Episode 26: December 1940, Part 1

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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! Continue reading

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Episode 24: October 1940, Part 5

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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!” Continue reading

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Episode 22: October 1940, Part 3

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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!” Continue reading

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Episode 20: October 1940, Part 1

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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!” Continue reading

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Episode 19: September 1940

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“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!” Continue reading

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Promo: Legends of the Batman

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 … Continue reading

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Episode 17: July 1940

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This episode, the Batman and Robin 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! Continue reading

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Episode 15: May 1940

Episode 15: May 1940

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! Continue reading

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Episode 13: March 1940

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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! Continue reading

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Episode 11: January 1940

Episode 11: January 1940

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! Continue reading

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