Kids. All Lego Movie podcasts start with kids. So I got mine to sit down with me and talk about what they loved about the Lego Batman Movie.
Following the death of Robin #2, Jason Todd, Batman retired from crimefighting and faded into legend. 10 years later with crime on the rise, Harvey Dent successfully (and supposedly) rehabilitated, and the Mutant gang ravaging the city, an aged Bruce Wayne reluctantly dons the cowl once again to save his city. Join John, Jeff, and Tony as we talk about the trailers for Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy, DC Comics TV properties, DC Rebirth, and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns! Don’t forget to check out the trailers below.
If you want to understand the basis for the modern take on Superman, you have to start with Richard Donner’s 1978 film and John Byrne’s 1986 comic book miniseries. The Crisis on Infinite Earths had just ended, the Silver Age Superman had bid everyone farewell, and it was time to establish a Superman for the modern age. In this episode, I review the 6-issue miniseries and talk about what it did well, its flaws, and whether or not Superman is still relevant today.
Some have called it “The Year Comics Grew Up” and arguably 1986 stands as the most pivotal year for the modern comic book industry. So many of the stories and character changes that occurred then have affected the mythos of the characters, whether in comic book, animated, or live action form. John flies solo this time to talk a little bit about 1986 in comics!