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February 4, 2019  

Ep 147 - Batman: Rules of Engagement

This Week: When Catwoman accepted Batman's marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne's and Selina Kyle's. A union between the World's Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City's fiercest criminals is a shake-up that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight's life--from the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate "family," to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he'd long hoped to leave behind.

Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemption--a mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, "I do." Standing in their way is...well, everybody, including Batman's lethal ex-girlfriend Talia al Ghul.

From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat's search lead them to happiness at last?

Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancée from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Joëlle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks!

Next Week: Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks in Quantum Teens are Go.

 

Episode 147- Batman: Rules of Engagement is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

December 31, 2018  

Ep 142 - Batman: Death of the Family

This Week: One year ago, the Joker limped off the streets of Gotham, mutilated and scarred when someone had taken the pale white skin right off of his face.  

But now, the Dark Knight’s greatest foe has returned but for once, Batman doesn’t seem to be his target. Instead, the Joker turns his vile hatred towards Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Red Robin … the only family Bruce Wayne has left. The Clown Prince of Crime will unleash his most unpredictable, vicious and psychotic assault ever on everyone Batman holds dear. 

Can Batman stop his arch-rival’s most deranged assault ever? Or will the cost of a deadly secret be a family member’s life?  

Next Week: What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.

Episode 142- Batman: Death of the Family Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

April 30, 2018  

Ep 107 - Batman: War Crimes

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

Episode 107 - Batman: War Crimes is out on April 30th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean, YouTube and TuneIn

April 23, 2018  

Ep 106 - Batman: War Games Act 3

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

 

Episode 106 - Batman: War Games Act 3  is out on April 23th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean and TuneIn

April 16, 2018  

Ep 105 - Batman: War Games Act 2

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

Episode 105 - Batman: War Games Act 2  is out on April 16th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean and TuneIn

April 9, 2018  

Ep 104 - Batman: War Games Act 1

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

 

Episode 104 - Batman: War Games Act 1  is out on April 9th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean and TuneIn

April 2, 2018  

Ep 103 - Batman: War Drums

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

 

Episode 103 - Batman: War Drums  is out on April 2nd,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

December 26, 2016  

Episode 37 - Batman: Black & White

Its our last week of our White Elephant party.  This is Todd’s contribution, a collection of Batman tales limited to Black and White.  Cleverly named: Batman Black and White.

Next week we start our month of First, beginnings, and origins.  We start with a tale that is “The Beginning of the End”.  We are reading The Infinity Gauntlet.

October 31, 2016  

Episode 29 - Batman: The Long Halloween

From one Halloween to the next, Batman is on a quest to catch the “Holliday” killer.  On this weeks episode, The Long Halloween, from the powerful combination of Jeph Loeb, and Tim Sale.

Next week we get newsworthy when we discus The Nightly News, with words and art by Jonathan Hickman. Not only is it election time, its also the 10 year anniversary of this book.  I would like to claim we planned that, but it was actually dumb luck.

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August 8, 2016  

Episode 17 - Batman: Hush

Were back with another Batman book! Nearly every member of the rogue’s gallery gets involved in this week’s book: Hush, written by Jeph Loeb, with amazing art by Jim Lee.  Next we we are taking on our first Manga, the first book of Death Note.