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Issue #50: A History of Batman: The Legacy of The Dark Knight Returns | Comic Book Podcast

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It’s our 50th show… like WHOA! Can you believe it? We’re two shows away from a year of Talking Comics podcasts. We’re so incredibly honoured to be doing this and to have such an incredible fan base. You guys rock.

Putting our emotions away (until later in the show), this week’s topic is The Dark Knight Returns and what the comics world was like before and afterwards. Our resident guru, Bob Reyer gives us a little history lesson and tells what it was like to live through that era in comics.

As for this week’s Book of the Week, several things are discussed including: Catwoman, Batwoman, Y: The Last Man, Daytripper, Sword of Sorcery, Birds of Prey and a few others. I’m starting to think it’s more fun for you all to figure out who talked about what, so I’ll leave it at that.

Here is the timeline sent in by listener AvatarLoki:


If you’re curious to check out the video that Stephanie briefly mentions, this is it here:

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
Stephanie: @hellocookie
And Bob’s email is

FYI: the gang have brand new avatars on Twitter, Facebook and they’ll be uploaded here to the Talking Comics site shortly. The crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd (a FANTASTIC artist who recently had her art featured in the back of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel #1). Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (, a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke ( and Steve Seigh ( contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at Until next issue … to be continued!

2 Responses

  1. RepStones

    Yeah, it was a great email from James, one which I wholeheartedly agree with. Surprised to hear Bob say Batman’s overtaking of Superman came so late, i would have thought earlier – but there you go, thats why i love the show, you learn something new every time.

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