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Author Archive: Stella Bowman

Episode 133

“One is the loneliest number…” Going solo for this episode, I cover the 1997 Birds of Prey: Revolutions and Birds of Prey: Wolves. After some listener feedback and a long...

Episode 132: Shipper Special #6

Join Donovan Morgan Grant and me as we lead you through a very special Shipper Special devoted to LGBT couples found throughout pop culture. After considering various couples from anime, television,...

Episode 131

Welcome Darrin and Ruth Sutherland to the show! After talking about their comic-origin and love for Green Arrow and the writer Mike Grell, we review the 1996 story “Iron Death” which...

Episode 130: DC Superhero Girls “Hero of the Year” Commentary Special

Part 2 of BTO’s 7th Anniversary! Like Part 1, I am joined by Joshua Lapin-Bertone and Donovan Morgan Grant. This time around we are watching and commenting on the 2016 film Hero of the Year,...

Episode 129: Anniversary Special Part 1

Time to celebrate! It is the seventh anniversary and I celebrate once again with Donovan Morgan Grant and Joshua Lapin-Bertone. Together we review the 1998 DC Fifth Week Event...

Episode 128

November is Sweeps month, and do you know what Sweeps brings? The Irredeemable Shag! After some discussion on Rebirth and Batman as an accessible character, Shag and I review the 1996 crossover story...

Episode 127: Commentary Special

La la la la la la la…Is this a Halloween Special or a Shipper Special? Could it be both? Donovan Morgan Grant returns to join me on the commentary track for “Batman: Assault on...

Episode 126: Interview with Barbara Randall Kesel

In this episode, I interview Barbara Randall Kesel, writer of Batgirl in the 1980s, and the mind behind “Batgirl’s Last Case.” Barbara tells of her comics-writing origin story, the...

Episode 125

What does Judy Garland have to do with the Birds of Prey? Listen and find out! I am joined by Martin Gray as we discuss Rebirth and old school Birds of Prey. After our discussions, we review the 1996...

New Artist Coming to Batgirl

This January, Batgirl is headed home— with a new artist and new villain to kick off the next arc! Artist Christian Wildgoose (GOTHAM ACADEMY) will take over art duties once Rafael Albuquerque’s...

Episode 124

LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED: Contains mature discussions involving rape and sex in comics. Listen as Donovan Morgan Grant defends his honor and place on BTO against would-be usurpers. After we talk...

Episode 123

Welcome Andrew Leyland to the show! After I grill Andy on his history with Batman, Barbara Gordon, and his thoughts on Batman in the 1990s, we review and discuss the 1996 story Batman: Legacy. On my...

Review: DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is a direct-to-video animated film (and the first) based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.  At SDCC 2016, Jennifer Coyle, producer for Hero of the Year,...

Episode 122: SDCC 2016 Wrap-up

It’s time for another SDCC greatest hits show! Along with some surprise song choices and audio clips, you will hear about my time at SDCC and the interviews that I conducted. Interviews include...

SDCC 2016: Interview with Scott Snyder

In our final comic creator interview, we talked with Scott Snyder. If you are reading the article on this site, you probably don’t need an introduction, but let’s briefly touch on his...

SDCC 2016: Interview with James Tynion IV

Today’s interview takes us to Detective Comics. James Tynion IV has been crafting a superior story in the pages of the title since June, focusing on the Bat-Family element that seemed to be...

SDCC 2016: Interview with Tom King

Our third interview from Comic Con, took place with with writer Tom King. King is no stranger to The Batman Universe as he previously worked on Grayson with Tim Seeley. After wrapping up their run on...

SDCC 2016: Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants

Batman Unlimited: Mech vs Mutants is an upcoming direct-to-video animated film and the third entry in the Batman Unlimited series. It premiered on July 24, 2016, at San Diego Comic-Con International,...

SDCC 2016: Interview with Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque

Our second interview with DC Comics’ creators takes us over to Team Batgirl. The new creative team, whose first issue released just last week, includes writer Hope Larson and artist Rafael...

SDCC 2016: Interview with Shea Fontana

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the week, we will be bringing you exclusive interviews with a number of creators from DC Comics. These interviews took place at Comic Con International in San...

SDCC 2016: DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

  DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is an upcoming direct-to-video animated film based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. It will be the first film in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. ...

Episode 121

What do Batman, Ebola, a pig, and twins have in common? This episode! Tom Panarese and I go on a wild ride discussing the 1996 crossover Batman: Contagion and the 2012-2016 Disney show Gravity Falls....

Episode 120

This is a seminal episode in BTO history! First, a special warm welcome to Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass! We talk about the history of her site and its popularity, the current state of affairs at DC...

Episode 119: “The Last of Us” Discussion Special

On June 14, 2013, game developer Naughty Dog released the action-adventure, survival, horror video game, “The Last of Us.” Join Ed Grause, Gerard Delatour II, Jason Hendricks and I as we...

Episode 118

Do you like superhero movies? Do you like Naughty Dog games? Do you like “The Clone Wars?” If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the episode for you!...

Episode 117

Shag and Stella Season 2 begins here! After an explanation of what a crossover between BTO and “Friends” would look like, Shag and I talk about the Underworld Unleashed miniseries and...

Episode 116: Minority Report

This is perhaps the most important and more relevant BTO episode to listen to! Join Donovan Morgan Grant and me as we discuss the question: Are minorities represented and presented well in media?...

Episode 115

Welcome back, Chris Karnes! After some fun discussions on the state of geekdom and pop culture, we review the 1995 Nightwing mini-series and The Batman Chronicles #1. We address some listener emails...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #10 (Digital Chapters #28-30)

Editor’s Note: This review unfortunately marks the last review for this series by Stella. If you currently read the series and are interested in reviewing the print issues as they release,...

Episode 114

BTO has gone up a few IQ points! Professor Alan joins me to talk about Batman #520! Who is he and why is he a Professor? You’ll just have to listen and find out! I briefly discuss Babs’...