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Author Archive: Stella Bowman

Episode 168

After I talk about my Christmas break and certain strange gifts I received, I bring up some issues and questions in Heroes in Crisis #4. I review the classic Birds of Prey #7 and the new Batgirl...

Episode 167: No Man’s Land Part 5 and 9th Anniversary

Guest-starring Joshua Lapin-Bertone and Donovan Morgan Grant!   Happy 9th Anniversary to BTO! Before diving into the fifth part of my five-part coverage of “No Man’s Land,” we all review...

2018 TBU Holiday Gift List: The Expensive Items (That You’ll Buy for Yourself)

  Feeling generous and got some cash to burn for the holidays? This is the “expensive” version of the holiday gift guide, or as I like to call it: for those you love!  There are obviously...

2018 TBU Holiday Gift List: The Affordable Items For Everyone

Now that you are finished gorging on turkey and stuffing, it’s time to start looking for gifts for your loved ones! This is the “affordable” version (stay tuned for the more expensive version...

Episode 166: No Man’s Land Part 4

Guest-starring Dustin Fritschel! Before diving into the fourth part of my five-part coverage of “No Man’s Land,” Dustin and I discuss the ever-popular question, “Is Batman a jerk?”...

Episode 165: Spider-Man Discussion Special

On September 7, 2018, game developer Insomniac released the action-adventure video game, “Spider-Man.” Join Gerard Delatour II, Donovan Morgan Grant and I as we discuss the story, characters,...

Episode 164: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Commentary

Shippers and Halloween…AGAIN?! How can that be? I am joined by co-godparent Joshua Lapin-Bertone on this commentary special for DC’s 2018 “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.” Who is Jack the...

Episode 163: No Man’s Land Part 3

Guest-starring brand-new father, Donovan Morgan Grant! After a technological snafu, Don and I re-record our “No Man’s Land” episode! We discuss the upcoming Birds of Prey...

Episode 162: Baltimore Comic-Con 2018

I take a break from the “No Man’s Land” coverage to talk about my experiences at Baltimore Comic-Con on September 28-30, 2018. It includes a soundbite from Tom King and an interview...

Episode 161: No Man’s Land Part 2

Guest-starring Shagalicious aka The Irredeemable Shag! After Shag and I answer some questions that came to us on Twitter, we dive into the second part of my five-part coverage of “No Man’s...

Episode 160: No Man’s Land Part 1

Guest-starring Michael Bailey! After some discussions involving the new “Death of Superman” DC animated film and season three of Supergirl, Michael and I dive into the first part of my...

Episode 159

A solo episode! After briefly talking about my experiences in Kenya, I talk about the upcoming changes to Batgirl’s costume and status quo. I review Chuck Dixon’s Birds of Prey #4-6...

Episode 158

Guest-starring Carolyn Cocca! After some discussions on “Star Wars: Rebels”, Carolyn and I delve into the future of Batgirl in the comics and the silent departure of Hope Larson as the...

Episode 157: JLMay 2018

Part 11 of 12 of JLMay 2018! I cover Silver Age: Showcase #1 from the 2000 “Silver Age” storyline. Be sure to catch the other parts from these shows: Silver Age Secret Files & Origins...

Episode 156

Guest-starring Tom Panarese! After hearing about Tom’s experience at Richmond Comic Con and contemplating authenticity in writing, Tom and I discuss and review the 1998/1999 JLA/Titans....

Episode 155

Guest-starring Tom Panarese! After some discussion including the latest “Batgirl” movie news and comics as a place for political criticism, Tom and I recap some JLA issues (and a Wonder...

Episode 154

An episode 853 centuries in the making! Join Michael Bailey and me as we cover the 1998 DC crossover event DC One Million! After we discuss the “Justice League” film, Brian Michael Bendis...

Episode 153: Shipper Special #7

Join Donovan Morgan Grant and I as we lead you through this year’s Shipper Special devoted to the amazing, spectacular and sensational Spider-Man! After considering various incarnations from...

Episode 152

(Vintage comics) Recap episode. After raging against coffee, talking about what gifts I received for Christmas, and giving my brief thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I go through five issues of...

Episode 151: The Lego Batman Movie Commentary Special

Part 2 of BTO’s 8th Anniversary! Like the first part, I am joined by Donovan Morgan Grant and Joshua Lapin-Bertone. This time around we are watching and commenting on the 2017 film “The Lego...

Episode 150: Anniversary Special Part 1

Holy Eighth Anniversary, Batgirl! Holy 150 episodes, Commissioner! Donovan Morgan Grant and Joshua Lapin-Bertone join me as we recap the year and update what is happening in Donovan’s tummy! We...

Episode 149

I take the opportunity of having a solo episode to discuss what I have been up to, movies I have seen, and the current state of the nation. I also review Birds of Prey: Batgirl #1 from 1998 and only...

Episode 148: Justice League Dark Commentary Special

Shippers and Halloween? How can that be? I am joined by Emily Middleton (aka EM^2) on this commentary special for DC’s 2017 “Justice League Dark.” Would you ship a house and a...

Episode 147

The reporter who doesn’t do his research, Joshua Lapin-Bertone, is my co-host for this episode. Shake, shake, shake! The main event is the 1999 crossover event, Cataclysm. Before we get to...

Episode 146

The curmudgeon everybody loves, Tom Panarese, is my co-host for this episode! After a short and sad message about BTO’s friend, Remington, Tom and I talk about Grant Morrison’s JLA before...

Episode 145

Who needs a breather after that massive SDCC recap? *raises hand* In this one sixth the size episode, I pair quick recaps of Nightwing #16 and #18 with a full review of the 1997 “Batman and...

Episode 144: SDCC 2017 Wrap-up

My personal SDCC diary mixed with audio from a plethora of interviews and a dash of random songs and soundbites all make up this SDCC wrap-up! If you’re looking for comic-creator interviews,...

SDCC 2017: LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain is an upcoming direct-to-video animated film and the third entry in the DC Super Hero Girls film series. It premiered on July 23, 2017, at San Diego Comic-Con...

Episode 143

BTO shirts, Batgirl in the Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1, and Anastasia on Broadway! Yes, all of these topics relate! While I do have a few vintage recaps, I also review Nightwing Annual #1 from 1997...

Episode 142: Burnside Chats #2

HeroesCon Charlotte 2017! I interview the former Burnside Crew of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr as a short wrap-up from their time on Batgirl.