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Author Archive: Stella Bowman

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’...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #9 (Digital Chapters #25-27)

DC Comics Bombshells #9 collects the chapters #25-27 of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues. The ninth issue continues the ‘Allies and Enemies’...

Episode 113: Shipper Special #5

Do you enjoy a good romance? How about a bad one? Well, you’re in luck, because you are about to experience both of them in good supply! Join Donovan Morgan Grant and me as we lay out the best...

Episode 112

The first Black Canary-Huntress-Oracle team-up? Kinda sorta! Here to tackle Black Canary #10 and Showcase ’94 #12 with me is Ryan Daly. After some listener emails, I review Batgirl #46, and...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #8 (Digital Chapters #22-24)

DC Comics Bombshells #8 collects the parts 22-24 of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The eighth issue continues the ‘Allies’ storyline. The...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #7 (Digital Chapters #19-21)

DC Comics Bombshells #7 collects the parts 19-21 of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The seventh issue begins the ‘Allies’ storyline. The...

Episode 111: 6th Anniversary Special

Could it get any bigger than this? BTO’s sixth anniversary is a meeting of the minds, as I am joined by Michael Bailey, Josh Bertone, Donovan Morgan Grant, and Tom Panarese to discuss three...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #6 (Digital Chapters #16-18)

DC Comics Bombshells #6 collects the next three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The sixth issue continues the ‘Combat’ storyline....

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #5 (Digital Chapters #13-15)

DC Comics Bombshells #5 collects the next three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The fifth issue continues the ‘Combat’ storyline....

Episode 110

Welcome Remington Matthews to the show! Remington and I have to put up with his ‘owner’ The Irredeemable Shag, but together we review Hacker Files #5 and #6, and Detective Comics Annual...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #4 (Digital Chapters #10-12)

DC Comics Bombshells #4 collects the next three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The fourth issue begins the ‘Combat’ storyline....

Episode 109: Interview with John Ostrander

It is a pleasure and honor to welcome John Ostrander to the show, where he talks about his time on Suicide Squad. He describes his entrance into comics, writing different members of the Suicide...

Episode 108: Commentary Special

Trick or Treat? The ‘trick’ is I am joined by the Irredeemable Shag once more. The ‘treat’ is that we are doing a commentary on the Batman Unlimited movie, ‘Monster...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #3 (Digital Chapters #7-9)

DC Comics Bombshells #3 collects the next three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The third issue completes the ‘Enlisted’...

Episode 107

Another guest has to defend his honor from the Irredeemable Shag? Donovan Morgan Grant joins me to talk 90’s Batman, Azrael and Knightfall, as well as throwing down the gauntlet in his rivalry...

Episode 106

Time to get personal! I talk a little more about my summer, as well as plug some other podcasts I am on and reveal a secret! After responding to listener comments and e-mails, I review the last...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #2 (Digital Chapters #4-6)

DC Comics Bombshells #2 collects the second three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The second issue continues the ‘Enlisted’...

Episode 105: Dick/Babs vs. Dick/Kory Debate 2015

In this BTO tie-in to a crossover with Pop Culture Affidavit and Fire and Water Podcast, Tom Panarese and I finally debate the long talked about question of who Dick Grayson should end up with: Babs...

TBU Shipper Spotlight Retrospective: Conditional Love

The ending of Batgirl #42 and the reappearance in the pages of DC Bombshells #1 of the Kate Kane/Maggie Sawyer relationship that we enjoyed in the Batwoman title got me first thinking about what I am...

Review: DC Comics Bombshells #1 (Digital Chapters #1-3)

DC Comics Bombshells #1 collects the first three parts of the digital-first series based on the popular DC Collectibles Bombshells statues.   The first story is entitled ‘Enlisted,’ and if...

Episode 104

Join me and special guest…wait and see! I have a box full of listener emails that I respond to before my guest and I talk briefly on Suicide Squad #58, then do a full review of the...