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Author Archive: Stella Bowman

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...

Episode 103: SDCC 2015 Wrap-Up

Follow my personal experiences as I go through SDCC 2015 day by day, hour by hour. Throughout the episode you will hear interviews that I, along with my associates, were able to gather, and little...

SDCC 2015 Exclusive: Lego DC Super Heroes and Batman Unlimited Interviews

On Sunday, July 12 at SDCC, DC and Warner Home Video had a press event for Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (due for release August 18, 2015), and Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack...

CCI 2015 Exclusive: Batgirl Creative Team Hint at What’s to Come

In our next interview from Comic Con International, we spoke with the creative team behind Batgirl with writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher and artist Babs Tarr. A lot has been happening in...

SDCC 2015 Exclusive: Bermejo on We Are Robin and Robin War

Our next exclusive interview comes with the writer behind We Are Robin, Lee Bermejo. We Are Robin may have only released one issue so far, but readers are already interested to see what direction the...

SDCC 2015 Exclusive: Howell and Jurgens on What’s Coming in Bat-Mite

Our next interview took place with the creative team behind Bat-Mite. Writer, Dan Jurgens and artist Corin Howell spoke with us about their history with the character and how they up dated the...

SDCC 2015 Exclusive: Dan Jurgens on the Future of Batman Beyond

Over the weekend, TBU was able to talk with a number of creators for the Bat-Books. Throughout the week, we will be bringing you these exclusive interviews.   First up, we had a chance to talk...

Episode 102

A pre-SDCC review only episode. Before the reviews, I do address some listener emails, talk a little about the new ‘Arkham Knight’ video game and Barbara Gordon’s role in it and...

Episode 101

HE’S BACK?! That’s right, the Irredeemable Shag returns to help me with some reviews! I answer some listener e-mails before Shag and I review Hawk & Dove #22-24. A special...

Moo$e on the Loo$e

Bubba Moose’s Sophomore album Track Listings: 1. Domino’d Daredoll 2. Eyepatch (Distorted Version) 3. It’s Hot, So Drop It 4. There He Swings *Bonus* Eyepatch (Live) *Bonus* Let Me...

Episode 100

Join me for this momentous occasion, and help me celebrate the 100th episode of Batgirl to Oracle!  Joining me on this extra special episode are Bryan Q. Miller – who helps me review Suicide...

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #2 Review

Where we left off: Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon are in a changed (but not really changed) Gotham under the Dome. By night, they continue their work as Nightwing and Oracle, and by day they are...

Episode 99

A giant-sized episode!  Rated PG-13 for a discussion on sex in comics.  Who better to talk about sex in comics with than the Irredeemable Shag!  We also discuss the recent Batman vs. Superman...

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #1 Review

The Story: On El Inferno, Hawkman and Hawkwoman are wiping out heroes from this world, including versions of the Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle, Flash, and Green Lantern. They are following the...

Episode 98

In this episode, I take a break in the regular action to review Batman Adventures #18 and #38, and finally tackle the hotly-debated Oracle: The Cure storyline.

Episode 97

Interested in the Batgirl #41 cover controversy? Hmmm, where I have seen a similar cover before? Does Chuck Dixon write believable females? Does Harley Quinn really deserve to be hit by the Joker?...

TBU EXCLUSIVE: Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1 Preview

What is Convergence? Convergence is a two-month weekly limited series, published by DC Comics, that will run from April to May 2015. Convergence spins out of the final issues of the weekly series...

Episode 96

Looking for a Fifty Shades of Grey fan-fic? Well, look no more, as I read for the first time ever an award-winning piece of literature. This episode is jam-packed with Suicide Squad as I go over...

Episode 95: Shipper Special #4

Do you enjoy cosplay, cakes, martial arts, dreamy boys, and romance? If so, you will enjoy this shipper special highlighting the 2006 anime ‘Ouran High School Host Club.’ Even if we are...

Episode 94

Welcome back from your post-holiday bliss! After talking about what I was up to during my Christmas break, I read and answer some listener emails. I briefly talk about Manhunter #15-16, and #18 but...

Episode 93: The Batman ‘Batgirl Begins’ Commentary Special

What happens when three friends with a lack of sleep get together? Find out in Part 2 of the fifth Anniversary Special, where I am once again joined by Josh Bertone and Donovan Morgan Grant as we...

Episode 92: 5th Anniversary Part 1

BTO starts off with some Christmas cheer…but why is Josh so Scroogey? Listen and find out! I am joined by Josh Bertone and Donovan Morgan Grant as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of BTO! We...

School Dramas Are In!

I wrote another article which gave five reasons as to why Convergence is detrimental to the hearts of comic readers. In the vein of David Letterman and his top-ten lists, I thought I would continue...

Why Convergence Breaks My Heart

  Don’t worry, I’ll explain why my heart is breaking.  In the meantime, I do want to at least introduce Convergence.  For the majority of you reading this (I sure hope it’s all of you),...

2014 TBU Holiday Gift Guide

  Scratching your head on what to get for the comic enthusiast in your family?  Look no further than this 2014 guide to the best gifts to get for all the members of your family!   For the...