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Category Archive: Batgirl to Oracle

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.

Episode 141: Interview with Carolyn Cocca

Carolyn Cocca is an associate professor in the department of politics, economics and law at the State University of New York (SUNY), college at Old Westbury and author of the Eisner Nominated book...

Episode 140

(Vintage comics) Recap episode. After gushing about the new “Wonder Woman” film, I go through five issues of Detective Comics in 1997 where Barbara appears but doesn’t necessarily have...

Episode 139

(Vintage comics) Recap episode. After highlighting Batman: Secret Files and Origins (1997), I go through a few issues where Barbara appears but doesn’t necessarily have an impact on the story....

Episode 138: The Judas Contract Special

Take a dash of the original “The Judas Contract” comic and add a sprinkle of the 2017 “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” film, and you have this special! Join Tom Panarese and...

Episode 137

HE’S BACK AGAIN?! Yes! The Irredeemable Shag (aka Shagalicious) is back, this time to help me discuss the 1997 story Batman/Wildcat. Before we review the story, we talk comics, movies, and I...

Episode 136

    “Man or Pan Pan” is an investigative podcast dedicated to sussing out the true origin of Thomas Wayne Panarese. Join Kimberley Rockmore, friend of BTO and former anchor of...

Episode 135

As promised on the previous episode, it is time to talk Marvel’s “Iron Fist!” I am joined by Gerard and Jason to discuss the first season of the Netflix show. We look at all aspects...

Episode 134

IT’S ALL SHAG’S FAULT!!! I am forced to cover the 1997 crossover, Genesis, and I force Michael Bailey to cover it with me. After our discussions surrounding the three S’s (Superman,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...