POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON May 10, 2013 Add Comments
Hey, you! Yeah, you! Drop that zero and get with a hero! Yes, I just quoted Cool as Ice. Anyway, zeroes are all over the place this time around as I take a look at Robin #10, which was a Zero Hour crossover that guest starred Dick Grayson (but not the Dick Grayson you're used to seeing); and Robin #0, which is the lead-in issue to Prodigal.
Tags: batman: prodigal, dick grayson, robin, the batman universe taking flight, tim drake, zero hour
POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON April 26, 2013 1 Comment
So it's the closing of one era and the dawn of another for the Titans as … wait a second, this isn't a Teen Titans podcast! This month it is! Join me as I take a look at Dick Grayson's final issue as a member of the New Titans as he leaves the team in the hands of Roy Harper, aka Arsenal. In future episodes, Dick will go on to the "Prodigal" storyline in Batman, but right now it's time to look at how the Titans…
Tags: arsenal, damage, darkstars, dick grayson, new titans, roy harper, showcase, teen titans, the batman universe taking flight
POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON April 5, 2013 1 Comment
The seventeenth episode of "Taking Flight" takes a look at a miniseries that everyone was waiting for in 1991, Robin II: The Joker's Wild. That's right, The Clown Prince of Crime is back and it's up to Tim Drake to stop him from committing the computer crime of the century! Will he be able to triumph over his mentor's arch enemy? Or will The Joker get a chance to practice his crowbar skills again? Tune in to find out!
Tags: chuck dixon, joker, robin, robin: the joker's wild, the batman universe taking flight, tim drake
POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON March 22, 2013 1 Comment
In the sixteenth episode of "Taking Flight," we take a look at Tim Drake's debut as part of the dynamic duo as well as a classic tale from the Golden Age in Batman #9 and Batman #465.
Tags: batman, dick grayson, robin, tim drake
POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON February 8, 2013 Add Comments
This is it! The moment that, back in 1990, Bat-fans were waiting for! Tim Drake becomes Robin! The fourteenth episode of "Taking Flight" takes a look at the "Identity Crisis" storyline from Batman #455-457 wherein someone is causing the citizens of Gotham to murder people and Tim has to save Batman from the villain, finally proving that he has what it takes to be the latest boy wonder.
Tags: batman, identity crisis, robin, the batman universe taking flight, tim drake
POSTED BY Tom Panarese ON December 21, 2012 Add Comments
It's a very special Christmas episode of "Taking Flight" as I put aside all of the Dick Grayson/Jason Todd/Tim Drake drama and take a look at Teen Titans #13 from 1967 for a classic tale worthy of Charles Dickens himself … or at least worthy of Bob Haney. So step into the wayback machine, cool cats, because it's "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol!"
Tags: dick grayson, jason todd, robin, teen titans, the batman universe taking flight, tim drake