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Episode 129


BBFB: Batman: No Man's Land Part 6


0:00:00 Intro
0:01:23 Comic News
0:12:11 Batman: The Dark Knight #26
0:23:28 Forever Evil: Arkham War #4
0:30:02 Detective Comics #27
1:29:26 Damian: Son of Batman #3
1:44:10 Batman and Robin #26
1:51:57 Bat-Book Review Recap
1:52:53 BBFB
2:02:24 Listener Q&A's
2:10:20 Closing



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  • Corbin Pool

    In Detective Comics 27, I know you guys told us your favorite art pages, but I don't remember if you gave your favorite story. Which story was it?

    My favorite was The Sacrifice by Barr, it was a very emotional story. I did enjoy Hero by Tomasi. I thought that one was fun (I didn't notice the bat-logo until you guys pointed it out. I buy them digitally, and zoomed in on that page.) 27 by Snyder and Murphy… I love Murphy's art, but the story had me lost, and confused. I have read that one the most, just trying to understand it, but it didn't make sense until you guys reviewed it, so I thank you for that. I'm anxious to see what parts of that story are Easter Eggs to future stories. It seemed to emphysize Bluebird and Lark, so those are my best guess as to paying off later. 

    Also, I heard an announcement that Higgins was leaving Nightwing. As of now, they haven't told who is the replacements, but I'm kinda glad. I didn't care for his Nightwing run. In issue 19 he finally began a story where he would not cross over. Finally getting to tell a story on his own, and it was great… Until the last issue of the story arch. I didn't like the annual he wrote. I feel like I wasted $5. And now his current arch is being changed because, again, Nightwing will deal with the reprocussions of Forever Evil. I do understand where Stella is coming from on it currently not tying into Forever Evil. I feel like if they tied into Forever Evil. Show Nightwing's side of him being captured by the Syndicate, and show him in the chair, then have him flash back to Chicago explaining how he got to this point, and the Higgins can go back and forth between the story he wanted to tell, and what Geoff Johns is doing. I felt like that would have been a better way to go about it. 

    Anyways, I'm done ranting. What do you guys think? Did you like Higgins' run, or do you feel like he should have gone about it in a different way. I just feel like he's been written as a sidekick instead of someone who has his own series, and is nearly at his 75th anniversary, and that bothers me. 

    • Corbin Pool

      I apologize for some grammar mistakes. My iPad is trying to auto correct things that are correct, and I did not catch them in time. But I'm sure you get the point. 

  • Dre Jones

    Will you guys review Worlds' Finest issue 19 "Finally:"Huntress meets Batman"? Maybe Helena Wayne will become the next Robin? Or at least show up more in the Bat books. She is his daughter after all. Kind of.

  • Chris Karnes

    Some trivia regarding Detective Comics #27:  Brad Meltzer's updated take on "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" wasn't the first time the frst Batman story was retold with a more contemporary take.  Back in Detective Comics #387 (cover dated May 1969) which celebrated Batman's 30th anniversary, editor Julius Schwartz commissioned an updated version of the very first Batman story written by Mike Friedrich entitled "The Cry of Night is — 'Kill!'"  This '60s story wove in a moral about perceptions and prejudices along with a bit of pop culture; Batman mentions Janis Joplin.  Then a couple decades later, Detective Comics #627 (cover dated March 1991) which celebrated Batman's 600th appearance in Detective Comics, had two new updated takes on "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate." One was written by Marv Wolfman with pencils by Jim Aparo; the other was written by Alan Grant with pencils by Norm Breyfogle.   This 80 page issue also reprinted the earlier stories from Detective Comics #387 and Detective Comics #27 – a nice bit of Bat-history in one bok.  

    As usual, great show and keep up the good work!  


  • B-sides

    You guys are my favorite podcast right now and almost completely responsible for getting me back into comics. I picked back up on batman around issue #23 (i know) and promptly got started reading everything I'd missed since I stopped back in the 90's. I just wanted to say thanks so much for doing what you do and putting out such awesome content. Please keep it up!