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History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature. Hosts Londyn and Adam talk about the history of the Batman and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 75 years up to now.

History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature. Hosts Londyn and Adam talk about the history of the Batman and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 75 years up to now.
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History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature. Hosts Londyn and Adam talk about the history of the Batman and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 75 years up to now.

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Episodes

#076: Batty Halloween 2017!

10/31/2017
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Your Dark Knight Archivist LOVES Halloween! Whether or not you're staying at home binging Stranger Things 2 or out Trick or Treating with the little Batman fans in your life, there's plenty of Batman comics to enjoy this holiday season! Listen in as Londyn candidly discusses some of her favorite reads from different eras of the Dark Knight! Also, Londyn talks about this weekend's Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con, her bat-tastic panels and all other Batman activities at the biggest comic con...

Duration:00:13:49

#75: The Man Who Broke The Bat: An Interview with Chuck Dixon

10/17/2017
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Your Dark Knight Archivist is back from her summer hiatus with new episodes! Londyn talks with prolific writer Chuck Dixon! Dixon has contributed so much to the Batman mythos, starting with Tim Drake's solo publication "Robin" to his run on Detective Comics introducing the character Stephanie Brown! Dixon also gives amazing insight into the creation of The Man Who Broke the Bat - Bane (my favorite!!) - and the crafting of the epic saga "Batman: Knightfall". Chuck Dixon helped make the modern...

Duration:00:59:51

#074: The Dark Detective: An Interview with Steve Englehart

4/28/2017
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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn is back with brand new shows! What better way to return than speaking with legendary Marvel and DC Comics writer Steve Englehart! Englehart during the Bronze Age of DC Comics brought the dark back in dark knight, inspiring films such as Tim Burton's Batman (1989), many episodes in 1990's "Batman: The Animated Series" and issuing in the modern Batman stories we enjoy today. Listen in as Englehart discusses his work on Marvel's The Avengers, DC's Justice...

Duration:01:06:25

#073: Come Together - Justice League Trailer Review!

3/27/2017
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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn and co-host Mason Booker dive into the recent trailer for Zack Snyder's DCEU film 'Justice League' set to hit theaters November 17! Listen in to hear Londyn's analysis of the newest look at our cinematic Justice League, from character developments and design to plot points to overall tone, Batman's place as leader of the metahuman team and how Snyder's League will set up the rest of the extended universe. Have questions about what you saw in the trailer?...

Duration:00:51:26

#071: The LEGO Batman Movie: An Interview with Director Chris McKay!!

2/8/2017
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Everything is AWESOME this week because your host Londyn and co-host/producer Mason Booker are joined by the one and only Chris McKay, director of Warner Bros. latest Batman cinematic film "The LEGO Batman Movie" out this Friday, February 10th! Londyn chats with Chris about his first memories of Batman from the tv show Super Friends to Frank Miller's 'Batman: The Dark Knight Return', how he became involved with projects such as Robot Chicken and Moral Orel and his time spent on directing...

Duration:00:35:08

#066: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti Interview LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

12/7/2016
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Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn sits with the DC Comics' powerhouse creative team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti on her panel "For the Love of Harley Quinn" at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con this past Halloween weekend! Listen in as we discuss Amanda and Jimmy's highly successful run on the 'Harley Quinn' centric comics, the true inspiration for Harley Quinn's Gang of Harleys, what's next in her Little Black Book, the shift in Harley's controversial relationship with The Joker,...

Duration:00:53:34

#065: Thankful for Bill - An Interview with Athena Finger

11/23/2016
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Londyn and co-host / producer Mason Booker talk with Athena Finger about her grandfather's incredible and important contributions to crafting the Bat-Man character with co-creator Bob Kane in 1939, the controversial history and journey of Bill Finger receiving recognition by DC Comics for co-creating this pop culture icon and what future projects are in store to continue celebrating Mr. Finger's work not just for the Batman mythos but also for the DC Universe. Without Bill Finger's changes...

Duration:01:01:51

#064: The Zorro of Arkham - An Interview with Grant Morrison!

11/15/2016
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This week Londyn sits with legendary writer Grant Morrison during his Heavy Metal Magazine signing inside of Meltdown Comics and Collectibles and talk all things Batman! Morrison discusses his current position as editor-in-chief of the long-running Heavy Metal publication, his start into the Batman mythos with the critically acclaimed graphic novel 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' and the inspirations and backstory to how his now famous Batman comic book run came to be!...

Duration:00:31:19

#063: Voices of the DC Universe Panel LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con!

11/9/2016
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Listen in to this live panel where Londyn is joined by actors Tara Strong (Raven, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!, Harley Quinn, Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight), Scott Menville (Robin, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Hynden Walch (Harley Quinn in The Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Starfire on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern/Jon Stewart on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited,...

Duration:00:58:49

#062: Kevin Conroy Interview LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

11/1/2016
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Your host Londyn sits with THE voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy on panel at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to discuss his 25 years of bringing to life of the Dark Knight in animated television, film and video games! In front of hundreds of Batman fans on a Sunday morning, Londyn talks to her favorite Batman Kevin Conroy about his beginnings before becoming the Batman, how he shaped his Batman for the 1990s television show 'Batman: The Animated Series' and overall his experience working with...

Duration:01:13:47

#061: Live at Stan Lee's LA Comc Con #1

10/29/2016
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Londyn and Mason sit down in the middle of the LA comic con in order to tell it like it is, dish about upcoming events at the con, their panels, and their hopes and dreams. It's not too late: Listen up to it all on this exciting new episode of History of the Batman with Londy presented by Meltdown Comics. T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Follow Us! Twitter @histofthebatman Instagram@historyofthebatman Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by...

Duration:00:20:01

#060: Designing Batman - An Interview with Chip Kidd

10/12/2016
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This week we are joined by iconic graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con! Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker discuss with Chip his journey into becoming one of the most recognized modern book jacket designers, his long time fandom of Batman and how he became part of the Dark Knight's celebrated history with his book "Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan", exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s. Listen in to this...

Duration:00:52:11

#059: Rebooting The Suicide Squad - An Interview with Adam Glass

10/5/2016
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This week's special guest is writer and producer Adam Glass, writer of television's Supernatural, Criminal Minds and DC Comics' Suicide Squad (Vol 4) of The New 52! Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker sit down with Adam Glass inside Meltdown Comics' Podcast Studio and discuss his life long love of comic books, how he became involved with bringing Task Force X back to life in the DC Comics Reboot The New 52 in 2011 and his own spin on the fan favorite character Harley Quinn. Listen...

Duration:01:02:32

#058: DC Universe: The Exhibit - The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Experience

9/28/2016
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Londyn and co-host Mason review the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Burbank, California and give a lucky Bat-fan a chance to win a pair of tickets to experience this tour! Thanks to Warner Bros., we were able to go behind-the-scenes for a revealing look at how the magic of Hollywood is made. Londyn, Mason and Shadow Adam explored working sets and soundstages, and experienced the newest "DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the Greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains!" Which pays homage to the...

Duration:00:55:43

#056: Diversity in Comic Books and Comic Book Media

9/7/2016
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With the rumored casting of Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man's Marvel Cinematic Universe and the split responses across the web, this week Londyn, co-host Mason Booker and guest Shadow Adam discuss the role of diversity in comic books and comic book media. From real life castings such as Will Smith's Deadshot in the latest DCEU film 'Suicide Squad' to hypothetical diversity and cultural changes such as Batman not being portrayed by a Caucasian male, we tackle the question of...

Duration:01:09:49

#055: The Complexity of 'Batman: Black and White' (Explicit)

8/31/2016
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Warning! Explicit! While Batman's mythos beautifully comes to life through the colors in his DC Comics tales, some of the best stories of The Dark Knight have been told in the seemingly simple yet complex black and white palette. In this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker highlight 5 memorable stories across Volumes 1 through 4 of the highly acclaimed anthology series, Batman: Black and White with some of the most amazing creative teams. We will discuss how these...

Duration:01:13:21

#054: Bronze Age Batman in "Tales of the Demon"

8/24/2016
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After the cancellation of the Batman 1966 live action television series, DC Comics wanted to bring Batman comics back to its gothic roots Bob Kane and Bill Finger created in 1939, issuing in the Bronze Age of Comics in the 1970s. One of the essential tales in this era is Dennis O'Neil's "Tales of the Demon", introducing Ra's al Ghul and Talia al Ghul. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker dive into this story arc in 'Batman' and 'Detective Comics' from 1971 to...

Duration:01:57:34

#053: Suicide Squad Film Review!

8/17/2016
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David Ayer's DCEU film 'Suicide Squad' is now in theaters and Londyn, co-host / engineer Mason Booker and Shadow Adam finally went to see Task Force X on the big screen! This week the trio discuss how 'Suicide Squad' translates from comic books to film, some of the most notable moments, the various character developments and the Batman's role within this movie and in the future DCEU. Listen up all right here on the latest exciting episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by...

Duration:01:48:41

#052: 'Batman: The Killing Joke' Animated Film Review (Explicit)

8/10/2016
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Warning Explicit Content!!! Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's now iconic graphic novel 'Batman: The Killing Joke' is the newest DC Animated Original Film. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker discuss the film's prequel for Barbara Gordon, the controversial relationship established between Batman and Batgirl and if the animation holds up to Moore's classic story and Bolland's illustrations. Listen up on this Bat-tastic episode of History of the Batman with Londyn!...

Duration:01:08:44

#051: A History of Suicide Squad: Meet Task Force X

8/3/2016
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Warnign Explicitcontent! This Friday, David Ayer's DCEU live action film Suicide Squad finally hits IMAX theaters! To get you ready to see the worst heroes ever on the big screen, Londyn and co-host Mason Booker have a SUPER episode introducing this new cast ensemble in Suicide Squad 101 fashion! Learn about the comic book creation, origin and role of each major player within the Suicide Squad and the DC Universe, their status in current comics and what we can expect to see in this highly...

Duration:02:18:31