CAG! 97 – What’s so Great about Batman?
Talking about everyone’s favorite Dark Knight on CAG 97!
You may have heard that 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman. So for this episode of the Comics Are Great! show we had a roundtable discussion on why the Caped Crusader remains such an enduring character.
I’m joined by Dean Trippe, author of the powerful comic Something Terrible, and Kohl Glass, film maker behind Orc Wars, and Rachel Polk, cartoonist behind Melvin the Fat Bird, who help us explore how Batman became such an iconic character whose appeal spans generations.
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):
- Footprints in the Sand
- Smodcast: Fatman on Batman
- Something Terrible by Dean Trippe
- Kevin Conroy
- Justice League Unlimited
- The Dark Knight Returns
- Jon Hamm as Superman
- Ayn Rand
- Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC’S NEW “TEEN TITANS” #1
- LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW SOME MEN TALK TO WOMEN IN COMICS
- The Killing Joke
- The Long Halloween
- Bruce Timm
- Paul Dini
- Robin: Year One
Comics and book recommendations:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
- The Adventures of Superhero Girl
- Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka