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Doctor DC Podcast

Apr 3, 2019

In this week’s marathon issue we are talking about the 80th anniversary of the  Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the Batman. Join us as we review Detective Comics #1000, then we dive into a ton of questions from residents just like you, as well as all the latest DC news that's fit to print.


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News and Notes

(2:08) New Logo For Detective Comics

(3:45) Batman Announced As Inaugural Inductee in Comic-Con's Hall of Fame

(8:41) Digital First Release of DC Super Hero Girls: Weird Science

(11:36) Doomsday is Coming in Krypton S2 Trailer

(14:15) Jim Carrey and Benito Mussolini's Granddaughter in Twitter War


The Pull List

(17:20) Detective Comics 1000

(25:20) "The Longest Case"

(33:26) "Manufacture for Use"

(38:09) "The Legend of Knute Brody"

(44:32) "The Batman's Design"

(51:16) "Return to Crime Alley"

(59:54) "The Heretic"

(1:03:09) "I Know"

(1:10:39) "The Last Crime in Gotham"

(1:15:19) "The Precedent"

(1:19:49) "Batman's Greatest Case"

(1:27:09) "Medieval"


The Caped Crusader

(1:39:06) Do all Batmen have an extra ab or just the Lego one?

(1:42:19) Opinions on Batman's "No Kill" rule.

(1:47:40) Best Batman origin?

(1:54:45) Defining the different versions of Batman throughout each decade.

(2:03:06) Opinions on "My Own Worst Enemy" by Scott Snyder?

(2:07:01) Is going out each night therapy or does Batman enjoy it?

(2:10:43) Favorite Bat-suit?

(2:16:18) Favorite animated adaptation and why?

(2:20:32) Favorite heel-turn of a Batman villain?

(2:25:02) Why is Batman the most popular DC character? 

(2:28:49) Other than Dick, who else is best suited to take up the cowl?

(2:31:59) What type of Batman story hasn't been told but needs to?

(2:36:09) Batman's legacy.

(2:37:51) Is the current iteration of Batman the one the creators wanted?

(2:40:43) Batman and...?

(2:45:48) Will Kevin Smith finish his Batman story?

(2:47:36) Most unique Batman in the multiverse?

(2:53:19) Top 5 favorite Batman comics/graphic novels.

(2:58:52) Favorite Batman gadget and suit.

(3:01:22) Favorite team-up from The Brave and The Bold.

(3:04:43) Who stood in best for Bruce other than Dick?

(3:05:58) What about Bats makes him Batman?

(3:07:28) Who gave the purest interpretation of Batman?

(3:09:00) Moments of retcon.

(3:10:56) Writing the permanent death of Batman.

(3:15:28) Where would a rhino horn be the most utilitarian on the Bat-suit?


Dial Doc

(3:18:20) Bat Boy

(3:19:05) Alpha Death


Characters, Places, Things

Batman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth) (Lego)

Batman Who Laughs

Leslie Thompkins (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Metamorpho (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Owlman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Question (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Slam Bradley (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Terry McGinnis (DCAU) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading and Viewing

Action Comics 1000

All-Star Batman: My Own Worst Enemy

Batman Ninja

Batman: Court of Owls

Batman: Death of the Family

Batman: Lonely Place of Dying

Batman: The Long Halloween

Brave and the Bold Vol 1 068

Crisis on Two Earths

Dark Knight Returns

Dark Nights: Metal

Gotham by Gaslight

JLA: Tower of Babel

Justice League Doom

Justice League (Animated Series)

Killing Joke

Detective Comics 1000