Campy Bats Forever

March 15, 2022

What in the world was Joel Schumacher doing with the Batman movies? Are they just bad? Can they be enjoyed as campy Batman parodies? Paul, Ashley, and Matthew look at these questions as we discuss Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

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When Robins Leave the Nest

August 25, 2021

What happens when Robin goes out on their own? Jessica Plummer joins me to discuss Tim Drake coming out as queer, Dick Grayson wrestling with the effects of growing up Robin and Jason Todd trying to find his way out of Dick’s shadow. Jess has a new book out, and if you buy it through…

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Successors, Sidekicks, and Batman Beyond

March 30, 2021

Batman has had many sidekicks over the years, but it’s not until Terry McGinnis steals the Batsuit that Bruce Wayne finds a successor. What is the difference between successors and sidekicks, and how do age and agency factor into that? What responsibility did Bruce have towards his wards and sidekicks, and how is Terry different?…

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