Episode 140 – OVER THE BAT SIGNAL Arc Review: Batman & Robin #1-3 (2009)

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EPISODE 140:

Guru of Gotham Central Phil is joined by long time BatFan, Dustin ‘Two Face’ Kurtz for a jolly good review on this, the day of days

(Happy Birthday Phil!)

Can’t really put my finger on it…something seems just a bit….weird….in this episode…bah! …must be just my mind playing tricks….

Enjoy this episode – the first for the month and the day of April!

OVER THE BAT SIGNAL – ARC REVIEW

BATMAN & ROBIN VOL.1, ISSUES #1-3

Released August – October 2009

Writer Grant Morrison

Artist Frank Quitely

Inker – Frank Quitely

Colourist Alex Sinclair

Letterer Patrick Brosseau

Editor – Mike Marts

ROUND ROBIN (COURTESY OF WIKI):

The new Batman and Robin take down a villain named Mr. Toad and deliver him to the police. Batman and Robin then set out to the police department after meeting up with Alfred to answer the Bat-Signal. Professor Pyg, a psychotic mutilation enthusiast in the guise of a pig, then tortures one of Toad’s men, fixing him with a Dollotron mask. Pyg then expresses interest to doing the same to the man’s daughter. Dick and Damian then fight the Circus of Strange; Dick fails Damian, who leaves to beat Pyg alone afterward. Damian then sees the man’s daughter, promising to save her and her father, before being knocked out. Eventually Dick and Damian stop the gang, while the girl is saved by the Red Hood in a new uniform.

BAT RATING (out of Bats):

Phil:    7.5/10 – Three Quarter Bat

Dustin:  7.5/10 – Three Quarter Bat

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CREDITS:

ITDK Logo Graphic Design by

The Gurus of Gotham Central

ITDK Opening Sequence for video by

Chris Kelly

Music Written, Performed and generously provided by

Deleter

Co-Producers

Wayne Hunt

Josh Johnson

James Young

Anthony Sytko

Justin Osgood

Joey Agliata

Executive Producers

Dustin Kurtz

Produced by

Reynaldo Gesmundo

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The music for this episode contains excerpts from various songs and music copyrighted by Deleter and Brian Warshaw. The music agreed for use on Into the Dark Knight – A Batman Podcast is licensed under an Attribution License;

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Episode 139- LUNAR-PICK Classic Run Review: Awwwwwwwwwwww….!!

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EPISODE 139:

High Priest of Khonshu Rey shoots the breeze with seasoned Loony and valued Patroony, Josh ‘Geronimo’ Johnson to chat all things happening in this mad world, as well as to take a breather from it all, and chat some classic Moon Knight!

Popular amongst the Loonies, Josh and Rey review one of Moon Knight’s more mysterious and super powered enemies – one which beats him twice in the issue, before Moony get s the last laugh!

Tune in for all the discussion!

PHASE OF THE MOON: WANING CRESCENT

LUNAR-PICK – CLASSIC RUN REVIEW

MOON KNIGHT VOL.1, ISSUE #12

– “THE NIGHTMARE OF MORPHEUS”

Released October 1981

Writer – Doug Moench

Penciler – Bill Sienkiewicz

Inker – Bill Sienkiewicz

Colourist – Christie Scheele

Letterer – Joe Rosen

Editor – Denny O’Neill

BARE BONES (WRITTEN BY REY):

Dr. Peter Alraune (Marlene’s brother) ponders over the guilt he bears for his patient, Robert Markham, who has gone horribly astray.

Just as he decides to report Markham to the police over the phone as missing, an intruder breaks in and reveals himself to be Markham himself, though now totally crazed and disfigured.

With mysterious dark powers, Markham (calling himself Morpheus after the Greek god) assaults Alraune but before he is able to finish the job, the police arrive and Morpheus flees into the night.

Marlene hears news of her brother now in hospital and pleads to Steven Grant to accompany her to see him. Peter slips in and out of consciousness but sadly as Marlene and Steven arrive, he falls into a coma.

It’s not long during their visit that Morpheus returns to presumably finish what he started, and as he attacks the hospital police guards, Moon Knight springs into action!

Morpheus proves, however, too much for Moon Knight to handle, and he makes short work of Moon Knight using his versatile ebon energy.

Moon Knight licks his wounds and returns to the scene of the crime (Peter Alraune’s office) to try and dig up information on Morpheus.

He is greeted by detective Flint – a seasoned, weary D.I who rather than get in Moon Knight’s way, assists him. Flint gives Moon Knight vital information and the thankful White knight leaves the office in search of Morpheus.

Meanwhile, as Morpheus becomes more and more crazed, he decides to rob a bank, which is easily detected by Moon Knight.

The two clash again, and for a second time, Morpheus beats Moon Knight effortlessly.

Moon Knight vows to do better and chases Morpheus into a zoo and after an intense fight where both seem to win at some point, Moon Knight lures Morpheus towards an electric generator.

Feigning injury, Moon Knight tricks Morpheus to shoot at the generator and as Moon Knight had hoped the electricity negates Morpheus’ ebon energy, rendering him powerless and at the mercy of the Fist of Khonshu.

Morpheus is arrested and brought to Seagate prison where he is sedated – effectively keeping Morpheus and his ebon energy under wraps.

Moon Knight forges a friendship with Detective Flint and as the story ends, Peter Alraune wakes from his coma, much to Marlene’s delight.

MOON RATING (out of phases of the Moon):

Josh:  🌖  8/10 – Waxing Gibbous

Rey: 🌖 7.5/10 – Three-Quarter Moon

SHOW NOTES:

WHERE TO HEAR US:

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SPONSORS: 

Hello Headphones | www.HelloHPS.com

AFFILIATE SPONSORS:

Help Support the Show by shopping comics  at Amazon through our link!

Purchase your figures through our link to Entertainment Earth and help support the show!

Entertainment Earth

CREDITS:

ITK Logo Graphic Design by

The High Priests of Khonshu

ITK Graphic Design produced and assisted by

Randolph Benoit

ITK Opening Sequence for video by

Chris Kelly

Music Written, Performed and generously provided by

Deleter

Co-Producers

Wayne Hunt

Josh Johnson

James Young

Anthony Sytko

Justin Osgood

Joey Agliata

Executive Producers

Dustin Kurtz

Produced by

Reynaldo Gesmundo

Proud Member of The Collective

The music for this episode contains excerpts from various songs and music copyrighted by Deleter and Brian Warshaw. The music agreed for use on Into the Knight – A Moon Knight Podcast is licensed under an Attribution License;

Download This Episode Here!