1979 saw the release of the very first comic book mini-series (and Drew’s pick for this episode), World of Krypton. DC had previously canceled comic books after just two or three issues (looking at you, Brother Power), generally due to low sales or other factors. But this was the first
DC’s 1973 revival of Captain Marvel, one of the most popular heroes of the Golden Age, was cause for excitement among longtime comics fans. But the new series couldn’t be called “Captain Marvel,” even if that was the guy’s name, since Marvel Comics had claimed the trademark on that title.
As a new decade dawned, the times were a-changin’ at DC Comics, where the plan was to leave all that 1960s Silver Age silliness behind. In the pages of Detective Comics, master artist Neal Adams was redefining Batman to be as unlike Adam West as possible. And Detective #400 (Drew’s
For both DC Comics and the world at large, 1989 was the Year of the Bat. Tim Burton’s Batman movie dominated the box office, of course. And while Drew certainly enjoyed the movie (and even collected the bubble gum cards), his focus for this episode is Batman in the comic
This Month on Earth Station DCU Classics! Drew Leiter and Kevin Eldridge discuss Armageddon 2001 as well as the miniseries Angel and the Ape. Join us as we travel back to the early ’90s when we were both a lot younger and apparently had the same model car. Join the