Character Corner - A Podcast on Your favorite Comic Book Characters
About This Show
Dpalm & Kriss love talking about Comic Books & Comic Book Characters. The Character Corner lets them do just that. We pick some of our favorite characters from DC, Marvel, Image and more to discuss their backgrounds and important issue runs. We cover some characters you might not know about or you wan too learn more about. This is the perfect show for both those who only know these characters from the movies and for hardcore comic book readers. Check the show notes for the key issues we discuss.
Most Recent Episode
Batman Part 3: The Man Behind the Mask - From Grant Morrison to Tom King
5 days ago
We finish up the Dark Knight himself with what might be the greatest and longest streak of great stories for a solo character. From the time Grant Morrison takes over Batman to today’s Tom King Run, we have what is arguably the best storytelling at DC. It gets weird, it gets crazy and it brings in things all the way from the 50’s & 60’s. If you want to truly understand Bruce Wayne and Batman, pick up the Grant Morrison Batman omnibus and strap in, you’re going to be in for a ride.
But before we get to Morrison, we pick up where we left with Knightfall and Bane breaking the Bat. While not the best, the ending arc (KnightsEnd) sees some really great reflection of Bruce getting to the core of why he matters as Batman. After that, what we start to see is authors coming in and telling some really great Batman stories. Jeph Loeb and The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, then Hush and Judd Winick and Under the Hood.
And then Grant Morrison steps in and says “So you know all the weird and crazy things from the 50’s & 60’s that went away when Batman became darker? What if we could have both?” and away we go for a ride. There’s A LOT that is in that run and we only scratch the surface but if you want to really dig into the run (and you should) we have the links below.
Batman: Year One (Frank Miller)
Batman: The Long Halloween
Batman: No Man’s Land
Batman: Under the Hood
Batman: Red Hood - The Lost Days
Batman: War Games
JLA: Tower of Babel (Mark Waid)
Grant Morrison’s Batman (Reading Order)
The Black Case Book (Not by Morrison but a collection of earlier Batman stories that lay the groundwork)
JLA Rock of Ages
Batman and Son
Batman & Robin
The Return of Bruce Wayne
Grant Morrison Ombnibus Vol 1
Court of Owls
City of Owls
Death of the Family
Zero Year Secret City
Zero Year Dark City
I am Gotham
I am Suicide
I am Bane
The War of Jokes & Riddles
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I love the show guys keep up the good work cant wait to see if/when you talk about how great Octavius was as the superior spider-man and how he should of kept the mantel for a while
Date published: 2016-07-17