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Robin: Everyone Loves the Drake Podcast
76 minutes | 6 days ago
Our coverage of Batman: Legacy continues with our special guest Michael Bailey! In this part, Rob, Terence, Ryan, and Michael tackle Robin #32 from writer Staz Johnson, and Magic the Gathering’s Batman: Shadow of the Bat #54. This is globetrotting at its finest; Batman sliding down the stairs on a door, and riding in a van down by the river… I mean, the sea. Robin’s giving a “my cousin Vinnie beating” to some old friends and Nightwing’s ponytail. What more do you need?! The post Episode 129 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
68 minutes | a month ago
Episode 128: Batman: Legacy Part 2
Happy New Year! 2021 has arrived and after a short month break, we are back to jump back into our Batman: Legacy coverage. This episode finds us with a special guest returning to the show; Michael Bailey (@BaileysPodcasts). Terence, Ryan, Michael, and Rob take a look at Batman: Bane of the Demon #1-4 and Catwoman #36. Bane is thirsty and Catwoman has all the milk? The post Episode 128: Batman: Legacy Part 2 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
97 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 127: Robin: Year One
It’s the end of 2020, which means our yearlong celebration of Robin’s eightieth anniversary is coming to a close. But that also means we have arrived at our annual holiday episode. So why not combine both aspects into one mega special? Terence, Ryan, and Rob take a look at the prestige format series, Robin: Year One. There is a part of the story that takes place “during the holidays.” Let’s ring in the New Year with our oversized Christmas gift to you with this great book! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! The post Episode 127: Robin: Year One appeared first on The Batman Universe.
126 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 126: Batgirl to Robin
We have reached the final special guest edition of the year for the eightieth anniversary of Robin. If you saw the run time of the episode, you might have guessed that this episode is longer than normal. That is because our guest is no stranger to long episodes, Stella Bowman, host of Batgirl to Oracle. Stella chooses four books to discuss including Batman and Robin #3, Batgirl #17, Batman and Robin #8, and Gotham Academy #7. If you haven’t figured out the connection of the issues, it is none other than Stella’s favorite Robin, Damian Wayne. Give this episode a listen and find out why Stella loves the Wayne. The post Episode 126: Batgirl to Robin appeared first on The Batman Universe.
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 125: Robin’s Recokoning
The 80th Anniversary Celebration is winding down now that were are in the month of December, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll go quietly into the New Year! This episode ramps up into high gear with a great friend of the show, Ryan Lower (@lower_ryan), the host of The Batman Book Club (@thebatmanbc). His topic of choice is a commentary track for the Emmy award-winning episode of Batman: The Animated Series, Robin’s Reckoning. Grab you Blu-ray, DVD, or digital download and let’s celebrate Robin’s 80th Anniversary in style! The post Episode 125: Robin’s Recokoning appeared first on The Batman Universe.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Batman: Legacy continues with the landmark Detective Comics #700! Recently, we have also hit some milestones with DC’s Batman (volume 3) #100 and Detective Comics #1027. Not only is Detective Comics #700 the start of a major storyline, but it’s also a huge milestone in publication for DC Comics. This was originally intended to be part of the Batman: Legacy coverage in episode 122, but with it being such a milestone issue, this segment turned out to its own episode. So let’s get to it and celebrate with Batman: Legacy! The post Episode 124 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
89 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 123: Batman #416 and Old Wounds
Two months left for our eightieth-anniversary celebration, and for this episode, we are giving you an extra-sized episode. Our guest Javi Trujillo (@JaviTru) picks two fantastic items for us to take a look at. First is Batman #416, the first (post-Crisis) meeting of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Robin (Jason Todd). The second pick is a commentary track for The New Batman Adventures episode Old Wounds, which showcases the first meeting of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Robin (Tim Drake). I sense a theme! Three Robin’s in one place! Let’s celebrate in style! The post Episode 123: Batman #416 and Old Wounds appeared first on The Batman Universe.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 122: Batman: Legacy Part 1
Batman: Legacy has arrived! For the next few episodes, we will be looking at every issue that takes the Bat-Family on a globetrotting journey to save one of their own from the Clench. The citizens of Gotham thought they were safe from this man-made virus, but it’s back and is threatening to wipe Gotham off the map. Batman comes face to face with an old threat from his past as Terence, Ryan, and Rob delve into the prelude issues of the story including Batman: Shadow of the Bat #53 and Batman #533. The adventure starts now! “Separately… they can shake the world. Together they can destroy it!” The post Episode 122: Batman: Legacy Part 1 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
62 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 121: Surf’s Up
On the latest episode, the dynamic duo is joined by Jay Yaws, formerly of Comics Now and the co-host of Everyone Loves Young Justice. Jay stops by the Drake House to help Ryan and Rob celebrate Robin’s eightieth anniversary. Jay picks an episode of the sixties Batman television series and the triumphant trio takes you on a commentary track of the finest half-hour of television ever, ‘Surfs Up! Joker’s Under!’ The post Episode 121: Surf’s Up appeared first on The Batman Universe.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
It’s back to the continuity of the 1990’s continuity for Tim. Terence, Ryan, and Rob discuss the lead-in issue of Batman: Legacy with Robin #31. Be sure to listen for Ryan’s audition for Wildcat on this episode, but before that, Rob talks about his 2020 Robin’s Partner Day (Batman Day) haul and the recent appearances of Tim as Red Robin again in Batman #99 and Detective Comics #1027. All this and more, as the door is open and the Drakes are ready to chat. Come on in! The post Episode 120 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
103 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 119: Star Spangled Comics #97
The 80th Anniversary of Robin continues, this time Rob is joined by Siskoid (@Siskoid) who is the host of Zero Hour Strikes Podcast, First Strike Invasion Podcast as well as the host of his own Siskoid’s Blog of Geekery. On this episode, Siskoid brings 1949’s Star Spangled Comics #97. The Clock is out to steal time from Robin, can he do it? Tune in and hear! The post Episode 119: Star Spangled Comics #97 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
63 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 118: Detective Comics #697-699
Batman: Legacy is right around the corner, but before we get there, Terence, Ryan, and Rob look at some of the upcoming comics that will get us there. In this episode, Lock-Up plays a major role as we cover Detective Comics #697-699. Fresh from Batman: The Animated Series, this new character is brought back into Tim’s life in this issue. The first time he saved Tim in Robin #24, now he’s arresting him? Batman, Nightwing, and Robin have their hands full this time around. The post Episode 118: Detective Comics #697-699 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
98 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 117: Robin Annual #6
Howdy partners! On this here episode we are celebrating the eightieth anniversary of Robin with another special guest and their choice of topic. Today we welcome to the show for the first time Sean Ross from the Secret Wars & Beyond Podcast! His choice for this episode is the western pulp classic, 1997’s Robin Annual #6. Why did I wait so long to read this issue!? So saddle up, hop on your horse, and grab a canteen of water because just like this 64-page adventure, this episode is a long one as well! The post Episode 117: Robin Annual #6 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
84 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 116: Robin #29-30
It’s time to head back to 1996 as Gotham City has reopened after the plague, because they flattened their curve, right? We catch back up with Tim Drake and a very blonde Ari in Robin #29-30. While Tim tries to figure out why she dyed her hair, he has to escape Maxi Zeus and the Greek Chorus and gets caught up in his crazy “Trojan horse” scheme. Things just keep getting better and better for Robin. Plus Ryan, Terence and Rob talk about their own excursions after businesses reopened with going to a comic book store for the first time since the pandemic began. Won’t you join us? The post Episode 116: Robin #29-30 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 115: Remembering Denny O’Neil
Terence and Rob talk about some of their favorite memories and stories that Denny was involved with either as a writer or an editor. They also talk about the unreleased interview they had with Denny, which the show opens with a brief excerpt from. Join us as we pay our respects and geek out about the legendary Denny O’Neil! The post Episode 115: Remembering Denny O’Neil appeared first on The Batman Universe.
85 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 114: Showcase ’93
It’s time to give you another special Robin eightieth anniversary episode with a very special guest, former TBU contributor Clinton Robinson of the Coffee and Comics podcast. In this episode, Clinton chose to go back to the always fun Showcase series with Showcase ’93 #11-12. This takes us back to the Knightfall era where Dick and Tim are working together to solve two cases that connect to each other. So get your coffee pot ready as we celebrate eighty years of Robin! The post Episode 114: Showcase ’93 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
117 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 113: JLMay 2020
JLMay is here! The Drake takes part of their first JLMay crossover event. This year’s event is Countdown to Infinite Crisis. We decided to bring a rad friend to help us with this event, Justin Kowalski of the Let’s Go Comic Show! Justin helps fill in holes from the multiverse. Rob, Terence, and Justin well be looking at Robin’s part in the crossover and also discuss Dan Dido. We leave our current timeline on the podcast of April 1996 and jump to December 2005 to the O.M.A.C Project. So dig a bit farther back in your long boxes for Robin #143-145. Brother Eye is coming and Robin is bringing an army! JLMay starts NOW! The post Episode 113: JLMay 2020 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
70 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 112: Detention Comics #1
The eightieth anniversary of Robin continues here on the show as this episode goes back to school. We are joined by special guest Professor Alan Middleton and he is handing out detention slips to Rob with Detention Comics #1 (1996) from Denny O’Neil and Norm Breyfogle! Follow along to learn why the Professor chose this book and what the idea of Batman and Robin still means today. School is in session! The post Episode 112: Detention Comics #1 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
99 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 111: Batman: Contagion Part 3
The conclusion of Batman: Contagion has arrived. Gotham is on the brink of being taken down by a plague and Tim Drake is clinging to life. It seems all hope for a cure has been lost or has it? Terence, Ryan, and Rob discuss The Batman Chronicles #4, Azrael #16 and Robin #28. Should this story be part of your essential Batman reads? Tune in and find out. The post Episode 111: Batman: Contagion Part 3 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
82 minutes | a year ago
We have a very special episode for you! Last episode we discussed the Robin anniversary special and while we really enjoyed the issue, we couldn’t help thinking about a few people that were missing from the landmark issue. So we decided to reach out to one of them and talk about their time drawing Pre-Flashpoint Red Robin. That’s right! On this episode, we have the privilege to talk to the talented Marcus To! We certainly discuss the Red Robin title, but we also talk about Marcus’ love for hockey, Star Trek and his other amazing work. So dig out your Red Robin issues as you listen to why Marcus To loves the Drake! The post Episode 110 appeared first on The Batman Universe.
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