In this episode, Curt and Kevin are joined by special guest Glen Weldon – NPR contributor, panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and author of The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture – as they discuss Batman: The Court of Owls, collecting Batman (Vol. 2) #1-7, published by DC Comics!
The Dark Knight Detective has always believed the Court of Owls to be nothing more than an old folk tale. But when Bruce Wayne is marked for death by their enigmatic assassin, the Talon, Batman learns that they’re very real – and that everything he thought he knew about Gotham City is wrong!
Trapped in an underground labyrinth, driven to the edge of madness, can the Caped Crusader escape the Court’s deadly clutches and reclaim Gotham as his own? And can he gain entry into that secret society known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Curt makes a terrible joke
- The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
- Superheroes as soap opera
- Greg Capullo
- Batman’s dentistry skills
- Hot Fuzz
- Batman: Superheavy
- Batman: Captured By the Engines
- Swamp Thing: Raise Them Bones
- The LEGO Batman Movie