Episode #35: DC Comics Presents #35 (Superman & Man-Bat)

Episode 35

Episode #35 (Superman & Man-Bat)

Russell’s Comic Brag

Batman Family 1

Batman Family #1

Batgirl and Robin must team up to face the ghost of Benedict Arnold, who looks to take over Washington, D.C., in “The Invader from Hell.” Plus, the origin of Man-Bat and more!

Batman’s name may be in the title,
but it’s Batgirl and Robin who take centre stage in the first issue!

This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #35. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a Facebook Page update.  (a little I-Tunes reviews begging too!)  Then we’ll go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Man-Bat.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Rex, The Wonder Dog (and Detective Chimp) where I will have a Spotlight Extra on Rex as well as the story itself.  I had to do another Hostess Ad (and I do believe it to be the best one I have done to date!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

2 comments on “Episode #35: DC Comics Presents #35 (Superman & Man-Bat)

  1. A fun episode, as usual. Congratulations on getting Batman Family #1. I remember that issue from when it first came out. I didn’t know at the time that the Detective Comics title had been in danger of cancellation. What were they thinking? Detective Comics! That’s where the company name DC came from!
    As for the main story, I always enjoyed Man-Bat, especially when he wasn’t purely an animalistic creature, as he was early on in his history. I guess, since DC Comics Presents had recently teamed Superman with Robin, and maybe they didn’t want to keep the Superman and Batman team in World’s Finest at that time, Man-Bat was an acceptable Batman substitute. I was never really a big fan of the Atomic Skull as a villain, and the “Island of Dr. Moreau” approach of changing animals into human like creatures doesn’t really seem his style, so I thought this story was one of the weaker ones in the series, but, hey, that’s why it’s a monthly comic. If you don’t like this issue, just wait a month!
    I don’t know much about Rex the Wonder Dog or Detective Chimp, but the “Whatever Happened to?” back-up seemed fun. I enjoyed your comment, when reading Rex’s origin story, “This story seems familiar.” Pretty good, since “Captain America: Civil War” will be out later this week.
    I really enjoyed hearing Blondie’s “Rapture”, playing under the Spinner Rack segment. I guess I finally figured out that the music you play under that segment features music from the time you’re covering. Duh! It took me long enough!
    Looking forward to next episode! Thanks!


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