Greetings, Explorers! While recording our next episode of the Summer Special we saw the Omega signal in the sky! That must mean it’s time to take a look at Batman: Last Knight on Earth. Written by Scott Snyder, art by Greg Capullo, and published under DC Black Label. This story is trumpeted as the final Batman story by the duo of Snyder and Capullo.
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum having never been Batman. Meanwhile, in the not-too-distant future, Batman is trying to figure out how society and the world fell apart. Joining him on his quest is the decapitated head of the Joker. As Batman’s past, present, and future collide, there is one person pulling the strings: Omega.
Dennis, Johnny, and guest host Aubrey discuss the secret to Batman perpetually being a 35-year-old man. Next, they look at Snyder and Capullo’s run on Batman. Finally, the gang debates Batman’s authoritarianism. Additional topics include getting to see Batman’s thang; Joker’s Futurama future; that time G.I. Joe’s Shipwreck got tricked by Cobra; chalk line investigations; DC’s habit of cutting things short or keeping them around for too long; and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of Batman: Last Knight on Earth.
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