Greetings, Explorers! Our final episode of the Summer Special will strike fear in the hearts of criminals! The gang goes inside the Batcave to look at Batman: Ego and Other Tails. The late, great Darwyn Cooke illustrated and wrote many of the stories in this Batman collection. The series was published by DC Comics.
Batman: Ego and Other Tails is a collection of Batman and Catwoman stories pulled from sources like Batman Gotham Knights (#23 and #33). Batman even teams up with The Spirit in one of the stories included in this collection. Additionally, the Catwoman story delves into a possible past for Selina Kyle and how she came to be a cat burglar. The story harkens back to Cooke’s foray into Richard Stark’s Parker series.
Johnny and Dennis (Frankie was off helping Wayne Enterprises) begin the episode by paying tribute to Darwyn Cooke’s artistic style and possible influences. Additionally, they discuss if Selina Kyle visited the world of Richard Stark’s Parker series or Parker visited the the world of Gotham in Batman: Ego and Other Tails.
Further topics include the similarities between Bruce Wayne and Michael Jordan; how Batman beat the devil (his own personal devil); the timeless designs of Darwyn Cooke’s worlds; and last, but not least, the storytelling and art of Batman: Ego and Other Tails.
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