Apr 20, 2016
"Holy amazing guest,
We're joined by NPR critic, author,
Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist, and one of our favorite voices on
culture, Glen Weldon, to discuss his new book, The Caped
Crusade: Batman & The Rise of Nerd Culture, and the
two major TV series featuring the not-always-so Dark Knight.
How did the character change from the comic page to the TV
screen with the garish campiness of the live action series that ran
on ABC in the mid-1960s? Did fans reclaim their hero with the
darkly faithful animated series that aired on Fox in the 1990s?
Tune in to find out!
On this episode:
"The Bookworm Turns/As Gotham Burns" (S1 Eps. 29-30)
Batman: The Animated
"Heart of Ice" (S1 E14)
"The Joker's Favor" (S1 E22)
"Legends of the Dark Knight" (S4 E19)
The Real Comic Book Origins of the Batman '66 TV
The AV Club picks the 10 campiest Batman
Complex picks the 25 best eps of The Animated
Don't forget to check out Glen's book! You can get it FREE with
a 30-day Audible Trial!