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February 17, 2014

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Teresa

What bothered me the most about Nolan's films was the slight "dumbing down" of Batman, with Lucius Fox doing most of the tech development. Although I adore Morgan Freeman, the fact that Nolan's Bruce Wayne just sort of placed orders for what he wanted was sadly different from my previous image of Batman as the brainy superhero who used his mind to create all his crime-fighting gizmos. Was that not accurate? I'm not familiar with the whole history of Batman (this podcast was really educational, though).

(RE: Teresa, thanks for the comment. I think you're mostly right. In the uber-realistic Nolanverse, Bats can't weaponize a car or make armor. He has to get help at some point. But in the comics, he IS supposed to be the world's greatest detective. That's the part I missed. Show him thinking and really outsmarting his opponents. Not just turning on his gravely Bat-voice to intimidate them! Ha! -S)

Daniel

Great episode. But I'm surprised that no one mentioned the Mike W. Barr/Alan Davis run on "Detective Comics" in 1986 (recently re-released as "Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis"). After "Batman: Year One," those are probably my favorite Batman stories. And Barr was pretty much the only contemporary writer who knew how to make Robin interesting.

(RE: An unintentional omission, Daniel. I read those stories back in the day and loved them. Thanks for the check! - S)

Bryan

another great show. No mention of "The Batman" animated show?

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