From the vaults of the Fortress of Baileytude comes a lost episode of a show that is now done and dusted. Back in 2015 Andrew Leyland and I sat down to record a two part episode of Bailey's Batman Podcast that was supposed to be part of a larger series of episodes focusing on Year One stories. The first part of that series that didn't involve Andy never happened for various reasons and the audio just sat there until I could figure out what to do with it. I figured that the time to release this audio is now since I am gearing up for a relaunch of sorts later this year.
There was a theme to the annuals DC Comics published in 1995 and that theme was Year One. The idea was to tell stories set in the character in question's early days. Batman already had a Year One, Two and Three so instead of rehashing his early days the powers that were decided to focus on the villains. Andy and I thought it would be fun to dig into those stories (with two exceptions) but before we dug into those we hopped back to 1990 and read Batman Annual #14. That annual told was all about the origin of Two-Face and had a narrative style very similar to Batman Year One. More than anything it was a damn good story so we wanted to talk about it. From there we discussed Batman Annual #19, which detailed the origin of the Scarecrow!
Be sure to tune in next time for the official announcement of the new podcast Andy and I are starting up in May!
Speaking of Andy and podcasts be sure to check out his other shows including Hey Kids Comics, The Palace of Glittering Delights, Listen to the Prophets: A Deep Space Nine Podcast and The Fantasticast!
Also, if you want to hear the episode of the Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast that my wife Rachel and I appeared on just follow this link!
Next Time: More origins of the Bat Villains and possibly a sidekick as well!