The Matt Signal: The Batman Adventures Vol. 2

Following the conclusion of Gotham Adventures in 2003, Dan Slott and Ty Templeton resurrected The Batman Adventures for a second volume. It only lasted 17 issues before getting prematurely cancelled due to a new Batman cartoon that of course needed its own tie-in comic.

I read it all so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue.

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The Matt Signal: Gotham Adventures (Part 2)

To coincide with the series being retitled to The New Batman Adventures, the comics were once again rebranded to match, leading to the longest run of all: Gotham Adventures. It lasted for a shocking 60 issues, plus a one-shot.

I read it all so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue from 30 to 1.

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The Matt Signal: Gotham Adventures (Part 1)

To coincide with the series being retitled to The New Batman Adventures, the comics were once again rebranded to match, leading to the longest run of all: Gotham Adventures. It lasted a shocking 60 issues, plus a one-shot.

I read it all so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue, starting from 60 to 31.

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Marvel Mondays: 10 Characters Who Should Join the MCU

For better or worse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe train isn’t slowing down. There are already a tonne of movies and shows announced seemingly stretching into infinity, but despite that, there remain a number of fun characters that at the time of this writing are not yet slated to debut.

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The Matt Signal: Batman and Robin Adventures

When season 2 of the show got partially re-branded as The Adventures of Batman & Robin, the comic was adjusted accordingly, leading to 25 further issues from 1995-1997, plus more annuals and specials.

I read almost* all of the above so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue.

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The Superhero Pantheon – Limited Edition: The Old Guard & True Believer: Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Jerome and Brian discuss Netflix’s The Old Guard, one of their biggest titles released to date.

They also provide some general thoughts on the recent Stan Lee biography that just came out. Excelsior!

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The Matt Signal: The Batman Adventures Vol. 1

Beginning in 1992 as a 6-issue non-canon companion comic to cash in on the popularity of the show, The Batman Adventures quickly earned official status and ran for 36 issues, ending in 1995. There were also a litany of annuals, specials, one-shots and mini-series.

I read almost* all of the above so that you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue.

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Ranking the Hollywood Oral History Books

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT THAT WILL BE SPORADICALLY UPDATED AS NEEDED

Hollywood oral history books are getting cranked out fairly quickly right now relatively speaking. I like reading them because they are mostly easy to read and fascinating regardless of how good they are.

Future Updates: Twin Peaks, Top of the Rock

9. Game of Thrones

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 49: Little Women

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters continue to present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, this time with 2010 – 2019.

Gather around everyone for the last Ben’s Book Club of Volume 2, as we discuss feminism, literature and how many Oscar categories Greta Gerwig’s latest #WhitePeopleProblems flick was robbed in.

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5 Takeaways from the Original Thrawn Trilogy

The original Thrawn trilogy of books has been something I have been meaning to read for years. As someone who has what can most charitably be described as a misguided interest* in the Star Wars book extended universe, I had heard about the books a while ago and never got to them. Having only read the Disney Thrawn books, I decided that was simply unacceptable and finally had to read the originals. Here were my thoughts!

*It’s a crippling addiction.

1. Thrawn is genuinely interesting!

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