The Superhero Pantheon – Season Finale: ‘Cancer Stinks!’

It’s a very emotional season finale as Jerome and Brian first discuss the passing of Kevin Conroy and then review Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Jerome and Brian will be continuing to podcast (including a series of Christmas specials) but this episode is the period at the end of a long sentence. 

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The Superhero Pantheon 100th Episode Special (Batman ’89 Comic)

Jerome and Brian present the 100th episode of Superhero Pantheon on The Reel World podcasting network. They discuss the Batman ’89 six-issue comic book series put out earlier this year.

They also go over a litany of topics including some new major IP series, the greatness of Harley Quinn, and get ready to end their discussion of the mid-90s Spider-man animated series.

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The Top 30 Episodes of Batman the Animated Series (Part II: 15-1)

Batman the Animated Series celebrated its 30th anniversary this last week, so at the suggestion of smarter people who work on this site than me, it’s time for a more explicit ranking of the Top 30 episodes of the show, concluding with 15-1.

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The Top 30 Episodes of Batman the Animated Series (Part I: 30-16)

Batman the Animated Series celebrated its 30th anniversary this last week, so at the suggestion of smarter people who work on this site than me, it’s time for a more explicit ranking of the Top 30 episodes of the show, starting with 30-16.

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 81: Blade Runner

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

Is Deckard a Replicant? What stupid thing did Matt do at midnight? How has he managed to make yet another episode about Batman the Animated Series? We’ve got answers to all these questions and more!

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Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films

“Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”

Christopher Nolan is a fascinating director. He is perhaps best understood by comparing his first film (Following) and his most recent film, at the time of original publication (Tenet). Both films best capture what he seems to value most in movies: mood & atmosphere. He is not a plot-detailed oriented director. At least, there is little to no evidence to suggest he values that. He cares about the feeling watching a movie gives you. The story of his films is the pull between that desire to pursue focusing on a film’s vibes and Hollywood conventions that focus more on plot and traditional means of characterization. The results have been mixed to say the least but rarely boring. Continue reading Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films

The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 4 (The Rebirth Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and we’ll finish up with the longest and most recent, Dan Jurgens’ Rebirth Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 3 (The Tim Drake Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and the worst of them is finally upon us, as Dan Jurgens takes the helm for… The Tim Drake Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 2 (The Actually Good Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and next up is The Actually Good, written by Adam Beechen and Kyle Higgins.

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