Batman Then & Now- Let Your Geek Sideshow Podcast

Susan and Kitty are diving into the legacy of the Dark Knight- an 80 year history with DC Comics!  Get a glimpse behind the cape and cowl as we talk humble heroic beginnings to pop culture status of mythic proportions- this is Batman Then & Now!


What happens when pop culture enthusiasts from different generations swap tales of their favorite modern and classic stories? Let Your Geek Sideshow presents… Then & Now– a pop culture podcast!

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How do you define something that is indefinable? You look to the people, places, and things that make that person tick and learn from them. Oddly enough, the character we are describing is the very same one who taught us that idea.

Batman has been the quintessential pop culture icon for the past 80 years, so much so that he has become the modern myth of our time and everyone wants to contribute to that myth, including us!  Everyone knows who Batman is- even the least geeky among us recognize the bat-symbol that adorns so much merchandise and iconography of our modern landscape.  But does everyone know why Batman is?

And how do you keep a character evolving and changing for 80 years of storytelling across comics, movies, games, and books?  As DC Comics proves time and again, there’s still stories to be told starring the Bat.  March 30th officially commemorates 80 incredible years of Batman in comics.  So listen along as we discuss just what it takes to turn a comic book character into a cultural titan, and raise a glass to 80 years of the Caped Crusader!  Here’s to many more!


If you are interested in celebrating Batman‘s 80 incredible years of pop culture history, check out these sources:

  • Detective Comics #1000- Available March 27th
  • Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Hardcover
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Batman: Hush
  • Batman: The Man Who Laughs
  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • Batman: Year One
  • Batman: The Long Halloween
  • Batman: A Death in the Family
  • Gotham on Fox
  • Pennyworth on Epix- Coming Soon!
  • Your favorite Batman film!

Seriously, there’s Batman everywhere you look.  It’s not hard to find a Batman adventure to fall in love with- what’s your favorite?  Let Your Geek Sideshow and tell us in the comments below!

You can check out the full Then & Now podcast on iTunes, or subscribe to our Youtube channel.  You can also find our channel hosted on Pippa at side.show/thennow.  Keep an eye out for new episodes and more ways to listen coming soon.  If you like the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a 5-star review so that other fans can find the podcast!

What other characters, films, or events would you like to see covered in upcoming episodes?  Let Your Geek Sideshow and tell us in the comments!


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