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History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature, DC Comics Batman. Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn discuss Batman's history and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 80 years.

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History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature, DC Comics Batman. Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn discuss Batman's history and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 80 years.

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By DC530123 - Nov 10 2019
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Reading right off Wikipedia

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I’m personally convinced she’s just reading off of the internet. Like the YouTube channel, not a good source at all.

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History of the Batman

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History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature, DC Comics Batman. Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn discuss Batman's history and how the character, the associated villains, and popular iconography were established and have changed over the last 80 years.

#064: The Zorro of Arkham - An Interview with Grant Morrison!

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This week Londyn sits with legendary writer Grant Morrison during his Heavy Metal Magazine signing inside of Meltdown Comics and Collectibles and talk all things Batman! Morrison discusses his current position as editor-in-chief of the long-running Heavy Metal publication, his start into the Batman mythos with the critically acclaimed graphic novel 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' and the inspirations and backstory to how his now famous Batman comic book run came to be! Listen in to hear Grant Morrison say what path he really wanted to take the Damian Wayne character, how he views The Dark Knight's 77 years in DC Comics as a whole and what's next for him in the Batman world.

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Produced by Mason Booker

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Nov 15 2016

31mins

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#069: Robin is Red, Nightwing is Blue: An Interview with Loren Lester!

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Happy New Year Gothamites! Your host Londyn and co-host Mason Booker kick off 2017 by talking with actor Loren Lester, known for his big and small screen roles including the voice of Dick Grayson / Robin / Nightwing in the animated television shows 'Batman: The Animated Series' and 'The New Batman Adventures'! Listen in as we discuss his journey into becoming the voice of one of the most beloved characters in the Batman mythos, his favorite memories and episodes from being Grayson in the animated series and why he loves the fan favorite Nightwing so much! Start off the new year with this fun interview with us and stay with us for more bat-tastic guests and sessions in the future on History of the Batman with Londyn! presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!

This Week's Guest:

Loren Lester

http://www.lorenlester.com

TW: @ActorLL

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Produced by Mason Booker

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Jan 11 2017

42mins

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#003 - The Batarang

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #003 - The Batarang
 
History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature.  The Batarang has become a staple of Batman's arsenal, appearing in comic books, television and movies.  Londyn discusses with Adam of Meltdown Comics the creation and subsequent evolution of this iconic weapon. Special guest appearance by Shadow Adam!
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. 
Engineered by Mason Booker 
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Jun 03 2015

1hr 3mins

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#014 - Batman 101

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #014 - Batman 101
Do you want read great Batman stories, but don't know where to begin?  Is it all too overwhelming to know which books to invest in?  What are the essential stories? In this episode, Londyn breaks down the story arcs you need to be reading.  After listening to this episode and reading Londyn's picks, you will be ready to have a well informed discussion about Batman with the most passionate fans....plus you will have a great time reading great stories!
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason BookerTheme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Aug 19 2015

1hr 17mins

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#026: Frank Miller's Dark Knight Universe - Preparation for DKIII: The Master Race

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #026: Frank Miller's Dark Knight Universe - Preparation for DKIII: The Master Race

On November 25, writers Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello's newly anticipated Batman story arc, "Dark Knight III: The Master Race," will hit comic book stands with issue #1. This will be the concluding book to Miller's 1986 tale "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and the 2001/2002 sequel "Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again". With over 70 alternate covers for issue #1 and the excitement over the rotating creative team of Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert and Jim Lee, 'The Master Race' is set to be one of the most celebrated Batman books in recent memory. In this week's episode, Londyn and co-host Adam Silverstein, along with guests Mason Booker and Shadow Adam, get you ready for this huge event! They discuss Miller's "Dark Knight Returns" impact on the Batman mythos and the American comic book, the sequel "Dark Knight Strikes Again" and what to expect in the wrap up of this classic series! Whether you've read Miller's Batman before or you're new to these comics, this is the best time to catch up before DK3 is released!

Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Nov 18 2015

1hr 50mins

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Episode # 048: Jason Todd: The Boy Wonder

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Most if not all Batman comic book fans have heard of the Red Hood and the man under the mask being Jason Todd. But some may not have known his story before he became this anti-hero, as Robin the Boy Wonder. In this week's episode, Londyn and co-host and producer / engineer Mason Booker will talk about Jason Todd's debut, road to becoming the 2nd Boy Wonder after Dick Grayson, both his Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis origin stories and his tragic and historic death within the pages of "Batman: A Death in the Family". You can't fully understand the man behind the Red Hood until you learn about his youth as Batman's crime fighting sidekick. So listen in to this week's show as we relive Todd's early years and pivotal moments in the Dark Knight's past! All on this episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

Jul 05 2016

1hr 41mins

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#029: 10 Stories Every Puddin' Should Know: A Harley Quinn Retrospect

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #029:10 Stories Every Puddin' Should Know: A Harley Quinn Retrospect

There are many reasons why fans love Harley Quinn. It isn't just because she is a classic beauty, nor her intense and at times comical approach to being madly in love. When Paul Dini and Bruce Timm created this character for 1992's episode "Joker's Favor" for the television show 'Batman: The Animated Series', their one shot cameo became an overnight sensation. With audiences' eyes glued to the small screen, Harley, in her own unique way, teaches about friendship, love and insanity in the DC Universe.There is no wonder why she ultimately became part of Batman's comic book canon. In this week's episode, "10 Stories Every Puddin' Must Know: A Harley Quinn Retrospect", my co-host Adam Silverstein, engineer Mason Booker and I discuss some of the most memorable tales of Ms. Quinn on television, in comic books and video games. We break down why she became one of DC Comics' most beloved psychotic characters. From today's New 52 status to fans awaiting her big screen debut in 2016's "Suicide Squad", just as our hero the Batman has evolved over the past 75+ years, so has this flirtatiously fierce femme fatale over the last two decades.
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Dec 16 2015

1hr 34mins

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#032: Batman Psychology 101 with Dr. Andrea Letamendi

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Meltdown Presents: History of the Batman with Londyn! #032: Batman Psychology 101 with Dr. Andrea Letamendi

The character of Batman and his mythology is one of the most complex and exciting in all of fiction. This week Londyn and co-host Adam Silverstein sit with clinical psychologist and Batman fan Dr. Andrea Letamendi, host of the "Batman: The Animated Series" podcast "The Arkham Sessions"! In a discussion that highlights comic book and other DC Comics visual media stories, we approach classic characters such as The Joker, Jason Todd and Two-Face and analyze their relationships with Batman and what it means as a whole within the Batman universe. We also tackle questions such as if Bruce Wayne's vigilante crusade is not only healthy but seen as for the greater good of the citizens of Gotham. Join us as we dive into the intense mind of the Dark Knight!

Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Jan 20 2016

1hr 31mins

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50 for #50: 50 Batman Comics You Should Know

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Gothamites! History of the Batman with Londyn has reached 50 bat-tastic episodes! To celebrate, Londyn and co-host / producer and engineer Mason Booker name 50 Batman stories that every bat-fan should know! The Dark Knight has been in countless tales throughout the character's 77 years in DC Comics. If you want a list of Caped Crusader tales from 1939 to today, whether you're a lifetime fan or just starting to read comics, this is the show for you! Myself and Meltdown Comics are thrilled how far the podcast has come and reaching 50 episodes is a milestone! We're continuing on strong and we hope you all will be along for the ride! Listen in to this fun podcast filled with fifty Batman stories in record time! All on this episode of History of the Batman with Londyn presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

Jul 20 2016

50mins

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#022 – 5 Essential Batman One Shots

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #022 – 5 Essential Batman One Shots
 
The idea of the "one-shot" or "graphic novel" developed in the mid 1980s.  Ever since there have been many in and outside continuity storylines presented in one book. Batman had hundreds of story arcs within various DC Comics publications, but some of the greatest tales comes from one single issue.  This episode Londyn and Adam talk about five one shot graphic novels that either are important to Batman's 76 year mythology, present a unique take on Batman not seen in the regular continuity or present a great story that any fan of Batman comics must add to their collection.  Listen to see if your favorite one shot made it into this special top 5.  Londyn also shares some new information on Frank Miller's anticipated DKIII!
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason BookerTheme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Oct 14 2015

1hr 21mins

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#062: Kevin Conroy Interview LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

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Your host Londyn sits with THE voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy on panel at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to discuss his 25 years of bringing to life of the Dark Knight in animated television, film and video games! In front of hundreds of Batman fans on a Sunday morning, Londyn talks to her favorite Batman Kevin Conroy about his beginnings before becoming the Batman, how he shaped his Batman for the 1990s television show 'Batman: The Animated Series' and overall his experience working with actors such as Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker) and writers like Paul Dini and the passion he has for our celebrated hero. All fans new and old of Batman will want to hear this panel discussion, so listen in to this fascinating look inside the voice of Batman. All right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Guest: Kevin Conroy

Twitter: @RealKevinConroy

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Produced by Mason Booker

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Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Nov 01 2016

1hr 14mins

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#015 - Top 10 Elseworld Versions of Batman

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #015 - Top 10 Elseworld Versions of Batman.
 
Londyn and Adam explore 10 various versions of Batman that exist outside the main DC continuity.  These "Elseworld" versions give the creators freedom to develop a Batman that is unique and exciting and unrestrained by years of backstories.  Find out which Batmen made the list!
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. Engineered by Mason BookerTheme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Aug 26 2015

1hr 11mins

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#038: Madness is the Emergency Exit: The Killing Joke

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With the announcement of legendary Batman voice cast Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill voicing Batman and Joker in the 2016 animated film adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's 1988 one shot graphic novel "Batman: The Killing Joke", Londyn and her co-host Adam Silverstein go in depth and discuss why this comic remains an iconic story within the Batman mythos today. "The Killing Joke" still stands as perhaps the best origin story for The Joker, contains one of the most tragic moments in DC Comics history with the shooting and paralyzation of Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl and presents a brilliant underlying tale of the ultimate battle between good and evil within the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. Listen in and learn why "Batman: The Killing Joke" is my personal favorite Batman graphic novel and a triumph in the comic book medium. Listen as we talk all about it on this episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

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Mar 30 2016

41mins

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#005 - Myth of the Batman God Complex

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #005 - Myth of the Batman God Complex
 
History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature.  Londyn explains what 'The Myth of the Batman God Complex" is and provides her top 10 list of the Caped Crusader's greatest loses in his 75 years in DC Comics. Adam from Meltdown Comics and Shadow Adam also make appearances and add some thoughts to Londyn's list.
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. 
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Jun 17 2015

1hr 14mins

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#054: Bronze Age Batman in "Tales of the Demon"

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After the cancellation of the Batman 1966 live action television series, DC Comics wanted to bring Batman comics back to its gothic roots Bob Kane and Bill Finger created in 1939, issuing in the Bronze Age of Comics in the 1970s. One of the essential tales in this era is Dennis O'Neil's "Tales of the Demon", introducing Ra's al Ghul and Talia al Ghul. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker dive into this story arc in 'Batman' and 'Detective Comics' from 1971 to 1972 introducing the Demon's Head and the Daughter of the Demon, the relationship established between Bruce and Talia (Mason's #TeamTalia!) and how these stories returning the Dark Detective define the Batman of this decade. Join us on this fun journey with our hero in the groundbreaking 1970s!
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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Aug 24 2016

1hr 57mins

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#004 - Guns and the Batman

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #004 - Guns and the Batman
 
History of the Batman relives the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in comic art and literature.  To most, Batman seems to be a hero defined by his aversion to firearms.  Is this an accurate definition and has Batman also fought crime upholding these standards?  Adam of Meltdown Comics and Londyn talk about Batman's history of gun use and his evolution on these views.   Lurking in the shadow, Shadow Adam makes an appearance too.
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein. 
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Jun 10 2015

1hr 1min

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#053: Suicide Squad Film Review!

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David Ayer's DCEU film 'Suicide Squad' is now in theaters and Londyn, co-host / engineer Mason Booker and Shadow Adam finally went to see Task Force X on the big screen! This week the trio discuss how 'Suicide Squad' translates from comic books to film, some of the most notable moments, the various character developments and the Batman's role within this movie and in the future DCEU. Listen up all right here on the latest exciting episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Aug 17 2016

1hr 49mins

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Episode #049: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

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When 'Legends of the Dark Knight' debuted in 1989, it was already a historic book being the first Batman 'solo' publication since 'Batman' in over four decades. The first volume running from 1989 to 2007 with over 200 issues brought amazing creative teams to illustrate different aspects of the Batman and the mental and physical struggle he faces protecting Gotham. On this week's episode, Londyn and co-host Adam Silverstein we will discuss a few of the most memorable arcs within the first volume of this DC Comics series. We'll take a look how these 'early, unknown' and some re-written tales from LOTDK not only demonstrate the hero Batman represents, but also the influences it had on future Batman comics and other visual media.

This show also marks the last time Adam Silverstein will be the regular co-host on 'History of the Batman with Londyn!' His presence has been an anchor to me and his guidance on the show has been amazing. The show would not be what it is today without his many contributions and I am eternally grateful to him for his patience and expertise. We all wish him well on his journey to Switzerland with his family. So tune into this fun and heartwarming episode!

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Produced by Mason Booker and The Great Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

Jul 12 2016

1hr 9mins

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#039: For the Love of Rogues - Villains in "Batman: The Animated Series" w/ guest Justin Michael

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"Batman The Animated Podcast" host Justin Michael joins Londyn and co-host Adam Silverstein this week to talk about the 1990s classic television show "Batman: The Animated Series"! We highlight Paul Dini and Eric Radomski's episode "Almost Got 'Im", the many villains showcased and overall discuss how these members of the infamous rogues' gallery illustrate this animated series' depth in storytelling, themes and defining the character of the Batman. Listen to Justin and Londyn nerd out and share nostalgia about their favorite Batman series and be sure to check out Justin's amazing podcast "Batman The Animated Podcast" on iTunes! And listen right now to this episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

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Apr 06 2016

1hr 19mins

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#025 – Ranker's Top Ten Best Batman Costumes

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #025 – Ranker's Top Ten Best Batman Costumes

One of the most well known aspects of Batman's past 76 years in DC Comics is the Batsuit. From the utility belt to the Bat emblem on his chest, Batman's costume has been a creators' playground to create their different interpretations of this iconic suit while staying true to the original design seen in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 27. This then brings up the ultimate question: which suit truly represents the Dark Knight? Ranker.com has a created a list to help fans make this determination. Ranker.com's Greatest Batman Costumes of All Time list has the top 55 Batsuits over all media, from comics to television to film to video games for you to vote and continue the debate. In this episode Londyn and Adam will discuss a brief history of the Batsuit, its major reoccurring elements and the top ten costumes according to Ranker.com!

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Nov 11 2015

1hr 32mins

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#076: Batty Halloween 2017!

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Your Dark Knight Archivist LOVES Halloween! Whether or not you're staying at home binging Stranger Things 2 or out Trick or Treating with the little Batman fans in your life, there's plenty of Batman comics to enjoy this holiday season! Listen in as Londyn candidly discusses some of her favorite reads from different eras of the Dark Knight! Also, Londyn talks about this weekend's Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con, her bat-tastic panels and all other Batman activities at the biggest comic con in LA!

Oct 31 2017

13mins

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#75: The Man Who Broke The Bat: An Interview with Chuck Dixon

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Your Dark Knight Archivist is back from her summer hiatus with new episodes! Londyn talks with prolific writer Chuck Dixon! Dixon has contributed so much to the Batman mythos, starting with Tim Drake's solo publication "Robin" to his run on Detective Comics introducing the character Stephanie Brown! Dixon also gives amazing insight into the creation of The Man Who Broke the Bat - Bane (my favorite!!) - and the crafting of the epic saga "Batman: Knightfall". Chuck Dixon helped make the modern Batman family foundation what it is today in current comics and other visual media.

Produced/Recorded by Kevin Campbell

Logo Design by Kris Wimberly: https://mkt.com/OptikNourishment

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Oct 17 2017

59mins

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#074: The Dark Detective: An Interview with Steve Englehart

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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn is back with brand new shows! What better way to return than speaking with legendary Marvel and DC Comics writer Steve Englehart! Englehart during the Bronze Age of DC Comics brought the dark back in dark knight, inspiring films such as Tim Burton's Batman (1989), many episodes in 1990's "Batman: The Animated Series" and issuing in the modern Batman stories we enjoy today. Listen in as Englehart discusses his work on Marvel's The Avengers, DC's Justice  League of America and experiences with artists like Marshall Rogers and Walt Simonson on their 8 issue arc now dubbed "Batman: Strange Apparitions". Englehart wrote THE essential Batman story, so learn more about this exciting history of The Batman! 

Produced/Recorded by Kevin Campbell

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Peace, love and Batman!

Apr 28 2017

1hr 6mins

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#073: Come Together - Justice League Trailer Review!

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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn and co-host Mason Booker dive into the recent trailer for Zack Snyder's DCEU film 'Justice League' set to hit theaters November 17! Listen in to hear Londyn's analysis of the newest look at our cinematic Justice League, from character developments and design to plot points to overall tone, Batman's place as leader of the metahuman team and how Snyder's League will set up the rest of the extended universe. Have questions about what you saw in the trailer? We have (most of lol) the answers! Check it out on this latest episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Produced by Mason Booker

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Mar 27 2017

51mins

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#072: The LEGO Batman Movie Review!

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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn, co-host Mason Booker and Shadow Adam discuss (with TONS of spoilers, listeners beware!) "The LEGO Batman Movie" directed by Chris McKay, which was released in theaters nationwide February 10! Listen in as we talk about the major Bat themes, the fun Easter eggs, how many villains popped up in Gotham City (SO many) and overall how the film beautifully celebrated the almost 78 Years in Batman's mythology! Tune in to see how many Batarangs out of 10 Londyn gives the latest Batman centric film in this week's episode!

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Produced by Mason Booker

Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Mar 07 2017

1hr 10mins

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#071: The LEGO Batman Movie: An Interview with Director Chris McKay!!

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Everything is AWESOME this week because your host Londyn and co-host/producer Mason Booker are joined by the one and only Chris McKay, director of Warner Bros. latest Batman cinematic film "The LEGO Batman Movie" out this Friday, February 10th! Londyn chats with Chris about his first memories of Batman from the tv show Super Friends to Frank Miller's 'Batman: The Dark Knight Return', how he became involved with projects such as Robot Chicken and Moral Orel and his time spent on directing both 2014's 'The LEGO Movie' and 2017's 'The LEGO Batman Movie'! Listen in as Chris tells us what were his inspirations for creating the Batman mythology we see in the film, Londyn's promising film debut in the future LEGO universe and why 'The LEGO Batman Movie' is fun for both young and old Batman fans! All on this exciting episode presented by Meltdown Comics!

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This weeks guest:

Chris McKay!!!

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Produced by Mason Booker

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Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Feb 08 2017

35mins

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#070: Nightwing and Eastwood and Jupiter Jet, Oh My!: With Jason Inman!

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This week Londyn and co-host / producer Mason Booker sit in the Meltdown Comics podcast studio on the rainiest of days with the co-host of DC All Access Jason Inman! We discuss Jason's comic book upbringings, why Nightwing is his favorite character, how he became part of projects like YouTube's Screen Junkies, theorize about actually happened to Scott Eastwood in 'Suicide Squad' and most importantly, his new all ages comic book series 'Jupiter Jet'! Listen in to learn more about Jason's first comic series, the inspirations for this unique world blended with Sci-fi and history and how you can support this creator own series by checking out their Kickstarter at JupiterJetComic.com! Tune in for this episode and more and always support the arts and the whole comic book community!

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This weeks guest:

Jason Inman

@Jawiin

Kickstarter at JupiterJetComic.com

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Jan 25 2017

50mins

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#069: Robin is Red, Nightwing is Blue: An Interview with Loren Lester!

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Happy New Year Gothamites! Your host Londyn and co-host Mason Booker kick off 2017 by talking with actor Loren Lester, known for his big and small screen roles including the voice of Dick Grayson / Robin / Nightwing in the animated television shows 'Batman: The Animated Series' and 'The New Batman Adventures'! Listen in as we discuss his journey into becoming the voice of one of the most beloved characters in the Batman mythos, his favorite memories and episodes from being Grayson in the animated series and why he loves the fan favorite Nightwing so much! Start off the new year with this fun interview with us and stay with us for more bat-tastic guests and sessions in the future on History of the Batman with Londyn! presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!

This Week's Guest:

Loren Lester

http://www.lorenlester.com

TW: @ActorLL

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Jan 11 2017

42mins

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#068: Batgirl Day 2016 - Q&A with Hope Larson, Julie and Shawna Benson

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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn was invited to moderate a Q & A with the creative teams of DC Rebirth's 'Batgirl', Hope Larson and 'Batgirl and the Birds of Prey', Julie and Shawna Benson for Batgirl Day 2016 at The Perky Nerd in Burbank, California! Listen in as Londyn and the powerful female creative teams discuss Batgirl turning 50 years old this upcoming January, approaching these strong female characters and their legacy for the new DC Rebirth series and if Batman and his mythology will cross over into these new adventures in future story arcs. Let the celebration of Barbara Gordon's Batgirl's 50th anniversary begin with this fun interview, more will come as we enter 2017! Listen to it all right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Dec 21 2016

33mins

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#067: Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Panel LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con!

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Your Dark Knight archivist Londyn hosted the panel "Wonder Woman 75: A Retrospect of an Icon" at this past October's Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con! The WONDERful panelists included Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman: Justice League, Justice League Unlimited), Cat Staggs (artist, Wonder Woman), Shannon Farnon (original voice of Wonder Woman: 1970's and 1980's Super Friends cartoons), Christie Marston (granddaughter to William Marston, creator of Wonder Woman), Albert Ching (Managing Editor of ComicBookResources.com) and Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman '77)! Please listen in as we discuss Wonder Woman's evolution in comics, television, video games and now film over the last 75 years and why this icon continues to be a brilliant representation of female empowerment and equality for young girls and women all over the world.

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Dec 14 2016

50mins

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#066: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti Interview LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

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Your Dark Knight Archivist Londyn sits with the DC Comics' powerhouse creative team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti on her panel "For the Love of Harley Quinn" at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con this past Halloween weekend! Listen in as we discuss Amanda and Jimmy's highly successful run on the 'Harley Quinn' centric comics, the true inspiration for Harley Quinn's Gang of Harleys, what's next in her Little Black Book, the shift in Harley's controversial relationship with The Joker, their thoughts on Margot Robbie's Quinn in the DCEU's Suicide Squad and overall why Harley Quinn is one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe today! Rev up your Harley puddins and join us this week to learn more about Harley Quinn and the History of the Batman, podcast presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!
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Dec 07 2016

54mins

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#065: Thankful for Bill - An Interview with Athena Finger

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Londyn and co-host / producer Mason Booker talk with Athena Finger about her grandfather's incredible and important contributions to crafting the Bat-Man character with co-creator Bob Kane in 1939, the controversial history and journey of Bill Finger receiving recognition by DC Comics for co-creating this pop culture icon and what future projects are in store to continue celebrating Mr. Finger's work not just for the Batman mythos but also for the DC Universe. Without Bill Finger's changes to the original design of Kane's Bat-Man, to developing mythology such as the Batcave and the Batmobile, to writing his thrilling adventures, we wouldn't have the Dark Knight we all know and love today. Listen in to Batman history at its finest and a special Thanksgiving surprise on this week's episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! presented by Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!

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Nov 23 2016

1hr 1min

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#064: The Zorro of Arkham - An Interview with Grant Morrison!

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This week Londyn sits with legendary writer Grant Morrison during his Heavy Metal Magazine signing inside of Meltdown Comics and Collectibles and talk all things Batman! Morrison discusses his current position as editor-in-chief of the long-running Heavy Metal publication, his start into the Batman mythos with the critically acclaimed graphic novel 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' and the inspirations and backstory to how his now famous Batman comic book run came to be! Listen in to hear Grant Morrison say what path he really wanted to take the Damian Wayne character, how he views The Dark Knight's 77 years in DC Comics as a whole and what's next for him in the Batman world.

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Nov 15 2016

31mins

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#063: Voices of the DC Universe Panel LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con!

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Listen in to this live panel where Londyn is joined by actors Tara Strong (Raven, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!, Harley Quinn, Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight), Scott Menville (Robin, Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Hynden Walch (Harley Quinn in The Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Starfire on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern/Jon Stewart on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Aquaman/Arthur Curry on Young Justice DC, Aquaman and Green Lantern on Injustice Gods Among Us) and Kevin Conroy (Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Arkham, Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League Action) as they discuss their past and present roles bringing to life some of the most iconic characters in the DC Animated Universe from television, film and video games. You don't want to miss one of the most talked about moments from this year's LA Comic Con! All right here on this amazing episode of History of the Batman with Londyn presented by Meltdown Comics!

Guest: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Phil LaMarr, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes,Scott Menville

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Kevin Conroy: @realkevinconroy

Tara Strong: @tarastrong

Phil LaMarr: @phillamarr

Hynden Walch: @HyndenIsHere

Greg Cipes: @GregCipes

Scott Menville: @scottmenville

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Nov 09 2016

59mins

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#062: Kevin Conroy Interview LIVE at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

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Your host Londyn sits with THE voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy on panel at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to discuss his 25 years of bringing to life of the Dark Knight in animated television, film and video games! In front of hundreds of Batman fans on a Sunday morning, Londyn talks to her favorite Batman Kevin Conroy about his beginnings before becoming the Batman, how he shaped his Batman for the 1990s television show 'Batman: The Animated Series' and overall his experience working with actors such as Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker) and writers like Paul Dini and the passion he has for our celebrated hero. All fans new and old of Batman will want to hear this panel discussion, so listen in to this fascinating look inside the voice of Batman. All right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Guest: Kevin Conroy

Twitter: @RealKevinConroy

www.realkevinconroy.com

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Nov 01 2016

1hr 14mins

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#061: Live at Stan Lee's LA Comc Con #1

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Londyn and Mason sit down in the middle of the LA comic con in order to tell it like it is, dish about upcoming events at the con, their panels, and their hopes and dreams. It's not too late: Listen up to it all on this exciting new episode of History of the Batman with Londy presented by Meltdown Comics.

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

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Oct 29 2016

20mins

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#060: Designing Batman - An Interview with Chip Kidd

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This week we are joined by iconic graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker discuss with Chip his journey into becoming one of the most recognized modern book jacket designers, his long time fandom of Batman and how he became part of the Dark Knight's celebrated history with his book "Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan", exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s. Listen in to this riveting interview as we talk all about Batman with Chip Kidd and the importance of the character's visual evolution and design over the last 77 years. Listen to it all right here on History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Guest: Chip Kidd

Twitter: @ChipKidd

www.ChipKidd.com

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

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Oct 12 2016

52mins

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#059: Rebooting The Suicide Squad - An Interview with Adam Glass

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This week's special guest is writer and producer Adam Glass, writer of television's Supernatural, Criminal Minds and DC Comics' Suicide Squad (Vol 4) of The New 52!

Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker sit down with Adam Glass inside Meltdown Comics' Podcast Studio and discuss his life long love of comic books, how he became involved with bringing Task Force X back to life in the DC Comics Reboot The New 52 in 2011 and his own spin on the fan favorite character Harley Quinn. Listen in as we talk with Adam about him writing Suicide Squad, it's undeniable influence on David Ayer's 2016 live action film and the refreshing changes of Harley Quinn's origin story and relationship with The Joker. Listen to it all right here on this incredible History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics.

Guest: Adam Glass

Twitter: @AdamGlass44

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

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Oct 05 2016

1hr 3mins

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#058: DC Universe: The Exhibit - The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Experience

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Londyn and co-host Mason review the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Burbank, California and give a lucky Bat-fan a chance to win a pair of tickets to experience this tour! Thanks to Warner Bros., we were able to go behind-the-scenes for a revealing look at how the magic of Hollywood is made. Londyn, Mason and Shadow Adam explored working sets and soundstages, and experienced the newest "DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the Greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains!" Which pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League. Listen in to hear our discussion about the DC Comics exhibit, the Batman 75th anniversary Batcave filled with Batmobiles and learn how to enter to win a free pair of tickets to experience the tour yourself!

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

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Sep 28 2016

56mins

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#057: Wonder Woman 75: An Interview with Susan Eisenberg

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This week Londyn and co-host / engineer Mason Booker are joined by the WONDERful Susan Eisenberg, who has voiced the DC Comics icon Wonder Woman in the DCAU television and film projects such as 'Justice League', 'Justice League Unlimited', 'Superman / Batman: Apocalypse' and 'Justice League: Doom'! We sit down with Susan to discuss her incredible body of work voicing the Amazonian Princess for the last 15 years, her experience as a prominent voice actress and address the popular WonderBat relationship in the Justice League animated universe. Join us and help celebrate Susan Eisenberg's role of bringing to life Wonder Woman, who is celebrating her 75th anniversary with DC Comics on this wondrous episode of History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

Guest:Susan Eisenberg

http://susaneisenbergvoice.com/

Twitter@susaneisenberg1

Instagram@susaneisenberg21

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Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.

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Sep 14 2016

59mins

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