112 episodes

Hosted by JB Anderton, a child of the 1970s and life-long Batfan. This podcast looks back at the many incarnations of the Batman in the 1970s, including an in-depth look at DC's Batman and Detective Comics as well as his adventures on Saturday morning cartoons and Power Records stories, in order to discover what aspects of the character we know and love originated during the Bronze Age.

BAT 77 - The 70's Batman Podcast JB Anderton

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    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Hosted by JB Anderton, a child of the 1970s and life-long Batfan. This podcast looks back at the many incarnations of the Batman in the 1970s, including an in-depth look at DC's Batman and Detective Comics as well as his adventures on Saturday morning cartoons and Power Records stories, in order to discover what aspects of the character we know and love originated during the Bronze Age.

    The Impossible Escape (Brave & Bold #112) w/Jim Beard

    The Impossible Escape (Brave & Bold #112) w/Jim Beard

    PUBLISHING DATE: May 1974
    CREDITS: Bob Haney (story), Jim Aparo (art)
    After an attack at the Gotham Museum, Batman travels to Egypt to investigate the secret of a hidden tomb, where the secret of immortality is to be found.  Meanwhile, the escape artist known as Mr. Miracle accompanies a German doctor on an expedition to find the hidden tomb.  
    Joining JB is returning guest Jim Beard, author and editor of “Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters” and the three volume collection, “The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66”.  He currently co-hosts “The Doctor’s Beard” Podcast where he watches all of Classic Doctor Who from the beginning with co-host John S. Drew (“The Batcave Podcast”)
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Riddler on the Rampage (Batman #279)

    Riddler on the Rampage (Batman #279)

    PUBLISHING DATE: September 1976
    CREDITS: David V Reed (story), Ernie Chan and Tex Blaisdell (art)
    The Riddler escapes from prison and attempts to out-riddle Batman and Robin once again.  Also in this episode, JB shares his recent adventures in viral video-making and Adam West Batman cosplaying.  
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    • 44 min
    Riddles and Rockets! (Super Friends #4)

    Riddles and Rockets! (Super Friends #4)

    PUBLISHING DATE: April 1977
    CREDITS: E. Nelson Bridwell (story) Ramona Fradon & Bob Smith (art)
    The Super Friends are challenged by the Riddler to solve his clues in order to prevent the crimes perpetrated by himself and a new costumed criminal known as Skyrocket.
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    • 44 min
    Fugitive From The Stars (World’s Finest #211)

    Fugitive From The Stars (World’s Finest #211)

    PUBLISHING DATE: May 1972
    CREDITS: Denny O’Neil (story); Dick Dillin & Joe Giella (art)
    Batman and Superman are tasked by alien invaders to hunt a fugitive or else they will destroy the Earth. 

    • 41 min
    Warrior in a Wheelchair (Brave and the Bold #100)

    Warrior in a Wheelchair (Brave and the Bold #100)

    PUBLISHING DATE: March 1972
    CREDITS: Bob Haney (story), Jim Aparo (art)
    The podcast returns for monthly episodes summarizing and reviewing the 1970s Batman books.  
    The Batman is taken down but not out by a sniper’s bullet.  The wheelchair-bound masked detective enlists Robin, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Black Canary to assist him with taking down a major drug ring in Gotham City.  
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    • 49 min
    AUDIO DRAMA - "This One'll Kill You, Batman!" (Batman #260)

    AUDIO DRAMA - "This One'll Kill You, Batman!" (Batman #260)

    Inspired by the Power Records audio dramas of the 1970s, JB performs the main feature from the 100-Page issue, Batman #260 (February 1975), complete with sound effects and background music.  Look for the video with accompanying comic panels to be posted soon on JB's YouTube channel. 
    Story by Denny O'Neil, art by Irv Novick & Dick Giordano, and edited by Julius Schwartz. 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Gotarugrat ,

A fun analysis of a neglected era

The 1970s era of BATMAN tends to fall between two stools . It’s neither the Campy Crusader of the 1960s, nor the Frank Miller inspired Dark Knight of the 80s ( and beyond)...
But it’s my childhood era of BATMAN.
Mego Toys,Superfriends , Colorforms & Power Records kept the torch lit for Bat fans and is a worthy subject of this excellent podcast! Be nice to Bat Mite, though. He’s only trying to help!

Ken Holtzhouser

Thiessen12 ,

Really great

Great podcast very interesting. I will say the theme music intro goes on for wayyyy too long and when having guest stars in the podcast the mics are pretty bad and loud so I usually skip though although I’d be interested to hear them especially since they are long more in-depth discussions

RikkiG ,

Love it!

A total delight to listen to. Host JB knows his stuff, and it’s really cool to dive into a kind of forgotten era of Batman.

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