106 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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    • 4.8 • 4 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.

    If a Man Be Made of Clay (Detective#479)

    If a Man Be Made of Clay (Detective#479)

    PUBLISHING DATE: October 1978
    CREDITS: Len Wein (story), Marshall Rogers and Dick Giordano (art)

    On the final episode of the podcast, we conclude the Clayface III story arc as JB finishes his journey through the comics of the 1970s. Thanks for listening, and always remember to keep both hands on the Bat Rope.

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    • 51 min
    The Coming of Clayface III (Detective #478)

    The Coming of Clayface III (Detective #478)

    PUBLISHING DATE: August 1978
    CREDITS: Len Wein (story), Marshall Rogers & Dick Giordano (art)

    Still reeling from losing Silver, the Batman takes his anger out on the criminal underworld. Meanwhile, a new and even deadlier Clayface terrorizes Gotham City.

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    • 35 min
    The Sign of the Joker (Detective #476)

    The Sign of the Joker (Detective #476)

    PUBLISHING DATE: April 1978
    CREDITS: Steve Englehart (story) Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (art)

    Batman races against time to stop the Joker, but is he too late to save Bruce’s relationship with Silver? Meanwhile, the ghost of Hugo Strange enacts its revenge on Boss Thorne.

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    • 38 min
    The Laughing Fish (Detective #475)

    The Laughing Fish (Detective #475)

    PUBLISHING DATE: February 1978
    CREDITS: Steve Englehart (story), Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (art)

    The Joker poisons all the fish in the country in a mad scheme to trademark his image. Meanwhile, the Batman is threatened by both Thorne’s campaign to outlaw his activities and by Silver discovering his true identity.

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    • 43 min
    The Deadshot Ricochet (Detective #474)

    The Deadshot Ricochet (Detective #474)

    PUBLISHING DATE: December 1977
    CREDITS: Steve Englehart (story), Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (art)

    An old enemy escapes from prison and seeks revenge against the Batman. Silver St. Cloud begins to suspect Bruce Wayne is Batman.

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    • 28 min
    The Malay Penguin (Detective #473)

    The Malay Penguin (Detective #473)

    PUBLISHING DATE: November 1977
    CREDITS: Steve Englehart (story), Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin (art)

    The Penguin attempts to outwit Batman and Robin in an attempt to steal a valuable artifact. Meanwhile, Rupert Thorne is visited by the ghost of Hugo Strange.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 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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