Sunday, January 3, 2021

Episode 5: Batman and the Outsiders/The New Teen Titans Crossover

Happy New Year to you all.  The Outcasters are ringing in the new year with this epic crossover between Batman & The Outsiders and The New Teen Titans! 

Tim, Ashford, and guest podcaster, Sean, of the Secret Wars and Beyond Podcast, join in on the discussion.  Let us know what you think of this joint venture.  

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on another great episode, Tim and Ashford, and it was lovely to have Sean around to add extra spice to the mix.

    I remember when this crossover appeared, it was the best thing that had happened to the Outsiders, giving them real legitimacy in the superhero community - no longer were they the misfits Batman left the JLA for, they were peers of the New Teen Titans.

    I love the Fearsome Five, especially Shimmer and Mammoth - it’s very weird that after deciding they’re Australian, Marv Wolfman resisted giving them fair dinkum dialogue, or having them related to Digger Harkness... Roy Thomas wouldn’t have held back.

    I’d love to see someone with the right bent, like Gail Simone, give us a Fearsome Five series.

    I’m very curious as to what good old Helga was doing in Oz. Mutating kangaroos?

    Great points about Tara saving the Titans because she hadn’t yet uncovered their secrets for Slade... then again, wasn’t the endgame to kill them? If you can skip the secrets square and advance straight to Death, why not?

    And he may be a sleazebag, but good on Gar for picking up on the clue about Tara’s costume.

    You’re so right about Metamorpho being disturbing as rendered by Pérez and Tanghal, he looks like a zombie mummy, but goodness, the art in Titans is beautiful overall.

    Excellent points too about the warmth of Prince Geo Force, that panel with him in BatO, saying to Tara: ‘Grim? My sister, for him that was elation’, is a gorgeous piece by Jim Aparo.

    And what a tremendously on-point observation about his Starfire being reminiscent of a Frank Thorne babe-barian. These insights are why we tune in!