AJ, Sara and Tim discuss Batman and the Outsiders #24 from 1985, I Went to the Animal Fair. Sketchy guys with a van, juggling elephants, tire swings, and Batman smiling, this issue has it all!
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Okay, as of this very moment (12:19 CDT on June 12) I am back to being caught up with the podcast. I have a sneaking suspicion you'll be posting an episode today, but time will tell.ReplyDelete
I agree that the pimp character is a bad stock character, but one I'm sure I didn't blink at at the time. Time and perspective, right? I did have the thought that Halo trades one exploiter for another, though. I don't remember that storyline, so I'm interested if it goes the way I think.
I had mentioned when I shared this episode on Twitter that I didn't remember this comic and I was right. You three hit on so many things that stood out - Simon and Rex pulling Sapphire between them (I was laughing at A.J.'s pointing out the 1930sness of those characters), the on-the-nose monkey narration with Katana, the ever-so-bored Bruce Wayne, and more. I think A.J.'s description of this as a comedown issue is perfect.
It doesn't look like Annual #2 is available on Infinite, but it's included in the Vol. 3 collection. I'm so committed to this podcast that I think I'll have to pick it up digitally. I mean I have to be fully prepared for the discussion, right?