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Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

June 11, 2012

Spoiler Alert! This podcast discusses many key elements of Batman: The Killing Joke.

The Killing Joke, published in 1988, was a hit among comic fans but when Tim Burton praised the Alan Moore penned comic while doing press for Batman in 1989 it went mainstream. Now, almost twenty-five years later, Moore's story of the Joker giving Commissioner Gordon one bad day continues to be analyzed, discussed, and cited as one of the best examples of the superhero comic.

Now, inspired by Now Playing Podcast's Batman movie retrospective series, the dynamic duo of Arnie and Jakob continue reviewing these seminal Batman stories, Arnie having never read the story before this review, and Jakob a long time fan.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

June 2, 2012

H.G. Wells saw the future of modern warfare when he imagined meteor showers bringing bellicose Martian tripods down upon unsuspecting Victorian England.

Stuart In LA has known The War of the Worlds through its many offshoots - the infamous 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast, the 1953 Hollywood disaster movie, the 1980's syndicated TV show, and the Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg remake currently being reviewed for special donors at NowPlayingPodcast.com. But he's never read the 19th Century original novel until now. Listen and find out if he thinks the source material still stands as a pillar of the science fiction genre.

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