Episode 45 - The Savage Time (Justice League S01E24-26)

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It's time! For! The season one finale! Of! Justice League! That's right folks, today's episode means there's only... like, 300-some-odd episodes of the DCAU to go. Buckle your butts in for temporal shenanigans, as Kobik rewrites reality so that Nick Spencer never penned Secret Empire. As a result of this chrono-meddling, however, the earth's Nazi quotient actually somehow increases, and it's up to the time-and-reality-displaced leaguers to punch each and every one of them.

The boys on the watchtower try to maintain their sanity through the three-parter in order to indicate cogent thoughts through sensibly constructed sentences; they sort of succeed. Astute listeners may note that Cameron's audio is in fact an unabridged audiobook of a military encyclopedia. Rest assured, I did not put the wrong audio track in. This was all he talked about. Also, at one point everyone is really mean to Mitchell for no reason! What the heck, guys.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Darkseid Special #1 (of the Jack Kirby 100 commemorative series) by Mark Evanier and Scott Kolins (among other contributing authors and artists).

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com.

Episode 44 - The Forgotten - (Batman: The Animated Series S01E08)

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The boys planned on checking in with their old pal Bruce Wayne this week, but end up following some dude named Gaff Morgan on an extended Cool Hand Luke homage featuring the World's Most Disgusting Human!

Struck with amnesia, Bruce gets caught up in a slave labor camp/gold mine run by the utterly vile Boss Biggis, with none of his Batman toys to get him out of the jam! It's...kind of a weird one, y'all.

We also discuss our new Eclipse-given super powers, experience some minor technical difficulties and talk about the current state of Big Two comic books for seriously around 40 or so minutes. It's a long one.

Your Komix Korner recommendations trifecta this week are The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh, Doom Patrol by Gerard Way and Nick Derrington and Hi-Fi Fight Club by Carly Usdin and Irene Flores.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

 

Episode 43 - Shriek (Batman Beyond S01E07)

THE YEAR, 20XX. THE PLACE, GOTHAM CITY. THE PODCAST, AIMLESS AS FUCK.

We're checking back in with good Ol' Terry and good Ol' Ol' Bruce in Batman Beyond, with yet another of Terry's burgeoning rogue's gallery entering the picture.

After a failed attempt to assassinate Bruce, Terry has to tackle his first solo case as Batman and take down the mysterious new sound-based assassin, Shriek. It's a pretty great one, including some of Beyond's most memorable scenes!

We also meet the newest member of our podcast, Fitch, learn proper Batman defense strategies for criminal goons and talk about how warm this episode would sound on vinyl, maaaan.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerards,

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

 

 

 

Episode 42 - Tools of the Trade (Superman: The Animated Series S01E12)

We've got a big one this week, team. In this Very Important episode of Superman, we meet Metropolis' 2 top cops, Bruno Mannheim makes a new friend and we are introduced to the greatest threat the DCAU has ever seen.

SCU's leader, Maggie Sawyer, and her top man, Dan Turpin, are forced to consider bringing in Superman on their investigation (something Turpin is wholly against) after Bruno Mannheim starts suddenly, mysteriously, packing far more firepower than he ever had before.

In between the earth-shattering revelations we experience Graham actively fighting against Skype, Mitch and Cameron threatening to leave and start a Baking themed podcast and a general low-level chaos. It's a hell of a week.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

 

 

Episode 41 - Metamorphosis (Justice League S01E22-23)

Hope you like hearing about human garbage, friends, because this week's episode of Justice League is FULL OF THEM. 

Besides our wretched hosts we've got: womanizer Rex Mason, aka Metamorpho (voiced by legitimately horrible human being Tom Sizemore), creepy Trumpian father Simon Stagg and incredibly inconsistent character John Stewart! It's a blast!

In between the refuse, there's a light, mostly decent episode of Justice League. We also talk about where Zack disappeared to last week, Graham's monster hunting skills and Mitch loses his GOD DAMN mind about our poor podcasting habits.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is God Country by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw,

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 40 - They're Playing My Song (Static Shock S01E05)

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What's that, All Might? You want ME to inherit your tremendous power?! Gosh, and on the same day that I was crowned king of my hotel after Danny Rand bought a controlling stake in it... zzz... Oh, hey everyone. Graham, Cameron, and Mitchell here, using a device our close personal friend, Batman, invented to listen in on Zack's dreams. They're quite extravagant but a bit predictable. Intrepid host Zack is accidentally asleep while we're podcasting, you see, so we just wanted to check in through the power of Wayne Enterprises technology and make sure he's doing okay.

While Zack gets his beauty rest, the rest of us are enjoying an episode of Static Shock, ish. It's not a bad one, really! Rubberband Man exists now, and the world is enriched by his plucky verve and creative shapeshifting. The three of us, however, struggle to form a misshapen host-like form suitable for podcasting, eventually managing to talk Spider-Man (again!), start a book review pod-in-pod, and mourn the lost art of Crank Yanking.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 39 - P.O.V. (Batman: The Animated Series S0107)

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It was supposed to be an ordinary podcast... but it didn't stay that way. Somethin' happened, somethin' that nobody seems able--or willing--to explain, and the Watchtower boys were left with their asses in hand and a handful of corrupted audio files, also, in their hands. Now I'm here--not to put anything else in their hands, but to sift through the rubble and discover which of these four chumps is responsible for the audio event which knocked everybody's favorite DCAU podcast off-schedule. Cause one of 'em... ain't tellin' the truth.

During the course of my investigation the suspects will opine on contemporary Spider-Man cinema, Castlevania's monster content, tommy gun composition, and a multitude of other incriminating topics. The Batted Man of Gotham also makes an appearance, if you even believe in that old hoax.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi. Also whatever's in your local funny papers; it's workmanlike stuff but it still takes skill.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 38 - My Girl (Superman: The Animated Series S01E11)

Graham's back after a leave of absence, just in time for us to check in on Smallville's favorite son and his long-lost sweetheart: Lana Lang!

As Clark juggles busting an arms trafficking ring with dealing with his former high school flame, we struggle to remember who exactly Graham is, debate whether or not Superman fucks, meet two fantastic one-off goons and have a chat about diversity in comics. 

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Batman/Elmer Fudd by Tom King and Lee Weeks and Midnighter by Steve Orlando, Aco, David Messina and more.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 37 - Next Gen (Zeta Project S01E05)

The Watchtower's on a skeleton crew this week, as Zack and Mitch are the only ones who could be bothered to show up for this episode of everyone's favorite show: The Zeta Project.

As they struggle to deal with just how bad Zeta is at the task he was literally made for the duo also chat about Zack's newfound My Hero Academia obsession, Mitch's past work history, proper Bucky identification and very accurate and good impressions of their missing co-hosts.

Your Komix Korner recommendation is Blue Beetle by John Rogers, Keith Giffen, Rafael Albuquerque, Cully Hamner and others.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

 

Episode 36 - The Main Man (Superman: The Animated Series S01E09-10)

We had to use the back-up recording for our episode this week, gang, so sorry for the sub-par audio. The boys are back in Metropolis, and this time we meet one of the DCU's most inexplicably enduring characters: Lobo!

As Big Blue and the Main Man butt heads, we discuss what goes into a good weird alien design, the absolutely INSANE soundtrack to this episode and some breaking Star Wars and Watchmen news.

Your Komix Korner recommendation is Exiles by Jeff Parker and Salva Espin.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 35 - A Knight of Shadows (Justice League S01E20-21)

WE'RE BACK, Y'ALL. After an unexpected break due to the world conspiring against your favorite DCAU Themed Podcast, the boys have returned to the Watchtower to watch a....pretty mediocre episode of Justice League.

Minus Graham, but plus Etrigan, we watched the League throw down with Morgan La Fey and her bratty kid while J'onn has a Very Bad No Good Terrible Day. Other topics of discussion include: Remembering how to podcast, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's DCAU counterparts, a brief foray into the Wonder Woman film and Zack's victory at the first Brawl Along the Watchtower tournament.

Your Komix Korner recommendation is Darkest Days: The Forge by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

 

Bonus Episode 4 - Wonder Woman (2009)

Time for a bonus episode that definitely isn't tying into any sort of major motion picture release! The crew is joined by Emily (a different one!) for 2009's Wonder Woman animated film in our longest episode yet!

As we witness the origin of Diana, we also discover just how much of a garbage bag Steve Trevor is, just how baller as hell Artemis is, what happens when you introduce a third wrestling fan onto the podcast, Jeff Bezos' boons and curses, and chronicle Ares' descent into Maximum Anime.

Your BONUS Komix Korner recommendations are Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Wonder Woman Annual #1 by Greg Rucka, Vita Ayala, Michael Moreci, Collin Kelley, Jackson Lanzig, Nicola Scott, Claire Roe, Stephanie Hans and David LaFuente.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 34 - The Underdwellers (Batman: The Animated Series S01E06)

Zack here, pals! I'm not on this episode! That's okay though, because we have War and Beast's Emily here as a special guest for this VERY special episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

In between their very, very hurtful insults about me, the crew discuss this widely considered low point in Batman: The Animated Series, as well as Emily's love of Tim Drake, Mitch's confusion with All-Star Superman and Graham's new social media presence.

Your Komix Korner recommendation for the week, courtesy of Emily, is Red Robin by Chris Yost, Ramon Bachs and Marcus To.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 33 - Injustice For All (Justice League S01E18-19)

We have SO MANY villains for you this week, friends. We've got cat villains, bald villains, clown villains. You want a swampy corpse villain? We've got a swampy corpse villain! And they're all fighting The Justice League in Injustice For All.

As the Injustice Gang attempts to defeat the Justice League, and Batman's raw sexual charisma, the boys are forced to answer some important questions. How good is Injustice 2? What would happen if Zack and Graham Firestorm-ed? What is the worst Ska Band name? Just how sexy is Batman?

Apologies for the slight echo, we are working on an audio issue! Should be resolved soon.

Your Komix Korner recommendations for this week are The Mighty Thor by Walt Simonson and Batman #23 by Tom King and Mitch Gerards.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 32 - Grounded (Static Shock S01E04)

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Gotta get up, gotta go—to the beach! Hey gang, it’s me, co-host Mitchell. I was at the beach this week, and had a very nice time. The surf, the sand: there was no mistaking this environment i found myself in for anything other than a beach! Anyway, these dorks talked about Static Shock, which I didn’t watch. I assume the people’s champion, Fruit Brute, was cruelly omitted from both A and B plots alike this week, so who cares, you know? Just… who cares. I understand some sort of aggravating armadillo features in this episode. Real Z-tier Mega Man X Maverick, if you ask me. 

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read? recommendations for this week are Fables (as a whole, I think), created by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina, and Brave Chef Brianna, by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 31 - Heroes (Batman Beyond S01E06)

The crew once again travels to the distant future of Gotham City, this time to watch a trio of Very Legally Distinct superheroes arrive on the scene to ruin Batman's day.

As we witness the wholly original, do not steal, origins of the Terrific Trio, we also debate the potential future revivalist of the Hitler 'stache, the true nature of Keyser Soze and announce a new bonus episode and an upcoming Injustice 2 tournament that you (yes, you!) can play in and beat up your favorite co-host for prizes and glory.

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read?'s recommendations for this week are Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang and Nightwing Vol. 1: Better than Batman by Tim Seely and Javier Fernandez.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Komic Korner music, "Paris Ballad", provided by Dana Boulé via the Creative Commons License. Check out her work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Our Technical Difficulties Music, "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π via the Creative Commons License. Check out their work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/chZ_/

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 30 - Legends (Justice League S01E16-17)

Salutations, chums! Your favorite animated superhero based internet radio broadcast returns once more to discuss what is probably the best episode of Justice League's first season: Legends. 

As Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Flash are left stranded in an alternate world populated by the comic book heroes of John Stewart's youth, they come up against both hilarious and surprisingly harsh versions of 40's-50's America, some DASTARDLY CAPERS and a dark, terrible secret. 

This episode is so good that the crew stays on topic for the majority of the episode and collectively discover the absolute brilliance of Gardner F. Fox, creator of basically every cool thing in DC Comics.

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read?'s recommendation for this week is Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic,

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Komic Korner music, "Paris Ballad", provided by Dana Boulé via the Creative Commons License. Check out her work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Our Technical Difficulties Music, "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π via the Creative Commons License. Check out their work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/chZ_/

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 29 - Fury (Justice League S01E14-15)

Sorry for the late episode, folks, Zack came down with an illness that is TOTALLY UNRELATED from the one documented in this episode of Justice League. We discover a cadre of one-off villains plot to kill all men via a (magical?) plague, leaving Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl the only Leaguers well enough to combat it!

Amidst the would-be patriarchy smashing we discuss DC's upcoming "Dark Matter" line of books, discover none of us should be allowed in a kitchen ever again and Cameron places himself in time-out so stealthily that no one actually notices.

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read?'s recommendation for this week is Royals by Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Komic Korner music, "Paris Ballad", provided by Dana Boulé via the Creative Commons License. Check out her work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Our Technical Difficulties Music, "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π via the Creative Commons License. Check out their work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/chZ_/

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 28 - Pretty Poison (Batman: The Animated Series S01E05)

One of Batman's biggest villains makes her debut as we return to Gotham City circa 19XX to meet Poison Ivy! 

While everyone's favorite sexy plant-based character (sorry, Swamp Thing) gets introduced, we are also treated to some early anime-ass Batman animation, Batman's voyeur fetish and everyone's least favorite group impersonation: Nick Nolte!

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read?'s recommendation for this week is Moon Knight by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire! 

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Komic Korner music, "Paris Ballad", provided by Dana Boulé via the Creative Commons License. Check out her work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Our Technical Difficulties Music, "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π via the Creative Commons License. Check out their work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/chZ_/

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com

Episode 27 - Change of Heart (The Zeta Project S01E04)

I am thou, thou art I. From the sea of thy soul, I come: A new episode of your favorite (?) podcast! While Zack vainly tries to forestall the inevitable with talk about Persona and its detrimental effect on his life, the crew once again has to check in with everyone's most hated robot: Zeta. 

In between the bouts of burning, burning hatred for this show, Mitch reads from a school report he wrote at 11 years old, Graham threatens to leave the show several times, and we are all inspired by a rousing speech.

Your Komix Korner/The Fuck You Read?'s recommendation for this week is Daredevil by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, Chris Samnee and many others.

As always, feel free to shoot us an email at allalongthewatchtowerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @watchtowerdcau.

Komic Korner music, "Paris Ballad", provided by Dana Boulé via the Creative Commons License. Check out her work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Our Technical Difficulties Music, "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π via the Creative Commons License. Check out their work here: freemusicarchive.org/music/chZ_/

Our gorgeous album art was graciously made by Gustav Carlson, check out Gus' fantastic webcomic Tourist Unknown at touristunknown.com