Episode 63 - Beware the Gray Ghost (Batman: The Animated Series S01E18)

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS COMES….A PODCAST! The gang, sans Mitch, reconvenes for one of Graham’s personal favorite Batman episodes: Beware the Gray Ghost!

When Batman discovers a serial bomber’s attacks on Gotham are themed after Bruce’s favorite childhood show, he works alongside his role model and is a borderline creep in the process. Alongside the episode the guys cover Zack’s saddest Halloween, the DC Universe launch and Cameron reading cursed articles about bees stingin’ dicks.

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Daredevil by Charles Soule and Ron Garney and Crowded by Christopher Sebela and Ro Stein.

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: 

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

Bonus Episode 8 - Green Arrow (Arrow S04E01)

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Just because the rest of the watchtower is busy and Mitchell is home with his sick infant doesn't mean there can't be an episode of the podcast, right? Right?!? It turns out that the answer to that question, dearest listener, is a resounding "I guess it depends on your definition of 'podcast'." 

Today Mitchell has recorded an episode about the CW smash hit "Arrow," which for the uninitiated, is a show about Arrowman. Mitchell did not watch episode one of the fourth season of Arrow before recording this episode, but he definitely turns it on during the recording. His cohosts aren't here today, but his child is! His child cannot talk.

This is labeled a bonus episode, but it'd probably help expectations if you thought of it as more of an... extra episode. Like, "Woah! I thought there was no episode this week, but here's this thing. I guess that's a net positive."

As always, you can email us to say you enjoy our normal episodes at AllAlongtheWatchtowerPodcast@Gmail.com

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

Episode 62 - Hicksburg (The Zeta Project S01E07)

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The gang is stuck hanging out with Zeta and Ro this week, but something's....off. Could this episode be....good? No! But, could it be....alright? Turns out, yeah, it could. Zeta is in disguise as superstar Adam HeatBeach and Ro gets some genuine character development, as the two of them go to her small childhood home of HillBROUGH.

Through the episode, Mitch is tempted by the siren call of wrestling and gunpla, Zack is deep in the throes of a WoW addiction and Cameron nearly shares his porn collection with everyone!

Apologies for some crackle-y audio, we had some hot mics this episode.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Thor by Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo.

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: 

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 61 - The Winning Edge (Batman Beyond S01E09)

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"Surely," you thought. "Surely the decrepit corpse of that Winning Edge episode that AATW said was missing enough audio to throw them into a months-long hiatus would never be strong enough to be seen on the RSS feed. Surely, that is the case." You thought wrong, fool! The Audio Entropy triage team (read: Mitchell with some truly unforeseen spare time) has slapped this sucker full of venom and it is READY, dear listener, to shamble on into your eager ears. Listen in, as a new generation of teens in Neo Gotham experiment with horribly debilitating drugs in the shadow of the supervillain who was that drug's marlboro man, all in the name of scoring more futureball points.

Note: The main audio conceit of this episode, if it annoys you, lasts for roughly 30 minutes. The rest of the ep after that is quality regardless!

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week are Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, and Richmond Lewis (those colors, y'all), which works out alright for an episode that isn't exactly timely, and Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. Jasons! Oh, also Graham read the county fair issue of Tom King's run on Batman, which was timely, but no longer is. All-time single issue of a comic, says he.

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: 

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 60 - See No Evil (Batman: The Animated Series S01E17)

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The gang's all here as Zero has granted Mitch a reprieve from parenting duty to watch a surprisingly great episode of BTAS: See No Evil!

Batman throws down with an invisible ne'er do well, with a little girl's life on the line. For an episode some of the gang had never heard of and featuring no notable villains, it was really great! What was not so great was Pearl Necklaces, Cameron's sniffles and Zack barely being able to keep his microphone on his desk. The same level of quality you've come to expect from your favorite (?) DCAU Podcast.

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Superman/Shazam: First Thunder by Judd Winnick and Joshua Middleton, Mr. and Mrs. X by Kelley Thompson and Oscar Bazaldua and Modern Fantasy by Rafer Roberts and Kristen Gudsnuk.

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: 

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

Episode 59 - The Cat and the Claw (Batman: The Animated Series S01E15-16)

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Mitch is out due to fatherly duties, with Graham, Zack and Cameron tackling a Batman 2-parter that introduces one of Batman's most famous, and recently very relevant, rogues: Catwoman!

Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne become embroiled in a, frankly confusing, real estate conspiracy while Batman and Catwoman find cross paths for the first time! Could it be a coincidence? Probably not!

The gang discusses the recent Batman/Catwoman wedding and its' fallout, so spoiler alert, as well as whether or not Bane is daddy, Zack's soda drinking habits and general irritation at Elon Musk.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week are The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron and Russel Dauterman and Catwoman by Joelle Jones and Laura Allred.

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: 

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

 

Episode 58 - Sons of the Fathers (Static Shock S01E08)

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Joined by first-time guest Frankie, of Let's Steal a Podcast, Zack, Mitch and Cameron join Virgil and Richie for a very special Static Shock about Richie's racist-ass father.

Virgil stays the night at Richie's house for the first time, having his first real run-in with racism and learning a good deal from his father, and show MVP, Papa Hawkins along the way. Also, the Metabreed are here and Fruit Brute might be back! We don't know!

Alongside the genuinely good and surprisingly well constructed episode, the gang talks about Wrestling Phone Games, Overwatch's newest hero and Cameron makes a disturbing connection to My Hero Academia.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week are Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories by Shino Amano and Moonstruck by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Kate Leth.

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: 

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

Episode 57 - Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series S01E14)

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It's one of the good ones, folks. The gang has finally gotten to the Emmy Award winning debut of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini working together in the DCAU to reinvent Mr. Freeze into one of Batman's most tragic villains. It's time for Heart of Ice.

The guys spend a shocking amount of time on topic, admiring the quality of the episode on just about every level, but even with the top-shelf cartooning on display they still managed to find time to meet Mitch's new ghost baby, Zero, Cameron gets bombed and Graham busts out a solid Mr. Freeze impression!

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is Babyteeth by Donny Cates and Garry Brown.

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: 

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

 

Episode 56 - I've Got Batman in My Basement (Batman: The Animated Series S01E13)

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Some people have skeletons in their closets, and this week the Boys, minus Mitch, have Batman in their Basement. That was about as good of an intro as this garbage pile of an episode deserves.

Equal parts WACKY Kid Comedy, Home Alone antics and Bird Crime, this one earned its infamous reputation as one of the worst episodes of BTAS. As a diversion from the episode itself, the boys also talk about E3, Zack's childhood groin injuries, Cameron demonstrates how to stop, drop and roll under a bed and Graham gets covered in scorpions. 

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Analog by Gerry Duggan and David O'Sullivan and Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett.

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: 

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

Episode 55 - Disappearing Inque (Batman Beyond S01E11)

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Hope you all like unexpected body horror cause OH BOY DO WE HAVE IT THIS WEEK. Inque is back on Batman Beyond and this time she's brought along her good friend, William H. Macy.

As Inque enacts her plan to kill both Batmen, Terry realizes he doesn't know very much about Bruce or the Batman legacy. Between the heroics and horrors, Zack, Mitch and Cameron talk about what the hell Mitch is eating on mic, Cameron's fictional country he designed currency for and why Zack has a life-long fear of Jon Voight.

This week's Komics Korner is Justice League by Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung. 

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: 

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

Episode 54 - West Bound (The Zeta Project S01E06)

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It's an empty podcast this week, as Zack and Graham were the only two willing to show up to talk about everyone's least favorite robot: Zeta. Which also explains why this episode is about half the length of a normal one.

Pursued by the incompetent Agent West, Zeta and Ro are forced to deal with Zeta's malfunctioning hologram tech while WACKY HIJINKS ensue. (The hijinks are not very wacky at all!)

After, and during, rushing through the episode in record time, Graham and Zack discuss their favorite Switch games, Graham's very specific anime preferences, and pray desperately for their co-hosts to return. 

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink by Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson and Daniele Di Nicuolo and Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna.

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: 

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

 

Bonus Episode 7 - Batman Ninja

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Buckle up, folks 'cause this one gets BONKERS. Joined by Legends of the Watchtower team member, and friend of the show, Emily, Graham, Zack and Cameron are here to walk you through the most insane, visually stunning and just plain fun movie they've watched for the show.

Produced by an all-star all-Japanese creative team, Batman Ninja throws Batman and pals into feudal Japan, along with Gorilla Grodd, Joker, Harley Quinn and a bunch of other villains and that's the most coherent way Zack could think of to describe this 90 minute fever dream of a movie.

Amidst the chaos, the crew manages to talk about their Bat-Family preferences, the best possible Justice League anime and discovers everyone's new friend: Monkichi!

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: 

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

 

Episode 53 - Child's Play (Static Shock S01E07)

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We're happy to announce that All Along the Watchtower has become PLUS ULTRA, as the boys, minus Graham, have been infected by My Hero Academia fever. The first 30 minutes of this episode are filled with wine, MHA Hot Takes and general bullshit, so if you actually want to hear about Static Shock (which they liked this week!), maybe skip ahead a bit.

In Dakota City, Static is forced to tackle his most dangerous foe yet: A kid named Dwayne with GODLIKE POWERS. He uses them to turn actual street garbage into hot dogs. Behind the ridiculous god-child plot, there's actually a solid emotional core which the crew hope are the first signs of Static finding its footing as a show.

Sorry if the audio is a little tinny at times, Zack has run into an unknown sound error and is working to get it taken care of.

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor and Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark.

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: 

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

Episode 52 - It's Never Too Late (Batman: The Animated Series S01E12)

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It's Never Too Late....to record a podcast! The Watchtower Gang is back for a more recently recorded episode to get this podcast train back onto it's sepia toned tracks. Zack's back in the host chair, which leaves the rest of the boys free to profess their love of cannolis, talk about Archie Andrews' history with meth and enjoy the gift of new fatherhood.

In Gotham City, Batman is a minor player this week as the bulk of the story focuses on two old mob bosses and homaging as many old movies as the writers could manage. Head's up, at the end of the episode they boys discuss their thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War. Spoiler alert: everyone thought Doctor Strange ruled.

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Thanos Wins by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw and The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin and Steve Engleheart.

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: 

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

Episode 51 - Spellbound (Batman Beyond S1E10)

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WE'RE BACK, EVERYBODY! After an unexpected hiatus, the Watchtower boys have re-formed to talk about everyone's favorite superhero cartoon universe. Except Zack, his internet hates him and didn't want this episode to happen. But (mostly) host Cameron steps up and manages to keep Graham and Mitch from killing each other. 

Back in the future of GOTHAM 20XX, Terry throws down with his worst foe yet: a creepy dude in a custom green man suit with a major hypnosis fetish. Between the fetish fuel, the guys discuss future tie technology, Cameron's tendency to wander away mid-podcast and the best brand of Southern USA Grocery Store. Fuck off, Hoggeldy Woggeldy, you're a tragic mistake.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week are Peter Panzerfaust by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins and Darth Vader by Charles Soule and Gisueppe Camuncolli.

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: 

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

Episode 50 - Two's A Crowd (Superman: The Animated Series S01E13)

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We're back! Most of us! Well, half of us. Look, the important part is that we are back on your favorite podcast feed and have the Season Finale of Superman: The Animated Series' first season for your ear holes!

With Cameron and Mitch otherwise occupied, Graham and Zack are forced to maintain a conversation for over an hour and a half, covering this episode of Superman where Parasite finds himself having his own extended conversations with his new body-buddy.

While spending a record amount of time being on-topic, Zack and Graham give you their month-old Last Jedi takes, talk about wrestling a bunch and discuss their preferred deli meats.

Your Komix Korner recommendation this week is The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.

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: 

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

 

Legends of the Watchtower - Issue 3: Hell Toupee (Masks actual play)

The team-name-to-be-determined teens we know and love return, in this third issue of derring-do and daring 'do's! Allison Addison AKA Potentia comes face-to-face with iconic and imposing former hero Faraday Us (mayoral candidate) in his sky-high spire, Charlatan and Peregrine II's detective work sets a most clobbersome comedy in motion, and the Iron Curtain commutes to work!!! 

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Episode 49 - Two-Face (Batman: The Animated Series S01E10-11)

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We've got a two-fisted two-parter this week, as Batman meets one of his most iconic foes for the first time: Two-Face!

As the crew is impressed by Harvey's commitment to being as on-brand as possible, they're also pleasantly surprised as BTAS appears to be hitting its stride after a rocky start. Along with great performances and solid action, this episode also features the return of Batmanime, with noticably better production values.

Alongside the episode, we also discuss Criss Angel, Cameron makes an actual movie reference, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Mitch takes a one-man improv class, and Zack loses his mind trying to control the show.

Your Komix Korner recommendations this week are Batwoman by Marguerite Bennett and Steve Epting and Batman: Creature of the Night by Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon.

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: 

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

Legends of the Watchtower - Issue 2: Other Dimensions (Masks actual play)

Behold! There, in the window of the comic’d shop! Why, it’s the second issue of Legends of the Watchtower, our actual play bonus podcast of the roleplaying game Masks! Yes, dear reader-listeners, the tale of teens continues in this audio file. MARVEL as our young heroes live their un-masked lives--TREMBLE as Mitchell introduces an accidentally, extremely convoluted piece of background information that might be relevant two story arcs from now--EMPATHIZE with our heroes, as they endure advice and admonishment from their elders! Those are the three verbs you may do. Wait, no, you can also WAIT PATIENTLY for our heroes to roll some dice! (I swear one of them rolls at some point. Listen, it’s just easy to get caught up in the scene, folks.)

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