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Episode 154- You & Me Can Rise Above- Batman Adventures #18, #26, #12 & #14

Trentus Magnus June 28, 2016


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In this week’s ball-crashing episode, Magnus continues the Batgirl and Robin megaseries all about the relationship between Babs and Dick. It’s sometimes romantic. Other times it’s more like a sibling rivalry.

The entire concept for this thing came from a Batman comic book binge your wise leader fell into not long before recording this episode, which is just about when the Babs/Dick ship subplot first fell under the microscope.

Yes, Magnus never even knew this subplot existed until then.

This week His Excellency takes a long look at The Batman Adventures #18, #26, #12 and #14 (in that order).

This selection of comics requires a bit of a squint test as The Batman Adventures exists outside the standard DC continuity. But head canon being what it is, there was no way these issues would escape a thorough investigation in light of Babs and Dick’s past and, God knows, their future.

If that seems odd, bear in mind that the writer of these issues, Kelley Puckett, has written other comics discussed in this megaseries so there is some creative continuity to be found here.

Again, people, these comic books pass the squint test. Barely. But they pass.

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always revolved a fair amount around music. Of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week’s theme song foreshadows Dick chafing in his partnership with Batman. The boy is fast becoming a man.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. On the other hand, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) a few weeks ago so this subject hasn’t been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not! It will require only a few more weeks!

In the meantime, though, don’t let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader’s ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that’s a promise!

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