“…a noir style murder mystery.
It tells an epic story on a street-level scale ”
A special Halloween edition!
Today on the program Batman: The Long Halloween – the classic story written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale.
There have been many iconic and influential stories in the history of Batman. It seems that every decade we get a new definitive take on the Dark Knight. And in the 1990s that definitive take was The Long Halloween.
The Long Halloween is a 13 issue limited series published between 1996 and 1997. It follows close on the heels of Batman: Year One and is set in the early career of the Caped Crusader as he attempts to track down a serial killer called simply “Holiday” who kills once a month and only on a holiday.
This is a classic and influential story that was acclaimed upon its release and continues to influence the Batman mythos right up until today. But that doesn’t stop Brian and Paul from having a few critical things to say about it, while at the same time acknowledging why it’s great.
Also, we we give our recommendations for horror comics you should be reading, including: Hellblazer, EC Comics (in general), Horror Manga (in general) Junji Ito and Hideshi Hino (specifically), Red Mother, Something Is Killing the Children, and Gideon Falls.
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