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Interview with Batman 89 Treatment Writer and Comics Legend STEVE ENGLEHART

We talk to the legendary Steve Englehart about his Batman run and his work on what would become Batman 1989.


0:13 Episode Introduction

1:19 Night of the Stalker

5:26 Thoughts on the BTAS eps The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne & The Laughing Fish

6:20 Silver St. Cloud & Focusing on Bruce's Love Life

We covered the "Strange Apparitions" arc here:

26:31 Englehart's Work on Batman 89

We covered the treatments that Mr. Englehart wrote for the film here:

They were later adapted into audio dramas by Neuverse Creative, which you can check out here:

38:46 Englehart's Opinion on Bruce Wayne's training

41:59 Break

42:08 $10 Patreon Tier Questions

48:13 Dark Detective Sequels & The Nolan Trilogy

We discussed the Dark Detective comics and their connections to the Nolan trilogy here. While we don't personally agree that Nolan took a ton from it, we thought it best to let Mr. Englehart share his own viewpoints on the show and let the audience form their own opinions:

1:01:04 Englehart's Favorite Comic Book Movies & Thoughts on Gunn's DCU

1:12:24 Closing: Fan Comments & Shoutouts

Check out Ben's comic Alter Ego:

And the variant cover by Alex Ramsey:

"Alter Ego is a comic series set in a cutthroat Game of Thrones-style world where five families of supervillains rule over a post apocalyptic Detroit while the last remnants of a police force attempt to take back control of their home. At the center is Jace, a vengeful outsider who agrees to go undercover for the cops as a henchman in order to take the families down from the inside. Will he help save the humans in taking back the city? Or is he clearing the board to rule the Five Families himself?"

Ben Wan's "Shortcut to Happily Ever After" available on the Metaphorosis website here: 

And you can get it in the 2023 Metaphorosis Collection here:

Check out our friends at Neuverse Creative, who will be producing Ben's adaptations of Batman 3, based on the early drafts of Batman Forever, and The Batman: Year One, based on the Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller script:

The Batman: Blowback, adapted by Ben Wan:

Batman 89: Case of the Chemical Syndicate, adapted by Ben Wan: 

Batman 89 Shadows Part 1: An audio drama adapted and narrated by Ben Wan, produced by Neuverse Creative: 

Batman Forever: Night of the Reaper, adapted by Ben Wan 

Batman 89: A Vow on the Grave, adapted by Ben Wan: 

The Dark Knight: Fears, adapted by Ben Wan: 

Batman: Year One (Wachowskis treatment), adapted by Tim Maxwell and Ben wan: 

Check out our link for Barkbox here.

Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for providing the visuals for this YouTube experience, as well as the usual QC and chapter time codes.

Thumbnail by Dan as well

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