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Secrets of the Batman 89 Comic: Interview with Joe Quinones & Andy Khouri

Batman 89 artist Joe Quinones and editor Andy Khouri join us to discuss the secret origins of the Batman 89 comic, Joe's original pitch for the comic, how they got Sam Hamm, why certain characters were redesigned, and what Easter Eggs we missed in our videos!


0:00 Joe Quinones & Andy Khouri Introduction

0:31 Episode Introduction

If you haven't checked them out already, watch Ben's video essays analyzing each issue of the Batman 89 comic and its connections to unmade scripts. They are the first six videos in the playlist here:

5:21 Andy Khouri and the Origin of the Batman 89 Comic

14:36 Joe Quinones and the Original Batman 89 Pitch

You can check out Joe's blog post with the images here:

29:49 Recruiting Sam Hamm

We previously discussed Sam Hamm's role in the Batman 89 comic here:

49:30 Batman 89 Character Redesigns and Likeness Rights

We discussed the Billy Dee Williams Two-Face here:

58:13 The Origins of the Drake Winston Robin Design

We previously discussed the Drake Winston Robin here:

1:16:00 Break

Check out our link for Barkbox here.

1:19:14 Return from Break: The Hidden Easter Eggs of the Batman 89 Comic

1:30:44 Will There Be More of Batman 89? + Joe Quinones's New Book & Thank You To The Fans

You can check out Joe's website here:

1:37:08 Was The Riddler Ever Considered for Batman 89?

1:49:29 Andy Khouri's Plug and Thank You To The Fans

You can check out Andy's website here:

And tweet him about Batman 89 on social media here:

1:54:14 Fan Comments

1:59:10 Closing: Fan Shoutouts and Social Media Promotion

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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