Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Best Event Ever! Underworld Unleashed - Starman #13 & Showcase '95 #12 (Nov.-Dec. 1995)

I'm thrilled to once again participate in what's become a fun annual tradition, the #BestEventEver blog/podcast team-up!  For the past 3 years, a loose confederation of comics bloggers & podcasters has gotten together to jam on one of DC Comics' annual x-over events - and this year, we've decided to dig deep into 1995's Underworld Unleashed!

The villains of the DCU got a chance to shine during this event, and some pretty interesting match-ups came about between the villains & some unfamiliar opponents throughout the DC line.  Case in point, on of the 2 stories I'll be recapping & commenting on: retired Golden Age hero, Ted Knight (formerly Starman) takes on infrequent Batman foe, Dr. Phosphorus in Starman #13.  And in one of the stories in the 12th issue of the anthology, Showcase '95, Starman-cast member, The Shade, is confronted by the primary antagonist of Underworld Unleashed, Neron!

If you're interested in taking the plunge with us, I encourage you to:

Download this episode HERE!

And please be sure to check out further Underworld Unleashed coverage at these fine sites:

Scroll down to see a few images from these issues below, and check out previous episodes of I'm the Gun on iTunes & Google Play!

Thanks for listening!

Music used in this episode: (Every Day Is) Halloween by Ministry; Starman from the 'Walk Hard' soundtrack; My Shadow in Vain by Tubeway Army

Good look here at Dr. Phosphorus' transparent skin, as he blasts Ted Knight
The Starman trophy room - and fateful contact with Dr. Phosphorus
With the flick of a switch, color floods back into Ted Knight's world - I'd get that wound looked at, though, Ted
The nasty side to The Shade's powers
The Shade, channeling his best Oscar Wilde, delivers one the more memorable lines in my collection

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