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Brotherhood of Batman

Brotherhood of Batman

By Jake, Ben, and Aaron
Celebrate the world of the Caped Crusader by listening to the Brotherhood of Batman Podcast! Join three unique brothers on a journey to explore Batman comics and the expanded Bat-verse. Themed drinks and general shenanigans accompany each book and episode. Listen now.
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Season 6 - Episode 8 - Batman Dark Night: A True Batman Story
It is Jake's second pick this week and of course he followed the directions... The brothers read the autobiographical story of Paul Dini and the events that helped shape his career.  We discuss one Harleen Quinzel, a cocktail named after Paul, and the demons that haunt us all.  Thanks for tuning in! Next week is Ben's Pick and the end of Season 6: Read page number 4 out of Love is Love and Robin #9.
May 3, 2021
Season 6 - Episode 6 - JLA Movies Reviewed with Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals
Much like the heroes of the DC universe, the brothers team up with our friends from the Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals podcast.  All of us reviewed the two JLA movies, The original 2017 verison and Zack Snyders Cut from 2021.  We discuss the merits of Brad Pitt, Pokemon D&D, and butterflies.  Thanks for tuning in! Check out Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals wherever you listen to podcasts. Next week: We are back to Jake's pick as the Villain's continue to take over Gotham.
April 26, 2021
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Make 'em Laugh
This week we get a second serving of the Condiment King along with a side of Pack Rat and Mighty Mom, delicious!  We watched the Batman the Animated Series episode: Make 'em laugh.  We discuss zombies, mermaids, and chocobos.  Thanks for tuning in! Next week: Jake's pick - Dark Night: A True Batman Story
April 19, 2021
Season 6 - Episode 4 - The Saga of Mitchell Mayo
Ketchup and Mustard and Mayo, oh my!  This week was Aaron's second pick and he made his brothers read the life story of Mitchell Mayo, The Condiment King.  We discuss what mustard should never be mixed with, the components of ice cream, and Aaron makes Jake and Ben play a game.  Thanks for tuning in! We read (parts of): Batgirl Year One #8, Birds of Prey #37, Robin 171; Batman #54 (Tom King), and Final Crisis Aftermath Run #4 Next Week: Batman the Animated Series: Make 'em Laugh
April 12, 2021
Season 6 - Bonus - Batman Catwoman #4
This week the brothers read the latest Tom King/Clay Mann issue of Batman Catwoman #4.  We discuss the future, PETA, and Danny Devito.  We hope you enjoy and thanks for tuning in! We read: Batman Catwoman #4 - Currently on comic shelves! Next Week: Aaron's pick #2: The Saga of Mitchell Mayo- (only read parts of) Batgirl Year One #8, Birds of Prey #37, Robin 171; Batman #54 (Tom King), and Final Crisis Aftermath Run #4
April 5, 2021
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Pinky and The Brain #25
It's Ben's week!  He had the brothers read Pinky and The Brain #25.  We discuss telethons, Poison Billie, comic shops, Justice League, and the PS5.  We hope you enjoy! Next week: Aaron's choice #2 - Batgirl Year One #8, Birds of Prey #37, Robin 171, Batman #54(King series), and Final Crisis Aftermath #4
March 29, 2021
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Two of a Kind
It's Jake's villain pick and surprise, surprise he picked a Two-Face story.  Jake had us read the short story Two of a Kind from the Batman: Black and White Vol. 1. We discuss twins, Batman the Animated Series, and Harvey's gooey consistency.  Thanks for tuning in! Next Week is Ben's Villain story: Pinky and the Brain #25 
March 23, 2021
Season 6: Episode 1 - Joker: Killer Smile
Welcome to Season 6!  We are jumping out of continuity this season as the villains have taken over.  The brothers have each chosen different villain stories to share with each villain having their week to shine.  Aaron had his brothers read the DC Black Label story Joker: Killer Smile.  We discuss Mr. Smiles, Mr. Pouts, and Silence of the Lambs.  Thanks for tuning in! Next week: Two of a Kind (found in Vol. 1 of Batman: Black and White
March 15, 2021
Bonus - Ben's Game O' Fun #2
Aaron and Jake spar once again during Ben's Game O'Fun.  Ben quizzes his brothers in The Return of the Backwards Spelling, Who Done Messed Up?, The Real Heroes, and Who Is JPV talking to?  Will Jake emerge victorious, will Aaron once again reign supreme, or will it end in a tie because Ben can't hear who answered first?  Thanks for tuning in! Season 6 is next!  Read: Joker - Killer Smile
March 8, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Knightsend Part 3 - Aftermath
The conclusion of the Knightfall, Knightquest, Knightsend sage is here!  The brothers discuss the final chapter in the JPV series this season.  Tim falls asleep at the wheel, Catwoman reminisces about her helicopter ride, and JPV visits the Homeless.  We hope you enjoy!  Thanks for tuning in. We read: Robin #9, Catwoman #13, and Showcase '94 #10 Next season is coming soon!
March 1, 2021
Bonus - Batman Catwoman #3
New Comic review! The brothers discuss and review the newest issue of Tom King's Batman Catwoman maxi-series currently on the rack.  We talk about Selena, The Phantasm, and the loss of an icon. And Ben gives Tom an ultimatum.  Thanks for tuning in!
February 24, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 24 - Knightsend Part 2
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?  Does Bruce regain the mantle of Batman?  Does JPV make nice with the spirits?  The brothers discuss all of this and more as we start to wrap up Knightsend.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Catwoman #12, Batman #510, Shadow of the Bat #30, Detective Comics #677, and Legends of the Dark Knight #63. Next week: The end of the Knightfall, Knightquest, and Knightsend series and our Season 5 finale - Robin #9, Catwoman #13, and Showcase '94 #10.
February 22, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 23 - Knightsend Part 1
The quest is over!  This week we begin discussing Knightsend.  Bruce returns to training with Lady Shiva, Dick and Tim enjoy each others company, and Harold snacks on almond fudge bars.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Batman #509, Shadow of the Bat #29, Detective Comics #676, Legends of the Dark Knight #62, and Robin #8. Next Week: Knightsend Part 2 - Catwoman #12, Batman #512, Shadow of the Bat #30, Detective Comics #677, and Legends of the Dark Knight #63
February 16, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Batman & Robin Movie Discussion and Review
Holy Bat-Nipples Robin!  This week the brothers discuss and review Joel Schumacher's notorious 1997 film, Batman & Robin.  We explore our varying thoughts on this 'film', discuss Santa wigs, and much, much more.  Ben moves to team Jake and Aaron reminisces over Catwoman.    Thanks for tuning in! Next time: We will start discussing Knightsend
February 8, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Knightquest Part 6: Conclusion!
Knightquest is finally over!  Does JPV cross a line that Batman shouldn't cross?  Does Tim pull a Homer and slowly back away into a hedge?  Does Ben get up on a soapbox to rant?  Find out this week! Thanks for tuning in. We read: Batman 505-508, Shadow of the Bat #28, and Robin #7. Next week we review the Batman & Robin movie!
February 1, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Batman Catwoman #2
Bonus episode this week!  The brothers continue discussing Tom King's new Maxi-series Batman Catwoman #2.  We explore ice or no ice in our water, The Grey Ghost, and await our Angel of Death.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Batman Catwoman #2
January 28, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Knightquest Part 5
This week the brothers catch up with Bruce Wayne in his quest to find Shondra and Asp.  We discuss Alfred quitting again, sibling relationships, healing people, and stuffed animals.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Legends of the Dark Knight #59-61 Next week we conclude Knightquest with: Batman #505-508, Shadow of the Bat #28, Robin #7
January 25, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Ben's World!
We all can blame Ben for the choice this week, because it's Ben's World!  Ben had us read Robin #3-5.  We catch up with Stephanie Brown and her dear old dad, Ariana throws Tim out with the dish water, and Baffler bangs his head.  Thanks for tuning in! Next Week: Legends of the Dark Knight #59-61
January 19, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Knightquest Part 4
This week the Joker returns for his directorial debut in Knightquest.   We discuss Siskel and Ebert, The Mandalorian, and Ben expresses his love for JPV.   Thanks for tuning in! We read: Detective Comics #671-673 Next Week is Ben's World: Robin #3-5
January 11, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Knightquest Part 3
This week the brothers continue discussing the Knightquest storyline and once again visit Santa Prisca.  We catch up with Selena and her glorious closet, visit Bane in Blackgate, and check in with JPV.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Catwoman #3,4, &6; Batman 503-504; and Catwoman #7. Next week: Detective Comics #671-673
January 4, 2021
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Knightquest Part 2
This week we read JLA Task Force #5-6 and Shadow of the Bat #21-23.  The brothers catch up with Bruce and Alfred in their quest to find Shondra Kinsolving and Jack Drake.  We discuss super powers, fox hunting, and kitchen fires.  Thanks for tuning in! Next week we will catch up with Selena Kyle.  Read Catwoman #3-4, 6, Batman #502-504, and Catwoman #7.
December 28, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Knightquest Part 1
This week we begin discussing the Knightquest sage.  This is the follow-up to Knightfall.  We explore Bat-rocket trains, Tim hides a car in a barn, and Aaron breaks the verbal-morality statute.   Thanks for tuning back in! Next week JLA Task Force #5 and 6; Shadow of the Bat #21-23 
December 22, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Batman/Catwoman #1
This week the brothers read and discuss the first issue of Tom King's Maxi-series, Batman/Catwoman.  We explore retirement life in Florida, saying goodbye to loved ones, and welcome back ANDREA BEAUMONT!   We will begin Knightquest next week!  Thanks for tuning in! 
December 14, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Ben's Season 5 Game O'Fun
This week Ben quizzes Jake and Aaron on dialogue, costumes, and spelling from Knightfall and the Batman universe.  Play along with us!  Thanks for tuning in. We are working on Knightquest and will have new book reviews soon!
December 7, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Elseworld's: Batman/TMNT Vol. 1
It's Aaron's Elseworld's pick this week!  The brothers discuss Jake's birthday, reveal their favorite Ninja Turtles, and explore robotic Alfred.  We hope you enjoy!   We are working on the reading for Knightquest and will be back to book reviews soon.  Next week, Ben will torture Aaron and Jake with a game he created.  Who will emerge victorious?  Tune in.
November 30, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Knightfall Conclusion
We made it through Knightfall!  Almost all of us came out of it unscathed, except for maybe Bruce. This week the brothers finish discussing the Knightfall sage.  We examine Harold's love of dog food, John Paul's use of tiny hammers, Tim's conversation with Dick, and Bane's addiction to Venom.  Thanks for tuning in! We read Detective Comics #666 and Batman #500.
November 23, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Catwoman #1 & 2
This week the brothers leave the Knightfall storyline momentarily to see what Selina Kyle is up to.  We discuss 90's art style, impossibly designed outfits, and a complete lack of clothing.  Thanks for tuning in!
November 16, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Knightfall: Part 5
The brothers continue reading the Knightfall storyline this week.  We discuss Shondra's name, Jean Paul's addition to the Batsuit, and the mysterious absence of Harold.  Thank you for tuning in! We read Batman #498, Detective Comics #665, and Batman #499.
November 9, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Knightfall: Part 4
This week the brothers continue with the Knightfall storyline.  We discuss horror movies, the lack of the Crane technique, dueling puppets, and oh yeah- Batman needing a chiropractor.  Thanks for tuning in! We read Batman #497 and Detective Comics #664
November 2, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Knightfall: Part 3
This week the brothers continue with the Knightfall story.  We discuss the bromance between Scarecrow and Joker, Riddler just wants people to play his game, and Bane forces Batman to run the gauntlet.  I'm sure everything will be better for Bruce next week.   Thanks for tuning in! We read Detective Comics #662, Batman #496, and Detective Comics #663.  
October 26, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Knightfall: Part 2
This week the brothers read the next chapter in the Knightfall saga.  We discuss a tv series starring Socko, briefly see Poison Ivy, and Bane doesn't care about Bruce Wayne.  Thanks for tuning in! We read: Detective Comics 660, Batman 494, Detective Comics 661, and Batman 495
October 19, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Knightfall: Part 1
This week the brothers read Batman #491-492, Detective Comics #659, and Batman 493 for the beginning of Knightfall.  We discuss the virtues of recycling, Haberdasheries, and Jake's love for socks.  Thanks for tuning in.  It is going to be great season!
October 12, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 3 - A Sparrow with a Machine Gun
Following our discussion of The Batman trailer and Bane's treatment of the Riddler, it was only fitting to continue with some puzzles.  This week Aaron puts Ben and Jake to the test as they attempt to solve some of Edward Nygma's riddles to win a prize for their significant others.  Thanks for tuning in!
October 5, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Prelude to Knightfall: Part 2 - Batman: 488-490
The Brothers inch closer to Knightfall as Batman inches closer to having a real sleep disorder.  The brothers discuss pumped up Foot Soldiers, Rob Schneider, and popcorn cake.  I imagine things are going to get quite uncomfortable for Bruce very soon.  Thanks for tuning in!
September 28, 2020
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Prelude to Knightfall Part 1
The brothers are back for another Bat-filled season of shenanigans and nonsense.  This season we will be focusing mainly on the Knightfall story arc.  This week we read some Prelude to Knightfall issues to check in on Batman and see how he is holding up.  We learn that both Bruce and Aaron need more sleep, Harold needs to get digging, and Pogs make a triumphant return.  Thanks for sticking with us.  Hope you enjoy! Read: Batman 484-485 & DC 656
September 21, 2020
Bonus - 2nd Anniversary!
This week the brothers socially distance in Aaron's backyard to record our 2 year anniversary episode!  We discuss Bat-toos, each rank our top 10 moments from the first two years, and enjoy some human interaction.  Thanks for tuning in for the last 2 years.  Knightfall begins next week!
September 14, 2020
Bonus - The Batman (2021) 1st Trailer
We are almost ready for Season 5, keep reading Knightfall stuff!   This week, the brothers critique and review the 1st trailer for Matt Reeves upcoming film, The Batman.  We explore Riddles, a lack of sparkliness, and is that really Colin Farrell?  We hope you enjoy!
September 7, 2020
Working Towards Season 5
Hey Brotherhood of Batman fans! We are working hard to bring you season five. We have a lot of new stuff coming up but hang tight this week and we will be back soon.
August 31, 2020
Bonus - I need a Hero
The brothers are prepping for Season 5.  This week we rank 15 Batman family Heroes and argue over why everyone else is wrong.  Who is an A, list Hero and who is residing in the depths of the Batcave as an E level Hero?  Play along with us. Season 5 is coming soon!
August 25, 2020
Batman the Animated Series - Bane
We are getting ready for Season 5 in a few weeks.  This week the brothers are joined by Aaron's children, Toby and Connor, to review the Batman Animated Series episode Bane.  We discuss Robin's swimming abilities, Bane's fashion choices, and nunchucks.  Thanks for tuning in!
August 17, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Vengeance of Bane
It's the end of Season 4!  This week we have the introduction of an important member of the Rogues Gallery.   We discuss tighty whities, venom, the upcoming relationship between Bane and Batman, and Aaron gets his super-villain name!  Thanks for sticking with us!   If you want to start reading ahead for Season 5, check out the Knightfall, Knights Quest, and Knights End stories.  
August 10, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Adventures of Superman: 500-502
This week it's Ben's pick.  He is moving away from Elseworlds and is supplementing Jake's continuity with books he thinks should be in there.  So hang on for more teen nonsense. We discuss the Reign of Superman, Clones, and some young punk that resembles Jason Todd.  We are nearing the end of this crazy season and we appreciate you hanging in there.  
August 3, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 22 - The Death of Superman
It's a squashed bird, it's a downed plane, it's the death of Superman!  This week Noah rejoins the brothers as they discuss The Death of Superman and Funeral for a Friend.  We reminisce about Slurpees at 7/11, the importance of mukluks, and Doomsday's friendship with forest creatures.  Thanks for tuning in!
July 27, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Sword of Azrael
This week the brother read and discuss another member of the extended Bat Family - Azrael.  We discuss dwarves, spinach fajitas, and Azrael's calm manner of solving problems.  Thanks for tuning in!
July 20, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Robin 3: The Cry of the Huntress
This week the brothers read the last of the three Robin mini-series before his stand alone begins.  Tim struggles with the school of hard knocks,  daddy issues, and Ariana Grande.  We hope you enjoy this episode with a side of cookies.  Thanks for tuning in.
July 14, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 19 - The Huntress Returns
This week the brothers read Detective Comics #652-653.  Helena makes her return to Gotham City as a high school teacher.  We discuss butt warmers, mullets, and who has the right to be a vigilante.  Thanks for tuning in!
July 6, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 18 - The Spoiler
Mrs. Brown, you have a lovely daughter! (That would have been a good intro song!)  This week the brothers read Detective Comics #647-649 and are introduced to Stephanie Brown.  We discuss bricks, Robin Hood, and pouches.  Thanks for tuning in!
June 30, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 17 - The Joker Presents: Pyramid Schemes
Who are the top Batman Villains?  Who belongs down below in the sewers with dartboard street gangs?  The week the brothers rank 15 Batman villains using a five tiered pyramid.  Who rises to the top?  How angry does Ben get?  Do Jake's choices make sense?  We hope you enjoy! Play along with us!  Make a five tiered pyramid (top=1 choice, bottom=5 choices).  Rank the villains below: Calendar Man; Scarecrow; Poison Ivy; Baby Doll; Hugo Strange; The Ventriloquist & Scarface; Two-Face; Ras Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul; Carmine Falcon; Penguin; The Riddler; Mad Hatter; Mr. Freeze; Solomon Grundy
June 22, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 16 - The Last Arkham
Quarantine is slowing driving the brothers insane, much like Amadeus Arkham and his nephew Jeremiah.  This week we discuss palindromes, hot pockets, and the fashion stylings of Dick Grayson.  Thanks for tuning in!
June 16, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 15 - The Return of Scarface
Guess who's gack, gack again?  Arnold's gack, tell a friend.  This week the grothers discuss releasing villains on technicalities, riding shotgun, and going steady.  Thanks for tuning in! 
June 8, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Robin 2
We are still practicing social distancing this week, much like Batman who was nowhere to be found in Gotham.  This week the brothers talk about Tim's hair, Joker experiences deja vu, and Alfred lugs around hologram equipment.  Thanks for tuning in!
June 1, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Oracle and the Suicide Squad
This week the brothers read the introduction of the Suicide Squad and the Introduction of the Oracle.  Ben knew that she was the the one and that she would be back something or other.  The brothers discuss batteries, Jihads, the Temple of Doom, and whatever happened to Babs.  Thanks for tuning in!
May 26, 2020
Season 4 - Bonus Episode - Quarantine Batman Scavenger Hunt
This week Aaron makes Ben and Jake run around their house looking for random Batman related items.  Thanks for tuning in!
May 19, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Catwoman (2004) Movie Review
This week WB made an extra $6 off the three brothers who thought it would be a good idea to watch Halle Berry in Catwoman.  So yea.  We hope you enjoy listening to us discuss this wonderful movie.  Thanks for tuning in!
May 11, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Batman #458-461
The brothers are still stuck in quarantine and it shows!  This week we discuss the return of some Season 1 characters, meet The Condiment King's perfect match, and get tricky.  Thanks for tuning in!
May 4, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Robin 1
This week we are still practicing social distancing.  The brothers discuss French Baguettes, King Snake, and cats.  Be like Batman and stay away from everyone.  Thanks for listening and stay safe!
April 27, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Batman #455-457
Still stuck in social isolation, the brothers remotely discuss Batman #455 - 457.  Jake gets emotional, Ben finally has his moment with Tim and a suit, and Aaron dreams of rat burgers.  Hope you all are safe and well.  Thanks for tuning in!
April 20, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Elseworlds - Elmer Fudd
This week the brothers are maintaining their social distancing from each other.  Since the world is now a crazy version of itself we felt it was time for an Elseworlds episode.  The brothers read Aaron's selection Batman/Elmer Fudd.  We hope you are all staying safe.  Thanks for tuning in.
April 14, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 7 - The Huntress
This week the brothers read The Huntress #1.  We discuss mobsters, big hair, and Ben wants some more cheese.  Thanks for tuning in.  
April 6, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 6 - A Rite of Passage
Voodoo, poison, and bubble pipes!  Come visit with friends on the other side.  This week the brothers discuss Tim Drake and his parents, Batman being more likeable, and the suit in a case.  Thanks for tuning in!
March 30, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 5 - The Penguin Affair
This week the brothers discuss birds, hypothesize if they were penguins, and plan strategic chess moves.  Thanks for tuning in! 
March 23, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 4 - What is the Meaning of This?
Take a break from Tim Drake!  This week Aaron quizzes Jake and Ben on their ability to recall some of the lessons learned over the past few seasons.  Wheel of Batman, turn, turn, turn, tell us the lesson we have learned!  Thanks for tuning in.  Next week: The Penguin Affair
March 16, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 3 - A Lonely Place of Dying
This week the brothers discuss another Wolfman book, A Lonely Place of Dying.  We are revisited by Two-Face, introduced to Ben's Robin, see a suit in a case, and watch Batman climb back (sort of) from his hole.  We hope you enjoy.
March 9, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Batman: Year Three
Bruce, Dick, Mobsters, Little Timmy, and Rum Ham, this episode has it all.  This week the brothers examine Bruce's continued descent into insanity.  We also are introduced to Tim, who may or may not be important later, who knows.  Thanks for tuning in!
March 2, 2020
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Batman #430, Annual 13, & New Titans #55
The brothers return this week with a brand new season!  We spend some time lamenting on Batman's erasing of Jason Todd from the picture.  Ben gets excited for this season, Aaron expresses his undying love for George and Marv, and Jake tries to keep us on track.  Thanks for tuning back in.  We are excited for this season!
February 24, 2020
Bonus Episode - Jump on in!
New to our Podcast?  Already a listener and want a brief recap?  Either way, here it is!  The brothers give a quick rundown of ten of the best books from the first three seasons of the Brotherhood of Batman podcast.  Season 4 is right around the corner.  Thanks for tuning in. 
February 17, 2020
Bonus Episode - Name that Batman!
We are between seasons 3 and 4 this week with a special episode.  Aaron hosts Name that Batman! with contestants Jake, Ben, and John Dedeke.  Play along and try to guess the 12 different actors that say the iconic line "I'm Batman".  Did Sigorney Weaver and Morgan Freeman play Batman?  Who knows.  We hope you enjoy!
February 10, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 24 (Finale) - A Death in the Family
Season 3 has come to an end! Much like Jason Todd in Batman: A Death in the Family.  The brothers welcome back John Dedeke from The Hourchive .  We discuss diplomatic Immunity, Star wars, evil mothers, and Batman's greatest failure.  Thanks for tuning in.  We will be starting Season 4 in a few weeks.  Aaron can't wait to hear Ben rant about some new little punk.  
February 3, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Diplomat's Son and Consequences
We are getting near the end of Season 3! We also are getting near the end of Jason Todd.  This week the brothers discuss Robin #2's anger issues, Gordon's need for better home security, and the merits of Lethal Weapon 2.  We hope you enjoy!
January 27, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 22 - The Killing Joke
Season 3 is nearing the end.  Just like Barbara gets close to her end in The Killing Joke.  Jim Gordon approaches madness, Batman tries to reason with the insane, and Joker goes a little looney.  We hope you enjoy!
January 20, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Batgirl Special and Secret Origins
This week the brothers revisit Barbara Gordon in Batgirl Special and Secret Origins.  Batgirl decides to throw in the towel, Ben discusses the merits of body spray, Jake sets us up for The Killing Joke, and Aaron has a lot to clean up.  We hope you enjoy!
January 13, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Scarface and the Ventriloquist
This week the brothers read Detective Comics #583 & #584 and Showcase 94 #8 & #9.  We are introduced to new characters that all the brothers seem to enjoy.  Ben has a special guest join us, Jake makes us an interesting beverage, and Aaron brings up Drew Carey.  We hope you enjoy!
January 6, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Batman: The Cult
This week the brothers drink the Kool-aid, venture into the sewers, and discuss the merits of monster trucks.  Jason Todd saves Batman, the Deacon tries to save Gotham, and Jake explains why The Dark Knight Rises is the best.  We hope you enjoy!
December 30, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Elseworlds - Batman Adventures: The Lost Years
It's Ben's Elseworlds pick this week and he has chosen to attempt to break continuity even further by introducing some young punk as Robin.  Dick goes off to explore and find himself, Two-Face and Ras make an appearance, and Batgirl she's the one.  We hope you enjoy!
December 23, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Almost Got 'im
This week the brothers review and discuss the Batman The Animated Series episode 'Almost Got 'im'.  Jake finally gets to say his favorite line from the animated series, Joker is up to some of his usual tricks, and Killer Croc is dumb as a rock (a big rock).  We hope you enjoy!
December 16, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Batman: Batgirl
This week the brothers revisit Barbara Gordon, discuss her bad hair, enjoy some cherry nougat cookies, and play Jeopardy (sort of).  We hope you enjoy!
December 9, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Nightwing: Year One
This week the brothers explore the departure of Dick Grayson from Wayne Manor, the return of the Guantlet, discuss the virtues of clay and crocodiles, and wish Jake a happy birthday.  We hope you enjoy! 
December 2, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
This week the brothers revisit the teenagers known as the Titans.  Aaron deems the book not Terra-ble, Ben has a thing for V-necks, and Jake attempts to speak without being interrupted.  Oh, and we finally meet someone called Disco-wing.  We hope you enjoy!
November 25, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Second Chances
Special guest John Dedeke from The Hourchive Podcast, joins the show as the brothers discuss Batman's farewell to Dick Grayson and welcome aboard the second Robin, Jason Todd.  Foreshadowing, crazy old ladies, The Joker, Two-Face, and tire thieves are among the topics of conversation.    We hope you enjoy!
November 18, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Batman: The Cat and the Bat
This week the brothers discuss Batgirl and Catwoman in Batman: The Cat and the Bat.  Barbara tries to find her dad's notebook, explores hedonism with Selena, and Catwoman will never learn.  We hope you enjoy! The Brotherhood of Batman made the list of the Top 25 Batman podcasts!  Check out the link here:
November 11, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Crisis of Infinite Crossovers Part Two - Joker Movie Review
This is it!  The culmination of the Crisis of Infinite Crossovers with our friends at The Hourchive.  The brothers continue the Joker movie discussion with John, Adam, Drew, and Nick from The Hourchive.  If you haven't heard Part One of the discussion you can find it here:  You can find other exciting episodes of The Hourchive wherever you listen to podcasts. We hope you enjoy!
November 4, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Batman and Bill - Movie Review
The brothers welcome a special guest this week, Dad.  The four of us watched the Hulu documentary 'Batman and Bill'.  We discuss the origin of Batman, the troubled history of the creators, and have some schitzengiggles along the way.  We hope you enjoy!
October 28, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Batman: Son of the Demon
This week the brothers revisit Talia and her daddy/baby daddy issues in Batman: Son of the Demon.  We discuss the relationship between Batman and Ra's and Batman and Talia and how intertwined everyone becomes.  We hope you enjoy! The Brotherhood of Batman made it on the list of top 25 Batman podcasts. Check it out here:
October 21, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Elseworlds - Archie Meets Batman '66
This week the brothers are overthrown by their spouses.  Sarah, Josh, and Kelley discuss the book Archie Meets Batman '66 in this alternated dimension episode.  We hope you enjoy!
October 14, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 7 - The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1
This week the brothers discuss another George Perez (Lopez?) book, The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1.  Ben loves it, Jake appreciates it, and Aaron has a differing opinion.  We hope you enjoy!
October 7, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Secret Origins of JLA and JLA #200
This week the brothers discuss The Justice League after reading Secret Origins and #200.  We uncover Superman's real desires, determine Aquaman needs therapy, and Rainbow Hatchet gets a theme song.  We hope you enjoy!
September 30, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Joker Final Trailer - Crisis of Infinite Crossovers Prelude
The brothers (minus Aaron) + John from the Hourchive = Joker Final trailer review.  The trio discusses Joker, movie violence, and the merits of The Phantom Menace.  We hope you enjoy!
September 27, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Elseworlds - Scar of the Bat
Batman with a Tommy Gun, Famous Mobsters, and Prohibition, what more could you want?  We take a stroll with Elliot Ness in Aaron's Elseworld pick; Batman-Scar of the Bat.  We hope you enjoy!
September 23, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Brotherhood of Batman Year One - Anniversary
This week marks our 1 year anniversary!  Wow, we can't believe we have been talking nonsense for a whole year.  The brothers talk about some of their favorite and least favorites from the first year.  We also answer some listener questions from the year too.  We hope you enjoy!
September 16, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 2 - The Joker's Five Way Revenge
The Crown Prince of Crime rules in this week's episode.  The brothers discuss kicking the bucket, moving sharks, Ben as a superhero, and what exactly is the Bronze Age.  We hope you enjoy!
September 9, 2019
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Batgirl: Year One
Welcome back!  Season 3 starts with a look at Barbara Gordon and her decision to take on a cowl as Batgirl in Batgirl: Year One.  The brothers discuss Batgirl, condiments, costumes, and boots as we expand the Batman Universe.  Thanks for continuing to listen.  We hope you enjoy!
September 3, 2019
Season 2 - Bonus Episode - Word Search Challenge
In this mini-episode the brothers compete against each other to solve a Batman Villain word search puzzle. You can compete along with us here: We hope you enjoy!
August 26, 2019
Prelude to Season 3 - Regnum Defende
As we get ready for Season 3, the brothers discuss a short Alfred Pennyworth origin story, Regnum Defende.  You can find this short two part story in Batman: Detective Comics #806 and #807 from July and August of 2005.  Thank you for continuing to listen.   Tune in for Season 3 soon!
August 19, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Trinity
It's the end of Season 2!  The brothers discuss the book Trinity by Matt Wagner and the relationships between Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  Also this week: Ben reads the book, Jake quizes his brothers, and Aaron makes a trio of beverages.  Thanks for listening this season.  We hope you enjoy! 
August 12, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Teen Titans: Year One
This week the brothers discuss the book Teen Titans: Year One.  We are introduced to some new juvenile characters in the Batman universe.  Tensions build between Robin and Batman, Wonder Girl cries a lot, and Aqualad is kinda useless.  We hope you enjoy!
August 5, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Tales of the Demon
Take a dip in the Lazarus Pit!  This week the brothers explore the demon known as Ra's Al Ghul, his lovely daughter Talia, the great detective, and the twisted relationship between the three of them.  We also take about the Titanic and childrens' literature.  We hope you enjoy.
July 29, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Wonder Woman
The origin of Diana and the Amazonians is the focus this week as the brothers discuss and review the massive book, Wonder Woman by George Perez.  We explore the strengths and virtues of Wonder Woman as we establish her place in the Batman and DC universe.  We hope you enjoy.
July 22, 2019
Season 2 - Game Review - Batman Fluxx
This week the brothers play and review Batman Fluxx.  Check out the game if you haven't played before and let us know what you think.  We hope you enjoy!
July 15, 2019
Season 2 - Bonus - Outtakes and Jokes
Ben wants more presents, Aaron tells Ben a joke, Jake tells us his failed joke telling attempt, and we get nothing accomplished.  We hope you enjoy this short outtakes episode. 
July 12, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Superman: Dark Knight over Metropolis
The Man of Steel (and paranoia) returns this week in a team-up with the Dark Knight.  The brothers discuss Mr. Peanut, have technology issues, and, explore the relationship between Batman and Superman.  We hope you enjoy!
July 8, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Batman the Movie '66 - Discussion and Review
This week the brothers discuss and review the iconic Batman '66 movie.  A movie that defined a childhood, established some Rogues Gallery villains, explored male sexual tension, and couldn't get rid of a bomb.  We hope you enjoy!
July 1, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Elseworlds: DC v. Marvel
Ben's Elseworld choice is discussed by the brothers this week.  He somehow manages to subvert Jake's timeline and sneak in Tim Drake, what a Jubilant moment.  This book was ridiculous, much like this episode.  We hope you enjoy! 
June 24, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Elseworlds - Batman Houdini: The Devil's Workshop
We venture back into the Elseworlds universe this week with Aaron's pick, Batman Houdini: The Devil's Workshop.  The brothers "enjoy" the themed beverage this week as we discuss Batman, Houdini, historical issues, schadenfreude, beef broth, and other random topics.  We hope you enjoy!
June 17, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Flash: Born to Run
Our Bat-Baby break has ended and we are back with some new episodes!   This week, the brothers welcome Helena Handbag from the Hello Uglies Podcast to join in our book review and discussion of Flash: Born to Run.  Even though Flash is not Batman, we explore the origin of the #4 hero of the Justice League.  We hope you enjoy!
June 10, 2019
Jake's Early Morning Update
Jake gives an update on the Podcast.
June 4, 2019
UPDATE! BAT BABY & Season 2 - Animated Series - The Laughing Fish
Aaron gives an update regarding BatBaby and upcoming episodes. The brothers watch and critique the Animated Series episode, The Laughing Fish.  Ben is confused about which episode he really wants to watch, Jake still thinks that Alfred makes cucumber sandwiches, and Aaron is along for the ride.  We hope you enjoy.  
May 27, 2019
Season 2 - Avengers Endgame Review and DC v. Marvel movie discussion
Jared Leto stated on Twitter that the DC movie universe is just as successful as the Marvel Universe.  The brothers discuss the strengths of the two universes and spend time fanboy-ing out over Avengers Endgame.  We hope you enjoy!
May 20, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Fortunate Son
The brothers discuss the book, Fortunate Son.  Batman has some issues with rock n' roll, Robin can't make him understand and feel the music, and some other stuff probably happened.  We hope you enjoy!
May 13, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Legends of the DC Universe: Robin and Superman
The brothers welcome a special guest this week as we discuss the single issue, Legends of the DC Universe: Robin and Superman.  Batman is absent from this episode, much like Aaron.  We hope you enjoy!
May 6, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Robin Year One
A year in the life of Dick Grayson?  What!? The brothers discuss the first year of the Boy Wonder and all of his successes and failures.  We hope you enjoy.
April 29, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet
Robin must pass his test in Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet.  In this episode the brothers discuss their busy Weeks in Geek and give their opinions on the Boy Wonder.  We hope you enjoy!
April 22, 2019
Season 2 - Article Discussion
In this special the brother read and discuss two recent online articles pertaining to the world of Batman.  The first is titled "Every 'Batman: The Animated Series' Episode, Ranked from Worst to First" by Phil Pirrello.  There is much discussion regarding the top 10 episodes.  The second article is titled "Every Batman Villain is Just a Reflection of The Caped Crusader's Damaged Mind" by Jonathan H. Kantor.  We enjoy discussing the troubled mind of Bruce Wayne.  We hope you enjoy!
April 15, 2019
Season 2 - Introduction to Crossover with The Hourchive podcast
The brothers are pleased to join our friends at The Hourchive Podcast to bring you a look at the trailer for the new DC movie, Joker!  The Brotherhood of Batman and The Hourchive watch the Joker trailer and give their perspectives.  Jake also joins their podcast as a special guest.  You can check out The Hourchive on iTunes or at their website  We hope you enjoy the crossover episode Trailing on: Joker | Crisis of Infinite Crossovers
April 13, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Catwoman: When in Rome
This week the brothers discuss and review the Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale book Catwoman: When in Rome.  We find out what happens to Catwoman and her travel companion when she leaves Gotham for a few months during Dark Victory.  Will she ever learn?  Who knows.  We hope you enjoy!
April 8, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Dark Victory
The brothers, or most of the brothers, return this week with another Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale masterpiece, Batman: Dark Victory.  We discuss this sequel to The Long Halloween and the return of our favorite mobsters and Rogues gallery villains.  A new character finally makes his presence known  as he seeks his own justice.  We hope you enjoy! 
April 1, 2019
Season 2 - DC Comics #1000
Jake, Ben, Sarah, and Joshua venture out on the eve of DC Comics #1000 release.  Aaron was sleeping.  We hope you enjoy this brief snippet.
April 1, 2019
Season 2 - Animaniacs: Boo Wonder
Today is Aaron’s Birthday!! So to celebrate we have a special episode. We watch and discuss a short  skit from season 5 of the WB animated series, Animaniacs.  The Boo Wonder is more than meats the eye.  We hope you enjoy!
March 28, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Night Cries
The book this week is Night Cries, and it is one of the darkest books reviewed and discussed thus far.  Sarah returns for her second episode and Ben really needs some Grayson in his life.  We hope you enjoy.
March 25, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Batman Year Two
After technical difficulties, and multiple  attempts, we were able to get this episode recorded.  The brothers welcomes our first guest and we all discuss our dislike for this book.  We hope you enjoy!
March 18, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Snow
In this second episode we are given our first introduction to Victor Fries in this trade paperback of the Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #192-196.  Batman dabbles with a team of helpers, passes out business cards, and causes steam to come out of Gordon's ears.  We hope you enjoy!
March 11, 2019
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Faith
Welcome Back to the Brotherhood of Batman!  In the first episode of season 2 we return to the Legends of the Dark Knight series for a three issue arc titled "Faith".  Batman begins branching out and seeking assistance from others as we move past Year One.  We hope you enjoy!
March 4, 2019
Episode 0 - Behind the Scenes of The Brotherhood of Batman
We are getting ready to release Season 2 very soon.  This week we have a special behind the scenes episode for you. This was our initial planning meeting for what the podcast was going to be.  We hope you enjoy!
February 25, 2019
Special Episode - Jake Visits the Dentist
Jake had his wisdom teeth removed today.  Listen to this very special episode to hear his thoughts about Batman.  Hope you enjoy!
February 22, 2019
Episode 10 - Part 2 - The Long Halloween
In Part 2 of the Season 1 Finale, the brothers finish their discussion of the second half of The Long Halloween.  Harvey finishes his transition, Ben continues to be mean to Jake, Jake reveals what is to come in season two, and Aaron tries to keep everyone on track.  Thanks for listening this first season.  We believe in Gotham City and we hope you do too.  Enjoy!
February 18, 2019
Batman the Animated Series Episode - Babydoll
"I didn't mean to..."  The brothers watch one of Jake and Ben's favorite episodes, Babydoll.  We also discuss the episode and give our review.  We hope you enjoy! Babydoll is found in Season 3 of the Batman: Animated Series
February 11, 2019
Episode 10 - Part 1 - The Long Halloween
This is Part 1 of the Season 1 Finale.  The brothers discuss the first half of The Long Halloween.  Mobsters and Rogues Gallery villains revisit Gotham over the course of story.  Our favorite District Attorney and Caped Crusader struggle to stop the killer known as Holiday.  We hope you enjoy!
February 4, 2019
Ben reads the Intro to The Long Halloween
Season 1 is coming to a close! Here is a teaser of the season finale.  Exactly as the title says, Ben reads the introduction to The Long Halloween.  Enjoy, if you can make it through the whole thing! 
January 31, 2019
Game Review 1 - Batman: The Animated Series dice game
This is the first non-comic or TV episode of the Brotherhood of Batman. We play and review the Batman Animated Series dice game. Hope you enjoy!
January 28, 2019
Episode 9 - Part 2 - Elseworlds - Gotham by Gaslight
The brothers stay in the Elseworlds universe with Aaron's selection of Gotham by Gaslight.  We are taken back to the Victorian era with Jack the Ripper coming to Gotham.  We also meet LeRoi, a villain who is a cross between a matador and a Steampunk Captain.  We hope you enjoy. 
January 21, 2019
Episode 9 - Part 1 - Elseworlds - Batman and Robin Adventures Annual 1, 1996
In this two part episode the brothers explore the Elseworlds of Batman. Andrea Beaumont returns, as does Ben's passion, in the 1996 Annual of Batman and Robin Adventures.  The brothers discuss this one-shot and how it ties to The Mask of the Phantasm.  
January 14, 2019
Mask of the Phantasm - Movie discussion and review
The brothers passionately discuss the 1993 animated series movie, The Mask of the Phantasm.  We share our thoughts about Andrea Beaumont, The Joker, Batman, and your angel of death.  We hope you enjoy! Please watch the Animated Series movie - The Mask of the Phantasm.
January 7, 2019
Episode 8 - Part 2 - Batman Terror; and Batman: Haunted Knight
The brothers review the anthology Haunted Knight.  We revisit a few characters and ghosts from Batman's past.  We are also introduced to the Mad Hatter.  You will probably find that we are all a little mad here.  Enjoy!
December 31, 2018
Holiday Special - Christmas with the Joker
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells... Happy holidays from The Brotherhood of Batman.  The brothers discuss the most wonderful time of the year and watch the animated episode, Christmas with the Joker.  We hope you enjoy.
December 25, 2018
Episode 8 - Part 1 - Batman Terror; Batman Haunted Knight
A few minor technical issues aside, the brothers review Batman Terror. Super villains (and well-drink villains) make their return. We hope you enjoy.
December 18, 2018
Episode 7 - Part 2 - Batman: Dead to Rights; and The Killing Peck
Jake quizzes Ben and Aaron on their podcast knowledge thus far. The brothers also review the one-shot issue, The Killing Peck, which introduces the Penguin to the podcast. Hope you enjoy.
December 10, 2018
Episode 7 - Part 1 - Batman: Dead to Rights; The Killing Peck
The Joker returns! Part 1 of our review of Dead to Rights and The Killing Peck focuses on the Crown Prince of Crime and his ongoing relationship with The Bat. We hope you enjoy!
December 3, 2018
Episode 6-Part 2 - Batman Venom and Four of a Kind
In Part 2 of Episode 6, the brothers discuss the super-villains, Poison Ivy and Riddler, the B-list Villain Scarecrow, and the not-quite-a-villain Man-Bat. We hope you enjoy.
November 26, 2018
Episode 6-Part 1 - Batman Venom and Four of a Kind
Based on listener feedback, new episodes will be in two parts. The Dynamic Trio (sort of) analyzes the book Batman Venom with some differing opinions.
November 19, 2018
Episode 5 - Batman Gothic and Superman: The Man of Steel
The three brothers discuss the 5 issue series of Batman Gothic and the introduction of Superman in the Batman Universe with Volume 1 of Superman: The Man of Steel.
November 5, 2018
Episode 4 - Prey and The Man Who Laughs
The three brothers dissect the 5 book series Prey and the introduction of the Joker in The Man Who Laughs.
October 22, 2018
Episode 3.5 - Thank you listeners!
Thank you for listening to our podcast thus far! Please check us out on Facebook and Instagram. -The Brothers
October 17, 2018
Episode 3 - Shaman & Batman and the Monster Men
The brothers discuss Shaman and Batman and the Monster Men. Is Hugo Strange a supervillain? You be the judge.
October 8, 2018
Episode 2 - Her Sister's Keeper and The Wedding
Enjoy listening to the brothers attempt to discuss Catwoman: Her Sister's Keeper and Batman Rebirth issues 44, 0, 48, 49, and 50.
September 24, 2018
Episode 1 - Batman Year One
Brothers Jake, Ben, and Aaron explore Frank Miller's story, Batman: Year One in the very first episode of Brotherhood of Batman!
August 16, 2018