NML Crossing

NML Crossing, Episode 025 – Batman: Shadow of the Bat #77 (1998)

NML Crossing, Episode Twenty-Five

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #77 (August, 1998)
“Arwin’s Theory of Devolution”
Writer – Alan Grant
Pencils – Mark Buckingham
Inks – Wayne Faucher
Colors – Pam Rambo & Android Images
Letters – Bill Oakley
Edits – Gorfinkel & O’Neil
Cover Price: $1.95

Luck is for losers… but, luck’ll beat skill any day!

In today’s episode we’re checking in with a Professor called Arwin, who no longer believes in Darwin… and is looking to prove his own theory using the Caped Crusader as his test subject!  Lots of interesting food for thought… and, as has become a trend… plenty of callbacks to bits ‘n bobs from that New York Magazine article!

Plus: The return of the NMaiLbag, featuring a discussion of comic book annuals, that is as fun as it is frustrating!

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One thought on “NML Crossing, Episode 025 – Batman: Shadow of the Bat #77 (1998)

  • Chris U

    When this whole Cataclysm storyline started we were coming off a year of Batman issues with no crossovers and largely one and done stories. Cataclysm and the destroyed city changed the background that the stories are set in, but these Aftershock issues have all been one and done issues. There hasn’t been any two partners or sub plots running through any two issues of these Batman Aftershock issues. It almost feels like Denny wasn’t ready to get rid of that smaller stories format from the past year. And I’m surprised that no costumed villains have appeared since the end of Cataclysm.

    And we didn’t even touch on Dardevil Annual #4 from 1976 and Daredevil Annual #4 from 1989. Even Marvel couldn’t keep their annuals straight, because they numbered what should have been Annual #5 in 1989 as Annual #4, even though they already had an Annual #4 from 1976. But at least they had an Annual #6 in 1990.

    This, these conversations, is why I come here day after day. Thank you for this.
    Still the best blog about comics on the whole internet.


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