Stephen King wrote a harrowing story about Batman and Robin, narrated by Avatar's Stephen Lang

Titled 'Batman and Robin have an Altercation'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 24 August 2016 11:14 BST

Stephen King - a long-time fan of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder - once wrote a short story about Batman and Robin for Harper's Magazine back in 2012.

Years later, on NPR’s Too Hot for Radio, actor Stephen Lang - best known for his role in Avatar - has read aloud ‘Batman and Robin have an Altercation’ to quite harrowing effect.

The story, which was included in King’s collection of short stories titled The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, follows a son and father, who has Alzheimers, as they recollect stories from their past.

The father can only remember one event, though: when the pair dressed as Batman and Robin for Halloween. Listen to the full podcast below, beginning at the 5.30 mark, via Polygon.

Previously, King has written extensively on his love for The Dark Knight, releasing a short essay (read here) detailing exactly why he likes the character so much.

Meanwhile, multiple adaptations of King’s work are being brought to the big screen, including a new version of IT and The Dark Tower.

NPR’s Too Hot for Radio is a new podcast that looks at successful writers’ short stories.

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