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Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 94 – “Growing Pains”

May 19, 2010 1 comment

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Written by: Robert Goodman
Story by: Paul Dini & Robert Goodman
Directed by: Atsuko Tanaka
Originally Aired: February 28, 1998
DVD: Batman: TAS, Volume 4

Summary: Robin becomes involved with a young girl, only to find that her father is hiding a dark secret.

Arc Notes: Clayface is captured by the authorities at the end of this episode; he eventually finds his way to crime boss Morgan Edge’s private collection at some point between this episode and Justice League.

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Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 21 – “Mxyzpixilated”

February 8, 2010 1 comment

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Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Originally Aired: September 20, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS: Volume 2

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Summary: An all-powerful being from the fifth dimension takes an interest in annoying Superman. Hilarity ensues. Read more…

Static Shock 027: “Hard as Nails”

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

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Written by: Paul Dini
Directed by: No credit listed for this one, oddly.
Originally Aired January 25, 2003
DVD: Haven’t you gotten the hint yet?

Summary: Static pursues a wayward classmate to Gotham City after he finds out she’s been duped into believing a company can cure her of Bang Baby Syndrome. When it turns out the company is a front for Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Batman shows up to help.

Arc Notes: Static’s presumed first visit to Gotham, where he later re-locates. Static and Batman learn each other’s secret identities. Read more…

Categories: A-minus, Static Shock

Justice League 2×07-08: “Maid of Honor”

January 3, 2010 8 comments

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Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Directed by: Dan Riba
Originally Aired: October 18th, 2003
DVD: Justice League, Season Two

Summary: Wonder Woman’s attempts to get out and enjoy life a little bit quickly find her wrapped up in an international indecent that will force her to choose between a newfound friendship and the security of the planet.

Arc Notes: Second part of the Vandal Savage trilogy. First mention of Kaznia since Superman: TAS. Wonder Woman knows Batman’s secret identity. Read more…

Categories: A-minus, Justice League

Batman: The Animated Series, Episodes 60, 61: “The Demon’s Quest”

December 21, 2009 1 comment

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Teleplay by Dennis O’Neil and Len Wein
Story by Dennis O’Neil
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Original Airdates:
DVD: Batman TAS Volume 3

Summary: Batman must work with the mysterious Ra’s Al Ghul in order to find Robin and Ra’s’ daughter Talia. However, the kidnapping is merely a test by Ra’s to see if Batman is worthy of being brought into Ra’s apocalyptic schemes.

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Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 43 – “His Silicon Soul”

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

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Written by Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Originally Aired November 20, 1992.
DVD: Batman, The Animated Series, Volume Two

Summary: Batman continues his war on crime. Meanwhile, Batman investigates someone apparently playing a game of copycat. One of the two hides a shocking secret.

Arc Notes: Final appearance of HARDAC or its minions.

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Batman Beyond, Episode 3: “Black Out”

November 22, 2009 3 comments

Written by Robert Goodman
Directed by Dan Riba
Original Airdate: January 30, 1999
DVD: Batman Beyond, Volume One

Summary: Derek Powers hires the technological shapeshifter Inque to commit corporate espionage, but after stowing away on the Batmobile, she stumbles onto a much bigger secret.

Arc Notes: This was the first clear look at Bruce Wayne’s trophy room in the Batcave, showing the final fate of several villains (although at least a couple would find themselves back in operation later on in the series).

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Categories: A-minus, Batman Beyond