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Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 36 – “The Late Mr. Kent”

April 8, 2010 4 comments

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Written by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Kenji Hachizaki
Originally Aired: November 1st, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS, Volume Two

Site Notes: As usual, don’t forget to use Twitter to be informed of updates. And a belated RIP to Dick Giordano, one of the men most responsible for shaping the DC Universe as we know it and a damned fine inker in his own right. Thank you, sir, and good afternoon.

And I think I’ve been screwing up the title formatting recently, so you may want to check your bookmarks since some pages might have moved since they were originally published.

Summary: Clark Kent is killed while attempting to clear an accused murderer’s name. This is a problem for Superman. Read more…

Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 86: “Holiday Knights”

December 23, 2009 2 comments

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Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Originally Aired: September 13, 1997
DVD: Batman: TAS, Volume 4

Summary: Harley and Ivy borrow Bruce Wayne for a shopping spree, Barbara Gordon encounters the world’s grumpiest Santa, and Batman and Robin have a rocking New Year’s. Oh, and Batman picks up a tab.

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Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 97: “Over the Edge”

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

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Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Yuichiro Yano
Originally Aired May 23, 1998
DVD: Batman, The Animated Series, Volume Four

Summary: An encounter with the Scarecrow plunges the entire Bat-Family into a nightmarish scenario, as both Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced to take extreme measures to resolve the matter.

Arc Notes: We learn that Commissioner Gordon knows that Barbara is Batgirl.

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Justice League 2×01-02: “Twilight”

December 4, 2009 2 comments

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Written by Rich Fogel & Bruce Timm
Directed by Dan Riba
Original Airdate: July 5, 2003
DVD: Justice Leauge, Season Two (not yet out on Blu-Ray from what I can find, so you may want to hold off)

Summary: A vulnerable Apokolips is attacked by Brainiac, and to take his planet back, Darkseid must seek the help of the man who hates him more than anyone else in the universe… Superman. Thankfully, the only vampire in sight is the information sucking Brainiac.

Arc Notes: This episode sets up the season finales of the final two Justice League Unlimited seasons. Hawkgirl’s “origin” is revealed. New Genesis is removed from the ongoing war of the New Gods, as Apokolips descends into civil war.

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Categories: A, Justice League

Superman: The Animated Series, Episodes 38 & 39 – “Apokolips… Now!”

November 13, 2009 3 comments

Apokalips Now

Story by: Bruce Timm
Written by: Rich Fogel
Directed by: Dan Riba
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jack Kirby – Long live The King.
Original Airdates: February 7 & 14 1996
DVD: Superman TAS Volume 3

Summary: Darkseid finally makes his move, launching a full-scale attack on Earth. With Metropolis as the front line, Superman is forced into battle to defend his adopted homeworld. One major problem – Darkseid does not take losing well.

Arc Note: Third and fourth episodes dealing with Darkseid and the New Gods.

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Superman: The Animated Series, Episodes 32-34 – “World’s Finest”

October 15, 2009 Leave a comment

World's Finest

Story by: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Written by: Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Rich Fogel, Steve Gerber
Directed by: Toshihiko Masuda
Original Airdate: October 4, 1997
DVD: Superman: The Animated Series, Volume 2

Summary: The Joker comes to Metropolis toting 60 pounds’ of Kryptonite and is employed by Lex Luthor to kill Superman. But where the Joker goes, Batman’s sure to follow… even if it means stomping on the toes of Metropolis’ Man of Steel.

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