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Batman: The Animated Series, Epsiode 081: “Harley’s Holiday”

December 2, 2010 5 comments

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Written by: Paul Dini
Directed by: Kevin Altieri
Originally Aired: October 15, 1994
DVD: Batman TAS, Volume 3

Summary: Finally declared sane and released from Arkham, Harleen Quinziel tries to put her criminal past behind her, and is actually successful… for ten minutes. Read more…

Young Justice: “Independence Day, Parts 1 and 2”

November 27, 2010 12 comments

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Written By: Greg Weisman
Directed By: Jay Olvia (Part 1), Sam Liu (Part 2)
Originally Aired
: November 25, 2010
DVD: Full episodes are available to U.S. viewers on the Cartoon Network website.

Summary: After a disappointing first day in the Hall of Justice, Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad investigate a situation at Cadmus Labs that rapidly spirals out of control.

Notes: I know the blog’s been dormant for most of the year, but I couldn’t resist this, could I? Turns out that my new practice doesn’t leave me as much time for writing that I can’t bill a client for… but with the holidays coming, let’s see how things work out. Expect this to be the most timely entry for this show, however – I at least want to finish off season two of Justice League first, which will give Young Justice some time to find its sea legs.

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Categories: B-plus, Young Justice

Justice League 2×17-18: “Hereafter”

May 2, 2010 4 comments

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Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Directed by Butch Lukic
Originally Aired: November 29, 2003
DVD: Justice League, the Complete Series

Summary: Superman is apparently killed, and while the League mourns his loss he has to team up with Vandal Savage to fight killer cockroaches.

Arc Notes: Aquaman is established as the unofficial “eighth member” of the team (explaining his presence at some sessions of the “inner council” of JLU); Vandal Savage’s final appearance; Batman is confirmed to only have part-time membership status. Read more…

Categories: B-plus, Justice League

Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 51 – “The Man Who Killed Batman”

April 10, 2010 5 comments

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Written By: Paul Dini
Directed By: Bruce Timm
Originally Aired: February 1, 1993
DVD: Batman: TAS, Volume Two

Summary: A small-time criminal finds himself the most wanted man in town after word gets out that he’s the mastermind behind the death of Batman (R.I.P.).

Site Notes: There will be a Weekend Aside tomorrow, but it might be briefer than originally intended; I’ll shunt the Superman #75 discussion forward a week. Other than that – Twitter for updates, subscribe to the feed, and don’t forget to hit the Retweet button. Read more…

“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths”

March 8, 2010 12 comments

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Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery & Sam Liu
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Summary: The Justice League meets up with a Lex Luthor from an alternate reality, who has journeyed to their world to convince them to help him overthrow their counterparts’ fascistic rule.

Foreword: Okay, just like the “Comfort and Joy” review, this is going to be written in a style that will eventually slot in with the other episodes (and edited accordingly when I “catch up”). So if by any chance you don’t want to be blatantly clubbed over the head with spoilers about the remainder of the second season of Justice League, don’t make the jump.

Oh, and you may want to clear out some time – I’ve written journal articles shorter than this one.

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Categories: B-plus, Justice League

Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 25 – “Brave New Metropolis”

January 26, 2010 2 comments

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Story by Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett
Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Curt Geda
Originally Aired: September 27, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS Volume Two

Summary: A lab accident catapults Lois into a parallel world where she’s been dead for years and Superman rules over Metropolis with an iron fist, with Lex Luthor at his side.

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Batman: The Animated Series, Episode 69: “Avatar”

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

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Written by Michael Reaves
Directed by Kevin Altieri (who got a shout-out in Holiday Knights that I forgot to mention)
Originally Aired: May 9th, 1994
DVD: Batman TAS Volume 3

Summary: Batman gets wrapped up in “a bad Saturday morning serial”, as he re-unites with Talia al Ghul to prevent her father from obtaining an ancient Egyptian God’s secrets of immortality. Nary a blue furry to be found here.

Blog Notes: Just in case you didn’t notice this on the front page of the blog, you can follow this blog on Twitter to be notified whenever a new entry is posted. Also, I’m using Google Feedburner now, so the RSS feed is apparently all shiny, in case its original bare-bones look scared you off.

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