Another episode, another character introduction. And while Killer Croc does not rank high on my list of all time favorite Batman villains, Vendetta does a great job of making him a reasonable adversary for Batman. In fact, this depiction of Croc in this episode may be stand as the characters pinnacle of achievement. What's great about this episode is that not only does Croc serve as a menacing villain, but its a great Batman detective story as well.
22 April 2014
21 April 2014
This episode has the notoriety of being labeled the worst episode of the series. Is that a fair accusation? I would say its mostly true, though unfortunately there are a couple of other contenders. Even though Batman: The Animated Series hit a lot of home runs, it also had a few strike outs. And what better villain to strike out first than the fine feathered fiend, the Penguin.
19 April 2014
Wish I could think of a clever pun, but these shorts Plastic Man shorts really grew on me. Although its absurd that the gang would all dress in Plastic Man colors, the gag was quite hilarious. Alas Plas, you will be missed.
DC Nation Short Count: 0095
18 April 2014
Enter Robin. Apparently Dick Grayson had been away at college, but this episode afforded the series' first team-up of the dynamic duo. Returning was the Scarecrow who has now racked up two solid episodes. Scarecrow's scheme provided a nice framework for Robin to overcome his own fears and prove his worth as Bats' sidekick.
17 April 2014
"The brighter the picture, the darker the negative." And thus was told the tragic tale of Two-Face. This was another great candidate for a 2-parter, allowing the threat of Big Bad Harv to slowly build over the first half. Just like in the Clayface episode, the anticipation to the villain's reveal was twice the fun. If there is one thing the Animated Series has proven so far, it knows how to deliver a great villain origin story.