Although Bane was still a brand new villain, he got a fairly serviceable introduction here. Sure it wasn't the instant classic like the introductions of Freeze or Two-Face, but Bane's brains as well as brawn were introduced giving the baddie more respect than he would get on screen for years to come.
First pitting Bane against Killer Croc was nice way to establish his menace. Its just too bad Bane wasn't able to wear Batman down like he did in his comic origin. Having Batman win the first encounter kinda was a missed opportunity for the villain. Its also too bad he was pretty much a one and done on the series.-----
Episode Count: 0598
Series Count: (64 of 81)
First Appearance: Bane