03 May 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Metal Men: Payback Time

I have not been loving these Metal Men, but I have to admit seeing Dr. Magnus give up and join in the "insured" destruction was a little funny. I do think I have gotten my Metal Man fill though. Lets move on to something new.

DC Nation Short Count: 0097

02 May 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Bad Days: Batman

There are a whole series of Bad Days animated shorts which will be covered in the future, and while some of them are funnier than Batman's, this one just may be the awesomest. With visual homages to famous lightning strike in The Dark Knight Returns to The Animated Series to Batman '66, this two and a half minute short released in 2013 had tons of pause worthy moments.

01 May 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Batman Begins ...with a B

In yet another jab at Batman, this web-short pokes fun at how everything in the Batcave starts with a "bat" prefix. Thus, Robin exempts himself from having to answer the phone.

30 April 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Batman: Fear of the Bat

In this original for the web parody, Robin asks, "Why am I dressed like this?" Good question.

29 April 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Animaniacs

Over the course of Warner Brothers animation history, there have been some truly amazing parodies and crossover with the heroes of the DC universe. This was not one of those. Instead, the use of the word "robins" during a dramatization of Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream led to a poor translation of Batman and Robin saving the day for all of 3 seconds. It appears that the Robin in question was Tim Drake - the sidekick in the comics in 1993, though strangely it was Dick Grayson who was animations Robin of the day in Batman: The Animated Series.

28 April 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Dark Knight Court

Not only did Dark Knight Court cleverly play on the title of one of Batman's best known nicknames, but the episode dished out homages to a number of superheroes who eventually formed the elderly team of Dependables. I will admit, the mash up of Marvel and DC characters onto a single team does make the purist in me a little unconformable, but the parody was still pretty memorable.