13 June 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Blind as a Bat

Two Penguins in a row! What have I done to deserve this? The only redeeming thing here is that Batman had to be blinded before the Penguin was an actual challenge. To be completely fair, this wasn't actually terrible - which is high praise from me considering.  

12 June 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Birds of a Feather

If I didn't hate the Penguin, maybe I would have felt sorry for him. But the truth is this was a pretty stupid episode about some snobby richies pretending to like the Penguin so they could make fun of him. What was the point?

11 June 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Boo Wonder

During the fourth season of Animaniacs in 1997, Chicken Boo finally weaseled his way into the dynamic duo while playing homage to the 1960's Batman series. Even though Boo's true identity as a chicken was eventually discovered by Batman, you have to admit, Boo was pretty good in a fight... though honestly Batman must have been an idiot because before donning the Robin garb, Boo was shown hanging out at Wayne Manor without a disguise. Anyways, whatever you do, never call Batman's partner a chicken.

10 June 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Robin's Reckoning

I am not convinced we will ever see an amazing live action Robin story. Its not that Robin is an impossible character to present, but I definitely think the idea of a teen sidekick plays out a lot better in animation. In any case, regardless of the medium its doubtful a Robin origin could be done much better than it was in this two-part masterpiece.

09 June 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Zatanna: Trial of the Crystal Wand

Its not exactly clear to me what Cartoon Monsoon was, but it had something to do with a competition among aspiring amateur animators who produced segments for WB and then the public got to vote for their favorite. From my understanding, Zatanna was not one of the actual competing shorts, but it was produced for the Cartoon Monsoon and written by Paul Dini. The short aired in 2003 and it took me literally years of hunting to find it. Worth the effort? Well, it does feel good to be able to say I did finally get to see it even if it was not all that great. In 5 minutes, we were introduced to Zatanna and the wicked Klarion as they explored a mystic realm in pursuit of the Crystal Wand. It ended with Z taking on some evil playing cards... Fun.