Ep. 133 – BTAS – What is Reality?

Batman has to battle the Riddler in a trippy VR sequence in an attempt to rescue Commisioner Gordon on this week’s review of the Batman: The Animated Series episode “What is Reality?” and the Good Brothers are up to the task. Cal and Liam go heavy on plot and visuals discussing yet another AKOM studios gaffe-filled production that includes what one host believes is the worst mistake they’ve ever seen in animation. They also break down one of the most fun sequences throughout the entire series as Batman fights Edward Nygma inside a video game and uncover some foreshadowing of the third Riddler episode.  Plus they discuss how everything in this episode is Robin’s fault, whether or not Edward’s scheme makes any sense, a debate on the effective use of music, and yet another legendary performance by the great John Glover as this week’s antagonist and how subtleties in his performance reveal some of the Riddler’s insecurities. Plus a preview of next week’s episode and an announcement regarding our second annual Black Friday Bonus Episode on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 132 – BTAS – Birds of a Feather

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Continuing through the month of November, the Good Brothers review “Birds of A Feather” which focuses heavily on the psychology of the DCAU Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin. Cal and Liam discuss the layered story including the not so subtle commentary on classism, the difficulties faced returning to normalcy by those coming out of the criminal justice system, why this episode is unqiue when it comes to DCAU Penguin stories and why the Penguin’s fire-breathing opera dragon is so ridiculously funny. Plus a discussion on Veronica’s remorse, a great voice cast, Shirley Walker’s various interpretations of the Penguin theme and much more! Plus a preview for next week’s episode and more excitement on this week’s all new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 131 – BTAS – Almost Got ‘Im w/ Monica Kubina

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Cal and Liam return to where it all started with a review of one of the most famous and beloved episodes in Batman: The Animated Series lure, that being “Almost Got ‘Im.” Joining the Good Brothers as a special correspondent to breakdown this episode is best friend of the show, digital artist and colorist on the Batman The Adventures Continue comic series, Monica Kubina. Tune in to hear just how this legendary episode breaks down with insight from someone who works in the comic book industry with terrific insight on visuals, color palette and atmospheric animation. Also hear a breakdown of the tremendous voice cast, the crafting of the story into vignettes, whether or not this might effectively if adapted into comic form, and which of the villains’ stories is our hosts’ favorite. Plus hear Monica’s full episode scorecard alongside Cal & Liam’s, a preview of next week’s episode and much more on this exciting episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 130 – Elseworlds – Independence Day

Wrapping up the month of October, the Good Brothers elected to give the listeners a treat, with a much-requested review of the Young Justice pilot episode “Independence Day.” Cal and Liam discuss their memories from the debut nearly 10 years ago, the Emmy award-winning designs and the unique character looks used for this series. The hosts also discuss various familiar voice actors used including a pair of very familiar heroes recast for this series and a theme song that may or may not remind one of them of a 6 o’clock news theme. Additionally, the hosts have a HUGE announcement with regards to next week’s episode as they preview just what they’ll be covering in the month of November!

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Ep. 129 – JLU – Ultimatum

The Good Brothers are back again with another Justice League Unlimited review, this week covering another pivotal episode in the Cadmus-arc. “Ultimatum” features a lot of tributes and homages to older DC Comics animation and Cal & Liam discuss those along with the tragic loose ends from this episode, Aquaman’s characterization being a reference for Jason Mamoa’s portrayal, and Andrea Romano being ahead of the curve when it came to racial sensitivity and awareness in voice casting. Additionally, the hosts discuss the introduction of Amanda Waller, her perfect voice-casting, Maxwell Lord’s one and only DCAU appearance and speculation on just what happens to Long Shadow. Plus, a preview of next week’s much-demanded Elseworlds episode and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 13 – Batman The Adventures Continue: Red Son Rising Part V & VI

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! The Good Brothers are here to discuss the finale of Batman The Adventures Continue in all its’ glory! Join our hosts as they discuss the exciting conclusion to the “Red Son Rising” storyline, and whether or not they believe the Adventures Continue will and should continue or not! Plus a series review on favorite artwork from Ty Templeton and BFF of the show Monica Kubina, picking a favorite from the multitude of variant covers and excitement around the announcement of a BTAC Holiday Special!

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Ep. 128 – JLU – Hawk and Dove

As the Good Brothers continue their latest month of Justice League Unlimited reviews, they find themselves this week reviewing the season 1 episode entitled “Hawk and Dove.” The hosts discuss the focus on deepening the Wonder Woman character, how Bruce’s callous outlook could be rubbing off on her, some some insight given to the show by one of the JLU Godfathers, the overall look of the Annihilator robot and speculation on the purpose of Wonder Woman’s invisible jet. Plus, the hosts talk about an excellent voice cast featuring wonderful performances by Susan Eisenberg, Ed Asner, and a pair of former child actors that really bring their best. Plus a preview for next week’s episode and much more await you on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 127 – JLU – Kid Stuff

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This week’s episode continues a month of Justice League Unlimited reviews from the Good Brothers, covering the memorable “Kid Stuff.” The hosts compare the plot to previous episodes that were more kid-friendly and juxtapose this against the extremely heavy and adult themes featured in the Cadmus story-arc. Also discussed is the creepy Oedipus-like nature of the relationship between Morgan La Fey and Mordrid, a well-known child actor voicing Wonder Woman, dazzling visuals throughout, and a full education on the hammered dulcimer! Plus a preview of next week’s episode and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 12 – DC DirectRospective – Part II

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In their follow up to their first Bonus Episode honoring the legacy of DC Direct and highlighting some of their favorite action figure lines, the Good Brothers continue to review some of their favorites featuring lines that include some monumental storylines and first appearances, but also branch out beyond those found on the pages of comics to include TV, video games and other media. Plus the hosts fantasy book one additional line based on one preexisting line, and also preview the final part of their DC Directrospective trilogy before it debuts next month!

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Ep. 126 – JLU – Fearful Symmetry

Kicking off October, the Good Brothers stay with Justice League Unlimited, this week covering one of the linchpin episodes for the entire series “Fearful Symmetry.” The hosts breakdown the normal four categories which leads them to discuss why this week feels a little light on action, how this episode solidifies the connection between Superman: The Animated Series and this show, the dynamic of the political leanings interacting between both supporting cast members, and a villainous interpretation of Power Girl for the DCAU. Plus, a full breakdown of the debut of The Question, how the hosts feel he was characterized and why his voice casting was so pivotal based on his design. Plus more no-good, terrible CGI and a cameo by Zeta! All of this, a full scorecard and a preview for next week’s episode on today’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 125 – JLU – The Return

The final Saturday of September also wraps up the DCAU Review’s first ever Green Lantern month, and what better way to finish it than with the entire Green Lantern Corps featured on the Justice League Unlimited episode “The Return.” The Good Brothers discuss how they would’ve preferred the  plot of this one to be focused, what opportunities may have been hurt by the shorter episode run-time, the all-new look of the Corps, Liam’s head-canon on why Kilowog’s appearance changes again, and why a pair of voices may have a bit too recognizable. Plus, the hosts discuss the return of the Green Lantern theme, Lex Luthor always being the smartest guy in the room and Amazo as the DCAU’s Dr. Manhattan. Plus a sneak peek at which show they’ll be covering in October, all on this week’s new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 124 – Elseworlds – Beware My Power Part I & II

Week 3 of Green Lantern Month here at the DCAU Review sees the Good Brothers taking a trip to the Elseworlds with a review of  2011’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series premiere episode “Beware My Power.” The hosts talk about some of the origins of this series including its’ tie in with a much-ballyhooed live-action film and why this show didn’t get the chance it deserved, including peg warming action figures at Toys-R-Us! On to the show, Cal & Liam talk about the choice to introduce the newly-minted Red Lantern Corps as the main antagonists, how executive producer Bruce Timm’s character designs translate into 3D animation, an extraordinary amount of nods to a galaxy far, far away and why the most recognizable voice of the episode is both the most jarring, and best choice for this episode! Plus they discuss if they think they may cover more of this show in the future and preview next week’s episode of Green Lantern Month all on today’s new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 11 – Batman The Adventures Continue: Red Son Rising Part III & IV

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This week’s Bonus Episode picks up right where the Good Brothers left off in Episode 9, with their continuing coverage of the Batman The Adventures Continue digital-first series. The hosts talk all-things “Red Son Rising” Parts 3 & 4, including their pros and cons on the DCAU “Death in the Family” story, what they like and what they would’ve done differently, how this impacts the DCAU as a whole, how they believe the story has to resolve itself, whether or not this cheapens Tim’s storyline and predictions on which, if any unseen characters will appear in the final two chapters! Plus which panels will stick with the hosts for a long time!

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Ep. 123 – JL – Hearts and Minds Part I & II

Cal and Liam continue their month celebrating Green Lantern with Justice League‘s second season episode titled “Hearts and Minds” which reveals more about the DCAU’s GL Corps and about John Stewart’s past. The Good Brothers discuss a plot that may have been better served in another DCAU series, visuals that are sure to impress with additional discussion on the use of CGI with the standard digital animation which two characters should have their own buddy-cop team-up show, the main antagonist’s familiar voice, why John doesn’t like to use constructs and what they think of this look for Kilowog. The hosts also dig into the most powerful music of the episode and discuss what the ultimate theme may or may not be. All of this, plus a preview for next week’s Elseworlds tale and much more on this episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 122 – STAS – In Brightest Day…

As announced on last week’s episode, the Good Brothers are mixing things up for the month of September, reviewing a month of Green Lantern episodes featured all across DC animation in honor of the Green Lantern’s 80th anniversary. Kicking off the month, the hosts are covering the first appearance of the Green Lantern in the DCAU with Superman: The Animated Series episode “In Brightest Day…” which features fan-favorite Kyle Rayner. Cal and Liam discuss the episode in detail, including how it feels like a backdoor pilot for an unfulfilled Green Lantern animated spin-off, the soaring and memorable GL theme used throughout, whether or not this would’ve been better served in two parts and their thoughts on the DCAU GL uniforms. Plus, they discuss the mashup origin given this Kyle Rayner, the myriad of Easter Eggs, and whether or not this episode makes an actual lasting impact on the DCAU based on how the GL character evolves.  The hosts also preview which GL will be featured on next week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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