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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Ep. 121 – Elseworlds – Night of The Batmen!

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The fifth Saturday of August 2020 gives the Good Brothers a chance at reviewing an Elseworlds tale from Batman: The Brave and the Bold. This week’s episode titled “Night of The Batmen!” reveals what would happen if Batmen was put on the injured list for a time and a few other heroes had to cover for him. Cal & Liam briefly recap the origins of this lighter take on Batman and then talk about the incredibly earworm-y opening musical number, the various homages to different Batman designs, Aquaman’s buffoonish characterization, anfuncovering some of the legendary voice-actors portraying some of the heroes. They also talk about a character featured who just so happened to this week make his triumphant return to comics in Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s “Three Jokers” miniseries, which voice actor should always be cast as one particular character and a sneak peek at what’s coming up on the schedule for the exciting month of September! All of this and more on a brand-new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 10 – DC DirectRospective – Part I

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Cal and Liam are back with another Bonus Episode, this time they’re breaking up the normal comic reviews and instead of doing a retrospective on the 22-year legacy of DC Direct/DC Collectibles. In this first part, the Good Brothers highlight their favorite series based on specific artists’ work. From hyper-realism to exaggerated steroid-infused cartoons the hosts cover a vast array of styles and artists from some of the most legendary artists of all time. The hosts also give a preview for the upcoming part two and also give their pick for one figure that’s missing from one of their favorite lines that they think should’ve been produced

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Ep. 120 – BTAS – Terror in the Sky

It’s episode 120 of the DCAU Review and the hosts are still reviewing the OG DCAU show with Batman: The Animated Series episode “Terror in the Sky” which officially ends the Man-Bat/Langstrom saga. Cal and Liam discuss some similar plot beats to “On Leather Wings”, how this episode uses music animation and plot to create a  truly memorable action scene, attention to detail within the designs, the many different expressions of the Man-Bat,  the range of acting asked of Kevin Conroy, and once again bring up how to rate an episode with a mystery plot point. The hosts also reveal which episode won their fan choice poll for next week’s Elseworld’s episode.

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Bonus Ep. 9 – Batman The Adventures Continue: Red Son Rising Part I & II

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Bonus Episode 9 is upon us and that means another review of the latest offering from Batman: The Adventures Continue miniseries. This week the Good Brothers will be reviewing “Red Son Rising Part 1 & 2” which deals with the untold story of Jason Todd Robin and how he came to be. The hosts discuss the entire story, where they may have diverged from the original DC continuity, a speculation on the origin of the newest character “The Straightman,” a debate on which issue has had the best artwork so far and the ever-popular continuity discussion. Plus find out how you can help pick our topic for one of this month’s regularly scheduled episodes!

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Ep. 119 – BTAS – Day of The Samurai

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The Good Brothers take a break from all of the sci-fi man-beasts for a good old-fashioned revenge tale. The culmination to the Batman/Ninja plot comes to an end as the hosts cover “Day of the Samurai”, the follow up to the Kyodai Ken saga that started in “Night of the Ninja.” The hosts discuss a variety including the sepia-toned bookends of the Wayne/Ken story, inconsistent animation that leads to some high highs and low lows. The hosts also discuss the cultural sensitivity for the Japanese culture being refreshing, the fantastic music and where this episode improved over the previous Ninja episode. Plus, the thread throughout that they believe could’ve been expounded on, an appreciation of Eric Rodomski’s background images, why this Batman feels truer to the character than some recent live-action portrayals, practicing the “fatal touch” as kids, and a discussion on the latest unfortunate news out of DC Comics. A full scorecard and much more await on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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