The 75th edition of the DCAU Review is a unique episode from Superman: The Animated Series that actually doesn’t have Superman in it at all. Cal and Liam discuss “New Kids in Town” on this week’s show, an episode that takes place in the future 30th century and then heads back to the past of rural Kansas to visit young Clark Kent in Smallville. The Good Brothers ponder as to why Brainiac has never utilized Kryptonite, why the villain going back in time is such a familiar trope this Legion versus the more recent versions, a lack of Legion theme son, the unique design of Chameleon Boy, Pa Kent being dumb again Brainiac’s cosmic sled, the age-old red underpants vs. no red underpants for Superman’s costume and much more!
Cal & Liam return to Metropolis for the month of October. On this week’s episode, the guys discuss the Superman: The Animated Series episode “Prototype” which is one part Robocop and one part lecture on the dangers of being addicted to modern technology. The Good Brothers discuss the introduction of a pivotal secondary character, Lex Luthor as Brutus and the innocence of Superman contrasting with Batman’s paranoia. As always, they also give a full scorecard and preview next week’s episode on this week’s DCAU Review!
To celebrate the release of the Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker movie, Cal & Liam release their very first bonus episode of the DCAU Review. This special edition has the Good Brothers covering some of their favorite Joker moments in animation. Listen as the brothers cover a few familiar moments in the DCAU and a few others that may be a little more controversial. Either way, the Clown Prince of Crime’s legacy in animation is undeniable and your favorite DC animated connoisseurs are here to discuss some of his most memorable moments to date.
Wrapping up their month in Dakota, the Good Brothers discuss the real-world issues covered in the Static Shock episode “Sons of the Fathers.” Cal and Liam discuss the heaviness of the plot, the effectiveness of it, the buddy cop subplot, a disappointing ending to the episode, some lackluster dialogue, and the love child of Inque and Shadow Thief. Plus a preview of what show they’ll be covering in October and a full episode scorecard for this week on this week’s DCAU Review!
It’s only fitting that on #BatmanDay, the Good Brothers celebrate by reviewing his first appearance on Static Shock entitled “The Big Leagues.”. The Dark Knight isn’t the only visitor from Gotham though as the boys discuss. Cal & Liam also talk about improved animation, a nod to Stephen King’s It, the choice to use the Danny Elfman Batman theme, just how big the Batplane is and just what exactly was Joker’s plan for coming to Dakota? All of this, a preview of next week’s episode and a complete scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!
Cal & Liam are back again, this time with a brand new series to review for their 71st episode. The Good Brothers travel all the way to Dakota (the City of Dakota) to review the pilot episode of Static Shock entitled “A Shock To The System.” The guys discuss the origins of the Static character, the initial lack of DCAU continuity, the low-budget animation and whether or not it’s fair to judge this in the same way they judge other episodes. All of this, a full scorecard and a preview of next week’s episode of the DCAU Review!
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It’s an exciting, landmark 70th episode as Cal & Liam cover what is widely considered one of the greatest Batman stories ever told, in Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker. The Good Brothers talk the new look and more maniacally evil version of the Joker, the DCAU’s first foray into the digital animation era, the disturbing flashback scene and the fantastic performances from an all-star voice cast. The hosts also discuss a unique parallel from the very first episode of Batman Beyond and where they rank this movie against other Dark Knight films. Plus a historic first for the podcast all on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!
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