Bonus Ep. 5 – Batman The Adventures Continue: Hardware Part I & II

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Surprise! It’s another DCAU Review bonus episode as Cal & Liam drop a special review of the first two chapters of Batman: The Adventures Continue titled “Hardware Part 1 & 2.” Join the brothers as they give a quick review of the origins of the series and those contributing to the series, the accompanying action figure line from DC Direct, their shared excitement about new stories from the DCAU, what they liked and didn’t like about the first two chapters and much more! Spoilers abound, so make sure you’ve read both chapters before listening to this special bonus episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 101 – JLU – Initiation

After last week’s historic 100th episode, the Good Brothers return, picking up right where “Starcrossed” ended, reviewing the very first episode of Justice League Unlimited titled “Initiation.” Joining the hosts this week for the very first time is special correspondent James Strecker from the Watchtower Database. Join the hosts as they delve into how the start of JLU influenced James and the others to start their website, allowed them to take their passion to new heights with a larger universe and initial thoughts when as children, the hosts first learned of the expanded Justice League roster. But that’s not all, as the hosts also give a full review of the episode that introduced us to Green Arrow, which characters appear in the first scene and a hilarious fan theory as to why some are never seen again in the JLU, why CGI animation seems to always stick out, which character was recast after a lackluster performance and whether this story was an effective way to launch JLU.  Plus full scorecards from the hosts and James on this week’s all new DCAU Review.

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Ep. 100 – JL -Starcrossed Parts I, II & III

It’s the landmark 100th episode of the DCAU Review, and The Good Brothers are reviewing one of the most pivotal episodes in the history of the DCAU. Cal & Liam discuss the events leading up to Starcrossed and break down one of the most heart-wrenching romances to playout in the DCAU, while also talking about the shortcomings of the CGI mixed into the digital animation, the decision to make the main baddie a Hawkman-ish character, the awesomeness of the Batcave battle scene, and easter eggs from Batman ’66. Plus a discussion around the gorgeous soundtrack, Carl Lumbly’s screams, why the final appearance in the DCAU from #MyAlfred was such a great add-on to the story and some of the best vocal performances to date. This all leads to a scorecard in the upper-echelon of DCAU history. Plus, a special announcement about next week’s episode and a celebratory compilation from the DCAU-content community on this week’s all-new, 100th episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 99 – Elseworlds – TB: The Batman/Superman Story Part I & II

With just one week to go before the DCAU Review’s 100th episode, the Good Brothers wrap up their Superman Elseworlds month with a trip to Gotham City as seen on the Emmy-award winning series The Batman. Join our hosts as they discuss the role-reversal that The Dark Knight and Man of Steel take in this interpretation. Plus hear the brothers discuss what they felt to be an anti-climactic ending, the familiar voice-cast of some of the Elseworlds characters, why one host doesn’t care for one of the main characters’ designs and what this episode gets right when it comes to having a proper Superman theme. Plus hear Liam discuss the heroes’ capes in all their glory and preview the landmark 100th episode that will premiere next week all on this week’s brand new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 4 – Robin’s 80th Anniversary

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With everything happening in the world today, we at the DCAU Review thought you deserved a bonus! A bonus episode, that is. Join our hosts this week as they celebrate the 80th anniversary of Robin the Boy Wonder. Last week DC Comics released a very special 80th-anniversary issue to commemorate Batman’s sidekick and the DCAU Review figured it would be a great time to talk about five different interpretations of Robin from five different cartoons and voice actors. Join the Good Brothers as they recall specific moments that stand out to them and discuss why each Robin is important when reviewing the character’s history. Plus hear clips that stand out for each Robin discussed on this bonus episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 98 – Elseworlds – LOSH: Man of Tomorrow

The penultimate edition of Elseworlds month of 2020, features one of the lesser-known and appreciated DC Animated shows, Legion of Superheroes and the Good Brothers tackle the pilot episode “Man of Tomorrow” on this week’s podcast. Join Cal & Liam as they discuss how this series was rumored to have been greenlit, this version of the Legion and their Fatal Five rogues, an unfamiliar voice cast, and a discussion about whether this show could potentially suffer from having an identity crisis. The guys also discuss the difference in animation from the DCAU style, discuss easter eggs in the “Hall of Superman” scene and a really fantastic Superman-theme. Plus a full scorecard and a preview for next week’s episode, all on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 97 – Elseworlds – BTBATB: Battle Of The Superheroes

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As we continue our Elseworlds month, tackling Superman as he appears in non-DCAU form, we move back to the world of producer James Tucker’s Batman The Brave and the Bold with this week’s introduction of the Man of Steel titled “Battle of the Superheroes.” Join our hosts as they break down a love-letter to a time where everything had to be a little lighter, as this episode pays homage to many events that actually occurred in DC continuity. The Good Brothers discuss a voice cast that is sure to impress, a plot so ridiculous it will leave you laughing out loud, smooth crips and beautiful animation with some visual callbacks to legendary graphic novels, the Fleischer shorts, and even a few nods to the DCAU. Plus, the hosts discuss how they would’ve incorporated a familiar Superman theme and offer a preview for next week’s episode, Plus, for this episode an EXCITING first for the podcast, so tune in now, streaming at DCAUReview.com and on your favorite podcast app!

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Ep. 96 – Elseworlds – Fleischer Superman: The Mad Scientist & The Mechanical Monsters

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Week 2 of our second annual Elseworlds month is here and we are taking a ride in the way back machine to 1941 and reviewing a pair of the first Superman animated shorts ever produced with the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons “Superman” and “The Mechanical Monsters.” This week our hosts share their first exposure to these classic cartoons, give a little bit of a history lesson about their origin, and then proceed to give a full scorecard for each of them. The Good Brothers talk the choice to go with minimal dialogue, the uniqueness of them being public domain, the animation technique created by the Fleischer brothers that makes these cartoons so beautiful and timeless and some fascinating parallels to DCAU episodes. Plus the brothers announce a brand new contest where you can win something just for tuning in! So what are you waiting for? Stream below or on your favorite podcast app right now!

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Ep. 95 – Elseworlds – Superman: Red Son

 

RedsonAs the month of February draws to a close, our hosts are leaving the DCAU and kicking off our second annual Elseworlds month. This time the Good Brothers will be doing all Elseworlds Superman tales, and kicking things off with the brand new Superman: Red Son movie by Warner Brothers Animation, with executive producer Bruce Timm. There are plenty of ties to the DCAU as you’ll hear as the hosts break down some of the differences between the movie and source material, why some of the changes may work, while others leave character motivations questionable at best and why the complete changes left one host particularly sour. Additionally, the hosts discuss the beautiful animation, a well-executed Russian-sounding soundtrack, non-Russian actors speaking the length of the film in Russian accents, an exciting DCAU voice cameo and a recommendation for the listeners on whether to check out this film or not! A full scorecard and a preview of the next Elseworlds episode await on this week’s episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 94 – BTAS – Joker’s Wild

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The 94th edition of the DCAU Review is here and this week the hosts review another classic tale featuring The Clown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Animated Series episode entitled “Joker’s Wild.”The brothers discuss a strong soundtrack and comment on how each Joker episode features a unique sound while still using the familiar Joker theme. With a pot that includes insurance fraud and a greedy casino owner trying to recoup money from his investment, the brothers poke a few minor holes in the plot and have loads to say about another AKOM animated show with some glaring mistakes and why the brothers feel a consistency within being off-model goes a long way. All of this and dissection of some of Mark Hammil’s best lines of the episode along with a full scorecard on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 93 – BTAS – If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?

Image result for if you're so smart why aren't you rich title cardEpisode 93 premieres today and the Good Brothers are discussing the Batman: The Animated Series debut of Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in the classic episode entitled “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” The hosts discuss the real-world parallels between the Mockridge character and another mustachioed theme-park owner, John Glover’s unforgettable performance as The Riddler, this version of the Riddler vs. the Batman ’66 and Batman Forever interpretations and the very comic book-y plot of the video game theme park. Plus the hosts ponder why Batman’s wrist computer was never used again, plenty of memories from The Adventures of Batman & Robin game for SNES and a preview of next week’s episode. All of this, and a full episode scorecard from both hosts on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 92 – BTAS – Heart of Steel Part I & II

Image result for heart of steel title cardA new edition of the DCAU Review is here and finds the Good Brothers continuing with Batman: The Animated Series and the two-part episode entitled “Heart of Steel.” Cal & Liam discuss a nearly flawless pair of episodes, from the plot steeped in tragedy to the amazing visuals, some Batplane vs. Bat-Glider talk, what we learn to be androids’ one weakness and the exciting introduction of Barbara Gordon to the DC Animated Universe. Plus an instantly memorable soundtrack, a really fun voice cast and an exciting first for the podcast. All of this and the hosts look ahead to next week’s all-new episode, on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 91 – BTAS – Cat Scratch Fever & The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne

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It’s a double feature for episode 91 of the DCAU Review as the Good Brothers cover “Cat Scratch Fever” and “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne” both from Batman: The Animated Series. It’s a vastly different set of episodes as Cal and Liam tear the first episode to shreds, from the animation to the plot to even some tepid voice-acting in the Catwoman-centric episode. How can a character be both too fluid and too stiff at the same time? Find out today as Cal and Liam delve deep into the story of the animation studio that earned the nickname “The kiss of death” with their poor animation! In the palate-cleansing second episode, our hosts enjoy a very comic-book storyline centered around the Dark Knight’s deepest secrets being exposed, and an ensemble cast made up of DCAU voice-acting legends. All of this and scorecards for both episodes on today’s all-new episode!

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Ep. 90 – Batman Beyond – Hooked Up

SpellbinderThe final episode in January is the 90th edition of the DCAU Review and on this week’s show, the Good Brothers cover the Batman Beyond episode “Hooked Up.” Cal & Liam talk about the various prior episodes that dealt with an item substituting for drug addiction and how effective this episode is in tackling that difficult topic. Cal, in particular, has an issue with a few things in the plot and lays out what he feels to be a more rounded ending. The fellas also discuss some tip-top visuals, some outstanding music and the DCAU voice-acting legends cast in tiny roles for this week. Plus the usual full scorecard and a preview of next week’s review streaming below and on your favorite podcast app!

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Ep. 89 – Batman Beyond – Once Burned

This week on the DCAU Review, Cal & Liam are discussing the Batman Beyond Batman/Ten romance follow-up episode entitled “Once Burned.” Our hosts find it increasingly more difficult to explain just why Terry is attracted to Melanie and whether or not Terry having bad relational skills might be genetic. Of course the inclusion of Melanie/Ten allows the Good Brothers talk about how #DanaDeservesBetter and how Max being complicit in the whole situation makes her a tough person to like. All of this, a full scorecard and much more are included on this week’s DCAU Review!

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