A brand new decade means a new series to kickoff the new year at the DCAU Review. Cal & Liam return to the future Gotham and pick right back up where they left off with the Batman Beyond episode entitled “Hidden Agenda.” This one has the Good Brothers feeling like it’s a bit of a soft-reboot for the future Batman, as the character of Max is introduced and Bruce Wayne is noticeably absent. The hosts also discuss a change in tone and a lack of depth and motive for the new Jokerz introduced while appreciating some of their design elements. Plus they discuss the Max character and if you should really be rooting for an unknown character to discover Batman’s secret identity. All of this, plus a discussion on how #DanaDeservesBetter and the return if a familiar member of the voice cast along with a a full breakdown of the plot and a complete scorecard for this week’s episode on an all new DCAU Review!
For the final time of the decade, the Good Brothers are bringing you an all new DCAU Review! This week the hosts wrap up Justice League month with the episode “Wild Cards Parts I & II” featuring Mark Hammil’s Joker in all his glory, and a few other DC Animated voice veterans you’ll recognize as the Royal Flush Gang! The guys discuss the all-star voice cast, the progression of the Hawkgirl/Green Lantern romance, the visuals of a Las Vegas backdrop and where they would’ve liked to have seen the plot end up compared to where it actually goes. Plus a complete scorecard and the hosts reveal the first series being reviewed in 2020!
Seasons Greetings from the DCAU Review! This week the Good Brothers get in the holiday spirit with their review of the Justice League episode “Comfort and Joy”, a rare 22-minute edition of the original Justice League series. However, the limited running time of the episode doesn’t mean the hosts are left without things to discuss as they cover appreciate for the overall feeling the episode brings, J’onn as Charlie Brown looking for the meaning of Christmas, George Newbern’s first Clark Kent portrayal, the DJ Rubba Duckie song and who one of our hosts thinks would’ve been the perfect cameo in the intergalactic bar fight. Can the boys deliver another entry into their “Top Picks” category? This might just be the Christmas miracle you’re looking for, in this week’s edition of the DCAU Review!
Episode 84 of the DCAU Review is here and as the Good Brothers continue their December reviews of Justice League they happen to be reviewing the episode “Maid of Honor” which features the dawn of the #WonderBat phenomenon, the return of Vandal Savage (or at least someone that looks an awful lot like him) and some risque dialogue that somehow made it past the TV sensors. Cal & Liam discuss the introduction of the digital animation of vehicles, theorize why the Kaznian terrorists look like Intergang Agents, discuss the familiar musical notes used and try and figure out from which Super Friends episode Vandal Savage lifted his diabolical plan. Plus a complete scorecard and a preview of our very special holiday-themed episode for next week’s podcast!
The Good Brothers have finished their latest stay in Gotham City and have returned to the future (well… not the future)! That’s right, Liam & Cal are kicking off another month of Justice League reviews by covering the very memorable “Tabula Rasa” Parts 1 & 2! Listen as they discuss the groundwork this episode lays for the future of the DCAU, the COMPLETE removal of any subtlety as to what exactly the nature of Lex Luthor and his former chauffeur Mercy Graves’ relationship entailed, plus their thoughts on the DCAU debut of a classic villain in AMAZO and an interesting subplot involving Martian Manhunter! All of this, plus each host’s scorecard and even more are in store on Episode 83 of the DCAU Review!
Episode 82 is here and it finds the Good Brothers wrapping up their stay in the retro-futuristic Gotham City of Batman: The Animated Series. This week the boys review “Night of the Ninja”, a tale that sheds some light on Bruce Wayne’s past and part of how he trained to become the Batman. Our hosts discuss the choice to make Kyodai Ken’s motivation go beyond straight revenge, another reference to a Batman ’66 plot device, more fleshing out of the Robin character, why Bruce was needlessly secretive about the Ninja and the uncharacteristic respect paid to Japanese culture found in this cartoon compared to others at the time. All of this, plus a breakdown of the excellent soundtrack and a full scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!
As we move through the month of November, Cal & Liam have been on a bit of a hot streak as of late, with multiple episodes landing in the coveted “Top Picks” section here at the DCAU Review. This week the Good Brothers look to add to that with a Joker tale adapted from two different comics and written and produced by the dynamic duo of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. This week’s episode covering The Laughing Fish discusses how Paul Dini’s unique writing style is a perfect fit for a Joker story, how the ridiculousness of the Joker seeking a patent is, more light shed on the Joker and Harley relationship explored and several memorable performances in voice acting and why one of our hosts believes this is the PERFECT Joker showcase. Could this be yet another episode for the Top Picks sections? Find out on today’s all-new episode of the DCAU Review!