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!
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!
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!
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!
As 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!
Bonus episode number three is here and our hosts are using this format as an opportunity to venture outside the normal animated discussion, to discuss and celebrate some of the best moments in the CW’s Live-Action Arrowverse. From the more serious moments of death and tragedy to the comedy and fan-service to the “HOLY CRAP I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY DID THAT” crossover episodes, The Good Brothers have assembled a list of some of their favorite moments. Which moments will make the cut? Don’t fail this city! Grab your favorite Green Hood, brush up on pop culture references and RUN, BARRY, RUN to your favorite podcast app to stream this giant-sized all-new episode of the DCAU ARROWVERSE Review!
The Good Brothers put a bow on their Elseworlds of Batman month on this week’s episode. All month, the guys have been celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight by reviewing various incarnations of Batman in animated form. This week they wrap up with the pilot episode of 2013 3D-animated show Beware The Batman. Topics include Alfred as more than Batman’s chef, the series creators choice to be wildly different with choosing Batman’s rogues, the indie-rock theme song, some familiar names involved in the production and voice cast, and whether this episode piques the interest enough to watch the rest of the series.
All of this and a complete scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review
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