Ep. 131 – BTAS – Almost Got ‘Im w/ Monica Kubina

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Cal and Liam return to where it all started with a review of one of the most famous and beloved episodes in Batman: The Animated Series lure, that being “Almost Got ‘Im.” Joining the Good Brothers as a special correspondent to breakdown this episode is best friend of the show, digital artist and colorist on the Batman The Adventures Continue comic series, Monica Kubina. Tune in to hear just how this legendary episode breaks down with insight from someone who works in the comic book industry with terrific insight on visuals, color palette and atmospheric animation. Also hear a breakdown of the tremendous voice cast, the crafting of the story into vignettes, whether or not this might effectively if adapted into comic form, and which of the villains’ stories is our hosts’ favorite. Plus hear Monica’s full episode scorecard alongside Cal & Liam’s, a preview of next week’s episode and much more on this exciting episode of the 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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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. 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. 86 – JL -Wild Cards Part I & II

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!

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Ep. 81 – BTAS – The Laughing Fish

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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!

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Bonus Ep. 1 – Five Favorite Joker Moments

PhotoGrid_1569630860594To 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.

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Ep. 72 – Static Shock – The Big Leagues

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!

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Ep. 70 – Batman Beyond – Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker

 

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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Ep. 50 – Elseworlds – Batman: Under The Red Hood

The silver episode of the DCAU Review continues the Good Brothers’ exploration of the Elseworlds of Batman, as they celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday. This week they’re covering Batman: Under The Red Hood, the 2010 DVD release that adapts the Under The Hood storyline from the comics. The guys talk having the comic writer adapting his own story into animated form and whether that might have been a detriment to the animated feature. They also discuss a bloated story, a large voice cast with a few inconsistent performances and the mashup of animation styles used. All of this and a complete scorecard plus an update on our Twitter giveaway!
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Ep. 49 – Elseworlds – Bat In The Belfry

The Good Brothers continue their celebration of The Dark Knight’s 80th birthday, with a dive into some Elseworlds stories within DC animation. This week the guys cover The Batman’s episode entitled “Bat In The Belfry” and have plenty to discuss around an entirely new Batman universe. Topics include a rather heated discussion on animation style, the somewhat controversial Joker interpretation, the many colors of the Gotham sky and the terrific theme song. A full scorecard and much more await you on this week’s episode of the DCAU Review!
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Ep. 43 – JL – Injustice For All Part I & II

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The 43rd edition of the DCAU Review has the boys discussing the DCAU’s first incarnation of the Legion of Doom in the episode “Injustice For All.” Your hosts, Cal & Liam talk digital animation vs. traditional animation, compare the voice casting for supervillain Gorillas and revel in the return of everyone’s favorite Clown Prince of Crime. Plus, the Good Brothers give you their full scorecards, on this week’s episode of the DCAU Review!
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Ep. 36 – BTAS – Joker’s Favor

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Episode 36 of the DCAU Review reviews a landmark episode in the history of not only the DCAU, but also DC Comics as a whole. “Joker’s Favor”, features the debut of the character that would birth a worldwide phenomenon known as Harley Quinn. The Good Brothers talk a little Harley history, Mark Hamill finding his groove as the Joker, how not to animate a combover and Batman’s weird laugh.As always, the guys give their full scorecard and give another update on the Twitter Almost Got ‘Im card game giveaway!
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Ep. 19 – STAS/TNBA – World’s Finest

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As last week’s crossover episode alluded to, the good brothers detail a very special crossover event in this week’s episode of the DCAU Review. As promised, episode 19 covers “World’s Finest”, aka the first official Batman/Superman interaction in the DCAU. On this week’s episode, the fellas talk the voice acting “Dream Team” assembled for this episode, some inconsistent and rather infuriating animation, how this episode still holds up under the pressure of nostalgia, plus the introduction of THREE new sound effects! All of this and your weekly episode scorecard!
 
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Ep. 9 – BTAS – Be A Clown