Ep. 125 – JLU – The Return

The final Saturday of September also wraps up the DCAU Review’s first ever Green Lantern month, and what better way to finish it than with the entire Green Lantern Corps featured on the Justice League Unlimited episode “The Return.” The Good Brothers discuss how they would’ve preferred the  plot of this one to be focused, what opportunities may have been hurt by the shorter episode run-time, the all-new look of the Corps, Liam’s head-canon on why Kilowog’s appearance changes again, and why a pair of voices may have a bit too recognizable. Plus, the hosts discuss the return of the Green Lantern theme, Lex Luthor always being the smartest guy in the room and Amazo as the DCAU’s Dr. Manhattan. Plus a sneak peek at which show they’ll be covering in October, all on this week’s new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 111 – STAS – The Main Man Part I & II

As the Good Brothers continue their June reviews of the Man of Steel they come upon one of the series-defining episodes of Superman; The Animated Series  when Lobo makes his first animated appearance ever in the DCAU in the episodes “The Main Man Part 1 & 2.” Cal and Liam discuss how monumental it was at the time for this adult character that started out as a riff on 90’s gritty comics to appear on a children’s cartoon and then begin discussing the ins and out of the plot that at times feels right out of a Looney Toons cartoon. The hosts also discuss the myriad of interesting visuals on The Preserver’s ship, including one important background cameo that would be a storyline thread in another DCAU show. The guys also talk about the great soundtrack and the uniqueness that adds to the Lobo character itself as well as the iconic voice performance from  Brad Garrett and an early appearance from another voice actor that would go on to play an important baddie on Batman Beyond. All of this, a full scorecard and much more await you on this week’s DCAU Review

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Ep. 110 – STAS – My Girl

Episode 110 is here and the Good Brothers continue the month of June with the Man of Tomorrow as they review Superman: The Animated Series episode “My Girl” which features the debut of the all-grown-up Lana Lang. Cal and Liam discuss a plot which leaves it very much open to interpretation as to whether or not Lex Luthor could have feelings after all. Also, the hosts talk about a guest vocal performance that has to carry most of the show and how well they think they handled that responsibility, what happened when they went to listen to this week’s soundtrack, some stunning visuals with a mix of off-model characters and a very specific homage to the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons. Plus the guys reveal which long-awaited episode they’ll be covering next week on this week’s all-new 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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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. 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. 83 – JL – Tabula Rasa Part I & II

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!

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Ep. 74 – STAS – Prototype

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!

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Ep. 64 – JL – A Better World Part I & II

The Good Brothers wrap up the month of July with an important tentpole in the Justice League storylines with “A Better World.” The guys talk this version of fascist Superman versus other iterations, several convenient plot holes, how this fits in with the DCAU as a whole and as usual, a full scorecard. All of this, plus a preview of what’s coming in August and much more on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 63 – JL – Hereafter Part I & II

Another week in July and another review from the second season of Justice League from your favorite Good Brothers. This week’s episode entitled “Hereafter” has the DCAU in a tizzy as Superman apparently dies. The guys discuss the ridiculous fun of this episode, compared with previous silly/bad episodes, Corey Burton pulling triple voice duty, where this episode could’ve used Glen Murakami and some #PonchoMovement discussion along with a full scorecard await on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 60 – STAS – Legacy Part I & II

Cal & Liam conclude the month of June with their 60th episode, which just so happens to be one the most impactful and terrifically told stories in the entire run of Superman: The Animated Series. This week’s episode entitled “Legacy”, has ripple effects that would be felt in the DCAU for years to come. With that in mind,  the Good Brothers have a plethora of items to discuss this week. Topics include the all-star cast and Michael Ironside’s tremendous performance as Darkseid, Superman coming unhinged, all the feels from the right musical notes and more exciting visuals than anyone could want! A full scorecard and a preview of next month’s featured DCAU series are also covered on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 57 – STAS – Little Girl Lost Part I & II

 

Cal & Liam continue their stay in Metropolis for the month of June with the introduction of Supergirl to the DCAU with the Superman: The Animated Series episodes “Little Girl Lost Parts 1 & 2.” Cal and Liam discuss the diabolical plan of Darkseid to smash earth with a comet, Jimmy Olsen in the main supporting role, Supergirl’s comic origin vs her DCAU origin and the Good Brothers start a petition to get Ed Asner cast in the New Gods live action movie. All of this a full scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 56 – STAS – Identity Crisis

The Good Brothers return to Metropolis and Superman: The Animated Series to kick off the month of June, with the episode “Identity Crisis” featuring the debut of classic Superman rogue, Bizarro. Cal and Liam discuss an unnecessary redemption arc, Clancy Brown’s Lexposition, the polluted waters of Metropolis, whether Bizarro’s suit is apart of his skin and Tim Daly’s best villain foil being himself. All of this and a complete scorecard on this week’s 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. 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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