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. 107 – Batman Beyond – Terry’s Friend Dates A Robot

It’s Episode 107 of the DCAU Review and the Good Brothers are covering one of their favorite episodes in all of the DC Animated Universe, the Batman Beyond episode “Terry’s Friend Dates a Robot.” Discussions include the absolute absurd plot co-written by a DCAU legend including how a high school would allow a brand new mystery student on campus without any sort of questioning, one line of dialogue that our hosts believe could be the funniest in DCAU history, another plea for WB to release the Batman Beyond soundtrack and a special segment in honor of this week’s episode title. Plus the hosts talk a special voice cast cameo and preview next week’s episode on today’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 106 – Batman Beyond – Revenant & Babel

Initially slated to be a single-review episode, Cal & Liam called an audible and decided to bring forth a Giant-Size Double Feature on this week’s DCAU Review, tackling both Batman Beyond episodes “Revenant” and “Babel.” Truly a tale of two episodes as both feature returning villains, the Good Brothers discuss the shortcomings of another Willie Watt centric episode, a lackluster culmination to the final battle between Terry and Willie, an homage to another classic Spider-Man visual and a why one host is happy that this is the last appearance for this villain. Moving on two the second episode our hosts discuss fantastic visuals in Shriek’s return, Batman vs. zoo animals, why this episode feels like the passing of the Bat-mantle, discovering more about the future Batmobile’s capabilities, using traditional Batman-villain tropes in a new effective way, a trilogy of scenes where the voice acting is incredibly powerful and a soundtrack that brings back the classic Batman themes. Plus, the hosts have scorecards for both episodes and an exciting look at next week’s episode and more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 103 – JLU – The Greatest Story Never Told

Wrapping up their month of Justice League Unlimited coverage, the Good Brothers review the Booster Gold tale “The Greatest Story Never Told” from JLU season one. Some fun factoids as to the original intended character for this story are shared while discussing how effective the writing team turns around an unlikeable character, two surprising familiar names cast as supporting characters, and why Booster hasn’t seen much love in the last 10 years in standard DC continuity, Plus the hosts discuss the other time a black hole was the main antagonist in a DCAU cartoon, a cameo from one of our host’s favorite animated movies of all time and a preview for the series being covered in the month of May!

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Ep. 102 – JLU – For The Man Who Has Everything

The Good Brothers are back as they continue reviewing episodes of Justice League Unlimited with this week’s episode “For the Man Who Has Everything.” Our hosts discuss the original comic written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on which the episode is based, why this episode was the perfect follow up to the pilot that expanded the Justice League roster, Eric Roberts perfect portrayal of the slimy Mongul, how this compares to another dream-sequence DCAU episode, some really mind-blowing Easter Eggs in both voice acting and music and why Mongul would be #Cancelled if he was living in 2020. All of this and something that has only occurred one other time in DCAU Review history on this week’s all-new episode!

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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. 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. 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. 88 – Batman Beyond – Bloodsport

Another week has come and gone, and the Good Brothers continue the month of January with Batman Beyond reviews, this week covering the introduction of The Stalker in the episode entitled “Bloodsport.” Cal & Liam talk about another DCAU veteran in a voicing a different character, what it would be like to watch a monochromatic Batman series, why Terry is still just the absolute worst boyfriend and son, and the tragedy that The Stalker has never had an official action figure release! All of this and much more on today’s podcast

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Ep. 85 – JL – Comfort & Joy

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!

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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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Ep. 80 – BTAS – Robin’s Reckoning Part I & II

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In the 80th year of Batman’s existence, it’s only fitting that the 80th edition of the DCAU Review covers the origin story of one of the Caped Crusader’s greatest allies, the Boy Wonder, in the episode “Robin’s Reckoning.” The Good Brothers discuss the perfect storytelling of a pair of murders while keeping the episode kid-friendly, some of Loren Lester’s best work in Batman: The Animated Series as Robin, excellent shadow work and some inconsistencies in the animation, some insight into scenes cut for time and a soundtrack that accentuates the climatic ending of the episode. Could all of this praise lead to this episode joining the “Top Picks” category? Find out on this edition of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 77 – STAS – Heavy Metal

The month of October is nearly over and with that, it’s almost time for the Good Brothers to turn over a new leaf and change DCAU shows. However, our hosts have one last episode of Superman: The Animated Series in 2019 and it’s a fun one. This week’s episode entitled “Heavy Metal” is the direct sequel to the very first episode the boys covered this month. This week’s discussion includes a favorable plot for introducing someone capable of aiding Superman against Metallo, some memories of the introduction of the Steel character, a soundtrack with similar tones to one of the hosts’ favorites, the question of how a metal helmet can show expression and a preview for the show being covered in the month of November. All of this, plus Liam broadcasts from inside the Steel suit and Cal acts as if it’s completely normal…on today’s episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 76 – STAS – Fun and Games

 

The Good Brothers continue their stay in Metropolis with October’s penultimate review of Superman: The Animated Series. This week’s episode entitled “Fun and Games” features the series debut of Toyman and Cal & Liam discuss his DCAU interpretation compared to the Super Friends and DC Comics continuity versions. They also talk about the outstanding visual gags in this episode including deadly Play-Doh, knockout-gas filled bubbles and the giant robot rubber ducky! The hosts also talk Bud Court’s creepy/sinister performance as the main antagonist and offer a preview of next week’s episode 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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