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!
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.
The 75th edition of the DCAU Review is a unique episode from Superman: The Animated Series that actually doesn’t have Superman in it at all. Cal and Liam discuss “New Kids in Town” on this week’s show, an episode that takes place in the future 30th century and then heads back to the past of rural Kansas to visit young Clark Kent in Smallville. The Good Brothers ponder as to why Brainiac has never utilized Kryptonite, why the villain going back in time is such a familiar trope this Legion versus the more recent versions, a lack of Legion theme son, the unique design of Chameleon Boy, Pa Kent being dumb again Brainiac’s cosmic sled, the age-old red underpants vs. no red underpants for Superman’s costume and much more!
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!
To 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.
Wrapping up their month in Dakota, the Good Brothers discuss the real-world issues covered in the Static Shock episode “Sons of the Fathers.” Cal and Liam discuss the heaviness of the plot, the effectiveness of it, the buddy cop subplot, a disappointing ending to the episode, some lackluster dialogue, and the love child of Inque and Shadow Thief. Plus a preview of what show they’ll be covering in October and a full episode scorecard for this week on this week’s DCAU Review!
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!