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!
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
A brand new decade means a new series to kickoff the new year at the DCAU Review. Cal & Liam return to the future Gotham and pick right back up where they left off with the Batman Beyond episode entitled “Hidden Agenda.” This one has the Good Brothers feeling like it’s a bit of a soft-reboot for the future Batman, as the character of Max is introduced and Bruce Wayne is noticeably absent. The hosts also discuss a change in tone and a lack of depth and motive for the new Jokerz introduced while appreciating some of their design elements. Plus they discuss the Max character and if you should really be rooting for an unknown character to discover Batman’s secret identity. All of this, plus a discussion on how #DanaDeservesBetter and the return if a familiar member of the voice cast along with a a full breakdown of the plot and a complete scorecard for this week’s episode on an all new DCAU Review!
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!
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!
Episode 84 of the DCAU Review is here and as the Good Brothers continue their December reviews of Justice League they happen to be reviewing the episode “Maid of Honor” which features the dawn of the #WonderBat phenomenon, the return of Vandal Savage (or at least someone that looks an awful lot like him) and some risque dialogue that somehow made it past the TV sensors. Cal & Liam discuss the introduction of the digital animation of vehicles, theorize why the Kaznian terrorists look like Intergang Agents, discuss the familiar musical notes used and try and figure out from which Super Friends episode Vandal Savage lifted his diabolical plan. Plus a complete scorecard and a preview of our very special holiday-themed episode for next week’s podcast!
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!
Episode 82 is here and it finds the Good Brothers wrapping up their stay in the retro-futuristic Gotham City of Batman: The Animated Series. This week the boys review “Night of the Ninja”, a tale that sheds some light on Bruce Wayne’s past and part of how he trained to become the Batman. Our hosts discuss the choice to make Kyodai Ken’s motivation go beyond straight revenge, another reference to a Batman ’66 plot device, more fleshing out of the Robin character, why Bruce was needlessly secretive about the Ninja and the uncharacteristic respect paid to Japanese culture found in this cartoon compared to others at the time. All of this, plus a breakdown of the excellent soundtrack and a full scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!
To celebrate the start of the Holiday season, Cal & Liam are bringing you a special gift in the form of their second BONUS episode ever, and this one is set to bring back a whole bunch of nostalgic feelings. The Good Brothers are talking about their top ten favorite toys from the DCAU on this extended episode. From the early Kenner Batman: The Animated Series figures to the Superman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures toys of the mid to late nineties, all the way up through Hasbro’s Batman Beyond and Mattel’s Justice League and Justice League Unlimited figures, the hosts run the gamut of DCAU collecting, including some surprises and deep cuts while discussing why these particular toys mean so much to them. So sit back, make yourself another plate of Thanksgiving leftovers and relive your childhood on this week’s bonus episode of the DCAU Review!
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!
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!
The month of November is here, and Cal & Liam kickoff a month of Batman: The Animated Series reviews with a double feature! Never before have there been two polar opposite episodes featured on one podcast as the Good Brothers discuss the episodes “Eternal Youth” and “Perchance To Dream.” First, the brothers have what can only be described as shared disdain for a bizarre episode featuring #MyAlfred and the never before seen or heard from again Maggie. The brothers are fairly harsh in their criticism and comparison to a lost Batman ’66 episode but this episode does bring about the largest score disparity to date and for only the second time in DCAU Review history, a point deduction!
Up next the guys discuss one of the most universally loved episodes where we learn what it would be like if Bruce never put on the cape and cowl and instead lived solely as Bruce Wayne. Cal and Liam talk about some great subtleties in the soundtrack, the psychology of Batman’s ability to be happy and talk foreshadowing throughout the episode! Of course, they have full scorecards for each episode and an exciting preview of next week’s all-new DCAU Review!
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.