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!
With everything happening in the world today, we at the DCAU Review thought you deserved a bonus! A bonus episode, that is. Join our hosts this week as they celebrate the 80th anniversary of Robin the Boy Wonder. Last week DC Comics released a very special 80th-anniversary issue to commemorate Batman’s sidekick and the DCAU Review figured it would be a great time to talk about five different interpretations of Robin from five different cartoons and voice actors. Join the Good Brothers as they recall specific moments that stand out to them and discuss why each Robin is important when reviewing the character’s history. Plus hear clips that stand out for each Robin discussed on this bonus episode of the DCAU Review!
Episode 93 premieres today and the Good Brothers are discussing the Batman: The Animated Series debut of Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in the classic episode entitled “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” The hosts discuss the real-world parallels between the Mockridge character and another mustachioed theme-park owner, John Glover’s unforgettable performance as The Riddler, this version of the Riddler vs. the Batman ’66 and Batman Forever interpretations and the very comic book-y plot of the video game theme park. Plus the hosts ponder why Batman’s wrist computer was never used again, plenty of memories from The Adventures of Batman & Robin game for SNES and a preview of next week’s episode. All of this, and a full episode scorecard from both hosts on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!
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!
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!
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!