Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond #50

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2020

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Batman Beyond #50 comic reviewThe latest volume of Batman Beyond concludes with Batman framed for multiple attacks around Gotham City by Inque, one of which puts Bruce Wayne and Terry’s younger brother in the hospital. Wonder Woman arrives to help solve the mystery, and clear Batman’s name (thankfully we’re saved from a lengthy heroic misunderstanding as Diana sizes up Terry in short order).

Inque was one of the stand-out villains from Batman Beyond and although her motivations seem a bit muddled (blaming Bruce Wayne for preventing the villain a chance to cure her condition) she’s put to good use against the formidable duo of Batman and Wonder Woman.

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Batman Beyond – A Touch of Curaré

by Alan Rapp on October 6, 2020

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Batman Beyond - A Touch of Curaré

Today’s Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the dystopian future of Gotham City. Gotham City District Attorney Sam Young (Paul Winfield) becomes the target of Curaré (Melissa Disney), the most lethal member of the Society of Assassins who has never failed to eliminate a target. Helping Sam’s chances at survival is the fact the his wife is Commissioner Barbara Gordon (Stockard Channing) who go to great lenghths to keep him alive and will reveal her relationship with the Bat-Family to Terry (Will Friedle) while warning Batman to stay away from police business.

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  • Title: Batman Beyond – Disappearing Inque
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Batman Beyond - Disappearing Inque television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the dystopian future of Gotham City. “Disappearing Inque” offers the return of Inque (Shannon Kenny) who is sprung from her cryogenic prison by a disgruntled former employee who became obsessed with here while the villain was literally on ice. While using the naive Aaron (William H. Macy) to retrieve chemicals needed to allow Inque to assume a human form once again, the pair are able to capture Batman (Will Friedle) and lay trap for the original Batman (Kevin Conroy) as well.

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Batman Beyond – Spellbound

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2020

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Batman Beyond - Spellbound television review

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to the dystopian future of Gotham City. The aptly-named “Spellbound” introduces a new villain to the show in Spellbinder (Jon Cypher) who uses his knowledge of the human psyche and futuristic tech to trap victims in hallucinatory fantasies while tricking them into performing crimes for him. While the episode never really explains why the tech works on Terry (Will Friedle) through the suit, it does allow Terry to fight against the altered reality as Batman and the effect on villain’s other subjects is one of the best parts of the episode including a Raiders of the Lost Ark opening sequence. Along with a pretty good original villain in the mold of a character like Scarecrow, the episode is also notable for Terry’s first meeting (out of costume) with Commissioner Barbara Gordon (Stockard Channing).

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Batman Beyond – Dead Man’s Hand

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2019

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“One night always makes a difference.”

Batman Beyond - Dead Man's Hand TV review

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to the future for another episode of Batman Beyond. During a break with Dana (Lauren Tom), Terry (Will Friedle) meets Melanie Walker (Olivia d’Abo), a new girl in town. The two make an instant connection and seem to understand what each is going through. At the same time a new Royal Flush Gang arrives in Gotham City led by a King (George Lazenby) with a grudge to settle against Batman for breaking up an earlier version of the family years before. The reason Melanie understands Terry so well is that she too spends nights in spandex under the gruff leadership of an older, driven man.

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