Batman

  • 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: The Adventures Continue #1

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2020

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 comic reviewSet sometime during the later seasons of Batman: The Animated Series (after the show’s redesign), Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 continues the adventures of Gotham’s Caped Crusader. Written by the show’s producers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, and drawn by Ty Templeton, the comic captures the look and feel of the show (even if it isn’t the more classic Batman design from the show’s earlier seasons, which I prefer).

We’re given a bit of a regular night in Gotham for Batman who takes down Bane before getting involved in the larger story involving a robot stealing from S.T.A.R. Labs and Bruce Wayne sparring with Lex Luthor at a dinner party which reveals Superman is missing and Lex is doing more in Gotham than just hobnobbing with Gotham’s one-percent.

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Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2020

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Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super SpectacularCelebrating the character’s 80 years in comics, the Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular offers stories throughout Robin’s run featuring those who have worn the costume over the years. “Robin in A Little Nudge” features Dick Grayson‘s final day as Robin, “Aftershocks” features Nightwing in a broken Gotham City during the events of Batman: Cataclysm, Nightwing infiltrates H.I.V.E. in “Team Building,” and we get an adventure with Dick Grayson from his spy days in “The Lesson Plan.”

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Batman & the Outsiders #11

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 2020

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Batman & the Outsiders #11 comic reviewThe Outsiders battle the minions of Ra’s al Ghul in Batman & the Outsiders #11 as the sudden arrival of Katana, Signal and Orphan helps Black Lightning and Lady Shiva even the odds against Ra’s soldiers. There’s a fair bit of action here involving several members of the team battling various villains including Kaliber and Karma but there are also some nice smaller moments between mother and daughter as Shiva’s plan to get closer to her daughter appears to be working.

The comic also features some scenes between Batman and Sofia Ramos who the Dark Knight Detective helps make some decisions concerning the face she wants to show to the world and the symbol she wishes to become. Batman also offers a few words of wisdom about who Ra’s al Ghul is and about the similarities between himself and the Demon’s Head.

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  • Title: Batman: The Animated Series – Harley & Ivy
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Batman: The Animated Series - Harley & Ivy television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Gotham City for another episode of Batman: The Animated Series. While current team-ups between Harley Quinn (Arleen Sorkin) and Poison Ivy (Diane Pershing) are common nowadays, such a pairing was anything but obvious prior to “Harley & Ivy.” After being fired by the Joker (Mark Hamill), a despondent Harley Quinn strikes out on her own deciding to rob a museum the same night as Poison Ivy decides to liberate some plant toxins from another exhibit. Together alluding the police, a friendship and partnership is born. While Harley is still mooning over the clown who treated her like dirt at the end of the episode, “Harley & Ivy” marks a step forward for the character to move beyond the Joker’s shadow (even if she doesn’t know it yet).

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