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  • Title: Batman: The Animated Series – The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
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Batman: The Animated Series - The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to Gotham City for another episode of Batman: The Animated Series. There are several interesting aspects to “The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy” including the show’s introduction of the Bat-Signal, giving us multiple death traps, featuring a villain forcing Batman (Kevin Conroy) to unmask, and offering Batman the opportunity to out think a villain whose modus operandi are in some ways similar to the Riddler (i.e. the core Bat-villain who received the least appearances on the show). In many ways, such as the villain’s attempts to lure Batman into danger through outrageous riddles, I wonder if “The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy” may have started as a Riddler episode or may have unintentionally evolved into something similar.

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Batman – Trouble Identity

by Alan Rapp on March 16, 2021

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  • Title: The New Adventures of Batman – Trouble Identity
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Batman - Trouble Identity television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Gotham City and The New Adventures of Batman. Professor Norquist’s Inert Matter Converter allows him to turn garbage into valuable fabric such as silk or fur. Catwoman (Melendy Britt), donned in a bizarre costume designed for the series, not only steals the invention in front of Bruce Wayne (Adam West), Dick Grayson (Burt Ward), and Barbara Gordon (Britt) but also frames Batgirl for the crime by making a quick-change in the middle of the robbery to appear as Batgirl (rather than show up dressed as the hero throughout the entire heist).

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Batman: Black and White #3

by Alan Rapp on March 3, 2021

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Batman: Black and White #3 comic reviewBatman: Black and White #3 offers up five more Batman stories in black and white. The third issue is notable for the absence of Bat-villains (except as a cameo in a single panel of one tale), instead focusing on alternate realms, alternate Batmen, street punks, and the legacy of Batman.

Jace Fox as Batman battles the racist antigovernment Igloo Boys gang with the help of Tiff Fox in “The Cavalry.” “I Am the Bat” offers a regular evening for Batman with some minor skirmishes, with an unexpected twist at the end.

Both “A Kingdom of Thorns” and “Legacy” provide alternate timelines with Bruce Wayne as a medieval knight in the first and in the other fighting a world of monsters using a giant BattleMech in a dystopian future.

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Batman: Black and White #2

by Alan Rapp on February 3, 2021

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Batman: Black and White #2 comic reviewThe second issue of Batman: Black and White #2 gives us five more stories of Batman. The best of the list comes from Sophie Campbell. “All Cats are Prey” is a silent story featuring Batman chasing Catwoman, once in a black costume and later once in a white costume which allows her to hide from him in the snow (an idea which she steals from seeing an all-white cat hide from her).

“The Devil is in the Detail” offers an adventure from Batman’s early career, in the style of an old newspaper cartoon, as the Dark Knight Detective searches for a killer decapitating victims in a devil’s ritual which leads back to seven members of the GCPD and Gordon’s boss. In “The Unjust Judge” Batman is unable to save a priest from a collapsed church but stays with the priest until the end.

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