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Vol2tex
01/07/19 7:34:42 PM
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This episode is widely considered the best individual episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

Do you agree with that?

What was the best Superman TAS episode?
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s0nicfan
01/07/19 7:37:02 PM
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Hmm... One of the best for sure, but I don't know if I'd call it definitively the best. It deserves special recognition though for turning Mr Freeze from a generic ice villain into one of the most compelling bad guys in Batman's rogues gallery.

EDIT: Best Superman TAS episode is the Darkseid one with Dan Turpin.
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Serious Cat
01/07/19 7:38:00 PM
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My favorite was Perchance to Dream.
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creativerealms
01/07/19 7:42:21 PM
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I prefer Perchance to Dream.

My favorite Superman TAS episode is The Late Clark Kent.
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Vol2tex
01/07/19 7:51:56 PM
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Serious Cat posted...
My favorite was Perchance to Dream.


What happened in that?
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Vol2tex
01/07/19 8:18:47 PM
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creativerealms posted...
I prefer Perchance to Dream.

My favorite Superman TAS episode is The Late Clark Kent.


I don't remember that one
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Verdekal
01/07/19 8:21:03 PM
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I Am the Night.
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nevershine
01/07/19 8:22:31 PM
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The almost got him episode
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pegusus123456
01/07/19 8:25:36 PM
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Vol2tex posted...
creativerealms posted...
I prefer Perchance to Dream.

My favorite Superman TAS episode is The Late Clark Kent.


I don't remember that one

Perchance to Dream is, IIRC, the one where Batman ends up in a world where his parents never died. He's a respected businessman, has a loving relationship with his parents, is engaged to Selina Kyle (who's not Catwoman), and there's even a Batman still around so he doesn't feel like he's neglecting Gotham. It turns out Mad Hatter is responsible; he'd give Batman anything, even the perfect life, so long as it kept Batman out of his life.

The Late Clark Kent is an episode where Clark is investigating a death row inmate who insists he didn't do the crime. When he finds evidence that this is true, he's hit with a car bomb. It obviously doesn't do shit, but everyone thinks Clark is dead. I don't really remember anything from the episode beyond that, though it sticks in my memory for one reason. They find the real criminal and show him in the gas chamber. He's sitting there, frantically wondering how Kent managed to survive the bomb. And then it hits him: he's Superman...just as the executioner pulls the lever.
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TheoryzC
01/07/19 8:31:32 PM
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One of the best

Over The Edge is good too
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CreekCo
01/07/19 8:36:16 PM
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Best Batman episode isnt even in TAS imo... its epilogue, the last episode of Season 3 of Justice League (unlimited). Its basically the last B:TAS episode.
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Behaviorism
01/07/19 9:37:24 PM
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Shotgunnova
01/07/19 9:41:25 PM
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When I think of good TAS eps, Heart of Ice is one of the first. I remember liking the Clock King episode, too.

Fun fact: for years on another site, I used the "Nothing to Fear" title card as my avatar.

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Vol2tex
01/08/19 1:17:29 PM
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pegusus123456 posted...
Vol2tex posted...
creativerealms posted...
I prefer Perchance to Dream.

My favorite Superman TAS episode is The Late Clark Kent.


I don't remember that one

Perchance to Dream is, IIRC, the one where Batman ends up in a world where his parents never died. He's a respected businessman, has a loving relationship with his parents, is engaged to Selina Kyle (who's not Catwoman), and there's even a Batman still around so he doesn't feel like he's neglecting Gotham. It turns out Mad Hatter is responsible; he'd give Batman anything, even the perfect life, so long as it kept Batman out of his life.

The Late Clark Kent is an episode where Clark is investigating a death row inmate who insists he didn't do the crime. When he finds evidence that this is true, he's hit with a car bomb. It obviously doesn't do shit, but everyone thinks Clark is dead. I don't really remember anything from the episode beyond that, though it sticks in my memory for one reason. They find the real criminal and show him in the gas chamber. He's sitting there, frantically wondering how Kent managed to survive the bomb. And then it hits him: he's Superman...just as the executioner pulls the lever.


They sound like intriguing episodes.
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GeneralKenobi85
01/08/19 1:40:17 PM
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I don't know what my favorite is but Batman TAS had a lot of good ones. Not sure what I'd say my favorite is. Heart of Ice was very good, but some of the Two-Face episodes were also excellent (particularly the two parter origin of Two-Face).

Never Fear was a good one too if only for it really showcasing how great of a villain Scarecrow is.
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Coastal_elite
01/08/19 1:41:46 PM
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Vol2tex posted...
This episode is widely considered the best individual episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

Do you agree with that?

What was the best Superman TAS episode?


Heart of Ice and also the one where at the end of the episode they recite a poem about a tiger in the forests of Lumiere or something like that
CreekCo
01/08/19 7:31:48 PM
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Shotgunnova posted...
When I think of good TAS eps, Heart of Ice is one of the first. I remember liking the Clock King episode, too.

Fun fact: for years on another site, I used the "Nothing to Fear" title card as my avatar.

DI6xlfs


I always thought that was a cool title card.
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Vol2tex
01/10/19 12:39:58 PM
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The title cards were amazing.

God these shows were tremendous, from the art style, to the animation, to the characterization, to the music
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DevsBro
01/10/19 12:49:43 PM
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I can't pick just one.

Heart of Ice
Perchance to Dream
Mad Love
The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
That one with Tim and Annie

Almost Got 'Im definitely had the best ending though.
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darkphoenix181
01/10/19 12:54:04 PM
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Nah. Too many good ones.

If making Freeze into an established char makes the episode so good than what about taking Ivy who wasn't even a notable villian ay all abd making her one of the iconic batman villians?
Or making a completely new one in Harley?

I like the riddler one where riddler can't accept that batman solved his puzzle.
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Shotgunnova
01/10/19 1:22:59 PM
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TAS Riddler was one of the best Riddlers.
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s0nicfan
01/10/19 1:24:33 PM
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Shotgunnova posted...
TAS Riddler was one of the best Riddlers.


My favorite riddler would have to be Hush riddler, though.
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 9:57:27 AM
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pegusus123456 posted...
Vol2tex posted...
creativerealms posted...
I prefer Perchance to Dream.

My favorite Superman TAS episode is The Late Clark Kent.


I don't remember that one

Perchance to Dream is, IIRC, the one where Batman ends up in a world where his parents never died. He's a respected businessman, has a loving relationship with his parents, is engaged to Selina Kyle (who's not Catwoman), and there's even a Batman still around so he doesn't feel like he's neglecting Gotham. It turns out Mad Hatter is responsible; he'd give Batman anything, even the perfect life, so long as it kept Batman out of his life.

The Late Clark Kent is an episode where Clark is investigating a death row inmate who insists he didn't do the crime. When he finds evidence that this is true, he's hit with a car bomb. It obviously doesn't do shit, but everyone thinks Clark is dead. I don't really remember anything from the episode beyond that, though it sticks in my memory for one reason. They find the real criminal and show him in the gas chamber. He's sitting there, frantically wondering how Kent managed to survive the bomb. And then it hits him: he's Superman...just as the executioner pulls the lever.


Just watched The Late Clark Kent and I enjoyed it, especially that last scene. But I was surprised that the chopper's machine guns would hurt Superman.
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DevsBro
01/11/19 10:08:52 AM
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s0nicfan posted...
Shotgunnova posted...
TAS Riddler was one of the best Riddlers.


My favorite riddler would have to be Hush riddler, though.

Actually, despite looking like Tim Burton applying for a spot in Kiss, The Batman Riddler is by far my favorite Riddler.

There was this one episode where he sets up this super elaborate lie detector test to determine Batman's secret identity, only to be thwarted when he thinks somebody is about to just outright tell him and he can't stand the prospect of having it spoiled for him. It was genius. The smirk on Batman's face when he gives that last answer was amazing.

I don't know why that show had such awful villain designs but for the most part they were well written. Aside from Penguin. *shudder* And Freeze could have been better.

It's a better show overall than people give it credit for.
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 10:10:51 AM
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I never watched The Batman. I remember the promos for it on Saturday morning but the art style didn't look that appealing to me. But you'd say it is worth checking out?
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DevsBro
01/11/19 10:15:24 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
I never watched The Batman. I remember the promos for it on Saturday morning but the art style didn't look that appealing to me. But you'd say it is worth checking out?

Definitely.

The art direction does kinda suck, like the Joker straight up looks terrible, but it has lots of great episodes. Everything with the Riddler or Hugo Strange was great, and its oneshot villains are amazing. The Everywhereman, D.A.V.E., that dude from Seconds, high quality oneshot villains.

Now it does have some misses mixed in with its hits and it's not as good overall as BTAS but it's definitely worth a watch.
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 10:41:46 AM
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Cool.

I don't know why the art styles look so unappealing in many cartoons from the mid to late 2000s and onward. Everything seems too stylized. I think Superman was one of the best:

XuaT9qO
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M37CFFs
9PBhVWs
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Zerocide
01/11/19 10:44:37 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
Cool.

I don't know why the art styles look so unappealing in many cartoons from the mid to late 2000s and onward. Everything seems too stylized. I think Superman was one of the best:

XuaT9qO
QoTHhl1
fLP0z92
M37CFFs
9PBhVWs

I never understood why they gave Supes eyes that look like dots. They gave him real eyes after that fight with Darkseid.
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Skye Reynolds
01/11/19 10:44:45 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
9PBhVWs


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Skye Reynolds
01/11/19 10:45:17 AM
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Shotgunnova posted...
When I think of good TAS eps, Heart of Ice is one of the first. I remember liking the Clock King episode, too.

Fun fact: for years on another site, I used the "Nothing to Fear" title card as my avatar.

DI6xlfs


It would be a good avatar for a moderator.
Vol2tex
01/11/19 10:49:28 AM
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Zerocide posted...
Vol2tex posted...
Cool.

I don't know why the art styles look so unappealing in many cartoons from the mid to late 2000s and onward. Everything seems too stylized. I think Superman was one of the best:

XuaT9qO
QoTHhl1
fLP0z92
M37CFFs
9PBhVWs

I never understood why they gave Supes eyes that look like dots. They gave him real eyes after that fight with Darkseid.


Not sure, but it looks that way even in the early character designs for the show:

IZwUl8n

He still conveys a lot of emotion even with dots though.
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s0nicfan
01/11/19 11:01:18 AM
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DevsBro posted...
s0nicfan posted...
Shotgunnova posted...
TAS Riddler was one of the best Riddlers.


My favorite riddler would have to be Hush riddler, though.

Actually, despite looking like Tim Burton applying for a spot in Kiss, The Batman Riddler is by far my favorite Riddler.

There was this one episode where he sets up this super elaborate lie detector test to determine Batman's secret identity, only to be thwarted when he thinks somebody is about to just outright tell him and he can't stand the prospect of having it spoiled for him. It was genius. The smirk on Batman's face when he gives that last answer was amazing.

I don't know why that show had such awful villain designs but for the most part they were well written. Aside from Penguin. *shudder* And Freeze could have been better.

It's a better show overall than people give it credit for.


Hush has something similar:
Halfway through the arc Batman beats up the riddler on the way to some other thing... he barely even tries. In the end it's revealed that Riddler had orchestrated the whole thing out of frustration because Batman didn't take him seriously as a threat anymore. It ends with him revealing that he knows that Batman is Bruce. Bruce responds with a riddle everyone has heard of, and the Riddler scoffs and says the answer is easy. Bruce then points out that a riddle everyone knows the answer to is worthless, and the Riddler's face contorts in anger and horror when he realizes that he'll never be able to tell anyone who Batman is... because it ruins the riddle.
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DevsBro
01/11/19 11:12:57 AM
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s0nicfan posted...
DevsBro posted...
s0nicfan posted...
Shotgunnova posted...
TAS Riddler was one of the best Riddlers.


My favorite riddler would have to be Hush riddler, though.

Actually, despite looking like Tim Burton applying for a spot in Kiss, The Batman Riddler is by far my favorite Riddler.

There was this one episode where he sets up this super elaborate lie detector test to determine Batman's secret identity, only to be thwarted when he thinks somebody is about to just outright tell him and he can't stand the prospect of having it spoiled for him. It was genius. The smirk on Batman's face when he gives that last answer was amazing.

I don't know why that show had such awful villain designs but for the most part they were well written. Aside from Penguin. *shudder* And Freeze could have been better.

It's a better show overall than people give it credit for.


Hush has something similar:
Halfway through the arc Batman beats up the riddler on the way to some other thing... he barely even tries. In the end it's revealed that Riddler had orchestrated the whole thing out of frustration because Batman didn't take him seriously as a threat anymore. It ends with him revealing that he knows that Batman is Bruce. Bruce responds with a riddle everyone has heard of, and the Riddler scoffs and says the answer is easy. Bruce then points out that a riddle everyone knows the answer to is worthless, and the Riddler's face contorts in anger and horror when he realizes that he'll never be able to tell anyone who Batman is... because it ruins the riddle.

Nice. Riddler is the best.
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Coastal_elite
01/11/19 11:13:14 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
Cool.

I don't know why the art styles look so unappealing in many cartoons from the mid to late 2000s and onward. Everything seems too stylized. I think Superman was one of the best:

XuaT9qO
QoTHhl1
fLP0z92
M37CFFs
9PBhVWs


This is pretty good artwork ^

the late 2010's cartoon artwork is shit and lazy as it gets:

https://digitalspyuk.cdnds.net/18/20/640x320/landscape-1526732026-capture85.PNG
https://pm1.narvii.com/6734/dcddf020e4b434f6ac45ca3e566c904ab018fb71v2_hq.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/6f/7b/c96f7be72c38ecadb5af45f7c2482a7b.jpg
TheDogfather
01/11/19 11:14:52 AM
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Dan Turpin was an amazing character. I liked the "Tools of the Trade" episode where he did a flying tackle at Bruno Manhiem to save Superman from getting shot with an Apokoliptian gun. In turn, Superman personally thanked him in front of a mob of journalists.

My second-favorite Metallo moment was when Steel pulled a "Thor" and threw his hammer right into Metallo's Kryptonite heart with enough force to push him through a window.
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Coastal_elite
01/11/19 11:18:51 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
Not sure, but it looks that way even in the early character designs for the show:


Where'd you find the early designs? :O
DevsBro
01/11/19 11:19:58 AM
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TheDogfather posted...
Dan Turpin was an amazing character. I liked the "Tools of the Trade" episode where he did a flying tackle at Bruno Manhiem to save Superman from getting shot with an Apokoliptian gun. In turn, Superman personally thanked him in front of a mob of journalists.

My second-favorite Metallo moment was when Steel pulled a "Thor" and threw his hammer right into Metallo's Kryptonite heart with enough force to push him through a window.

Steel is also legit af. He ruled in Return of Superman, even if he ended up basically just serving to give Hal a way to beat Mongul in the end.

I wish we got to see more of Steel in movies and stuff. And idc what anybody says about the Shaq movie, Shaq is the only guy on planet Earth big enough to play John Henry Irons. If only he were a half-decent actor. Or quarter-decent lol.
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 11:27:32 AM
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Coastal_elite posted...
Vol2tex posted...
Not sure, but it looks that way even in the early character designs for the show:


Where'd you find the early designs? :O


http://comic-books-in-the-media.wikia.com/wiki/DC_COMICS:_DC_Animated_Universe_Bio_Superman_TAS_Early_Work

Originally producer Bruce Timm wanted to have the show have a more 1940s Fleischer Studios Superman-cartoon feel. Another original character design sheet showed the characters in a stylised 1950s style (not unlike that of the live-action Adventures of Superman TV series), suggesting that the producers also considered setting the series during that period, or possibly ending up like Batman: The Animated Series (set during modern times, but with an Art Deco feel).
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Skye Reynolds
01/11/19 11:28:32 AM
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Lex Luthor is... whiter than a ghost.
Coastal_elite
01/11/19 11:51:20 AM
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Vol2tex posted...
Coastal_elite posted...
Vol2tex posted...
Not sure, but it looks that way even in the early character designs for the show:


Where'd you find the early designs? :O


http://comic-books-in-the-media.wikia.com/wiki/DC_COMICS:_DC_Animated_Universe_Bio_Superman_TAS_Early_Work

Originally producer Bruce Timm wanted to have the show have a more 1940s Fleischer Studios Superman-cartoon feel. Another original character design sheet showed the characters in a stylised 1950s style (not unlike that of the live-action Adventures of Superman TV series), suggesting that the producers also considered setting the series during that period, or possibly ending up like Batman: The Animated Series (set during modern times, but with an Art Deco feel).


NICE
Vol2tex
01/11/19 2:50:12 PM
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Coastal_elite posted...
Vol2tex posted...
Cool.

I don't know why the art styles look so unappealing in many cartoons from the mid to late 2000s and onward. Everything seems too stylized. I think Superman was one of the best:

XuaT9qO
QoTHhl1
fLP0z92
M37CFFs
9PBhVWs


This is pretty good artwork ^

the late 2010's cartoon artwork is shit and lazy as it gets:

https://digitalspyuk.cdnds.net/18/20/640x320/landscape-1526732026-capture85.PNG
https://pm1.narvii.com/6734/dcddf020e4b434f6ac45ca3e566c904ab018fb71v2_hq.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/6f/7b/c96f7be72c38ecadb5af45f7c2482a7b.jpg


Ugh.
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 5:12:41 PM
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What do you think of the World's Finest episodes?
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hollow_shrine
01/11/19 5:17:03 PM
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nevershine posted...
The almost got him episode

Either that or the POV episode.

Actually, I remember loving the two part story, "Shadow of the Bat," because that's the episode that introduces Barbara Gordon as Batgirl.
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TheDogfather
01/11/19 6:21:55 PM
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*mentions "The Man who Killed Batman"*
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Vol2tex
01/11/19 8:32:44 PM
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TheDogfather posted...
*mentions "The Man who Killed Batman"*


What's that one?
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gmanthebest
01/11/19 8:45:07 PM
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nevershine posted...
The almost got him episode

I could watch that episode a million times and I will always lose my shit whenever Croc (really Batman in disguise) has that "I threw a rock at him." line. Only for Ivy to ask Two-face what happened to the giant penny.
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KiwiTerraRizing
01/11/19 8:46:55 PM
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I like the one with croc and the circus
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cawmaster5
01/11/19 8:50:02 PM
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Knight Time is also a great Superman TAS episode
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Dragon Angel X2
01/11/19 8:54:10 PM
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The two part Robin episode is pretty good.
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Coastal_elite
01/11/19 9:39:54 PM
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Vol2tex posted...
TheDogfather posted...
*mentions "The Man who Killed Batman"*


What's that one?


isn't it the one where all bad guys are hanging out and share stories on them almost killing batman?
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