Archive for March, 2011

Oh, man. The Clock King. This was probably my favorite episode as a kid. I know I said that “The Joker’s Favor” was my favorite episode-and it is. But when I was a kid, the first time I saw this, it was just so different from everything else that I went “What? They have to […]

Hey, it’s the Scarecrow! Remember that guy? Seriously, it has been some time since the Scarecrow’s first appearance in the series-over 2o episodes, in fact. Considering the questionable quality of that first episode, of course, it’s not too surprising that it took him so long to show up again. But fortunately, the absence did him […]

It’s the first appearance of Killer Croc this time, and it’s an appropriately low stakes episode. Not that the the show is trying to keep you from caring, but Croc isn’t planning to steal millions of dollars or blow up the city; out of all the Animated Series villains, Killer Croc has the lowest ambitions […]

After watching the latest Extra Credits video on the Escapist, a mostly unrelated game design question came to me, thanks to one of the visuals they used-Darth Vader from Soul Caliber 4. The first thought that spurred for me was “I wonder what it would be like to play as Darth Vader?” And then I […]

I’m going to be up front about this: “The Joker’s Favor” is both my favorite Joker episode, and probably my favorite episode of the whole series. I am not at all objective here. Having said that, I hope I can manage to be coherent on why it’s so good…but I figured that I should just […]

Part I Just like “Two-face,” “Feat of Clay” is a tragedy in two parts. While the villain doesn’t have the deep personal connection to Batman that Harvey Dent did, it does an excellent job of setting up the players and the stakes. And it also introduces one of my favorite villains in the series, Roland […]

The last episode, “Beware The Gray Ghost,” sought to capture some of the appeal of 30s radio serials and pulp heroes in its subject matter. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite succeed. But “Prophecy of Doom” works well as a call back to those 30s forms of entertainment. It may not be among the greatest Batman episodes, […]