The shape-shifting Clayface debuts in a very good yet mildly disappointing two-parter.
Bruce Wayne takes the lead in debunking a fortune teller’s scam on Gotham’s elite.
In this animated ‘Batman’ episode, Adam West plays an actor typecast as a masked hero in a commentary on fandom.
An invisible man––an ex-con driven by a desire to reunite his family––becomes the first legitimately successful original villain of the series.
Catwoman’s introduction is a very mixed bag of artistic highs and lows in this animated production of the Batman storyline.
Mr. Freeze is reimagined in arguably the best episode of the series.
A poor introduction of the Penguin makes for one of the series’ weakest episodes.
Two-Face’s thematically rich origin story is among the top episodes of the series.
The Joker turns assassin in an episode about fathers and sons — real, imagined, and lost.
In a flawed episode, Batman does not arrive until the final act. The wait is worth it, even if parts of the plot are hackneyed and overdone.
Officer Renee Montoya, a character created for the series, gets her true introduction in an episode without a super-villain.
The series’ first original villain—the Sewer King—is a dud who fails to capitalize on obvious themes of the Batman mythos.
The introduction of Poison Ivy reveals more about Bruce Wayne – and the ambitions of the series.
Mark Hamill’s Joker gets his first memorable line: ‘You killed Captain Clown!’
The vengeful Scarecrow attacks Batman’s psyche, revealing daddy issues.
After throwing the audience a curve with Man-Bat in the series pilot, the creative team turns to the best-known member of Batman’s rogues gallery.
The cartoon’s drama, dry wit and detective stories played as well with adults on Sunday night as kids on Saturday morning.
The actor’s comedic portrayal of Batman may not be considered the greatest or most moving. But he made all other Batmans possible.
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