- List of Batman animated episodes
The following is an episode list for the 1990s animated television series based on the superhero Batman and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. Batman: The Animated Series is an American television series, which originally ran on the Fox Network from 1992 to 1995. It was later shown in re-runs on Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Disney XD, and most recently on The Hub. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long, excluding commercials.
The New Batman Adventures, although utilizing different character designs and animation style, is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, and ran on The WB Network from 1997 to 1999. There are a total of 109 episodes from both series, along with multiple crossover episodes from Superman: The Animated Series and Static Shock. Both series have been released on DVD boxsets in four volumes.
The series are part of what has become known as the DC Animated Universe, which consists of eight animated television shows and four animated films, largely surrounding DC Comics characters and their respective mythos. This includes Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.
Batman: The Animated Series
The episodes are listed in their production order, rather than their original air date. The official Warner Bros. production numbers for this series begin with 406-5xx, where "xx" is the episode number from 1-85. Thus, "On Leather Wings" is production number 406-501. Due to character introductions and pacing, by airdate is the preferred viewing order by many.
# Title Villain(s) Director Writer Airdate 001 "On Leather Wings" Man-Bat Kevin Altieri Mitch Brian September 6, 1992 A mysterious bat-like creature terrorizes Gotham City, causing the police force to pursue Batman. The Dark Knight must find the real perpetrator to clear his name. 002 "Christmas with the Joker" The Joker Kent Butterworth Eddie Gorodetsky November 13, 1992 After escaping Arkham Asylum on Christmas Eve, The Joker takes over Gotham's airwaves and terrorizes the city. He then challenges Batman and Robin to find his hidden TV studio and free his hostages, Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock, and Summer Gleason, before midnight. 003 "Nothing to Fear" The Scarecrow Boyd Kirkland Henry T. Gilroy & Sean Catherine Derek September 15, 1992
Batman encounters the Scarecrow and attempts to foil his scheme to burn down Gotham University, but in the process is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas, and is forced to face his own guilt over the deaths of his parents.This episode was the one to popularize the line: "I am vengeance. I am the night. I am ... Batman!"
004 "The Last Laugh" The Joker Kevin Altieri Carl Swenson September 22, 1992 The Joker covers Gotham City in a cloud of laughing gas and begins plundering the crazed city. But after Alfred is infected with the toxin, Batman has added incentive to stop the Joker and acquire an antidote from him before all of Gotham dies with a smile. 005 "Pretty Poison" Poison Ivy Boyd Kirkland Story by Paul Dini and Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Tom Ruegger
September 14, 1992 When District Attorney Harvey Dent collapses after a meal with Bruce Wayne and his fianceé Pamela Isley, doctors discover that he has been poisoned. Batman must find the culprit and the antidote before the DA's time runs out. 006 "The Underdwellers" Sewer King Frank Paur Story by Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
October 21, 1992 Batman traces a series of bizarre robberies on the streets of Gotham back to a band of homeless children, who have been raised to do the bidding of their master, the Sewer King. 007 "P.O.V." The Boss and his Gangsters Kevin Altieri Story by Mitch Brian,
Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright
September 18, 1992 A botched police operation results in the suspension of those involved: Officer Wilkes, Officer Montoya and Detective Harvey Bullock. Confronted by their superiors, each of them is forced to tell their tale of what happened that night. 008 "The Forgotten" Boss Biggis Boyd Kirkland Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller & Sean Catherine Derek October 8, 1992 While investigating the disappearances of Gotham's homeless in an undercover disguise, Bruce Wayne is kidnapped. Imprisoned in a chain gang mining camp and suffering from amnesia, will he be able to escape and free the rest of the prisoners? 009 "Be a Clown" The Joker Frank Paur Ted Pedersen & Steve Hayes September 16, 1992 Mayor Hamilton Hill's miserable son, Jordan, becomes even sadder when his father uses his birthday party as a political gathering, and ends up stowing away in the truck of the party clown hired by Hill for the party, whom he doesn't know is actually the Joker in disguise. It is now up to Batman, whom Mayor Hill distrusts, to rescue the boy before it is too late. 010 "Two-Face Part 1" Rupert Thorne and Two-Face Kevin Altieri Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
September 25, 1992 Mobster Rupert Thorne attempts to use Harvey Dent's secret split personality to blackmail him. But when Dent meets with Thorne at a chemical plant, "Big Bad Harv" takes over, and the resulting confrontation leads to an explosion that horribly scars half of Dent's face. 011 "Two-Face Part 2" Rupert Thorne and Two-Face Kevin Altieri Randy Rogel September 28, 1992 Harvey Dent, now calling himself Two-Face, resurfaces and starts robbing Rupert Thorne's illegal businesses, preparing for a final confrontation with the crime boss. Can Batman stop his former friend before he and Thorne kill each other? 012 "It's Never Too Late" Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell Boyd Kirkland Story by Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Garin Wolf
September 10, 1992 A mob war between crime bosses Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell is nearing its end, and comes to a climax when Stromwell is set up to be killed in an exploding restaurant by Thorne. Batman saves him at the last moment, and tries to persuade him to give up his life of crime and help the police bring Thorne down by testifying against him. 013 "I've Got Batman in My Basement" The Penguin Frank Paur Sam Graham & Chris Hubbell September 30, 1992 During a fight with Batman over a stolen Fabrege Egg, the Penguin incapacitates Batman with poison gas. The Dark Knight is rescued by a teenage amateur detective named Sherman and his friend Roberta, who hide Batman in Sherman's basement long enough for him to recover before the Penguin finds them. 014 "Heart of Ice" Mr. Freeze and Ferris Boyle Bruce W. Timm Paul Dini September 7, 1992
Bitter scientist Victor Fries, as Mr. Freeze, attacks several divisions of Gothcorp, each time stealing a piece for a secret weapon he intends to build. Batman investigates the connections, and discovers that the start of Freeze's vendetta against Gothcorp was a bitter falling out between Fries and Gothcorp's CEO, Ferris Boyle, during which Boyle almost killed Fries (mutating him into Freeze) and presumably killed Fries' terminally ill wife, Nora. Batman must find a way to bring Boyle to justice before Freeze carries out his revenge.Heart of Ice rocketed the series to fame after winning an Emmy Award.
015 "The Cat and the Claw: Part I" Catwoman and Red Claw Kevin Altieri Story by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
September 5, 1992 Batman encounters a new cat burglar calling herself Catwoman, and around the same time, meets a woman named Selina Kyle (as Bruce Wayne), to whom he is visibly attracted. When Selina runs into trouble with a terrorist group known as The Red Claw, who want the mountain lion sanctuary she was trying to protect, she decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate. 016 "The Cat and the Claw: Part II" Red Claw Dick Sebast Story by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
September 12, 1992 The leader of the Red Claw group (known herself only as Red Claw), attacks a military train and steals a viral plague, which she intends to release in Gotham if she isn't paid a ransom. Can Batman and Catwoman put aside their differences and work together to stop Red Claw before it is too late? 017 "See No Evil" Ventrix Dan Riba Martin Pasko February 24, 1993 Lloyd "Eddie" Ventrix is on the verge of losing his daughter, Kimberly, to his ex-wife, Helen, due to his past as an con artist. Determined not to lose Kimberly, Ventrix dons a suit, stolen from where he used to work while on parole, which grants the user invisibility but also becomes highly toxic, and poses as Kimberly's imaginary friend, Mojo, while stealing jewellery for her. Can Batman solve the mystery crimes and stop Ventrix, and at the same time, save his life, despite the fact that he cannot even see him? Michael Gross, who provided the voice of Ventrix, would later go on to voice Warren McGinnis in Batman Beyond. 018 "Beware the Gray Ghost" The Mad Bomber Boyd Kirkland Story by Dennis O'Flaherty & Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Garin Wolf & Tom Ruegger
November 4, 1992 Simon Trent, an actor best known for his past role as "The Gray Ghost", is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to his declining career. To save himself, he sells off all of his Gray Ghost merchandise. Immediately afterwards, a series of crimes related to the old show begin to occur. Batman, having himself been inspired partly by the show to become the crimefighter he now is, goes to Trent for help, and they team up to put an end to the crimes. The voice of Simon Trent is none other than Adam West, the actor that portrayed Bruce Wayne in the 1960s television show Batman. 019 "Prophecy of Doom" Nostromos Frank Paur Story by Dennis Marks,
Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek
October 6, 1992 Batman investigates a cult, called the Brotherhood, founded by the "mystic" Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the future. Batman finds out that Nostromos is actually a con artist who was rigging near-fatal accidents to gain the confidence of Gotham's upper class citizens. Can Batman expose this ruse before it's too late? 020 "Feat of Clay: Part I" Roland Daggett Dick Sebast Story by Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Marv Wolfman
September 8, 1992 Bruce Wayne is framed for the attempted murder of Lucius Fox. The real perpetrator is an actor and master of disguise named Matt Hagen, who was disfigured in a car accident years ago. In order to keep his fame, he secretly started working for Roland Daggett, who provides him with a monthly supply of an addictive face cream known as Renuyu (a pun on "Renew You") that can temporarily reshape his face back to normal, and who wants to take Wayne Enterprises over for marketing expansion. For botching the murder, Hagen's supply is cut off, and when he breaks into Daggett's lab for more Renuyu, he pays the price dearly when Daggett's men drench his face in the formula. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne is arrested and taken into custody. 021 "Feat of Clay: Part II" Clayface and Roland Daggett Kevin Altieri Story by Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
September 9, 1992 Bruce Wayne is released from prison on bail. Hagen, as it turns out, survived the murder attempt on him, but at a high cost: the formula entered his body and soaked every single one of his cells, mutating him into a shape-shifting mutant. With his newfound powers, Hagen, now calling himself Clayface, decides to take his revenge on Daggett and his men. Can Batman bring Daggett to justice and stop Clayface before innocent people are hurt? 022 "Joker's Favor" The Joker and Harley Quinn Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini September 11, 1992
After Charlie Collins accidentally curses at the Joker on the road for bumping him, the Clown Prince of Crime corners him and intimidates him into doing him a "small favor". Two years pass, and the Joker finally decides how to use Charlie: to sneak a bomb into Gotham University, where Commissioner Gordon is to give a speech at an award ceremony. Charlie, who merely has to open the door, is skeptical at first, but for the sake of his family, he reluctantly decides to obey. But is the Joker really the type to let someone who insulted him live?Debut appearance of the Joker's sidekick/girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
023 "Vendetta" Killer Croc Frank Paur Michael Reaves October 5, 1992 Detective Bullock is arrested for kidnapping. Batman, who dislikes Bullock but nevertheless believes him to be a good man, investigates, and discovers the identity of the real criminal: Killer Croc, who harbours a vendetta against Bullock for capturing him once. Can he clear Bullock's name before it is too late? 024 "Fear of Victory" The Scarecrow Dick Sebast Samuel Warren Joseph September 29, 1992 Several sportsmen start receiving strange letters in the mail, and having frightening hallucinations at their next game. At the same time, one man is making thousands of dollars betting on the events. Batman and Robin (the latter of whom becomes infected), start their own investigation, and come to the conclusion that someone else is continuing the Scarecrow's crimes, since the Scarecrow is currently locked up in Arkham Asylum. Or isn't he? 025 "The Clock King" Clock King Kevin Altieri David Wise September 21, 1992 After his company goes bankrupt because he was accidentally late for a court hearing, Temple Fugate takes up the mantle of the Clock King and pursues the one who he believes responsible for his loss: Mayor Hill, who merely persuaded Fugate to take a later coffee break, which ended in disaster. Can Batman rescue Hill in time, despite his dislike for the Mayor? 026 "Appointment in Crime Alley" Roland Daggett Boyd Kirkland Gerry Conway,
from the comic-book story by Dennis O'Neil
September 17, 1992 Roland Daggett, with the help of two explosive experts, Crocker and Nitro, plans to destroy Crime Alley (while making it look like an underground accident) and use the land to expand his business empire, even if it means killing the residents or forcing them to abandon their homes. 027 "Mad as a Hatter" The Mad Hatter Frank Paur Paul Dini October 12, 1992 Miserable Wayne Industries scientist Jervis Tetch is unable to pursue the girl he loves, Alice the secretary. When she splits up from her boyfriend, he makes an advance and develops a fast friendship with her, until her boyfriend reconciles with her and proposes to her. Enraged, Tetch decides to take matters into his own hands, and dons the mantle of the Mad Hatter, using his mind control devices to force those who have wronged him all his life to become his mindless slaves. 028 "Dreams in Darkness" The Scarecrow Dick Sebast Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens November 3, 1992 Batman is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum after being exposed to Scarecrow's fear gas and suffering hallucinations that nearly cause him to harm innocent people. Batman knows that the Scarecrow has escaped for the second time and is planning to dump his fear toxin into the water supply. Can Batman bring himself to break the law and escape from Arkham before the Scarecrow brings Gotham to its knees? 029 "Eternal Youth" Poison Ivy Kevin Altieri Beth Bornstein September 23, 1992 Several rich industrialists are invited to the Eternal Youth Health Spa, and that's where they are last seen before disappearing. The only connection: they had something to do with the death of plants. Bruce Wayne also receives an invitation (although it was one of his greedy directors who nearly made the deal to destroy a rainforest before Bruce forced him to shut the operation down), but Alfred and his "lady friend" Maggie, go in his place. When they do not return, Batman is forced to investigate, discovering that the spa is run by Poison Ivy, and that she has been using a formula to turn the industrialists into humanoid trees, including Alfred and Maggie. 030 "Perchance to Dream" The Mad Hatter Boyd Kirkland Story by Laren Bright & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
October 19, 1992 Bruce Wayne wakes up one morning to find that his life is completely upside-down: his parents are alive, the Batcave does not exist, Alfred does not remember Robin, and he is engaged to Selina Kyle. However, it doesn't mean that Batman isn't still around, and Bruce starts to wonder what has happened, especially after seeing the characteristics of a dream (such as book and newspaper prints not making sense) inside this new life. 031 "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" Baron Jozek, Josiah Wormwood Frank Paur Elliot S. Maggin October 14, 1992 Baron Jozek, furious at Batman for humiliating him at a dinner party (over Jozek's underworld connections), hires Josiah Wormwood, a master in setting traps for his victims, to hunt down Batman and bring back the hero's cape and cowl. 032 "Robin's Reckoning: Part I" Tony Zucco Dick Sebast Randy Rogel February 7, 1993
During a fight with some gangsters at a construction yard, Batman and Robin learn the name of their boss: Billy Marin. While Robin looks forward to going up against Marin, Batman becomes distant, and after a falling out at the Batcave, Batman doesn't allow Robin to accompany him on the search for Marin. Robin investigates on the Batcomputer, and soon realises that Billy Marin is not the boss' real name. Rather, it is an alias of Tony Zucco, the man who killed his parents. Can Robin save his partner in time?Won the 1993 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)
033 "Robin's Reckoning: Part II" Tony Zucco Dick Sebast Randy Rogel February 14, 1993 Robin sets out to find Tony Zucco instead of saving Batman, all the while plagued by the memories of his parents' death and how Bruce took him in as his own son. Eventually, Batman manages to find Zucco at an old amusement park, but breaks his leg during the fight. Robin arrives, and prepares to kill Zucco in revenge. He initially scoffs Batman's advice, but realises that justice and revenge are not the same. Zucco is arrested, and Batman makes amends with Robin, stating that he wouldn't let Robin accompany him under the fear of Zucco killing him. 034 "The Laughing Fish" The Joker and Harley Quinn Bruce W. Timm Story by Steve Englehart,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
January 10, 1993 Fishermen discover that Gotham's fish all have the Joker's colors and signature smile. Batman investigates, and realises that the Joker is hoping to make money off of these new fish by having them trademarked. After two government employees are nearly killed by Joker toxin, Batman examines that specific fish, and sees that it is actually a Japanese one, meaning that the Joker is hiding at the Aquarium. Bullock tracks the Joker down, but is captured and used as live shark bait as part of a trap for Batman. Can Batman save him in time? 035 "Night of the Ninja" Kyodai Ken Kevin Altieri Steve Perry October 26, 1992 A mysterious ninja is robbing Wayne Enterprises subsidiaries, and Batman discovers that the ninja is actually his equal in combat. A grudge against Bruce Wayne and skills to match him can only mean one person: Kyodai Ken, an old rival of Wayne's from his days in Japan, and whom was thrown out of the dojo after attempting to rob it, only to be stopped by Wayne. Ken, it turns out, wants revenge. 036 "Cat Scratch Fever" Roland Daggett and Professor Milo Boyd Kirkland Story by Sean Catherine Derek,
Teleplay by Buzz Dixon
November 5, 1992 Batman must stop Roland Daggett's plan to release a viral plague designed by Professor Milo into Gotham by way of its stray cat population. The case gains new urgency when Catwoman becomes infected with the virus during her search for her missing cat, Isis. 037 "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" Hugo Strange, The Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin Frank Paur Story by David Wise,
Teleplay by Judith & Garfield Reaves-Stevens
October 29, 1992 After a prominent judge is injured during a struggle with some thugs demanding money from her in exchange for a strange tape, Bruce Wayne decides to take a trip to Yucca Springs, a resort where the judge had vacationed, and consult Dr. Hugo Strange, a psychiatrist. Bruce soon learns that Strange has invented a machine that extracts people's darkest secrets from their minds and transfers them to videotape—and now Strange has proof of Bruce's secret identity as Batman and plans to auction it to three of Gotham's prominent crime bosses. 038 "Heart of Steel: Part I" H.A.R.D.A.C. Kevin Altieri Brynne Stephens November 16, 1992 Several robberies take place at major companies, including Wayne Enterprises, and Bruce Wayne, as Batman, discovers the thief to be a mechanical briefcase. Bruce meets with his old friend, Karl Rossum, an expert in robotics who lost his daughter to a vehicle accident years ago. He also meets Rossum's assistant, Randa Duane, and Rossum's ultimate creation: a prototype A.I. known as Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Computer (H.A.R.D.A.C.) Bruce invites Duane to dinner, and around the same time, certain civilians start acting strangely. Most surprising is when Duane unexpectedly leaves Wayne Manor while Bruce is on the phone, and the entire Batcave turns on Batman. 039 "Heart of Steel: Part II" H.A.R.D.A.C. Kevin Altieri Brynne Stephens November 17, 1992 Batman manages to free himself from the Batcave's clutches, and brings it back under his control, although he fails to track Duane down. Barbara Gordon approaches Batman to inform him of her father's sudden change in behavior. A brutal fight between Batman and Detective Bullock ensues, during which Batman pushes Bullock onto the Bat Signal, and reveals him to actually be an android, meaning that the real Bullock and James Gordon have gone missing, and Batman knows who the culprit is: H.A.R.D.A.C. Can he stop the evil supercomputer before it's too late? 040 "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" The Riddler and Daniel Mockridge Eric Radomski David Wise November 18, 1992 Edward Nygma creates the game, "The Riddle of the Minotaur", and makes millions for the company Competitron. He is then fired by his superior, Daniel Mockridge, who wants the profits for himself. Nygma vows revenge, and two years later, he takes up the mantle of the Riddler and traps Mockridge inside a life-sized version of the Minotaur maze. Batman's sympathy is with Nygma, but he and Robin have to stop him before he kills Mockridge, despite the fact that Mockridge cannot legally be brought to justice. 041 "Joker's Wild" The Joker Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini November 19, 1992 Cameron Kaiser builds a Casino Hotel modeled after the Joker, called the Joker's Wild. The Joker sees this on the news, and, enraged, escapes from Arkham again, with one thought on his mind: destroying the casino, unaware that this is exactly what Kaiser wants him to do as part of an insurance claim. 042 "Tyger Tyger" Emile Dorian Frank Paur Story by Michael Reaves and Randy Rogel,
Teleplay by Cherie Wilkerson
October 30, 1992 Selina Kyle is kidnapped by the villainous genetic engineer Dr. Emile Dorian and becomes his latest experiment to provide his man-cat hybrid named Tygrus with a mate. Batman learns of this and comes to the island to rescue Selina. He is captured and forced into a deadly game of cat-and-flying mouse as Tygrus hunts Batman through the island's jungles. 043 "Moon of the Wolf" The Werewolf, Professor Milo Dick Sebast Len Wein November 12, 1992 Batman investigates the appearance of a werewolf-like creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates - Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion. Behind the scheme is twisted chemist Professor Milo. 044 "Day of the Samurai" Kyodai Ken Bruce W. Timm Steve Perry February 23, 1993 Kyodai Ken kidnaps Kairi, daughter of Yoru Sensei, the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce. The ninja's ransom for her is a scroll that teaches the location of the fabled Death Touch. 045 "Terror in the Sky" She-Bat Boyd Kirkland Story by Steve Perry & Mark Saraceni, Teleplay by Mark Saraceni November 9, 1992 When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, is so distrustful of her husband that she decides to leave him. After further investigation, Batman discovers that this Man-Bat is not Kirk, but someone else. 046 "Almost Got 'Im" The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and The Penguin Eric Radomski Paul Dini November 11, 1992 Joker, Killer Croc, Penguin, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy all meet at a poker table, each telling a tale of times when they almost defeated Batman. At the same time, Harley Quinn is about to kill Catwoman. Will Batman be able to save her? 047 "Birds of a Feather" The Penguin Frank Paur Story by Chuck Menville,
Teleplay by Brynne Stephens
February 8, 1993 Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a former criminal in attendance—especially if there is one whose manners would create a stir. The Penguin, who has recently reformed, fits the bill perfectly. In the process of convincing the Penguin to come to her party, Veronica finds she likes the corpulent little guy. For his part, the Penguin begins to fall in love with her, until he overhears that he is merely being used... 048 "What is Reality?" The Riddler Dick Sebast Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir November 24, 1992 Seeking to prove once and for all that his is the superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside the virtual reality of a computer game in order to save Jim Gordon's life. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler's traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does. 049 "I Am the Night" The Jazzman Boyd Kirkland Michael Reaves November 10, 1992 On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest James "The Jazzman" Peake during a drug smuggling ring. Batman had promised to be there, but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost—Gordon is severely wounded. The incident traumatizes Batman, and he decides to give up crime-fighting, despite the Jazzman escaping prison to carry out his personal vendetta against Gordon (who had sent him to prison six years before). 050 "Off Balance" Count Vertigo Kevin Altieri Len Wein November 23, 1992 While following Count Vertigo's trail, Batman encounters Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows, who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count stole. But after his identity is mistakenly revealed to Talia, Batman remains off-balance as to where her true loyalties lie. 051 "The Man Who Killed Batman" The Joker, Harley Quinn and Rupert Thorne Bruce W. Timm Paul Dini February 1, 1993 When a small time gang member seemingly kills Batman by accident, he gets involved with gangs all over Gotham, as well as the Joker and Rupert Thorne. 052 "Mudslide" Clayface Eric Radomski Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Steve Perry
September 15, 1993 Clayface is falling apart—literally. His clay-like body is disintegrating. Fortunately, a scientist he knew from his movie star days is working on a remedy. However, Hagen is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy. That is, however, until one of his targets is Wayne Biomedical Labs... Clayface dies during the final moments of the episode, when he falls into the sea. 053 "Paging the Crime Doctor" Rupert Thorne Frank Paur Story by Mike W. Barr & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel & Martin Pasko
September 17, 1993 Dr. Matthew Thorne, losing his medical license and forced into becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime boss Rupert Thorne, must perform delicate surgery on Rupert. He can't do it alone, and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist. Batman discovers Leslie's disappearance, and rushes to track her down. 054 "Zatanna" Montague Kane Dick Sebast, Dan Riba Paul Dini February 2, 1993 When the glamorous magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman swings to her defense. Zatanna is grateful though a little puzzled by the Dark Knight's commitment to prove her innocence, but the two heroes unite and use the skills her father, Zatara, taught them to expose and combat the culprit: an evil illusionist named Montague Kane. 055 "The Mechanic" The Penguin Kevin Altieri Story by Steve Perry & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
January 24, 1993
Thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the Batmobile, putting it under his control.The Penguin tampering with the Batmobile is reminiscent of a major scene in Batman Returns, where The Penguin commands the Red Triangle Circus Gang to sabotage the Batmobile as part of a plan to falsely incriminate Batman.
056 "Harley and Ivy" The Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini January 18, 1993 When the Joker fires Harley, she tries going on a crime spree of her own, joining up with Poison Ivy, and the two become Gotham's Queens of Crime, much to Joker's fury. 057 "Shadow of the Bat: Part I" Two-Face, Rupert Thorne and Gil Mason Frank Paur Brynne Stephens September 13, 1993 When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her own hands as Batgirl. 058 "Shadow of the Bat: Part II" Two-Face and Gil Mason Frank Paur Brynne Stephens September 14, 1993 Robin discovers that Gil Mason is in league with the underworld and goes to investigate him. He encounters Batgirl along the way, and go their separate ways to stop Mason. They then meet again to learn that Gil is working with Two-Face to take out Gordon, and have Batman (as Matches Malone) captured. 059 "Blind as a Bat" The Penguin Dan Riba Story by Mike Underwood & Len Wein, Teleplay by Len Wein February 22, 1993 The Penguin steals an experimental helicopter from an air show, causing an explosion that temporarily blinds Bruce Wayne. Batman knows he won't be able to wait until his vision returns to track the Penguin down, but will he be able to do so without the use of his eyes? 060 "The Demon's Quest: Part I" Ra's al Ghul Kevin Altieri Dennis O'Neil May 3, 1993 When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search ... until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin's, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and 'The Demon'. 061 "The Demon's Quest: Part II" Ra's al Ghul Kevin Altieri Story by Dennis O'Neil & Len Wein, Teleplay by Len Wein May 4, 1993 After freeing Talia from her father's clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have - the word 'Orpheus'. After discovering that 'Orpheus' is Ra's private satellite that will orbit over the Sahara, the duo travel to the Demon's desert stronghold. There, Batman learns that the satellite is actually a weapon which will explosively destroy all the Lazarus Pits simultaneously, throughout the world, destroying all the life that exists. 062 "His Silicon Soul" H.A.R.D.A.C. and Duplicate Batman Boyd Kirkland Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir November 20, 1992 When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor. The other Batman, a duplicate, then shows up and a battle between the two takes place. After the duplicate Batman escapes, it begins its campaign to recreate H.A.R.D.A.C.'s goals of a robotic society. 063 "Fire from Olympus" Maxie Zeus Dan Riba Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens May 24, 1993 Believing himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek God Zeus, mad shipping magnate Maxie Zeus hijacks an experimental electron cannon. Mounting the weapon atop his penthouse, Maxie plans to rain 'lightning bolts' down on the "wicked mortals" of Gotham City. 064 "Read My Lips" The Ventriloquist Boyd Kirkland Story by Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
May 10, 1993 A brand-new gang has made its debut committing the slickest crimes ever, thanks to the gang leader, Scarface. It's up to Batman to stop Scarface and his "dummy", the Ventriloquist. 065 "The Worry Men" The Mad Hatter Frank Paur Paul Dini September 16, 1993 Wealthy socialite Veronica Vreeland returns from Central America bringing tiny handmade dolls for all her friends. According to native legend, once placed under a pillow the dolls do the sleeper's worrying for them. Unknown to Veronica or her guests, each of the dolls was made by the Mad Hatter, and contains a tiny microchip which plants hypnotic suggestions inside the sleepers' brains.
Because of the success the show was enjoying, while the 65 episodes of the first season were still airing, the Fox Network executives ordered a second season of 20 more episodes. The second season featured Robin more prominently and was titled The Adventures of Batman & Robin.
The network reduced the series to airing only weekly, Saturday mornings. Five of the twenty episodes initially aired in May of 1994, then 10 more were released in September-November of 1994. Once these fifteen episodes had premiered (the final five were held back until September, 1995), the weekday slot was restored to repeats of the entire run, with the first season's episodes given the second season's title, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, for all remaining Fox showings and a few VHS releases.
These episodes and the last nine of the first season were released in the correct production order as part of the Batman: The Animated Series Volume Three DVD boxset.
# Title Villain(s) Director Writer Airdate 066 "Sideshow" Killer Croc Boyd Kirkland Story by Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves & Brynne Stephens
May 3, 1994 En route to an upstate prison, Killer Croc escapes and leads Batman on a dangerous chase through the wilderness. After throwing Batman temporarily off his trail, the reptile-man takes refuge with a group of retired circus freaks, and convinces them to help him. When Batman arrives, Croc and the freaks band together to capture him. 067 "A Bullet for Bullock" Vinnie the Shark Frank Paur DC Comic Book story by Chuck Dixon,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
September 14, 1995 Someone has put a hit out on Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock. After surviving several near misses, Bullock realizes he has no choice but to ask his arch-rival Batman to help him discover who is behind the murder attempts. During their investigation Bullock learns that his gruff and mean-spirited manner has created enemies in the unlikeliest of people. Adapted from a Chuck Dixon story that was published in Detective Comics #651. 068 "Trial" The whole Arkham Asylum Dan Riba Story by Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
May 16, 1994
Gotham's new DA is out to capture Batman, but both she and him end up captured by a gang of criminals instead. They are soon put on a kangaroo trial by the Joker (the judge), Two-Face (the prosecutor), the Ventriloquist (the bailiff), Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, the Scarecrow, the Riddler and other criminals. If the defense (Batman and the D.A.) can prove that Batman is not the cause for everyone's turn to crime, they will be set free. When the jury gives the verdict of 'not guilty', the villains have little intention of following through on their deal.Note: The Scarecrow's voice actor had temporarily left the show to recuperate for throat surgery, so his character had no dialogue in the episode, The Riddler had no dialogue and three villains from the Batman comic books made a cameo.
069 "Avatar" Ra's al Ghul Kevin Altieri Michael Reaves May 9, 1994 A mystic Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne is stolen by Ra's Al Ghul, and Batman and Talia must join forces to prevent the power-mad Ra's from unlocking the scroll's secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hidden temple deep beneath the Egyptian desert. There, the Dark Knight is forced into a terrifying battle with an ancient Egyptian sorceress. 070 "House & Garden" Poison Ivy Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini May 2, 1994 Not only has Poison Ivy been released from Arkham Asylum, but she's also married her doctor and settled down to help him raise his two sons. Still, wealthy Gotham bachelors are being poisoned and robbed in ways that exactly mirror Ivy's old crimes. The attacks take a personal turn when Dick Grayson is kidnapped by the mysterious assailant. Is Ivy responsible? And if so, how can Batman prove it? 071 "The Terrible Trio" The Terrible Trio Frank Paur Story by Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
September 11, 1995 Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne decide to seek new thrills by becoming master criminals. As the Fox, the Shark and the Vulture - masters of land, sea and air - the Terrible Trio pick Gotham clean, until they encounter one person who cannot be bought off—Batman. 072 "Harlequinade" The Joker & Harley Quinn Kevin Altieri Paul Dini May 23, 1994 The Joker steals an atomic bomb, and it is up to Batman and Robin to find and stop him. Since there is no time to spare, the duo enlist the help of Harley Quinn to track Joker down. Throughout the episode, it is briefly discussed how Harley met Joker. 073 "Time Out of Joint" Clock King Dan Riba Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Steve Perry
October 9, 1994 The Clock King returns to continue his vendetta against Mayor Hill. This time the time-obsessed criminal hopes to murder Hill with the help of a stolen invention that allows him to warp time and travel at super-speed. Securing another device from its creator, Batman and Robin take on the Clock King in a furious high-speed battle for the mayor's life. 074 "Catwalk" Catwoman & The Ventriloquist Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini September 13, 1995 Anxious to take up her old ways as Catwoman, Selina Kyle joins forces with the Ventriloquist to humiliate socialite Veronica Vreeland. But the real victim is Catwoman herself, who has been secretly set up by Scarface to take the fall for another robbery. Batman has to intercede before the furious feline makes things worse by killing the double-talking Ventriloquist. 075 "Bane" Bane, Killer Croc & Rupert Thorne Kevin Altieri Mitch Brian September 10, 1994 Batman comes face to face with his most powerful adversary yet, the chemically-enhanced assassin Bane. Originally hired by Rupert Thorne to kill Batman, Bane plans on taking control of Thorne's criminal empire once Batman is destroyed. It is a fight to the death with all of Gotham in the balance as Batman takes on the man who has vowed to break the Bat. 076 "Baby-Doll" Baby-Doll Dan Riba Paul Dini October 1, 1994 A former child star named Mary Dahl has become bitter and insane after falling into obscurity and realizing she has a disorder that prevents her body from growing to adulthood, thus biologically cursed with literal eternal youth. She kidnaps her TV family, who all led more successful lives and careers than her, and holds them prisoner on an abandoned sound stage. While Robin works fast to free the actors from Baby-Doll's explosive death-trap, Batman pursues the tiny fiend through a deadly carnival fun house. 077 "The Lion and the Unicorn" Red Claw Boyd Kirkland Diane Duane, Peter Morwood & Steve Perry September 15, 1995 The Red Claw organization kidnaps Alfred, seeking a code they need to arm a weapon of mass destruction that Alfred knows from his days as a British secret agent. 078 "Showdown" Ra's al Ghul Kevin Altieri Story by Kevin Altieri, Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
September 12, 1995 Ra's al Ghul narrates a story from his past in which Jonah Hex stops his plan to destroy the new transcontinental railroad using a blimp. 079 "Riddler's Reform" The Riddler Dan Riba Story by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Randy Rogel,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
September 24, 1994 The Riddler is hired to work for a toy company, vowing to turn over a new leaf. Batman and Robin refuse to believe he has changed, and the Riddler soon realises he is still obsessed with outsmarting and defeating them. 080 "Second Chance" Two-Face, The Penguin & Rupert Thorne Boyd Kirkland Story by Paul Dini & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Gerry Conway
September 17, 1994 Just before he is to undergo the operation that will restore his face, and possibly his sanity, Two-Face is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Batman and Robin split up to nab the criminal mastermind behind the scheme. Is it the Penguin, Rupert Thorne, or someone with a more personal reason for hating Harvey Dent? 081 "Harley's Holiday" Harley Quinn & Boxy Bennett Kevin Altieri Paul Dini October 15, 1994 Harley Quinn is released back into society, proved to be sane. After a misunderstanding at a clothing store, however, a snowball of comedic chaos builds around her. 082 "Lock-Up" Lock-Up Dan Riba Story by Paul Dini,
Teleplay by Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir
November 19, 1994 Lyle Bolton, the new head of security at Arkham, is fired for his atrocious mistreatment of the inmates. Six months later, Bolton becomes the vigilante Lock-Up, and decides to put who he feels responsible for the ruin of the city behind bars. It's up to Batman and Robin to save his victims. 083 "Make 'Em Laugh" The Joker, Condiment King, Pack Rat,
Mighty Mom & Mad Hatter
Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini & Randy Rogel November 5, 1994 Gotham City is plagued by a rash of oddball crimes, all committed by bizarre villains. Batman and Robin investigate, discovering the "criminals" are actually famous comedians brainwashed by the Joker. It seems the comedians had the disguised Joker tossed out of the annual Gotham Comedy Competition the year before and the jealous clown has sworn to destroy their reputations in return. 084 "Deep Freeze" Mr. Freeze & Grant Walker Kevin Altieri Story by Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
November 26, 1994
Mr. Freeze is sprung from Arkham by aging billionaire Grant Walker, who is looking to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design. Batman and Robin infiltrate the billionaire's underwater city and combat both high-tech robots and Mr. Freeze himself, who has personal reasons to do Walker's bidding and cover the Earth in a new ice age.Walker's plot to freeze the world with a giant cannon was later used in Batman & Robin, where Mr. Freeze uses advanced technology to turn an observatory telescope into a freezing cannon to freeze a part of Gotham City and hold the city to ransom. Also, one of Karl Rossum's toy robots is an obvious tribute to the character "Bat-Mite".
085 "Batgirl Returns" Catwoman & Roland Daggett Dan Riba Michael Reaves & Brynne Stephens November 12, 1994 While Bruce is in Europe on a Wayne Enterprises business trip, the theft of a jade cat statue occurs at Gotham State University. Barbara Gordon again becomes Batgirl to investigate, only to run into Catwoman, who is also investigating, pointing out that the acid residue used to destroy the security system is not her style. The two team up to find the statue, with Robin tailing them, and things go from bad to worse when Roland Daggett is revealed to be involved.
The New Batman Adventures
Three years after the second season of Batman: The Animated Series was produced, the show was moved from the Fox Network to The WB Network, which was airing and producing Superman: The Animated Series. These shows were merged as part of an hour segment called The New Batman/Superman Adventures. The WB Network wanted more episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, so 24 new episodes were produced, which featured a different format and more focus on Batman's supporting cast.
In addition to the network's demands, the producers decided to make the show match Superman: The Animated Series' graphic style, so all the characters and objects were redesigned as "animation friendly" with fewer lines, usually referred to by the fans and creative staff as the "revamp" (or alternately, the "new look"). A similar graphic style was used in the rest of the DCAU later on.
The DVD boxset of the series is labeled Batman: The Animated Series - Volume Four (from The New Batman Adventures), most likely to establish its connection with the original series.
# Title Villain(s) Director Writer Airdate 001 "Holiday Knights" The Joker, Harley Quinn, Clayface and Poison Ivy Dan Riba Paul Dini September 13, 1997 Three holiday-themed vignettes. (1) Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn kidnap Bruce Wayne and use his credit cards for a shopping spree. (2) While shopping for a gift for her father, Barbara Gordon spots a group of shoplifters that turn out to be portions of Clayface. (3) Batman and Robin race to stop the Joker from killing the crowd at the Gotham City New Year Celebration. Note: This episode takes place after the episode "Sins of the Father", and likely "Growing Pains" as well, because it reveals the reappearance of Clayface after his supposed death in "Mudslide". 002 "Sins of the Father" Two-Face Curt Geda Rich Fogel September 20, 1997 Young orphan Tim Drake becomes Batman's new ward when he becomes involved in one of Two-Face's deadly plots. 003 "Cold Comfort" Mr. Freeze Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader October 11, 1997 After the events in "SubZero" Mr. Freeze has been forced to be bound to a new robotic body. His wife Nora has been revived, but believing him dead, she has remarried and left Gotham. If Freeze can't have a life of happiness, nobody can, so he begins lashing out at the city by destroying what people care about so they can feel the same pain he feels. 004 "Never Fear" The Scarecrow Kenji Hachizaki Stan Berkowitz November 1, 1997 The Scarecrow develops a new toxin that, rather than inducing fear, eliminates it, making average people incredibly reckless and dangerous. 005 "You Scratch My Back" Catwoman Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader November 15, 1997 In an effort to further distance himself from Batman, Nightwing tries to go it alone to stop a smuggling ring and gets unexpected help from the seductive Catwoman, who attempts a somewhat sensual relationship with him. 006 "Double Talk" The Ventriloquist Curt Geda Robert Goodman November 22, 1997 Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham, completely free of his Scarface persona. But Scarface's old gang, needing their old boss back, begin working to drive Wesker back to his old ways. 007 "Joker's Millions" The Joker, Harley Quinn, the Penguin & Poison Ivy Dan Riba Paul Dini February 21, 1998 Crime boss Edward "The King" Barlow dies and in his will leaves his arch-rival, the Joker, a large fortune. The Joker immediately goes on a shopping spree, even searching for a replacement for Harley Quinn, but realizes too late that almost all of the money is fake. 008 "Growing Pains" Clayface Atsuko Tanaka Paul Dini and Robert Goodman February 28, 1998 Robin fights to protect a young girl with amnesia who is being stalked by her "father", who turns out to be Clayface. Having created the girl from his own body to scout out the city, he now intends to reabsorb her. 009 "Love is a Croc" Baby-Doll & Killer Croc Butch Lukic Steve Gerber July 11, 1998 Baby Doll becomes enamored of Killer Croc, and the pair forms a very unlikely yet very successful criminal duo. However, their partnership soon falls apart when Baby Doll learns that Croc is only using her to further his own criminal career. 010 "Torch Song" Firefly Curt Geda Rich Fogel June 13, 1998 A lovelorn pyrotechnic engineer, Garfield Lynns, gets dumped by a big time singer named Cassidy. Lynns becomes the supervillain Firefly, bent on burning the woman who burned him. 011 "The Ultimate Thrill" The Penguin & Roxy Rocket Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader September 14, 1998 Former stuntwoman and adrenaline junkie Roxanne Sutton becomes the rocket-riding thief Roxy Rocket, to chase danger and excitement. 012 "Over the Edge" The Scarecrow & Bane Yuichiro Yano Paul Dini May 23, 1998 During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, even recruiting Bane in the process. 013 "Mean Seasons" Calendar Girl Hiroyuki Aoyama Hilary J. Bader April 25, 1998 Batman pursues an ex-model, who is now looking for revenge and calling herself "Calendar Girl". 014 "Critters" Farmer Brown Dan Riba Steve Gerber & Joe R. Lansdale September 19, 1998 A genetic engineer goes overboard in creating bigger livestock and loses all his money. A year later, an army of mutant farm animals terrorize Gotham City. 015 "Cult of the Cat" Thomas Blake Butch Lukic Paul Dini & Stan Berkowitz September 18, 1998 Batman tries to help Catwoman, who is being chased by a cat cult due to a statue she stole. 016 "Animal Act" The Mad Hatter Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader September 26, 1998 A series of thefts is being committed by circus animals in a town where Nightwing's old circus is performing. Is it an old friend that is training the animals to steal, or someone else? 017 "Old Wounds" The Joker Curt Geda Rich Fogel October 3, 1998 When on patrol on his own, Robin runs into Nightwing and he tells Robin the story of how he and Batman grew apart. The story reveals how Batgirl discovered Batman and Robin's true identities, and also explains some of the romantic flare between Barbara and Dick. 018 "The Demon Within" Klarion the Witch Boy Atsuko Tanaka Rusti Bjornhoel & Stan Berkowitz May 9, 1998
Batman and Robin assist occultist Jason Blood when Klarion the Witch-boy takes control of Blood's alter-ego, Etrigan the Demon.This episode was the final performance of actor Stephen Wolfe Smith (Klarion), who died shortly afterwards.
019 "Legends of the Dark Knight" The Joker, the Mutants & Firefly Dan Riba Robert Goodman & Bruce Timm October 10, 1998 A group of Gotham City youths tell their stories about what they believe the Dark Knight to really be like. One story is reminiscent of the style of 1940s Batman artist Dick Sprang. A second is reminiscent of the 1960's Batman (TV series). Another is inspired by Frank Miller's 1986 limited series The Dark Knight Returns. 020 "Girl's Night Out" Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Livewire & the Penguin Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader October 17, 1998 Livewire escapes during a prison transfer and runs amok in Gotham, joining forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. With the Dark Knight away, Batgirl teams up with Supergirl to face the deadly trio. 021 "Mad Love" The Joker & Harley Quinn Butch Lukic Paul Dini & Bruce Timm January 16, 1999 Harley reflects on her first meeting with the Joker as she plots to eliminate her main competition in his attentions - Batman. 022 "Chemistry" Poison Ivy Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 24, 1998 Bruce Wayne, along with other wealthy denizens of Gotham, fall in love with their ideal mate, who all happen to have green eyes. Wayne decides to marry, and gives up being Batman forever. However, an old enemy's latest plot is being set into motion... 023 "Beware the Creeper" The Joker & Harley Quinn Dan Riba Steve Gerber November 7, 1998 Exposure to a weird mixture of chemicals, including the Joker's laughing gas, changes straitlaced newsman Jack Ryder into the crazed Creeper. He looks to kill the Joker, and develops a much unwanted crush on Harley. 024 "Judgment Day" Killer Croc, Two-Face & the Penguin Curt Geda Rich Fogel & Alan Burnett October 31, 1998 A new, mysterious vigilante known as "The Judge" appears and targets Gotham's rogues gallery with ruthless fury.
Title Movie No. Director Writer Released "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" 001 Eric Radomski & Bruce Timm Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko & Michael Reaves December 17, 1993 A mysterious vigilante begins targeting and murdering Gotham's most powerful crime bosses, and due to the killer's resemblance to Batman, he becomes the primary suspect. Around the same time, an old love of Bruce Wayne's, Andrea Beaumont, returns to Gotham after having suddenly dumped Bruce ten years ago for reasons Bruce has yet to discover. While Bruce rekindles his relationship with Andrea, he must find a way to clear his name, catch the killer and find out the killer's connection to Andrea and to the Joker. "Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero" 002 Boyd Kirkland Boyd Kirkland & Randy Rogel March 17, 1998 Since his last encounter against Batman, Mr. Freeze has found a home in the Arctic and started a family (of sorts) with the still cryogenically encased Nora, an Inuit boy named Kunac, and two pet polar bears, Notchka and Chokka. Freeze returns to Gotham City with his companions, and enlists the help of Dr. Gregory Belson to find a cure. Belson determines that Nora needs an organ transplant, but due to her rare blood type there are few suitable donors available. Unfortunately, one of these few donors listed is Barbara Gordon. "Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman" 003 Curt Geda Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves October 21, 2003 A new hero has arrived in Gotham, but as the title suggests, her identity is a mystery—even to Batman. During patrol, the Dynamic Duo spots her trying to stop one of the Penguin's shipments on Gotham's interstate, and apparently she would use lethal force, since she uses a plasma rifle that sends the Penguin's truck with its driver off the bridge. Batman and Robin save the driver from falling to his death. Batman must figure out who Batwoman is and stop familiar enemies the Penguin and Rupert Thorne from selling illegal weapons to the fictional nation of Kasnia. Bane is also involved, as is Carlton Duquesne, a gangster employed by the dealers to provide protection. "Chase Me" N/A Curt Geda Alan Burnett & Paul Dini October 21, 2003 Catwoman steals some things from Bruce Wayne's mansion and tries to escape while Bruce (as Batman) chases her. This is a short film with no dialogue, released as a special feature on the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DVD.
Superman: The Animated Series
Before The New Batman Adventures started airing alongside Superman: The Animated Series, a 3-part story had The Joker and Lex Luthor team up against Batman and Superman. This was later released on home video as The Batman/Superman Movie and adapted into a comic book. The commentary of The Batman/Superman Movie stated that the feature was intended to "kick off" the new Batman episodes, thus taking place before the first episode of The New Batman Adventures. Following Batman-related episodes were individual stories titled "Knight Time" and "The Demon Reborn."
# Title Director Writer Airdate 029 "World's Finest: Part I" Toshihiko Masuda Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Rich Fogel October 4, 1997 When the Joker and Lex Luthor band together to destroy Superman, Bruce Wayne arrives in Metropolis looking for information about a strange statue. 030 "World's Finest: Part II" Toshihiko Masuda Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Steve Gerber October 4, 1997 As Batman and Superman discover each other's secret identities, they team up to try and stop the Joker's plan. But can they work together? 031 "World's Finest: Part III" Toshihiko Masuda Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Stan Berkowitz October 4, 1997 After the Joker kidnaps Luthor and steals his weaponised flying wing in order to destroy Metropolis, Superman and Batman must learn to work together in order to stop him. 043 "Knight Time" Curt Geda Robert Goodman October 10, 1998 When Bruce Wayne (and Batman) vanish mysteriously, Superman travels to Gotham City to meet Robin, Superman takes up the mantle of the Dark Knight and finds Bruce Wayne. 052 "The Demon Reborn" Dan Riba Rich Fogel September 18, 1999 The minions of Ra's al Ghul steal a Native American relic that can steal Superman's lifeforce.
In parallel with their appearances in Justice League, Batman, and some of his supporting cast and villains also appeared in five episodes of Static Shock. While these episodes were actually made during the same time Justice League and were being produced, in the subjective chronology of the DCAU three of these episodes fall during The New Batman Adventures era, while the 2-part episode "A League of Their Own," takes place during the Justice League years.
# Title Director Writer Airdate 014 "The Big Leagues" Dave Chlystek Len Uhley January 26, 2002 The Joker appears in Dakota and enlists some of Static's biggest enemies: Hotstreak, Talon, Kangorr and Shiv. Batman and Robin join forces with Static in order to defeat them. 025 "Hard as Nails" uncredited Paul Dini January 25, 2003 Lured by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, a young metahuman girl who calls herself "Nails" travels to Gotham City, hoping to find a cure. Instead, she finds two supervillains ready to exploit her powers for their personal gain. With Batman's help, Static manages to defeat Harley and Ivy, and Nails returns to Dakota to seek a real cure. 040 "Future Shock" Vic Dal Chele Stan Berkowitz January 17, 2004 While chasing down a criminal named Timecode in the Batcave, Static gets caught in a time field and is sent 40 years into the future. With the help of the Future Batman, Terry McGinnis, Static assists an older Bruce Wayne to take down a criminal organization called Kobra.
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