The Matt Signal – A Batman The Animated Series Recap

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Each Saturday and Sunday Matt Waters recaps an episode of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series, building an overall ranking along the way. Plus best performances, the ever-popular Villain Watch and more!

Episodes

Season 1

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 9
Episode 13
Episode 17
Episode 21
Episode 25
Episode 29
Episode 33
Episode 37
Episode 41
Episode 45
Episode 49
Episode 53
Episode 57
Episode 61
Episode 65
Episode 6
Episode 10
Episode 14
Episode 18
Episode 22
Episode 26
Episode 30
Episode 34
Episode 38
Episode 42
Episode 46
Episode 50
Episode 54
Episode 58
Episode 62
Episode 7
Episode 11
Episode 15
Episode 19
Episode 23
Episode 27
Episode 31
Episode 35
Episode 39
Episode 43
Episode 47
Episode 51
Episode 55
Episode 59
Episode 63
Episode 8
Episode 12
Episode 16
Episode 20
Episode 24
Episode 28
Episode 32
Episode 36
Episode 40
Episode 44
Episode 48
Episode 52
Episode 56
Episode 60
Episode 64

Plus: Season 1 Findings and The Batman Adventures (tie-in comic)

Season 2

Episode 66
Episode 70
Episode 74
Episode 78
Episode 67
Episode 71
Episode 75
Episode 79
Episode 68
Episode 72
Episode 76
Episode 80
Episode 69
Episode 73
Episode 77
Episode 81

Films

Mask of the Phantasm

Ranking

  1. The Laughing Fish
  2. Mask of the Phantasm
  3. Almost Got ‘Im
  4. Heart of Ice
  5. Harlequinade
  6. Trial
  7. Riddler’s Reform
  8. Shadow of the Bat Part I
  9. I Am the Night
  10. Robin’s Reckoning Part I
  11. Baby-Doll
  12. The Man Who Killed Batman
  13. Perchance to Dream
  14. ‘Two-Face Part I’
  15. Bane
  16. A Bullet For Bullock
  17. Joker’s Favor
  18. Read My Lips
  19. Feat of Clay Part II
  20. Catwalk
  21. The Demon’s Quest Part II
  22. Harley and Ivy
  23. Robin’s Reckoning Part II
  24. House & Garden
  25. Beware the Gray Ghost
  26. Mad as a Hatter
  27. Heart of Steel Part II
  28. Appointment In Crime Alley
  29. Two-Face Part II
  30. ‘Pretty Poison’
  31. Shadow of the Bat Part II’
  32. Feat of Clay Part I
  33. His Silicon Soul
  34. Off Balance
  35. Vendetta
  36. Birds of a Feather
  37. Heart of Steel Part I
  38. On Leather Wings
  39. See No Evil
  40. The Clock King
  41. It’s Never Too Late
  42. Joker’s Wild
  43. Eternal Youth
  44. The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
  45. The Cat and the Claw Part I
  46. Zatanna
  47. Day of the Samurai
  48. Avatar
  49. The Demon’s Quest Part I
  50. The Mechanic
  51. The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
  52. Terror in the Sky
  53. P.O.V.
  54. Christmas with the Joker
  55. Fear of Victory
  56. Be A Clown’
  57. The Worry Men
  58. What Is Reality?
  59. Fire From Olympus
  60. Night of the Ninja
  61. Mudslide
  62. The Cat and the Claw Part II
  63. Nothing to Fear
  64. The Lion and the Unicorn
  65. Prophecy of Doom
  66. Tyger, Tyger
  67. Blind As a Bat
  68. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
  69. Dreams In Darkness
  70. ‘The Last Laugh’
  71. Cat Scratch Fever
  72. Moon of the Wolf
  73. Paging the Crime Doctor
  74. Time Out of Joint
  75. Sideshow
  76. The Underdwellers
  77. The Forgotten
  78. Showdown
  79. The Terrible Trio
  80. I’ve Got Batman in My Basement

Villain Watch

  1. The Joker
  2. Poison Ivy
  3. Harley Quinn
  4. Mr. Freeze
  5. Two-Face
  6. The Ventriloquist
  7. Catwoman
  8. The Riddler
  9. The Phantasm
  10. Baby Doll
  11. Bane
  12. Mad Hatter
  13. The Penguin
  14. HARDAC (and Randa Duane)
  15. Clayface
  16. Ra’s al Ghul
  17. Lloyd Ventrix
  18. Killer Croc
  19. Count Vertigo
  20. Clock King
  21. Rupert Thorne
  22. Nivens
  23. Josiah Wormwood
  24. Scarecrow
  25. Roland Daggett (and Germs & Bell!)
  26. Talia al Ghul
  27. Sid ‘The Squid’
  28. Queen Thoth Khapera
  29. Maxie Zeus
  30. Jimmy ‘Jazzman’ Peake
  31. Tony Zucco
  32. Man-Bat/She-Bat
  33. Hugo Strange
  34. Red Claw
  35. Arnold Stromwell
  36. Mad Bomber
  37. Tygrus
  38. Rhino, Ratso & Mugsy
  39. Kyodai Ken
  40. Gil Mason
  41. Nostromos (and Lucas!)
  42. Cameron Kaiser
  43. Dr. Emile Dorian (and Garth!)
  44. Mad Dog
  45. Ubu
  46. Professor Milo
  47. Romulus
  48. Arkady Duvall
  49. The Sewer King
  50. Boss Biggis
  51. Montague Kane
  52. The Terrible Trio