The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 4 (The Rebirth Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and we’ll finish up with the longest and most recent, Dan Jurgens’ Rebirth Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 3 (The Tim Drake Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and the worst of them is finally upon us, as Dan Jurgens takes the helm for… The Tim Drake Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 2 (The Actually Good Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and next up is The Actually Good, written by Adam Beechen and Kyle Higgins.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 1 (The Tie-In Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and we’ll start with The Tie-In Era, helmed by show writer Hilary J. Bader.

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Batman Beyond Wrap-Up

After 52 episodes, a movie and a finale from a completely different TV show, we have finally reached the end of Batman Beyond, so it’s time to look at everybody’s favourite: DATA-DRIVEN ANALYSIS!

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Batman Beyond Crossovers

We’re basically at the end of the Batman Beyond road, but there were a quartet of crossover episodes with The Zeta Project, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited, so let’s take a look!

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Epilogue (Justice League Unlimited)

Plot summary: 15 years after the events of the series, Terry McGinnis makes the staggering discovery that he is the biological son of Bruce Wayne.

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Return of the Joker

Plot summary: Somehow, someway, The Joker has returned to terrorise Gotham, and to solve the mystery Terry needs to learn some truths kept secret by Bruce for 40 years.

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The Tape Crusaders – Episode #19: The Batman

The Batman is here and that means Mike & Matt are back with a new episode of The Tape Crusaders.

They discuss the tone, the run time, casting choices and an unfortunate divide in their favourite source material. Long time listeners will be rewarded… and newbies will get it summarised for them anyway. Smile for the camera!

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The Superhero Pantheon: The Batman (Theatrical Review)

Jerome and Brian examine a new release this week. Did the world really need a three hour noir Batman story? Maybe not but what a tremendous effort from Matt Reeves. After reinventing the ‘Apes’ franchise for the 21st century, Reeves does something similar for Batman.

We get a lot of Batman in the suit but very little Andy Serkis. We also get a number of people from the rogue’s gallery, including an unwelcome tease. Enjoy our nearly hour long discussion on one of the best modern superhero movies of these first couple years of the decade. 

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