The Top 30 Episodes of Batman the Animated Series (Part II: 15-1)

Batman the Animated Series celebrated its 30th anniversary this last week, so at the suggestion of smarter people who work on this site than me, it’s time for a more explicit ranking of the Top 30 episodes of the show, concluding with 15-1.

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The Top 30 Episodes of Batman the Animated Series (Part I: 30-16)

Batman the Animated Series celebrated its 30th anniversary this last week, so at the suggestion of smarter people who work on this site than me, it’s time for a more explicit ranking of the Top 30 episodes of the show, starting with 30-16.

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 82: The King of Comedy

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

Martin Scorsese in the 80’s? Obviously it’s time to talk about Robert De Niro! And stand-up comedy! And boxing! Oh… well, two out of three ain’t bad! Yes, we chose Rupert Pupkin over Jake LaMotta. Feel free to yell about it.

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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 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 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: 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 Matt Signal: The Batman Adventures Vol. 2

Following the conclusion of Gotham Adventures in 2003, Dan Slott and Ty Templeton resurrected The Batman Adventures for a second volume. It only lasted 17 issues before getting prematurely cancelled due to a new Batman cartoon that of course needed its own tie-in comic.

I read it all so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue.

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The Matt Signal: Batman/Superman Crossovers

Plot summary: Before we completely close the lid on The New Batman Adventures there’s the small matter of a trilogy of crossover episodes with Superman: The Animated Series!

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The Matt Signal: Gotham Adventures (Part 2)

To coincide with the series being retitled to The New Batman Adventures, the comics were once again rebranded to match, leading to the longest run of all: Gotham Adventures. It lasted for a shocking 60 issues, plus a one-shot.

I read it all so you don’t have to and will now present my findings, including a ranking of every issue from 30 to 1.

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