The Matt Signal – Episode 79: Riddler’s Reform

Plot summary: The Riddler signs a deal with a toy company and becomes a legitimate celebrity, but Batman is convinced Nygma is still up to his old tricks.

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The Matt Signal – Episode 78: Showdown

Plot summary: Ra’s al Ghul recounts a tale of his battle with relentless bounty hunter Jonah Hex in the old American west.

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The Matt Signal – Episode 76: Baby-Doll

Plot summary: A child actress with a rare medical condition that prevents her from ageing begins kidnapping her former sitcom co-stars for a twisted reunion.

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The Matt Signal – Episode 74: Catwalk

Plot summary: Selina Kyle struggles to maintain her promise to leave Catwoman behind her when The Ventriloquist and Scarface make her an offer she can’t refuse.

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The Matt Signal – Episode 72: Harlequinade

Plot summary: When Joker steals an atomic bomb, Batman sees no other choice than to recruit Harley Quinn in order to track him down.

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The Matt Signal – Episode 70: House & Garden

Plot summary: After a series of poisonings point to Poison Ivy, Batman is stunned to learn she’s living quietly in the suburbs with a husband and children.

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The Matt Signal: The Batman Adventures Vol. 1

Beginning in 1992 as a 6-issue non-canon companion comic to cash in on the popularity of the show, The Batman Adventures quickly earned official status and ran for 36 issues, ending in 1995. There were also a litany of annuals, specials, one-shots and mini-series.

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

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The Matt Signal: Mask of the Phantasm

Plot summary: A mysterious masked figure is killing gangsters, but Batman is distracted by the return of his former fiancé, Andrea Beaumont. Perhaps the two are connected…

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The Matt Signal: BTAS Season 1 Findings

At last the insanely long first season of Batman The Animated Series is over, and before we go any further I thought this would be a good point to reflect on where things sit after 65 episodes.

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