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 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 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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The Matt Signal: Gotham Adventures (Part 1)

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 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, starting from 60 to 31.

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The Matt Signal: The New Batman Adventures Findings

With the conclusion of The New Batman Adventures that basically completes the entire original run of Batman: The Animated Series. We have a few more stops to go after this, but it seems a good point to check back in on those all important NUMBERS!

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The Matt Signal – Episode 109: Judgment Day

Plot summary: The New Batman Adventures comes to a close as The Judge, a mysterious new vigilante, begins attacking Gotham’s criminals.

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The Matt Signal: BTAS Season 2 Findings

With the original run of the series now over, let’s take a look at some more DATA, shall we?

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The Matt Signal: The Lost Episode

Plot summary: Batman races to rescue Robin and Jim Gordon from an alliance of Gotham’s most notorious criminals, powered by the finest graphics video game consoles could manage in 1995.

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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 48: What Is Reality?

Plot summary: The Riddler returns to lure Batman into a virtual world of his own making, with Jim Gordon’s life at stake.

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