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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON April 26, 2013 1 Comment
Next up, The Batman Universe talked with Detective Comics writer, John Layman. Layman came on to the series just under a year ago and has introduced many classic villains into the series. With the 900th issue of Detective Comics released earlier this month, we talked with Layman about upcoming events and the 900th issue.
TBU: A lot of listeners have commented on how your issues have a classic feel to them in terms of the writing style similar to stories of the 1970's. Are you inspired by those…
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POSTED BY Donovan Grant ON February 22, 2013 Add Comments
This image from "Two-Face part.1" threatens the presence of the classic villain an entire act and a half before he's shown at the very end. It both foreshadows his design and reveals the terrible dichotomy between Harvey Dent's two personalities.
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Tags: batman: the animated series, harvey dent, two-face
POSTED BY Tim Geraci ON February 19, 2013 Add Comments
Episode 11: Two-Face Part 2
Written By: Randy Rogel
Directed By: Kevin Altieri
Original Air Date: 09/28/92
After a fantastic first part to the two-part episode “Two-Face,” where we got to see a dramatic, character driven story about Harvey Dent’s tragic downfall, the second part is all about Harvey Dent becoming a fully fledged criminal as the villainous Two-Face. Two Face has always been a classic Batman villain, and the crew behind "Batman: The Animated Series" once again does a great job of adapting…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batman, batman: the animated series, bruce wayne, harvey dent, kevin altieri, randy rogel, richard moll, rupert thorne, two-face
POSTED BY Tim Geraci ON January 9, 2013 Add Comments
Episode 10: Two-Face
Story By: Alan Burnett
Teleplay By: Randy Rogel
Directed By: Kevin Altieri
Original Air Date: 09/25/92
After making appearances in two previous episodes (“On Leather Wings,” and “Pretty Poison”) Harvey Dent takes his tragic fall into darkness in the awesome two-part episode, “Two-Face.” Having Harvey Dent appear in two prior episodes was a great decision by the producers. It gave us a chance to know the character better before turning evil, but more importantly, it showed us that he and…
Tags: alan burnett, batman, batman: the animated series, bruce wayne, gcpd, harvey dent, james gordon, kevin altieri, randy rogel, richard moll, rupert thorne, the dark knight, two-face
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON October 2, 2012 Add Comments
There are graphic novels that I can't remember as well as I remember this one. The level of storytelling, especially through the use of the media in Gotham City. The animated film of Frank Miller’s redefinition and reemergence of the Batman as a gritty, tough, even sadistic version of his former self. However, make no mistake loyal Bat-fans. Bruce is old. Too old to be out swinging over rooftops. Or so we think. He still has the edge, but most importantly, he scares criminals more than ever…
Tags: ariel winter, batman, batman: the dark knight returns, bruce wayne, carrie kelly, christian bale, frank miller, gotham city, harvey dent, michael emerson, michael keaton, michael mckean, peter weller, robin, the dark knight rises, tim burton, wade williams
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON September 25, 2012 Add Comments
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives TODAY, September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The PG-13 film is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
In addition to the release, Warner Bros. has released a few more screenshots from the film. Also with…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON June 28, 2012 Add Comments
The official site for The Dark Knight Rises has updated and added a ton of features. Besides checking out all of the trailers, there are a number of stills and posters that can be downloaded as wallpapers for a variety of devices. There is also links to all of the promotional sites linked with the film. Check out some of the new stills below.
Tags: bane, batman, bruce wayne, catwoman, harvey dent, james gordon, miranda tate, selina kyle, the dark knight rises
POSTED BY Tim Geraci ON June 25, 2012 2 Comments
Episode 05: Pretty Poison
Written By: Tom Ruegger
Directed By: Boyd Kirkland
Original Air Date: 09/14/92
Poison Ivy holds the title of being the first female villain to appear in Batman: The Animated Series, and she makes her debut in the fifth episode of the series titled, "Pretty Poison." Poison Ivy has never really been one of my favorite Batman villains, nor has she been one that I hate. She falls somewhere in the middle between the great Batman villains, and the…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batcave, batman, batman: the animated series, boyd kirkland, bruce wayne, diane pershing, gotham university, harvey bullock, harvey dent, james gordon, pamela isley, poison ivy, stonegate penitentiary, tom ruegger, two-face