Movie Review: Batman & Harley Quinn

(Seemed appropriate for #HarleyQuinnDay…Big thanks to Prince Adam for sharing his Bat-thoughts with us. 🙂 xoxo)

“Batman and Nightwing are forced to team with the Joker’s sometimes-girlfriend Harley Quinn to stop a global threat brought about by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man.” (Warner Brothers)

This movie had me the minute it was set in the style of Batman: The Animated Series, featuring the voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Loren Lester as Nightwing, The new addition to the Bat-Family, comes in the form of Melissa Rauch, of The Big Bang Theory fame, as Harley Quinn. To be honest, it was her casting that worried me. I though her name recognition from TBBT and the signature voice of her character, would take me out of the movie and be a hindrance to the character. However, Melissa was fantastic and except for one time when she screamed at someone in the film, did I recognize it was her and get pulled out of the film, otherwise the actress totally disappeared and all I saw and heard was Harley Quinn. Hearing Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester again, felt so right and sounded like the pitch perfect dynamic duo. It’s like they have been doing this for 25 years straight, with no time lapses in between. Giving a voice to Poison Ivy for this film was Paget Brewster. She was okay, but I don’t think she was distinctly Ivy enough. That’s not necessarily her fault though because, she only had one scene where she employs Ivy’s trademark seductive, hypnotic sexiness to get a man to do her bidding. Poison Ivy’s partner in crime n this feature is Jason Woodrue aka the Floronic Man. The inclusion of this villain fits, given Ivy’s involvement and I really like his inclusion, not because I’m a huge fan of the character but because, he’s never really used. Come to think of it, even amongst Batman’s heavy hitters, Poison Ivy was underused. Even when she featured in episodes of Batman: TAS. The Floronic Man is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. This actor voiced The Joker for four seasons on The Batman but never once did I hear The Joker in this performance, which speaks to his range and versatility. Though, his voice is tailor made for portraying a villain.

As for why Harley Quinn would help Batman and Nightwing, it’s because she’s trying to live her life on the straight and narrow. Especially, since she has separated from The Joker. However, due to her criminal past, no reputable organization would hire someone with a criminal past and record, as a psychiatrist. Though, she makes a point at hinting that late nigh risqué movie producers have shown interest. Instead, Harley take a job at a bar called Superbabes. The waitresses all dress up in skimpy superhero costumes and are often ogled and groped by male patrons. One night Harley is grabbed in the ass, flips the customer over a table and starts a bar fight before heading home. This whole time, Nightwing was tailing her, following her back to a rundown, abandoned apartment. Naturally, there is a scuffle and Harley Quinn not only holds her own against Nightwing but knocks him out. When he comes to, Nightwing realizes that he’s tied up. Harley, changing out of her costume is in her bra and panties. She begins being flirtatious with Nightwing, saying they both have something the other wants. Nightwing protests, in a half assed way, before admitting the idea of being with Harley does sound appealing, The lights go out, the costumes come off and the scene cuts away as the implied sex scene happens off screen. Some reactions online, have people up in arms, throwing a hissy fit over this scene. Firstly, some are calling the moment a glorified rape scene, given that he was tied up and at first refused Harley’s suggestion. If you actually rewatch the scene, you can see that it’s quite clear that Nightwing is more than agreeable to having sexual relations with Harley. Once Nightwing agrees, I view the ropes as some kinky, superhero/supervillain role-play type of scenario. Prior to that scene, when both characters were physically fighting, Harley Quinn was verbalizing that she was tired of people telling her what to be and assigning a label to her. For example, some see her as crazy, others see her only as a villain, while others still, view her as a sex object. She mentions, how she wants to be in control and determine who she is. While some see the sex scene as demeaning, only further objectifying Harley, I saw her initiating the flirtation, and being in control of that situation. I saw it as a moment of empowerment for Harley Quinn. That’s my take on the whole “controversy.”

As for why Nightwing was following Harley and not Batman? The Dark Knight was busy doing detective work, uncovering Poison Ivy and the Floronic Man’s diabolical scheme. Firstly, I love that this film focuses on Batman being a detective. To me, Batman: TAS and issues of Detective Comics, are the only two interpretations, that really key in on this aspect of his character. Speaking of our villains’ plan, it involve using samples of Alec Holland’s (Swamp Thing’s) blood, mixed with a chemical agent, that when dispersed, would turn the human population into plant like creatures, such as Floronic Man and Swamp Thing. I like that the evil plot is perfectly symbiotic with the overall goals and beliefs of our villains, unlike that time when Poison Ivy teamed up with Mr. Freeze in 1997, and their plans were in complete opposition and counterintuitive of each other. Back over at Team Batman, when the Caped Crusader rejoins Harley and Nightwing, he catches them in a compromising position. While he doesn’t say it outright, you can tell he is judgemental of what they did. Nightwing responds with; “Oh right, like you’ve never made out with a villain before.” I loved this line because, it’s a clever callback to Batman’s trysts with Catwoman and Talia al Ghul respectively. It also calls out Batman’s hypocrisy in this moment, but also speaks to the closeness and rapport between Batman and Nightwing, that Dick Grayson can speak to Bruce this way. With Harley assisting Batman and Nightwing, you knew humor would be a key feature of this film and it is. As the three drive in the Batmobile to find Ivy’s location, Harley complains that a burrito she ate earlier isn’t agreeing with her and they should pull over. Batman refuses and Harley retorts; you asked for it, before beginning to fire off some farts. Batman & Nightwing’s facial reactions are hilarious. Yes, I know getting laughs from farts is a bit cheap and childish, but in addition to her sexiness, Harley Quinn has always had a childishness about her, so it works. There’s also a scene where Batman calls the Justice League for potential backup. However, all the heavy hitters are off world, so Booster Gold starts naming a bunch of C and D list superheroes that could help out. As Booster Gold’s voice rattles off names through the intercom of the Batmobile, Harley Quinn and Nightwing shake their head no and make faces in disapproval, before ruffling papers to make it sound like their was static, before hanging up on Booster Gold. This was priceless and had me in stiches. Harley Quinn’s influence is clearly rubbing off on Nightwing. Harley takes Batman and Nightwing to a bar for supervillain henchmen, where she meets an informant, who has info on Poison Ivy’s location. To get info out of an informant, Harley has to sing karaoke. That’s not the fun part though, as Melissa Rauch unfortunately is a terrible singer. However, the henchmen featured at this bar, are ones featured in the Batman 66 TV series, specifically noticeable are Catwoman’s henchmen. They even buy Batman a glass of milk, as a nod to his drink of choice on the Adam West series.

When the unlikely trio finds Poison Ivy and Floronic Man, Harley Quinn pretends to double cross Batman and Nightwing, to gain their trust, However, when she pleads with Ivy to not go through with releasing this pathogen, Ivy realizes Harley lied to her. Even Batman tries to appeal to Poison Ivy’s humanity, pointing out that if she makes even one mistake with the formula, all of humanity will be wiped out. When she still doesn’t budge, Harley Quinn removes her mask and makeup, gives Ivy a “puppy dog” look and begins to cry, lamenting that she doesn’t want to die. Ivy can’t resist Harley crying and agrees not to release the toxin on humanity. She too now turns on the Floronic Man. While some may say Poison Ivy’s turn was too easy, I liked it! It really emphasises the close knit relationship and love that Harley and Ivy share. This is both emphasized in the comic books and animated series. There are a few things, that I didn’t like about this film. Aside from the fight scene between Harley Quinn and Nightwing, which was awesome, the action in this film is extremely limited. And when it is their, the film cuts away from it, When you see the henchman bar fight, you’ll know what I mean. Swamp Thing has a cameo in the third act, condemns Ivy & the Floronic Man for what they’ve done, but refuses to get in the fight. He doesn’t get involved because “It’s not his “fight.” What!? How is it not his fight? They tampered with his blood and what they plan to do, is going to alter The Green, the nature that Swamp Thing is sworn to protect. How is that not his fight? It made no sense. What a wasted cameo. Also, I was let down by the final battle with The Floronic Man and it stems (pun intended), from the reasons I just mentioned.

This film has key voice cast from Batman: The Animated Series, the animation style evokes later seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, which was rebranded The New Batman Adventures but one thing that is different is the tone. Sure, there is some dramatic story telling of the classic animated series, but this is more of a comedy set in that world. So prepare yourself for that but you know what, for me, it really works. I have never laughed so much while watching a DC Animated show, or movie. If you want a good laugh and 75 minutes of fun with characters you love, give this film a buy and a watch. Happy Batman/Harley Quinn Takeover Day everyone!

Splatterday Mourning Cartoons: Jeffrey Combs – Man of 1,000 Voices

A very Happy Birthday to the Re-Animator himself, Mr. Jeffrey Combs!

There’s no earthly way to express how much I freakin’ ADORE Mr. Jeffrey Combs!!!!!!!! He’s been in phenomenal fright films, has made many Star Trek appearances, played Doctor Strange (Doctor Mordrid counts!), and is always just the screamiest, dreamiest weirdo in anything he graces! *swooooooooooooooon* 🙂

In addition to being beyond seXXXy, Jeffrey Combs is to Lovecraftian sin-ema what Vincent Price is to Poe. He’s been named “the first Lovecraftian actor” for his frequent appearances in Lovecraft adaptations, even playing the cosmic ho-rror author a few times. Of corpse, of all his great HPL roles, his best and most iconic will always be his masterfully insane performance as Dr. Herbert West in the Re-Animator films. With his insane intensity and wicked wit, Dr. West is easily one of the greatest mad doctors to ever mess with the natural order.

One asss-pect of Mr. Combs that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention is his career as a voice actor. Starting with his freaky-deaky turn as The Scarecrow in The New Batman Adventures, Mr. Combs has done his fair share of voice work for cartoons and video games. While he mostly does the spooky stuff in live-action, Mr. Combs tends to lend his voice to superheroes and supervillains. His wonderous work includes Question in Justice League Unlimited, Kite Man in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Leader in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Brainiac in Injustice 2, and Ratchet in Transformers: Prime. Way to speak out, Mr. Combs! 🙂

As a testament to his greatness and in observance of Splatterday Mourning, we’ve eXXXhumed some of the epically epic voice work of Jeffrey Combs! First, a video showcasing his many cartoon appearances…

…and a full episode of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated featuring Mr. Combs as H.P. Love… er, Hatecraft! What better way to ho-nor Combs than with his portrayal of the man who made him a fright icon? 🙂

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated S01E12… by cgssthd

Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Combs! Stay SeXXXy! 😉

#TBT TV Review: Batman: The Animated Series – Season 1 Episode 1: On Leather Wings

(Submitted by Prince Adam, aka Batman’s Bitch Boy… 😉 Thanks, Super Friend. Love ya lots! 🙂 xoxo)

“Batman finds himself tangling with a Jekyll-and-Hyde bat creature after it attacks a night watchman and the police wage a war on the Dark Knight. “

Batman: The Animated Series is a classic show and piece of Batman history. Every classic show needs to start somewhere, and for Batman : TAS, it’s On Leather Wings. I give a lot of credit to Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for having faith in their show to kick it off with a secondary villain like Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat. While more obscure, it’s actually a perfect fit. Man-Bat is the literal physical representation of a bat-man, and is the perfect antithesis to our costumed caped crusader. He’s also an allegory of the Jekyll and Hyde character, and when you watch the episode, you realize, so too is Batman in a way. Both Kirk Langstrom and Bruce Wayne embody the spirit of that story. Both men struggle with duality. Both maintain a good well adjusted persona, and both hide a dark persona that unleashes more of an animalistic violent nature.  The difference being, Bruce Wayne is able to rein his in and uses that darkness as a force for good. The episode does a great job of briefly introducing the other core characters in the show, namely Detective Bullock and Commissioner Gordon. They establish that Gordon doesn’t see Batman as a menace, while Bullock definitely sees him as a dangerous vigilante. The show sets up Batman as a pre-existing figure in Gotham City, that the mayor wants the police to apprehend. The episode spends much of it’s time in showcasing Batman’s detective skill. He spends 3 quarters of the episode discovering and piecing together clues about Man-Bat. This was fantastic, because most non comics adaptations gloss over the detective aspect of the character. My only slight negative is that, the actual Batman Vs. Man Bat confrontation seemed a little too rushed for my liking. That and the fact that Batman was able to get the Man-Bat formula out of Doctor Langstrom off screen and rather quickly.  But hey, given the episode is only 22 minutes, and did just about everything right, I can let it slide.

The animation is fantastic. I love the dark blue/black and grey colour scheme with yellow oval symbol for Batman’s costume. I always viewed it as the animators making a nod to the Adam West costume in a way, but with darker shades. The Bat-Computer was a definite nod to Batman 66, sounds and all.  The Batmobile took it’s nods from Tim Burton’s iteration, but was it’s own beast, being longer and sleeker.  That opening credits montage, is possibly the most beautiful thing, I’ve ever seen lead off any  TV show. Batman cloaked in the shadows taking down bank robbers, the Batmobile roaring through the streets, and it all culminates with a bolt of lightening, illuminating Batman on the rooftop of a Gotham skyscraper! I’ve got chills just describing it! Speaking of Gotham City, I love the look of it. It’s the 1939 Worlds Fair meshed with early 1990’s modern day, and putting those two together, gives the city and the series a sense of timelessness This was definitely not the best episode of the series. This show is filled with episodes deserving of that crown. However, it set the tone for what was to come. It had me speechless when I first watched it 25 years ago, and I was just as excited when I watched it again the other day.  Happy 25th Anniversary to Batman: The Animated Series.  This series had as much influence, if not more on my Batman and superhero fandom. as Batman 66 and Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.  This anniversary gave me just the excuse I was looking for to start reviewing this animated masterpiece.   If you want to follow along, my reviews will go according to how episodes appear on my copies of the DVD!

In another Batman related note, Happy (belated) 66th Birthday to Michael Keaton, the man who took my love of Batman to new heights and I’ve loved the character ever since! Now that he’s 66 and now that Warner Brothers is creating an Elseworld’s division of DC Films, let’s bring things full circle and have Michael Keaton play the older Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond film shall we WB!

#SuperheroSaturday, Part Deux- 10 Terrific Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series

(I figured a lil’ cartoon action was appropriate to help make our #SuperheroSaturday cum-plete. 😉 Big thanks and hugs to Mr. Dr. Anton Phibes for this bit o’ animated awesomeness!! 🙂 xoxo)

More than any other major superhero, Batman and his world are truly and sincerely beloved by horror aficionados. That’s because Batman inhabits a universe that’s one-half film noir and the other monster movie. Batman himself dons a macabre persona (reminiscent of the 1926 horror picture, The Bat) intended to strike fear in the hearts of those who do wrong. His Rogues Gallery is made up of creatures and fiends that would feel right at home in a Gothic Thriller or ’50s horror movie. Outside of Batman Returns, a film that truly puts the “Goth” in “Gotham,” I think no other mainstream interpretation balances the creepy aspects with the superheroics better than Batman: The Animated Series. This interpretation is, in the eyes of some fans, the best incarnation of the Dark Knight and it’s not hard to see why. The Animated Series does not speak down to its intended audience, nor does it alienate older fans. This series has impacted the Batman canon in many ways, including the introduction of Harley Quinn and the definitive backstory for Mr. Freeze, giving him a tragic depth and frightening presence worthy of the Phantom of the Opera.

The following episodes are the ones that stuck with me the most. My list is in no way a definitive list, just a list of episodes that I dig. Some are widely regarded, others are personal favourites I feel don’t get the credit they deserve. Regardless, I believe all are great examples of the Dark Knight and his peculiar enemies at work.

So, without further ado…

1.) Joker’s Favor

The Joker is Gotham’s Boogeyman. With a sickening grin and a horrible cackle, the Joker runs Gotham City as his own personal Funhouse… at least, that’s how he sees it. The first half of Joker’s Favor is absolutely brilliant. A blue-collar family man named Charlie has a lousy day and takes his frustrations out on a rude driver… unfortunately, this driver happens to be the Clown Prince of Crime. The Joker stalks Charlie and swears to spare him, if Charlie does one small, insignificant favor for him…

The Joker establishes both the power he holds over the average Gothamite and the arbitrary nature of his crimes in this episode. Joker’s Favor is actually a little creepy in its first act, added by a score that’s memorablely jaunty without being cheery and maintaining menace. Even after entering the Witness Protection Program, the Joker never relents, carefully monitoring Charlie from afar and instilling his special brand of merry terror. The Joker is almost a devilish figure and poor Charles is the unfortunate Faust in this deal with the Devil. When the favor is revealed, it’s funny and still manages to keep the viewer uneasy, simply because of how unpredictable the Joker is.

Personally, I feel the ending is a bit weak, but it works just fine. At the end, the question of whether the Joker should be killed for the greater good is brought up. Surprisingly deep for most kid’s superhero show, but another reason why this show is gold.

Bat-Trivia: This Episode is the introduction of Harley Quinn!

2.) Mad as a Hatter

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Bat…

The Mad Hatter is a woefully underused villain. Not only is the mind control gimmick an interesting angle that could have been used for interesting stories, but if handled properly, the Hatter can be a wonderfully creepy foe. In Mad as a Hatter, Jervis Tetch A.K.A. The Mad Hatter plays the classic horror role of the insane and lonely genius obsessed with a woman he may never have. Jervis is a fanboy like many of us. His deep love of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books is trait many can relate to, as is the desire to overcome your social awkwardness to conquer loneliness. Tetch uses a chip he created to control the minds of those around him. For one night, Gotham becomes the Wonderland he wants to be. However, his selfish behavior and clearly unstable mind result in a tragedy that reminds us that life is reality, not Wonderland.

The constant visual and verbal references to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are delightful, yet strangely unsettling at once. Tetch’s desire to create his own reality instead of facing ours is one many fantasy fans can relate to, even if he takes it to an unhealthy extreme. Curiouser and curiouser…

Bat-Trivia: Roddy McDowell, the voice of the Mad Hatter here, played Bookworm in the ’60s Batman series.

3.) Read my Lips

What do you get when you cross an Edward G. Robinson gangster Thriller with the 1978 film, Magic? You get a strange and compelling Batman episode! The Ventriloquist is clearly insane and Scarface the dummy is clearly just an extension of himself, but there’s always this tiny crumb of doubt in the viewer’s mind, whether on not it should be there. The cool gangster jazz theme is unique, but the weirdo pair of the Ventriloquist and Scarface and the weird tension throughout make this an odd ball gangster story that will take the words out of your mouth.

Bat-Trivia: Batman makes reference to his training with the magician Zatara, a character who first appeared in the episode, Zatanna.

4.) Almost Got ‘Im

What a true classic! Five of Gotham’s greatest criminals gather around for a poker game, during which the Rogues all tell their own tale of how they almost killed the Bat. Most fans of the series will tell you this is one of the best, but it’s a real juggling act. Not only does the episode have to tell four different “Got ‘Im” stories in 20 minutes, but it also weaves in a real-time caper and introduces two other beloved Batman characters. The results are perfect, resulting in a somewhat light-hearted episode that manages to be genuinely thrilling. The direction and animation is top-notch, starting in the first minute in which each of the villains is revealed through their hands. However, what really makes this episode is the villains and their interactions. These baddies talk like old friends and their dialogue gives the a new level of humanity through their extreme personas. This one’s a winning hand!

Bat-Trivia: An edited audiobook version was released on audio cassette, omitting the character of Poison Ivy from the story completely for time reasons.

5.) Trial

Does Batman truly do good for Gotham or does his presence create more costumed maniacs? That is a question that will forever haunt the franchise and it is the question that forms the basis of this episode. The Criminals of Gotham put Batman on trial and force a decidedly anti-Batman district attorney to defend him, as they are both fighting for their lives. I don’t recall another episode that had this many villains in one room and made exquisite use of nearly all of them. The premise is great and the conclusion the jury of miscreants come to is a reminder of why we love these freaks. One can’t help but reminded of the nonsensical trial from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, especially consider the Mad Hatter’s prominent role in the trial of the century.

Bat-Trivia: The final level of The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the SNES is based loosely on this episode, with Joker organizing several of Batman’s foes to confront him. The difference is Riddler, Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Ventriloquist/Scarface and Two-Face are replaced by Penguin, Clayface, Man-Bat, and Catwoman.

6.) Sideshow

Admittedly, there’s a bit of bias in this choice. I adore Sideshows and Freakshows, especially stories in which the Freaks act as a surrogate family for each other, much like in this episode. That’s not to say I don’t think it’s a damn good episode on its own. Killer Croc escapes the law and is found by a Sideshow troupe consisting of Richard the Hunchback, Goliath the Giant, May and June the Siamese Twins, and a little Seal-Boy named Billy. The kindly performers take Croc in, believing him to be a kind, abused individual like themselves. Killer Croc has a chance to redeem himself and live amongst the circus folk and part of us wants him to… as it turns out, this particular creature is as monstrous as he appears. A good, cinematic episode with a fantastic setting and appealing secondary characters.

Bat-Trivia: This and The Demon’s Quest Part Two are the only two episodes in the series to take place completely outside of Gotham City.

7.) Baby-Doll

Baby-Doll is utterly and undeniable weird. Within that weirdness is humor and, more importantly, a pathos that really feels like a punch to the gut. Fans seem to have mixed reactions to this one, but I feel that the character of Mary Dahl works because she simultaneously hilariously creepy and touchingly human, like many of the best Batman villains. Mary Louise Dahl is an actress with a rare condition that stops her from growing, making her childlike for the rest of her days. Her diminutive looks made her the star of a sitcom for years. When she left the show to become a dramatic actress, her career was over. Now insane, Mary Dahl kidnaps her castmates in an attempt to relive the only time she ever felt happy. Our climax is reminiscent of The Lady from Shanghai, but packs a few surprises and ends on one the most heartbreaking conclusions of any Batman story.

Bat-Trivia: a major part of this episode is a spoof on “Cousin Oliver Syndrome.” Robbie “Cousin Oliver” Rist voices a character in this episode.

8.) Harlequinade

Good Ol’ Harley! No-one could’ve predicted just how popular the character would become, but this episode is the perfect vehicle for the Clown Princess of Crime. The Joker has stolen a nuclear weapon, so Batman enlists the help of Harley Quinn. Harlequinade has some of the funniest moments in the whole show, including a musical number! Harley and Joker’s demented relationship is given more depth and ends on a darkly humorous note worthy of the best clowns in the crime gang. In my eyes, this episode alone justifies Harley’s popularity.

Bat-Trivia: Harley’s song, Say That We’re Sweethearts Again, was written by Earl Brent and first appeared in the 1944 film Meet the People.

9.) The Man Who Killed Batman


The title card alone paints the brilliance of this episode: the saucer-eyed, insignificant figure on the card raises the question of not who killed Batman but how this unimpressive figure did. Following the wake of the accidental “death” of Batman at the hands of a petty criminal, everyone in Gotham is shaken to their core, including the Joker. According to Joker, “without Batman, crime has no punchline,” a line that Mark Hamill himself credits as the line that made him “get” The joker. Batman’s funeral by the Joker is funny and very much keeping in character, complete with Harley playing Amazing Grace on the kazoo. A very interesting and entertaining Batman episode with hardly any Batman. A Classic!

Bat-Trivia: The Ace Chemical Plant, where Joker holds Batman’s funeral, is the place where, according to several comics continuities, the Joker fell into a vat of toxic waste during his first meeting with the Batman and became who he is today. It appeared in Batman: The Killing Joke.

10.) Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream is an episode in which Bruce Wayne is given an existence that is perfect in everyway: his parents are still alive, he and Selina Kyle are together, and the role of Batman is being done by another, capable individual. The problem? This isn’t reality. The mystery of this episode is cleverly played, avoiding a cliche “he just wakes up” conclusion. The identity of the fiend responsible is actually given away in the score and it’s absolutely satisfying! Wayne shows his dedication to the life he has chosen by resisting a beautiful and tempting fantasy. Batman must exist if there is injustice, even at the cost of Bruce Wayne’s happiness.


Bat-Trivia: this is Kevin Conroy’s favorite episode.

Well, that’s it, Bat Fans!

Of course, these episodes are not the only great episodes. Nearly every episode is a winner and my personal list could very well change in the future. The great legacy of this show is the timeless stories that speak to us, inspire our imagination, and shape Batman into not just a camp figure, but a hero with depth and stories that can enthrall us at any age. I’d love to see your choices in the comments below, same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Website!