Best Superman the Animated Series episodes
With over a hundred episodes produced from 1992 to 1998, Batman: The Animated Series is commonly regarded as not just one of the greatest cartoons ever made, but one of the best depictions of Batman in any medium in the character’s 70-year history. Under producers Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm and with a note-perfect voice cast led by Kevin Conroy as Batman, The Animated Series racked up classic after classic, with stories that were marked by being truly accessible and exciting for all ages. It changed super-hero media forever, and created a legacy that continues today with Timm’s work on the new Green Lantern cartoon.
In short, it’s absolutely phenomenal and we love it. But even with the high standard of quality set by the series, there are some episodes that stand out beyond the others as the best of the best. So today, I’ve gone through the entire series to bring you ComicsAlliance’s picks for The Ten Best Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series!
Any top ten list for something as beloved as Batman: The Animated Series is going to provoke its fair share of disagreement, and I fully realize that there are people who are going to count my opinion as absolutely worthless for giving one of the episodes that’s commonly regarded as the worst of the series a top slot over classics like Harley’s Holiday or the award-winning Robin’s Reckoning. But to be honest, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who think Cool Hand Luke starring Batman is awesome, and those who don’t.
As much as you can decry this episodes as being a shameless, blatant… well, let’s just be nice and call it an homage to that film, as much as the sequence of events that follows Batman being conked on the head, getting amnesia and having to labor in a prison camp while his disguise somehow stays firmly in place, and as much as this really just boils down to a story that pits the world’s greatest crimefighter against a fat guy…