Batman Beyond: Season 1 (DC Comics Classic Collection)
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From the ingenious team that brought audiences the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series comes the continuing legend of The Dark Knight with a futuristic twist as Bruce Wayne trains a new Batman for the 21st century.]]>
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It may have been created [by the producers of "Batman: The Animated Series" at the request of Warner Bros.] to attract a new generation of viewers by injecting the dark detective with new, younger blood, but the futuristic "Batman Beyond" (like Batman: TAS) was a show for Batfans of all ages. Ironically, much of Batman Beyond's charm can be attributed to the generation gap between Terry and Bruce as displayed in "Dead Man's Hand" where they clash over their pursuit of the Royal Flush Gang. One of whom (Melanie/Ten) Terry has romantic feelings for and later reluctantly places into police custody. "This sort of thing ever happen to you?," Terry asks. Bruce warmly smiles with "Let me tell you about a woman named Selina Kyle." Great stuff. Batman Beyond was a cool series that featured the phenomenal voice talents of Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), Kevin Conroy (Batman: TAS), Lauren Tom (Superman: TAS), Teri Garr (Mr. Mom), and Sherman Howard (Superboy); first-rate scripts; frenetic action; and one of TV's coolest opening main titles; Not to mention sensational main title and score music by Kristopher Carter.
Previously released as single disc individual episode releases, Warner Home Video finally delivers Batman Beyond - The Complete First Season DVD on March 21st! The 2-disc set features all 13 episodes from the first season; Full Frame (1.Read more ›
If you liked the recent animated Batman volume sets, Batman Beyond is worth checking out. True it's a new take on Batman, but it's also one that adds to the continuity of the classic shows and portrays the same mature sensabilities, sharp dialogue, and fun action we got before. Old Bruce Wayne is a cranky extension of his younger self, and his relationship with Terry is a new dynamic not seen with the previous Robins or Batgirl. Considering that this series originated as KidsWB wanting to sell more toys and appeal to "younger demographics," it says something that not only does this show not destroy the Batman legacy, but in fact enriches it and gives the Timm/Dini/Burnett collaboration something they can proudly call their own.
This set will include commentaries, interviews, and even a music-only track. I should note that this set only includes 1 episode that has not been released to dvd in some form so far. If you bought the previous releases, you technically own most of the content already. However, having a box set is such a nice way to own this series that I'd recommend you sell those discs off in preparation for this one and prepare for Batman...Beyond.
Batman Beyond is an extension of Batman. It takes place 20 or so years after Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, retires. Terry McGinnis is a teenager in high school who accidentally stumbles upon the Batcave while helping Mr. Wayne. Fast forward and obviously Terry manages to become Batman with Bruce Wayne as his mentor and ally...like another Alfred only not as nice. BB is about Terry managing his social life and his Batman life and the tribulations that come with being a superhero.
At first, I doubted if BB would ever be able to top the old Batman cartoons; especially with a teenager as the Bat. Worked out just fine though. Batman Beyond is impressive. It stayed true to the old Batman but was still able to stay original and fresh. BB is definitely not the old Batman but it is just as entertaining.
With the introduction of many new villains (Inque, Shriek, Kobra, etc.) and the return of some old (Mr. Freeze, the Joker...kind of), the aging of a cranky but still sharp Bruce Wayne, and a well-drawn teenager out to save the world BB has the perfect blend of action, witty humor, and suspenseful story lines.
BB helps with the nostalgia of the original Batman cartoons. But after watching them, can't help feel a little nostalgia for those good ol' Batman Beyond days ;D.
If you're a fan of the original Batman cartoons, I suggest you check out Batman Beyond.
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I'm a fan of the series, was a little disappointed that the DVD case was badly damaged. But the DVD's work fine.Published 22 days ago by Marcelino Rosario
I remember seeing this when it first came out on TV. I enjoyed it so much that I started taping it with my VCR so I could watch it whenever I wanted too and so I would not miss an... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Rud
When this series first aired I must admit I found it good but not great. The time jump to the future was a bit jarring, and the darker more scifiey tone took a while to get used... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Taylor
It was a pretty mature animated series for it's time. It still holds up pretty well after so many years. Can't wait to purchase the rest of the series!Published 2 months ago by David
This is one of my favorite iterations of Batman. The gadgets are of course more high-tech fancy but McGinnis still has to use some detective skills to figure out what's going on. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mom12
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