Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham Season 1 Part 1 (BD) [Blu-ray]
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Here, we see Batman as he was in the early days of his career: brilliant but arrogant, inspired but raw, practiced but inexperienced. He is assisted by a more experienced and very patriarchal Alfred the Butler and, ultimately, by a young and equally enthusiastic young woman with a wealth of martial arts training: Katana.
"Beware the Batman" the series stays away from the more generic and "done to death" villains such as The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, etc., and instead utilizes villains from a later pantheon of rogues such as Anarky (created by Alan Grant) and Mister Pyg (created by G. Morrison) among others.
Here's the big problem with this brilliant series: it airs on Cartoon Network. Yes, the same network that has funded years of useless shows such as "Squidbillies," "Aquateen Hunger Force" and other horrid animated titles that languished for years in their "Adult Swim" cult block of stoner-fugue. This same network has a nasty reputation for unexpectedly killing titles that do not focus only on fart jokes and that is the the case with "Beware the Batman": as of November, 2013, word went out that Cartoon Network decided to pull the plug on this promising series less than six months after it premiered. Why? Only the block of "geniuses" at Williams Street know for sure and I doubt you would be willing to hear the reasons, buried as they would be among a slew of "um," "you know" and "like."
I would highly recommend this series to all fans of Batman.Read more ›
'The Bat-Man' had his final solo appearance in Detective Comics #37. What followed was Detective Comics #38 and "The Sensational Character Find of 1940 - Robin the Boy Wonder." The Bat-Man of the stories that filled those 10 issues of Detective Comics from #27, May of 1939 through #37, March of 1940 would not reemerge for 30 years. It was 1970 when writer Denny O'Neil and artist Neil Adams returned "The Batman" to his roots as a solo vigilante/detective with the dark stories "The Secret of the Waiting Graves" and "Paint a Picture of Peril."
This seems the only logical creative explanation as to how Register was able to lead his entire crew behind `Beware the Batman' into making it the most unique and visionary `reboot' of the character in the medium of film and television since Christopher Nolan's `Batman Begins' and Bruce Timm's Emmy winning "Batman: The Animated Series."
"Beware the Batman" has the same type of groundbreaking `vibe' that Timm's 1992 show had when it arrived. First and foremost, this is a series with a story that continues from episode-to-episode.Read more ›
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As a long time Batman fan, I went into this series with a critical attitude. I did not want anyone messing with the Bat or his mythology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Borger
A enjoyable and well laid out animated film I found it worth watching and I would recommend it if you like animated flims.Published 3 months ago by Jeffery S. Marsh
I love the show, I just don't understand how the DVDs are being packaged. I bought Shadows of Gotham, which are episodes 1-13, but I have no idea which will give me the remaining... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The first part may not be that interesting to people who are in love with TAS (such as me), but despite building up really slowly, it all comes along nicely. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Badr Abuljadayel
Loved this series, one of the best styles of batman and the power of his mind, some of the villains were a bit dumb, but this was a great series. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Batman12
My son thoroughly enjoyed the dvds. He is a fan of Batman. These were great.Published 11 months ago by Amanda B
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