The Batman (2004–2008)

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A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated train tracks, this younger Batman will confront each of his familiar foes for the first time. Written by TUMEG345

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Pretty good take on Batman
4 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When "The Batman" was first announced, a lot of people cried foul because it was a restart and not "Batman: The Animated Series", then when the design first appeared and Commissioner Gordon didn't show up during the first season, it got worse. To this day, a lot of people still don't like "The Batman", calling it an insult to Batman and B: TAS. This is not shared by other fans or even members of the crew of B: TAS. Alan Burnett, who's worked on both B: TAS and TB, said that he considered Season 4 of TB to be the best season he's ever worked on and Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill did guest voices on the show.

The people who bash it miss the point: it's not supposed to be B: TAS, but it's own take...and it works. Commissioner Gordon appeared in the second season finale. Would I have liked to have seen him from the beginning? Yes, but he finally appeared, so it's resolved. So a lot of the early designs for the villains aren't traditional. No big deal. They worked fine. Besides, it's not exactly like Bruce Timm after B: TAS stuck true to the classic looks either. (TNBA Scarecrow, JL/JLU Amazo, S: TAS Brainiac and Toyman, I'm looking at you. That and a good part of TB's Penguin design is based on Burton's Penguin.) Batman, both his Season 1-3 and 4-5 designs are pretty good and traditional, as was Alfred. Commissioner Gordon look like he was influenced by Tim Sale's take from Batman: The Long Halloween and Dark Victory and Batgirl's costumes kind of based on the one Yvonne Craig wore as Batgirl from the old 60s Batman show. The show version of the Dick Grayson Robin, like the B: TAS, Batman Forever, and Teen Titans versions, wears a variation of Tim Darke's classic costume.

The voice is also pretty good, too. Yeah, Rino Romano as Batman isn't Kevin Conroy, but he still does a good job as the Dark Knight and besides, Kevin Conroy's was voicing Batman for 15 years. The man's entitled to a break if he wants. Likewise, Kevin Michael Richardson does a pretty good job as Joker. Again, he's not Mark Hamill, but he's still good. Alastair Duncan and Mitch Pileggi also do a good job in their roles as Alfred and Commissioner Gordon and Danielle Judovits and Evan Sabara are pretty cool as Batgirl and Robin.

Yeah, Season 1, outside of the finale, was bad and full of clunkers, but the first seasons to "Justice League" and "X-Men Evolution" weren't exactly anything to write home about either and like those two show, The Batman improved a great deal in it's second season and afterward. As long as you remember that it's not supposed to be B: TAS and keep in mind that Season 1 wasn't the best season, you can enjoy this take of Batman.

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