Ep. 143 – Elseworlds – Triumvirate of Terror

The month of January comes to an end with a 5th Saturday, which means the Good Brothers are taking another trip to the Multiverse of DC Animation. This month they return to the Silver Age world of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Cal and Liam review the episode “Triumvirate of Terror” which features a team-up of both the DC Trinity as well as their fiendish foes in Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Cheetah. Hear the hosts break down a myriad of homages and easter eggs, thicc Lex Luthor, the deep cut of Prez Rickard, and musical references to Wonder Woman ’77. Plus the closing scenes nod to Alex Ross’s masterpiece Kingdom Come, misogynist Batman, and why these episodes are just so darn fun. Plus a preview of the series being covered in the month of February and much more fun to be had on this week’s DCAU Review!

 
 
 
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Ep. 142 – STAS – Livewire w/ Nathan MacKenzie

Episode 142 of the DCAU Review Podcast is here and the Good Brothers are not alone this week. Joining the hosts is yet another Special Guest Correspondent, this time in the form of a Superman expert as Nathan MacKenzie from Superman: The Animated Podcast joins the show to review the memorable season 2 episode of Superman: The Animated Series titled “Livewire.” Hear Cal and Liam talk with Nathan, who broadcasts from the Land Down Under and does his own reviews of the Man of Steel, about the introduction of the villainous femme fatale known as Livewire. Hear them discuss a plot that features a very 90s plot around a loudmouth and former shock-jock that gains superpowers through a lightning storm. Superman remembering to grab his dishwashing gloves before leaving the apartment, some very anime-influenced visuals along with the discovery that Times Square is in Metropolis in the DCAU. Plus, a soundtrack that sets itself apart from most of the early days of the DCAU, a small but memorable voice cast, and much more on today’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 153 – BTAS – Mudslide The DCAU Review

Continuing with another review of a classic Batman: The Animated Series cartoon, the Good Brothers continue in the second episode of the Clayface saga, titled "Mudslide." The hosts talk a plot that has its ups and downs including an odd twist that ends up making Batman out to be a villain in the same vein as Ferris Boyle. Visuals steal the show however as a relatively unknown animation studio incorporates some elements of horror and old Hollywood lore to create an outstanding treat for the eyes. Cal and Liam also discuss another masterful score from the legendary Shirley Walker and a small but powerful voice cast that leans heavily on Batman and Alfred working on the main investigation and yet another great episode title card. All of this and a preview of next week's episode await you on this week's DCAU Review Click below to see this week’s entire scorecard! Be sure to subscribe to The Podtower on YouTube for more content from the #DCAUReview and other #DCAU content creators like them! Also be sure to subscribe to the DCAU Review on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts and please consider leaving us a 5-star review! Plot: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 6/10 Visuals/Animation: Cal: 10/10 – Liam: 9/10 Music: Cal: 10/10 – Liam: 10/10 Voice Acting: Cal: 10/10 – Liam: 8/10 Bonus Point: Cal +1 (Title Card) Final Tally: Cal: 37/40 – Liam: 33/40

Ep. 141 – STAS – Monkey Fun

No monkeying around here, it’s all business as the Good Brothers continue with their month of Superman: The Animated Series episodes with this week’s titanic review of “Monkey Fun.” Cal and Liam discuss why the adults make so many poor choices, Sam Lane being in the conversation for worst DCAU dad, Bibbo as the only true-to-form character, and music that calms the heart of the beast. Plus the hosts fantasy book a Grodd/Titano crossover, discuss the soundtrack from composer Lolita Ritmanis and bad tropes from monster movies borrowed for this story. All of this, a complete scorecard and a preview of next week’s all-new episode await on this week’s DCAU Review!

 

 
 
 
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Ep. 140 – STAS – Target

It’s 2021, feels like we’r 2020, but allow the Good Brothers to take you on a trip back to 1997 with another review of Superman: The Animated Series and this week’s episode “Target.” Hear Cal and Liam talk about their memories of this episode being in heavy rotation on the Kids WB, why this episode is a perfect companion piece to “The Late Mr. Kent“, and seeing a different, softer side of Lex Luthor. Plus, a surprise appearance by #MyIronMan(?), a preview for next week’s episode and much more excitement on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 16 – Batman The Adventures Continue: Secret Santa Part I, II & III

When all was said and done, Santa left us with one last treat in 2020 and that was an eighth issue of Batman The Adventures Continue. Listen as the Good Brothers break down the latest, possibly final issue of the series with a heartwarming holiday tale worthy of an animated adaptation! Hear the breakdown of all the cameos, gorgeous artwork,  continuity-busting dialog, and of course the return of Mister Wing! Plus hear the hosts’ speculation on the future of the series and why this was the perfect way to wrap it up if it is indeed the finale.

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Ep. 139 – STAS – Mxyzpixilated

New year, same Good Brothers! Cal & Liam kick off their 4th year of podcasting together with a return to Superman: The Animated Series and a review of “Mxyzpixilated” which features the unforgettable debut of Mr. Mxyzptlk. The hosts talk a myriad of subjects including how to give scores for what is essentially a Superman Looney Toon, how this and “Heart of Ice” could have originated from the same brain, easter eggs-a-plenty, and lots and lots of Gilbert Gottfried. Plus the hosts preview next week’s episode and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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