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Hosted by Clay McCormack and Sean Murphy, this podcast examines every episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Utilizing the knowledge from their backgrounds as comic book artists, Clay and Sean dissect the show with a mix of expertise and humor!

BATTASS: The Batman The Animated Series Show Podcast The Pensky File

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Hosted by Clay McCormack and Sean Murphy, this podcast examines every episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Utilizing the knowledge from their backgrounds as comic book artists, Clay and Sean dissect the show with a mix of expertise and humor!

    The Curse of the White Knight | Q&A

    The Curse of the White Knight | Q&A

    Clay and Sean return to the podcast to discuss Sean’s new release, “The Curse of the White Knight“. It’s Castlevania meets Batman! Or is it? Listen as the guys discuss the history of the book and explain the behind-the-scenes process. They talk about issues with pacing, the surprising lack of familiarity with Azrael, and many other creative hurdles from concept to completion.















    Then, the guys take some listener questions and provide some podcast host answers.







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    • 1 hr 53 min
    The Mechanic | Harley and Ivy

    The Mechanic | Harley and Ivy

    In this episode of the podcast, Clay and Sean discuss the episodes, “The Mechanic” and “Harley and Ivy”!















    In “The Mechanic“, thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the Batmobile, putting it under his control.







    The Penguins scheme is similar to the one he pulled in Batman Returns.















    In “Harley and Ivy“, when the Joker fires Harley, she tries going on a crime spree of her own, joining up with Poison Ivy, and the two become Gotham’s Queens of Crime, much to the Joker’s fury.















    Thanks for listening! The podcast will return with a third season in the near future. In the meantime, you can expect to see the occasional Bat-related episode pop up here and there.















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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Paging the Crime Doctor | Zatanna

    Paging the Crime Doctor | Zatanna

    In this episode of the podcast, Clay and Sean discuss the Batman: The Animated Series episodes, “Paging the Crime Doctor” and “Zatanna”!















    In “Paging the Crime Doctor“, Dr. Matthew Thorne (played by Joseph Campanella), losing his medical license and forced into becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime boss Rupert Thorne, must perform delicate surgery on Rupert. He can’t do it alone and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist. Batman discovers Leslie’s disappearance, and rushes to track her down – and has an additional interest in Matthew because he was a medical school classmate of Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas.







    This episode was directed by Frank Paur and written by Randy Rogel and Martin Pasko.















    In “Zatanna“, the glamorous magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, and Batman swings to her defense. Zatanna is grateful, though a little puzzled, by the Dark Knight’s commitment to proving her innocence, but the two heroes unite and use the skills her father, Zatara, taught them to expose and combat the culprit: an evil illusionist named Montague Kane.







    This episode was directed by Dick Sebast and Dan Riba and written by Paul Dini.















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    • 54 min
    The Man Who Killed Batman | Mudslide

    The Man Who Killed Batman | Mudslide

    This week, Clay and Sean discuss the episodes, “The Man Who Killed Batman” and “Mudslide”!















    In “The Man Who Killed Batman“, small-time gang member Sidney “The Squid” Debris (played by Matt Frewer) seemingly kills Batman by accident. He gets involved with gangs all over Gotham, as well as the Joker and Rupert Thorne, none of whom believe his story that everything that is happening is by preposterous happenstance.















    In “Mudslide“, Clayface is falling apart: literally. His clay-like body is disintegrating. Fortunately, a scientist he knew from his movie star days is working on a remedy. However, Hagen is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy. That is, until one of his targets is Wayne Biomedical Labs…















    Thanks for listening!







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    I Am the Night | Off Balance

    I Am the Night | Off Balance

    This week, Clay and Sean discuss the episodes “I Am the Night” and “Off Balance”!







    In “I Am the Night“, on the anniversary of the death of Bruce’s parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest Jimmy “The Jazzman” Peake during a drug-smuggling ring. Batman had promised to be there but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost—Gordon is severely wounded. The incident traumatizes Batman and he contemplates giving up his crime-fighting career, despite the Jazzman escaping prison to carry out his personal vendetta against Gordon (who had sent him to prison six years before).















    In “Off Balance“, while following Count Vertigo’s trail, Batman encounters Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows, who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count stole. But after his identity is accidentally revealed to Talia, Batman remains off-balance as to where her true loyalties lie.















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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Birds of a Feather | What is Reality?

    Birds of a Feather | What is Reality?

    This week, Clay and Sean discuss “Birds of a Feather” and “What is Reality?”















    In “Birds of a Feather“, Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a former criminal in attendance — especially if there is one whose manners would create a stir. The Penguin, who has recently reformed, fits the bill perfectly. In the process of convincing the Penguin to come to her party, Veronica finds she likes the corpulent little guy. For his part, the Penguin begins to fall in love with her, until he overhears that he is merely being used…















    In “What is Reality?”, The Riddler, seeking to prove once and for all that he has the superior mind, lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside the virtual reality of a computer game in order to save Commissioner Gordon’s life. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler’s traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does.















    Thanks for listening!







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    • 1 hr 13 min

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