This week on BATTASS Beyond, the frigid face of a familiar foe makes its way to our screens, and Batman Beyond heads across the street for some inspiration from the “distinguished competition,” and riffs on the golden age of the Marvel Universe with Meltdown and Heroes!
“Meltdown” is the fifth episode of Batman Beyond. It depicts the return of Mr. Freeze. Tired of having to use a suit of plastic skin that can crack at any time, Derek Powers decides to try having a healthy body cloned from his original damaged one. However, the procedure is first tested on Mr. Freeze. At first, it seems that the procedure has worked and he tries to lead a normal, peaceful life. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that the procedure is a failure and the people he once trusted have betrayed him. Seeking revenge, the evil personality of Mr. Freeze is born again.
“Heroes” is the sixth episode of Batman Beyond. It depicts the birth of a new team of heroes calling themselves “The Terrific Trio”. After an accident grants them powers, three scientists become heroes to defend Gotham. For a time, it seems that Gotham will no longer need Batman. Unfortunately, the Trio is soon betrayed by their paranoid allies, and Batman eventually has to protect Gotham from those who once defended it.
The return of Mr. Freeze is a welcome addition to the new, futuristic stylings of Batman Beyond, but are they going to the classic villain well too soon for such a new show? And a Fantastic Four pastiche, while fun, is an interesting choice for this show. Either way, it’s pretty clear the creators are having a lot of fun!
So, grab your Joker gang buddies, hop on your most schway motorcycle and join us for the first episode of BATTASS: Beyond!