Saturday, October 17, 2015
I remember watching Super Friends and the Filmation Batman cartoons as a kid, it was cool to see one of my favorite superheroes on the screen, but I always wanted more. As I grew older and was exposed to some more adult cartoons from Japan end elsewhere, I wondered why a Batman cartoon could not be produced with those sensibilities. Finally, Batman: The Animated Series was announced and it sounded like just what I had been waiting for. Boy was I right. I can still clearly remember watching the premiere episode, "On Leather Wings". Not only did it show a Batman miles closer to the comics than any other attempt, it featured Man-Bat, a character that never would have shown up on earlier incarnations. I was hooked, and that first episode still remains a favorite.