[shadow=red,left,300]Finally this episode aired. About time! With that, I must say it was worth the wait.
I'm glad to see Yin finally ditching the "anti-Batman" schtick as I have to admit, it was really bogging down her character, and making her rather annoying. Bennett's transformation into Clayface was perfect, and the fight scenes between him and Bats were on the mark. With this episode, the series has found it's voice.
Of course, with the way the episode ends, we know that we haven't seen the last of Clayface. And I for one can't wait, as after this episode, he has become my favorite villain in this entire series thus far.[/shadow]
Easily the best episode of the series to date, and a great way to end this first batch of episodes. I'm not sure what else there really is to say -- this episode was flawless. If I had to rate the first season, it would fall like this...
1) Clayface of Tragedy 2) Rubberface of Comedy 3) The Big Dummy 4) The Big Heat 5) Traction 6) Q&A 7) The Man Who Would Be Bat 8) Call of the Cobblepot 9) The Cat and the Bat 10) The Bat in the Belfry 11) Topsy Turvy 12) Bird of Prey 13) The Big Chill
Funny how the same writer of the one episode I was most disappointed with, is also the writer of the two episodes that exceeded my every (already high) expectations. My hat is off to the crew, and the cast, of this series. It's a good time to be a Batman fan right now...a blockbuster motion picture coming out, a hit television series, Englehart and Rogers are giving us new Batman comics, Frank Miller and Jim Lee are giving us the All-Star book soon enough, Rucka's giving us The OMAC Project...indeed, Batman is at the very peak of its legacy right now.
I thought the episode was good, but having B.W.'s best(and probably only besides Alfred)friend as Clayface was a huge let down. I prefered CF as Matt Hagen. But, I will have to say that it will be interesting to see what happens in season 2. Also, I too am glad that Det. Yin decided that Gotham needed Batman.(How many times did Bats save her sexy butt?) Yep. I hope season 2 kicks it up a notch, maybe adding Hush to the rouge's gallery! ;D
[glow=red,2,300]i though it was a really good episode. what made it really good was the change in yin. if i had to rate the episodes it wouuld be: 1. clayface of tragedy 2. rubberface of comedy 3. the cat and the bat 4. traction 5. the big heat 6. topsy turby 7. bird of prey 8. the man who would be bat 9. the big chill 10. the bat in the belfry 11. the call of the cobblepot 12. the big dummy 13. q&a
i really liked the finales and the catwoman episode. the finales were really dramatic, and the cat and the bat was a fun-packed episode and i really like this version of catwoman. i didnt really like q&a/big dummy at all. they werent very good[/glow]
Clayface of Tragedy was by far the best ep yet. Clay looked awesome and did some cool tricks. The sequence near the end where he morphs into different people and then into joker made my shudder. Though there was one fault to this ep., that fault being too many commercials. I hate commercials. I can't wait for clayface to come back. It was my favorite ep for sure.
Also, maybe Playdo and Mattel should go in together on making this figure. JK. But i hope they make a toy for this character.
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you. Poison Ivy: What does the other half want? Two-Face: To hit you with a truck.
I agree that this was a strong finale, though I side with Batdan's preference for part one of the story. I cringed when Ethan as Clayface sprouted wings and took flight ( it would take one hell of a jetpack to get all that muck airborne, wouldn't it?) but it is a kid's cartoon after all. The two parter does set up Season 2 perfectly, with Yin's change of heart made especially poignant by the fall of her partner. I rank the top episodes like this: The Rubberface of Comedy Traction The Clayface of Tragedy The Big Heat
The rest of them had their moments, with a couple of them (Q and A, The Big Dummy) just bad.
"If you write as good as you talk, nobody reads you." - Lou Reed, 1978
Post by MasterofFear on May 9, 2005 20:11:34 GMT -5
well i reaLLY LIKED THIS EP
BUT BY THE STANDARDS OF THE SHOW THIS WAS COMEPLETELY OUTTA THERE
i just wish this show was a little truer to bats. its just that i have a lot of other cousins that are into bats but i get tired of explaining how villains were really created. all characters are stunning designwise but the original batman show had mini movies showcasing the creation of a villain, thier plot, batman uncovering their plot through some miracle, and the final frontation. They made every villain evil. mr. freeze was a thug- no he wanted to save his wife. langstrom a maniac- no he was addicted to the serum firefly- i dont even know his true story clayface- matt hagen could be gotham's fave actor not bennet joker-they never even showed his except for him falling
my list: 1 clay face of tragedy 2bat in the belfry 3traction 4 the big heat 5 rubberface of comedy 6 man who would be bat 7 big chill 8 cat and the bat 9big dummy 10 call of the cobblepot 11bird of prey 12Q and A
(this is not to offend anyone involved in the show just the batman, his plots and his characters deserve more detail and honesty
you know guys this isn't btas. not every toon needs to give origins.
I could not agree more. Even with the changes to the look and feel to the number of characters, truth is we pretty much know the origins already! Why rehash the known? In the event that there are some pretty drastic changes, "The Batman" has done a pretty good job covering it, i.e. Clayface.
Moving on to the ep.......I LOVED IT!! By far the best of the year and great pre-cursor to Season 2! This one had all the elements of a great Batman story! Conflict, tragedy, heartbreak, and of course ACTION (and even an origin for you anal-retentives ;D)!
Clayface is a character that I never found all that interesting....until NOW! One thing that has always been a constant in Batman comics is that the people that Bruce cares about often make his most dangerous enemies (a la Harvey Dent). Clayface now has that quality and I can't wait to see how this pans out for future episodes.
I now think Detective Yin kick butt.....never liked her before, but now I see her place in this universe and it is a welcome addition to the legend, IMO.
Personally, I didnt think either episode of this season's two-parter finale were to any great deal better or worse than any previous episode thus far? Perhaps a slight bit more "dramatic" but thats about it IMO. Not sure what I expected? But not teribly impressed to any degree. Perhaps the build up just had too much building ?lol I think the slightly greater character depth the inclusion of a bit of "tragedy" were and are an improvement in the right direction though? I dont Nec. desire, (and certainly dont expect) this series to compare or mimick BTAS. I'm all for updating and trying new things, and in many ways this show succeeds. But overall I just think there is much more potential here just begging to be hatched. Hopefully season two will continue to iron and flesh out these issues that are often more apparent than not IMO.
For starters... lose the TMNT reject of a reporter and those rediculous mars attacks "guns" carried by the GCPD!... sorry, but I cant help but cringe everytime I see either lol
Best episode so far! I really like Bennet as Clayface, not knowing what he is after by the end, and his explanation about how Joker twisted his body and mind. Great ep! I'll continue to watch the weekday episodes until I'm caught up, I'm most of all looking forward to Riddler on Wednesday!
“Bruce and Batman are both just eight years old. I don’t think either one of them is mature. I think in some ways he’s the least mature character of them all.” –Tim Sale
majorhoy: Where is everybody?
Apr 30, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -5
aikidodoc: Adopting a 13 year old boy from Bulgaria who is a huge batman fan (which is how I came on this site by a google search. Any help in finding a bulgarian batman comic source would be greatly appreciated. The DC Comic website said they couldn't help me.
May 6, 2014 9:29:31 GMT -5
manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
May 31, 2014 15:02:51 GMT -5
batmanfan1: Did you guys see what Gotham TV did with Poison Ivy? like their poster has her name as Ivy Pepper not Pamela Lillian Isley.
Jun 25, 2014 23:55:50 GMT -5