“Mask of the Phantasm”

It’s final exam week here at Batman University, which means it’s time to expand our podcast to an entire panel for a discussion of the animated movie “Mask of the Phantasm.” Tony is joined by Chip Sudderth, Dan Moren, David Loehr, and Philip Mozolak.

We attempt to remember back to what life was like in 1993, someone compares Tony to Harvey Bullock, and we determine how this movies stacks up against the other Batman animated movies.

Many classic “Batman: The Animated Series” episodes are referenced. Links in the show notes.


“Beware the Grey Ghost” with Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “Beware the Grey Ghost.” We discuss childhood experiences with Batman and comics stores, the obsolete technology available in Batman the Animated Series, and of course we have to talk a bit bout Star Trek.

We also acknowledge a lot of references.


“The Man Who Killed Batman” with Aleen Simms

Aleen Simms joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “The Man Who Killed Batman.” We discuss Gotham career opportunities, Batman without Batman, and where to get a cape and cowl on short notice, and just how bad is the bureaucracy in Gotham?


“Rebirth” with George Peckham-Rooney

George Peckham-Rooney joins Tony to discuss the Batman Beyond pilot and two parter “Rebirth.” We discuss the Batman Beyond series in general, origin stories, and pilots.


“Knight Time” with Joe Rosensteel

Joe Rosensteel joins Tony discuss the Superman Animated Series episode “Knight Time,” the visual redesign of DC animated characters, super villain group dynamics, and villain reveals that may or may not be surprising.


“Mystery of the Batwoman” with Sam Einhorn

Sam Einhorn joins Tony to discuss the animated movie “Mystery of the Batwoman,” the history of Batwoman, LGBT characters in comics, and Bruce Wayne’s dating life.


“World’s Finest” with Dan Moren

Dan Moren joins Tony to discuss the Superman three parter “World’s Finest,” the Batman-Superman relationship, and Batman’s role as a team player.


“The Color of Revenge” with Jason Snell

Jason Snell joins Tony to discuss Batman The Brave and The Bold episode “The Color of Revenge,” why we like this version of Batman, and the challenges of being Robin.


“Wild Cards” and “Epilogue” with Lisa Schmeiser

Lisa Schmeiser joins Tony to discuss three “Justice” League episode (“Wild Cards” parts 1 and 2 and “Epilogue”), the Justice League in general, and our favorite versions of Batman.


“Mad Love” with James Thomson

Tony and James discuss the episode “Mad Love.”


“Perchance to Dream” with Shannon Sudderth

Tony and Shannon discuss the episode “Perchance to Dream.”


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“Love is a Croc” with Guy English

Tony and Guy discuss the episode “Love is a Croc.”


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“Shadow of the Bat” with Aleen Simms

Tony and Aleen discuss the episode “Shadow of the Bat.”


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“Feat of Clay” with Joe Rosensteel

Tony and Joe discuss the episode “Feat of Clay.”


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“P.O.V.” with Sam Einhorn

Tony and Sam discuss the episode “P.O.V.” with a lengthy discussion of The Question and Renee Montoya.


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“Showdown” with Jeremy Goldstein

Tony and Jeremy talk about “Showdown” featuring Jonah Hex!


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“Zatanna” with Lisa Schmeiser

In the inaugural episode of TeeVee’s coverage of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Tony and Lisa discuss “Zatanna” and other Batman related topics.

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