I’m gonna be at Webcomic Rampage this weekend in Austin, Texas!
Been watchin’ lots of Superman: The Animated Series reruns on the Hub. Here, have that last panel without dialog.
Or, paint would work?
I’m not so sure about that. It didn’t work to well for Guilmon after he digivolved to Growlmon for the first time. He was stuck like that after the battle and Takato painted him to hide him in the park.
That did not end we
See..that’s what happens when you try posting at 2AM w/o your glasses on your phone.
And now you know.
When you put your glasses on your phone, it sees better.
I love you so hard right now.
Do I dare ask why tho?
I hope that camouflage paint came off.
This logic is perfect and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.
Well, Supes could’ve just put in on with his super speed.
Bah. Superman’s heat vision can just soften the leather and rubber enough to make the Batbooties slip over his boots like shrinkwrap.
This seems like its going to be a …. “bat” time! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……
I’ll be in the corner
You should have said he’s going to be the Dark….KryptoKnight! HOHOHOHOHOHOHO
joins you in the corner…
Sweet, it’s a corner party! Let’s get some vodka and lemonade up in here!
Soon the corner becomes cool and all the cool kids catch on and kick us onto the dance floor while they party in the corner.
I was in the corner before it became main stream
Sweet, we’re on the dance floor! Time to bust a move!
… and show why I never went clubbing. The one time I did the girl I was trying to mack on asked me if I played DDR because cross-stepping was, like, the only thing I knew how to do. I was lord of the friggin’ dance out there since only my legs knew what to do. Still, never let a lack of dance ability keep you from dancing!
This party just keeps gettin’ better and better! I should have Yotomoe plan all my parties!
If you’re going to wear Batman’s costume over your own, you’re going to have a “bat” time! *rimshot* I’ll show myself out.
Hopefully no one will notice how weird the costume looks, what with it being such a Dark Knight out.
Those of you who understand this webcomic and its references without looking it up on Google: congratulations. You are officially DCAU nerds. WELCOME.
I think it’s my favorite pre-JL DCAU team-up stories. Yes, even more than World’s Finest.
Well, YES. Supes does the Batvoice! It’s–glargh. *grins happily*
He has a really good ear.
…But only because I remember it from TV Tropes.
Perhaps it’s just very memorable because it made so little sense?
Perhaps because I have the episode in my laptop a few months back.
“Okay, let’s try this another way: where’s Bruce?”
Pssh, I knew THAT.
This is actually one of my all time favorite episodes of the DCAU. Especially when SuperBats beats the crap out of Bane
Agreed. Plus, we get to hear and see the awesomeness that was Roddy McDowall’s Mad Hatter for the last time.
And then when the supervillain blasts off the bat suit, they’d be all “That explains why he’s so bad ass” leading Bruce to go on a quest to prove he’s the best.
He accomplishes this by breathing in space.
Well after the reveal and a bit of a fight Superman’s uniform gets blasted off to reveal it was Batman the whole time.
Then Batman’s uniform gets blasted and it’s revealed to be Robin standing on another Robin’s shoulders.
And then they’re revealed to be just three ducks in Batman and Robin costumes.
Which are then revealed to be nothing but mech suits controlled by the Rescue Rangers.
Which are then revealed to be several gnomes.
Which are actually Mac Feegles and then it all makes sense.
That can’t be; they don’t booze, steal, or curse enough!
Although imagining a Feegle version of Batman/Superman/Robin is hilarious.
And so the super villain go kill Jonah Jameson to take revenge.
Obviously he needs to stop wearing his glasses under the Batman mask. That way when the mask is blown off they’ll know it’s Superman, not Clark Kent.
Last Panel – Mr. Kent are you trying to seduce me?
I think this actually makes sense. I mean…if Superman got his costume blown off and it was just clark kent they’d be like “oh! Clark Kent’s batman. Time to kill his loved ones!”
And then Superman takes a turn for the darker and edgier. He starts dressing in a black costume and calling himself “SuperPain” or something like that.
Yeah, Brave New Metropolis.
This looks like a job for … “Angstyman!”
Or grows a beard and starts carrying the biggest, most Liefeldian monstrosity of a gun ever conceived by mortal man.
At least with his super strength he’d be able to fire it without dislocating his entire body!
(What dislocating your entire body would entail is left as an exercise for the reader.)
Going backwards through the nearest wall, I should think. Or would that be relocating?
Go away, Nolan.
“You are every bit the detective your followers on the internet believe.”
“Kal-El. This development was highly improbable.”
Loved that moment/line.
That “Again” is what worries me the most. Like this is a regular occurrence.
It doesn’t worry me, but it does make me wonder what’s going on in that show.
Pretty much my thoughts as well.
Well, it was… At least in the Silver Age comics I, erm, borrowed from my uncle, when I was a kid.
Right down to the Superman costume under the Bat-suit — or the Bat-suit under the Superman costume.
Actually, Batman masquerading as Superman was always bitchin’, ’cause Bruce would pull off his Superman mask, and reveal that he was wearing his Bat-cowl under the mask! ^_^
This comment is for the title “Knighttime” brilliant without making me facepalm!
It’s the name of the Superman: The Animated Series episode that inspired this comic.
I’ve seen this episode I think, there’s a fight with Bane, but I never noticed the title.
I loved this episode!
You wear a disguise to look like Batman guys, but you’re not a Batman you’re a Super Boo.
No!! My one weakness! The only part of Animaniacs I can’t stand! Even more than Katey Kaboom!
I dunno, I’d take Chicken Boo over Buttons And Mindy. But they were both kinda depressing.
Those both kinda ruined Animaniacs for me. Really, really unfunny.
Chicken Boo might be my favourite part of Animaniacs. Welp.
I love Buttons and Mindy. The last thing I say to my wife when I go to work is always “Okay lady, I love you, b-bye!”
Ah, THAT’S the title.
I wasn’t really confused by this, I mean, I kinda just accepted “well of course he wouldn’t be naked, it’s a kids’ show”.
In the end, it didn’t intimidate the foe, although it did weird him the hell out.
“So. You’re also Batman. Huh. Didn’t see that coming.”
That’s about as startled as Shockwave ever gets.
That episode was wonderful
And Bane’s Oh Crap look was priceless.
This scene was the first time a character in the DCAU literally shit themselves that was not brought on by fear toxin.
Still not as silly as the time in Brave and the Bold when Batman put a Superman mask on over his own.
That’s nothing. During the contagion storyline, Batman had to don a Hazmat suit over his costume to enter an infected area.
Why is this silly? Because this was one of those 90s stories where the artist decided that Batman would look cooler if the ears on his costume were about two feet long. He even makes some sort of comment that there’s no way he’s giving up his pointy ears, deadly disease be damned.
While there are several things I loved about 90s comics, Contagion and it’s relations are not among them.
Know how in the video game Arkham Asylum, Joker broadcasts that if he sees any superheroes other than Batman show up he will set off a bomb, thus explaining why Batman can’t call for assistance?
I always thought it would be hilarious if they did this to get around that. Let Titan!Joker just pound away on “Batman” for a while, only to wind up tearing away the chest insignia, revealing a big S underneath. “Oh, crap.”
Or better yet, a dozen different Batmen show up. Every adult male hero in the JLA has basically the same build, not to mention access to teleporter technology, so they could pull it off.
This is basically the best idea ever. Also, Aquaman dressed as Batman would be awesome.
And Green Arrow dressed as Batman would be great, particularly clean shaven Arrow from Brave and the Bold (and early appearances).
Aquaman dressed as Batman? Already done. Batman The Brave and The Bold episode “Night of the Batmen!”
That is awesome! There are still a few episodes from Season 3 I haven’t seen yet. But the B&TB Aquaman is the best Aquaman ever. The idea of him dressing up as Batman, wow.
It was the best episode because they were all terrible at being Batman. Aquaman still had his beard.
And they all speak in unison: “I’m Batman”.
And one of them gets confused and says “I’m Spartacus.”
And that one would have to be Deadpool, who just took a wrong turn at Albuquerque and wound up in the wrong universe.
I suddenly have this overwhelming urge to watch “The Three Amigos” again…
I was thinking of the comicbook where superman dresses as Batman to fool an alien race that all humans have superman powers. Superman litteraly kicked their saucer off of the earth while in a Batman suit. The aliens scaned Batman earlier so that they knew he was only human.
Oh I so love this episode of Superman the Animated Series.
Isn’t the line pre-New 52 (I don’t know what it is now) that Superman’s “energy field” or some such protects his uniform from damage, unless he himself is injured by the attack? So wouldn’t Batman’s uniform not be blasted off just like his Superman uniform normally isn’t?
But I guess putting his costume on underneath would make the Batman uniform have the same rules as his cape: too far from his body to be protected? So this is double silly, heh.
I’ve always hated that energy field nonsense. I much prefer the explanation that his suit is made from Kryptonian fabrics, making them super strong under the yellow sun.
The Kryptonian fabric theory falls apart as soon as his cape gets shredded, which happens regularly.
Also, it’s his Kryptonian biology that metabolizes the yellow sunlight to give him his powers. I don’t care where it’s from, fabric doesn’t metabolize jack, unless it’s somehow alive, and to my knowledge, no comic or show has ever said that Big Blue’s outfit was actually some sort of organism.
They *were* supposed to have really high tech. So not tough in any way related to their biology, but tough in the way their materials were resistant under even their home sun.
We are SUPER VENOM!
What a silly thing to say. What do you think cloth is made of? It’s made of kryptonian cotton plants, or kryptonian sheep’s wool. Those are totally organisms. He can cut the fabric with his own laser vision, the same way he presumably shaves (or maybe he plucks his facial hairs?). And he can pull a few threads out of the fabric to sew it together, or sew it with his own back hair like Jack Sparrow.
His cape is presumably made of something more mundane, if it gets holes. Either that or kryptonite also weakens his suit.
Right? I was about to say the same thing.
That disguise won’t work unless you remember to say “I’m Batman!” every few moments.
Hey, that episode was AWESOME.
If superman would just learn to dodge once in a while, he wouldn’t have to worry about his costume being vaporized.
But if you’re going for sheer out-of-context wrong in that episode, I have to give the nod to “Precise muscle control.”
Believe it or not, “precise muscle control” was one of Superman’s earliest powers. I don’t recall the precise issue it was introduced, but it was within the first ten.
It’s 5:30, and I have nothing better to do. I think I’ll watch this episode.
Mr. Willis you have the art style they used down pat! Kudos! But, didn’t this robin have a different “R” style?
My favourite moment is when Tim tries to coach Supes in the ways of the Bat.
“Kick the table!”
I was partial to “Ah, yes. Bane.”, myself.
So I only watched S:TAS this year and I can’t believe I waited so long. Everything about that show is golden.
I think he means, “Wouldn’t that be Bat-Ass?”
Tim: “Never do that again.”
Didn’t he say that when Supes smiled (while wearing the Bat-suit)?
It’s been awhile since I saw that episode.
This goes along with a nitpick of mine. I really wish they’d change either Superman or Batman’s physical looks a little just so they don’t look alike in the first place. At least give one of them a different hair color or something.
I always knew that Superman was way smarter than Robin III.
Hint for Superman: roll the tops of your boots down. They should be pliable. And difficulty should not be a problem since you can throw whole banks and probably malls into orbit and stuff.
Meh. This episode wasn’t great anyway. But then, while I liked the Superman cartoon, I didn’t care for The New Batman Adventures. I was okay with BTAS but didn’t care for Batman once they darkened the color pallette and introduced a Tim Drake who was nothing like Tim Drake (I’m a ’90s comic kid).
Yeah, but if you called him Jason Todd…
What everyone is failing to understand is that Batman obviously has batsuits he wears over his batsuits and other batsuits he wears over THOSE batsuits, all for the EXACT SAME REASON!
I’m sure Supes just borrowed one of the outer-most ablative suit-layers.
The “Again” really made this for me.
DCAU Tim Drake is my favorite Robin of all the robin incantations ever.
You know how he ended up?
… That’s just… evil.
He ended up fine in the end, thanks to Terry McGinnis.
The “Again” Face. It must be turned into an icon ♥ I personally think every panel that makes me choke on my drink or spit at my monitor in laughter deserves its own icon.
I’m going to agree with Supes on this one.
It was bad ass.
Go that extra mile, Supes! Go, and God’s speed.
That’s not Superman. Where’s all the lines on his costume? That costume doesn’t look like armor it looks like cloth.
Which means it’s the GOOD Superman.
Originally, Superman needed to wear his costume under all of his cloths because it was made from his Kryptonen baby blanket and not wearing it would make his Earth cloths rip.
THE MORE YOU KNOW!
Wish I could travel halfway across the continent to go to that webcomics rampage thing. Just about every webcomic artist I want to meet will be there.
Ah to return to a time when comic books were goofy fun and not up their ass over being serious.
Don’t be a fool. How would they remain a strangely tortured niche product then? THINK man! Kids might buy them in convenience store racks or something! We can’t have that!
The episode where Superman fights Bane in Batman’s stead was awesome if only for Bane getting caught seriously off guard lol.
Didn’t he somehow wear his boots under his civilian shoes?
AND his cape. Protip: A long, flowing cape under street clothes makes your tushie look gigantic and lumpy.
Don’t ask me how I know that.
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