As someone who writes articles about obscure cartoons, it may not surprise you to learnt hat I am a comic book nerd. And as a comic book nerd, I can admit openly that most comic books are pretty stupid. You look deep enough into the history of pretty much any established character and you will find a whole crock of stuff that doesn’t make sense. Take Batman for instance: Batman has been around since the 1938, that’s a lot of reboots, re-imaginings, redesigns and stupid storylines, way too many to get into now, especially since the Batman cartoons have, by and large, been pretty damn good.
The classic Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) is widely accepted as an all-round awesome cartoon. Darker than it should have been, and colourful enough to keep the kids entertained, its only problem was that it was too damn good. DC comics, way before Marvel got onto the idea of doing a continuity based movies to showcase all their best characters, had the idea themselves and so “rebooted” the animated Batman series and turned it into The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999). This show focused more on Batman’s team of sidekicks: Robin, Bat Girl, and Night-wing. It also did some crossover work with other DC characters as well as the simultaneously running show Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000).
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