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Ask Chris #132: ‘Christmas With The Joker’

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Why does everyone hate the "Christmas with the Joker" episode of Batman: The Animated Series? -- @tekende

A: You know, I'm not sure everyone does hate "Christmas with th

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Six Spoooooky Halloween Specials From Our Favorite Cartoons

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I've never really liked slasher movies. To be honest, they scared the living hell out of me when I was a kid, and even though I've long since realized that, say, Chucky could be pretty easily punted into the next county, I never really got over that distaste

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‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Premiered 20 Years Ago This Week, Watch The Pilot Episode [Video]

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It was yesterday 20 years ago that Batman: The Animated Series debuted on the Fox television network, setting off a chain reaction that would change the face of American TV animation and inspire a generation of viewers' love for not just the great characters of DC Comics, but also art, design, film noir, comic books and everything else that the now classic series synthesized into a weekly instructional on great storytelling and exquisite taste.

The pilot episode, "On

Parting Shot: ‘Batman: The Animated Series Rises’ [Video]

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Perhaps taking a cue from the Internet's instinct to remix and mash-up things with other things, The Hub cable network has released a new advertisement in support of an upcoming programming block of Batman: The Animated Series -- the classic cartoon to which many ComicsAlliance contributors owe their livelihoods -- that recuts clips from the show to match up with the The Dark Knight Rises trailer. But what sets this clip apart from other montages edited to

Link Ink: ‘The Avengers’ Monorail, the ‘MAD’ App and Viz’s New President

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Theme Parks: Walt Disney World is decorating its Monorail S.H.I.E.L.D. style with The Avengers graphics aplenty this spring/summer.

Industry: Ken Sasaki, former Senior Vice President and General M

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Fan Cuts ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer [Video]

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It's not as long as the hilarious "The Lion King Rises" mashup trailer, but YouTube user xNick1718x's blend of Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: Under the Red Hood clips is still

Ask Chris #78: Why The ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Opening Is The Best Thing Ever

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: So, how is the opening sequence of Batman: The Animated Series a statement of its intent? --

A: I'll be honest with you, guys: I went fishing for this one. With all the episodes of Batman: The Animated Series that I was watching in orde

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The 10 Best Episodes of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

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With over a hundred episodes produced from 1992 to 1998, Batman: The Animated Series is commonly regarded as not just one of the greatest cartoons ever made, but one of the best depictions of Batman in any medium in the character's 70-year history. Under producers Alan Burnett, Pau

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Mark Hamill Retires From His Role as The Joker After 19 Years

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Last year, actor Mark Hamill announced that the video game Batman: Arkham City would be his final performance as the voice of The Joker. The game finally went on sale this week, and it looks like Hamill's sticking with his decision.




Writing on Twitter today, Hamill bid

ComicsAlliance Celebrates Killer Croctober!

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Rocktober? Shocktober? Mohawktober? Here at ComicsAlliance, we just can't decide what we want to celebrate this month, so we're bringing you a different monthly theme every day! Today, we're celebrating the contributions to villainy from Gotham City's own Waylon Jones, Killer Croc! Check out our all-time favorite Croctoberfest moment after the cut!

The great thing here isn't just that it's actually Batman pretending to be Croc (spoiler warning!) in the great "Almost Got Him" episode of Batman: The Animated Series, it's that Batman is simultaneously goofing on the other villains while letting us know exactly how dumb he thinks Croc is.

Very, very, very dumb.

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