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Three years after the second season of Batman: The Animated Series ended production, the show was moved from Fox to The WB network, which was airing and producing Superman: The Animated Series. These shows were merged as part of an hour-long segment called The New Batman/Superman Adventures. The WB wanted more episodes of Batman, so 24 new episodes were produced, which featured a different format and more focus on Batman's supporting cast.

In addition to the network's demands, the producers decided to make the show match the graphic style of Superman, so all the characters and objects were redesigned as more "animation friendly" with fewer lines, usually referred to by the fans and creative staff as the "revamp" (or alternately, the "new look"). A similar graphic style was used in the rest of the DCAU later on.

The entire series was released on DVD as Batman: The Animated Series Volume Four (From The New Batman Adventures), most likely to establish the connection with the original series.

List of episodes[edit]

  • Batman appears in all episodes, but he makes only a brief cameo in "Girls' Night Out".
  • Robin appears in 12 episodes.
  • Batgirl appears in 15 episodes.
  • Nightwing appears in 7 episodes, including two episodes where he only appears in his civilian identity.
No. Title Villain(s) Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Holiday Knights" The Joker, Harley Quinn,
Clayface and Poison Ivy
Dan Riba Paul Dini September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)

Three holiday-themed vignettes:

(1) Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn kidnap Bruce Wayne and use his credit cards for a shopping spree.

(2) While shopping for a gift for her father, Barbara Gordon spots a group of shoplifters that turn out to be portions of Clayface.

(3) Batman and Robin race to stop the Joker from killing the crowd at the Gotham City New Year Celebration.


  • Based on the comic The Batman Adventures Holiday Special
  • This episode takes place after the episodes "Sins of the Father" and "Growing Pains", which introduces Tim Drake and brings Clayface back after his apparent death in "Mudslide".

Absent: Nightwing

2 "Sins of the Father" Two-Face Curt Geda Rich Fogel September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)

Young orphan Tim Drake becomes Batman's new ward when he becomes involved in one of Two-Face's deadly plots.

Note: An uncostumed Dick Grayson appears at the end while Nightwing does not appear.
3 "Cold Comfort" Mr. Freeze Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)

Mr. Freeze wants revenge and threatens to destroy everything that Batman loves in life.

Absent: Nightwing
4 "Double Talk" The Ventriloquist Curt Geda Robert Goodman November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)

Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham, completely free of his Scarface persona. But Scarface's old gang, needing their old boss back, begin working to drive Wesker back to his old ways.

Note: Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Superman: The Animated Series make a brief cameo when Arnold Wesker is walking in the park.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
5 "You Scratch My Back" Catwoman Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)

In an effort to further distance himself from Batman, Nightwing tries to go it alone to stop a smuggling ring and gets unexpected help from the seductive Catwoman, who attempts a somewhat sensual relationship with him.

Absent: Robin
6 "Never Fear" The Scarecrow Kenji Hachizaki Stan Berkowitz November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)

The Scarecrow develops a new toxin that, rather than inducing fear, eliminates it, making average people incredibly reckless and dangerous, including Batman.

Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
7 "Joker's Millions" The Joker, Harley Quinn, the Penguin,
Poison Ivy and Edward "King" Barlowe
Dan Riba Paul Dini February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)

Crime boss Edward "King" Barlowe dies and in his will leaves his arch-rival, the Joker, a large fortune of $250 million. The Joker immediately goes on a shopping spree, even searching for a replacement for Harley Quinn, but realizes too late that almost all of the money is fake as a joke of Barlowe's to trick him.

Note: Based on the comic of the same name.

Absent: Robin
8 "Growing Pains" Clayface Atsuko Tanaka Robert Goodman
Story: Paul Dini and Robert Goodman
February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)

Robin fights to protect a young girl with amnesia named Annie who is being stalked by her "father", who turns out to be Clayface. Having created the girl from his own body to scout out the city, he now intends to reabsorb her.

Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
9 "Love Is a Croc" Baby-Doll & Killer Croc Butch Lukic Steve Gerber July 11, 1998 (1998-07-11)

Baby-Doll becomes enamored of Killer Croc, and the pair forms a very unlikely yet very successful criminal duo. However, their partnership soon falls apart when Baby-Doll learns that Croc is only using her to further his own criminal career.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
10 "Torch Song" Firefly Curt Geda Rich Fogel June 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)

A lovelorn pyrotechnic engineer, Garfield Lynns, gets dumped by a big time singer named Cassidy. Lynns becomes the supervillain Firefly, bent on burning the woman who burned him.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
11 "The Ultimate Thrill" The Penguin & Roxy Rocket Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)

Former stuntwoman and adrenaline junkie Roxanne Sutton becomes the rocket-riding thief Roxy Rocket, to chase danger and excitement.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
12 "Over the Edge" The Scarecrow & Bane Yuichiro Yano Paul Dini May 23, 1998 (1998-05-23)
During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, recruiting Bane in the process.
13 "Mean Seasons" Calendar Girl Hiroyuki Aoyama Hilary J. Bader
Story: Rich Fogel
April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)

Batman pursues an ex-model, who is now looking for revenge and calling herself "Calendar Girl".

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
14 "Critters" Farmer Brown Dan Riba Joe R. Lansdale
Story: Steve Gerber
September 19, 1998 (1998-09-19)

A genetic engineer goes overboard in creating bigger livestock and loses all his money. A year later, an army of mutant farm animals terrorize Gotham City.

Absent: Nightwing
15 "Cult of the Cat" Thomas Blake Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz
Story: Paul Dini and Stan Berkowitz
September 18, 1998 (1998-09-18)

Batman tries to help Catwoman, who is being chased by a cat cult due to a statue she stole.

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
16 "Animal Act" The Mad Hatter Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)

A series of thefts is being committed by circus animals in a town where Nightwing's old circus is performing. Is it an old friend that is training the animals to steal, or someone else?

Absent: Batgirl
17 "Old Wounds" The Joker Curt Geda Rich Fogel October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
When on patrol on his own, Robin runs into Nightwing and he tells Robin the story of how he and Batman grew apart. The story reveals how Batgirl discovered Batman and the original Robin's true identities, and also explains some of what went wrong with Barbara and Dick's relationship.
18 "The Demon Within" Klarion the Witch Boy Atsuko Tanaka Stan Berkowitz
Story: Rusti Bjornhöel
May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)

Batman and Robin assist occultist Jason Blood when Klarion the Witch-boy takes control of Blood's alter-ego, Etrigan the Demon.

Note: This episode was the final performance of actor Stephen Wolfe Smith (Klarion), who died shortly afterwards.

Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
19 "Legends of the Dark Knight" The Joker, the Mutants & Firefly Dan Riba Robert Goodman
Story: Robert Goodman and Bruce Timm
October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)

A group of Gotham City youths tell their stories about what they believe the Dark Knight to really be like. This episode acknowledges the works of Bill Finger, Dick Sprang and Frank Miller.

Note: Loosely based on "The Batman Nobody Knows!" from Batman (Vol. 1) #250 (July, 1973) by Frank Robbins and Dick Giordano and contains a direct adaptation of part of the comic "The Dark Knight Returns".

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
20 "Girls' Night Out" Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn,
Livewire & the Penguin
Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)

Livewire, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn join forces to wreak havoc in Gotham. With Batman and Superman away, Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to stop them and bring them to justice.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
21 "Mad Love" The Joker & Harley Quinn Butch Lukic Paul Dini
Story: Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)

Harley reflects on her first meeting with the Joker as she plots to eliminate her main competition in his attentions – Batman.

Note: Adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning 1994 comic of the same name by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
22 "Chemistry" Poison Ivy Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)

Bruce Wayne, along with other wealthy denizens of Gotham, fall in love with their ideal mate, who all happen to have green eyes. Bruce decides to marry, and gives up being Batman forever.

Note: Dick Grayson appears in this episode yet his alter ego, Nightwing, does not.
23 "Beware the Creeper" The Joker & Harley Quinn Dan Riba Steve Gerber
Story: Rich Fogel
November 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)

Exposure to a weird mixture of chemicals, including the Joker's laughing gas, changes straitlaced newsman Jack Ryder into the crazed Creeper. He looks to kill the Joker, and develops a much unwanted crush on Harley.

Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
24 "Judgment Day" Two-Face/The Judge, Killer Croc,
The Riddler & the Penguin
Curt Geda Rich Fogel and Alan Burnett October 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)

When a new vigilante uses lethal force to battle Gotham's criminals, Batman must figure out his true identity.

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing


Superman: The Animated Series[edit]

No. in
Title Villain(s) Directed by Written by Original air date
29–31 "World's Finest" The Joker, Lex Luthor,
Harley Quinn & Mercy Graves
Toshihiko Masuda Story: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Part I: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
and Rich Fogel
Part II: Steve Gerber
Part III: Stan Berkowitz
October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Batman and Superman team up to take on their respective arch-enemies: the Joker and Lex Luthor.
43 "Knight Time" Brainiac, Bruce Wayne (hypnotized), Mad Hatter,
Bane, the Riddler , the Penguin, and Roxy Rocket.
Curt Geda Robert Goodman October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
Superman comes to Gotham to fill in for Batman, who has mysteriously disappeared.
52 "The Demon Reborn" Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Ubu,
and members of the League of Shadows
Dan Riba Rich Fogel September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
Ra's al Ghul needs Superman's strength to fully heal, so Batman steps in to stop him.

Static Shock[edit]

No. in
Title Villain(s) Directed by Written by Original air date
14 "The Big Leagues" The Joker, Hotstreak, Kangor, Talon, Shiv Dave Chlystek Len Uhley January 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)
Static works with Batman to stop the Joker and his gang of bang babies.
25 "Hard as Nails" Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy TBA Paul Dini January 25, 2003 (2003-01-25)
Static reteams with Batman to help a girl whose powers are being used by Harley and Ivy to steal shipments of gold.
40 "Future Shock" Kobra Vic Dal Chele Stan Berkowitz January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
After assisting Batman and Robin with a mission to stop Timecode, Static is accidentally sent 40 years into the future, where he has to help the Batman of that era, Terry McGinnis, save a captured superhero: Static's future self.

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