Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Animated World of DC Comics: Almost Got 'Im (Batman: The Animated Series, 1992)

What happens when 5 of Batman's enemies gather for a game of poker? Chaos.

In "Almost Got 'Im", Joker (Mark Hamill) hosts Two-Face (Richard Moll), Penguin (Paul Williams), Poison Ivy (Diane Pershing), and Killer Croc for a night of criminal bonding. We're reminded of Ivy & Harvey Dent's brief relationship. Oh, and where's Batman (Kevin Conroy)? Ah, that would be telling. Throw in Harley Quinn and Catwoman, not seen in this preview clip, and you've got one of the best episodes of the series.

Penguin unwittingly came close to figuring out Batman's origins with his remark about crime-related trauma. I've always regarded him as one of the more cerebral villains.

Rating: A.

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