List of The New Batman Adventures episodes

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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 25 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 DVD box set of the series is labeled Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four (from The New Batman Adventures), most likely to establish the connection with the original series.

List of episodes

No. Title Villain(s) Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Holiday Knights"The Joker, Harley Quinn,
Clayface and Poison Ivy
Dan RibaPaul DiniSeptember 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.

Note: This episode takes place after the episodes "Sins of the Father", which introduces Tim Drake, and "Growing Pains", which brings Clayface back after his apparent death in "Mudslide".

Absent: Nightwing
2"Sins of the Father"Two-FaceCurt GedaRich FogelSeptember 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. FreezeDan RibaHilary J. BaderOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
Mr. Freeze is kidnapped from his prison cell by aging billionaire Grant Walker. Walker is looking to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design. Batman and Robin infiltrate the billionaire's underwater city and combat both high-tech robots and Mr. Freeze himself, who has personal reasons to do Walker's bidding and cover the Earth in a new ice age. Mr. Freeze returns to America and, with the aid of his old friend and colleague Gregory Nelson, kidnaps Barbra Gordon, hoping to perform an Organ transplant to save his wife. Batman and Robin find out and head to save her. Mr. Freeze has been forced to be bound to a new robotic body. His wife Nora has been revived, but believing him dead, she has remarried and left Gotham. If Freeze can't have a life of happiness, nobody can, so he begins lashing out at the city by destroying what people care about so they can feel the same pain he feels.
4"Double Talk"The VentriloquistCurt GedaRobert GoodmanNovember 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.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
5"You Scratch My Back"CatwomanButch LukicHilary J. BaderNovember 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 ScarecrowKenji HachizakiStan BerkowitzNovember 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 & Edward "King" Barlowe
Dan RibaPaul DiniFebruary 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"ClayfaceAtsuko TanakaRobert 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 CrocButch LukicSteve GerberJuly 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"FireflyCurt GedaRich FogelJune 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 RocketDan RibaHilary J. BaderSeptember 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 & BaneYuichiro YanoPaul DiniMay 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 GirlHiroyuki AoyamaHilary 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 BrownDan RibaJoe 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 BlakeButch LukicStan 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 HatterCurt GedaHilary J. BaderSeptember 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 JokerCurt GedaRich FogelOctober 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 BoyAtsuko TanakaStan 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.

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 & FireflyDan RibaRobert 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.

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
20"Girl's Night Out"Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn,
Livewire & the Penguin
Curt GedaHilary J. BaderOctober 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)

Livewire escapes during a prison transfer and wreaks havoc in Gotham. She also joins forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. With Batman and Superman away, Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to face the terrible trio and bring them to justice.

Absent: Robin and Nightwing
21"Mad Love"The Joker & Harley QuinnButch LukicPaul 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 IvyButch LukicStan BerkowitzOctober 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. However, an old enemy's latest plot is being set into motion...

Note: Dick Grayson appears in this episode yet his alter ego, Nightwing does not.
23"Beware the Creeper"The Joker & Harley QuinnDan RibaSteve 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 GedaRich Fogel and Alan BurnettOctober 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)

A mysterious new vigilante dressed as a judge appears in Gotham City, where he targets the rogues' gallery of villains with vicious fury.

Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing


Superman: The Animated Series

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 MasudaStory: 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 GedaRobert GoodmanOctober 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 the Members of the Shadow League
Dan RibaRich FogelSeptember 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

No. in
Title Villain(s) Directed by Written by Original air date
14"The Big Leagues"The Joker, Hotstreak, Kangor, Talon, ShivDave ChlystekLen UhleyJanuary 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 IvyTBAPaul DiniJanuary 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"KobraVic Dal CheleStan BerkowitzJanuary 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.


Title Movie No. Director Writer Released
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman003 (overall)Curt GedaStory by Alan Burnett,
Screenplay by Michael Reaves
October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
A new hero has arrived in Gotham, but as the title suggests, her identity is a mystery—even to Batman. During patrol, the Dynamic Duo spots her trying to stop one of the Penguin's shipments on Gotham's interstate, and apparently she would use lethal force, since she uses a plasma rifle that sends the Penguin's truck with its driver off the bridge. Batman and Robin save the driver from falling to his death. Batman must figure out who Batwoman is and stop familiar enemies the Penguin and Rupert Thorne from selling illegal weapons to the fictional nation of Kasnia. Bane is also involved, as is Carlton Duquesne, a gangster employed by the dealers to provide protection. The film included Chase Me, a silent short with Catwoman.


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