Beware the Batman
Beware The Batman.jpg
GenreSuperhero
Neo-noir
Based on
Developed by
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerDum Dum Girls
Opening theme"Beware the Batman", performed by Dum Dum Girls
Ending theme"Beware the Batman" (instrumental)
ComposerFrederik Wiedmann
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producerSam Register
ProducersGlen Murakami
Mitch Watson
EditorJoe Gall
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesWarner Bros. Animation
DC Entertainment
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Original releaseJuly 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) –
September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)
Chronology
Preceded byBatman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-2011)
Followed byBatman: Caped Crusader

Beware the Batman is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on July 13, 2013,[1] as part of their DC Nation block, replacing Batman: The Brave and the Bold.[2] The series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The series ran on Cartoon Network until it was pulled from the schedule four months after its premiere, without official explanation. After the series was put on hiatus, the remaining episodes of the series began to air on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block, from July 27 to September 28, 2014.

Synopsis

The series is set during Bruce Wayne's early years as the Batman, following his initial period of battling organized crime. Over the course of the season, he hones his skills with the assistance of his butler Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce is introduced to Alfred's goddaughter Tatsu Yamashiro. Tatsu is a martial arts swordsmaster hired to act as Bruce's bodyguard, but also recruited to act as a superhero partner to Batman.

Characters

Main article: List of Beware the Batman characters

We've taken the essence of all the characters and we've put sort of a different spin on it. You know, there's some stuff we can't adapt because it's too complicated or [not fit for a kids' show].

Glen Murakami, 2012[3]

Crime-fighting vigilante Batman teams up with swordmistress Katana and his ex-secret agent[4] butler Alfred Pennyworth to face the criminal underworld led by Anarky, Magpie, Ra's al Ghul, Tobias Whale, Phosphorus Rex, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, Lady Shiva, Key, Killer Croc, and Humpty Dumpty.[1][2][4] Anarky, in particular, was intended to be the main villain in the series.[5]

While the developers allowed themselves license to stylize the characters' appearances, the villains were particularly designed to be "over the top".[6]

Production

Background

Initial promotional art for the series depicted Alfred armed with guns and fighting alongside Batman. This upset fans of the Batman mythos, prompting a response from producers.[3]
Initial promotional art for the series depicted Alfred armed with guns and fighting alongside Batman. This upset fans of the Batman mythos, prompting a response from producers.[3]

After Batman: The Brave and the Bold ended its run in November 2011, a new series went under production, so that Batman could return to a more "serious tone".[7] With Batman receiving a new sidekick, Outsiders member Katana, Register even commented that "Katana is gonna be his new Robin, but not necessarily."[1] The series was a 3D computer-animated format, similar to the earlier Green Lantern: The Animated Series's animation style.[8][4]

In the wake of the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, which occurred during a screening of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, it was announced that the series content would be altered in order to make the firearms in the show look less realistic.[9] In addition initial announcements for the series were accompanied with promotional art that was not intended for public release, depicting Alfred as a gun-toting butler. This upset fans of the Batman mythos, who argued against Alfred's participation in Batman's exploits, and his use of deadly firearms as against the Batman's principles. In response to fan criticism, producer Glen Murakami acknowledged that this poster image was an inaccurate representation of what the character's actual role would be. He elaborated that the poster was intended to be an action-themed shot that displayed the cast of characters, but that Alfred's portrayal had been misleadingly made more exciting. "You can't have an action pose of a guy standing with a tray", joked Murakami. Mitch Watson also noted the problem presented if Alfred were fighting alongside Batman, as he would be recognized as Bruce Wayne's butler, and thus reveal the identity of Batman. Regardless, both producers insisted that Alfred would remain true to his intended characterization as a mentor to Batman, who could potentially help Batman if a story plot called for it.[3] Scott Thill, technology and pop culture commentator for Wired magazine, praised the initial choice to debut the villain Anarky on television, claiming the character was relevant following the rise of the Occupy movement and the hacktivist activities of Anonymous.[10]

In promoting the series, Warner Bros. debuted a trailer a month prior to the series premier, featuring action sequences from the first three episodes, highlighting Batman, Professor Pyg and Toad, Magpie, and Anarky.[11] On July 2, the opening title sequence was released to Entertainment Weekly, a week prior to the series premiere.[12] It depicts Batman, Alfred, Katana, and the Batmobile, in a stylized red background with stark red lighting effects, contrasted by dark shadows and silhouettes. The show's opening theme is composed by the indie rock band the Dum Dum Girls.[13]

3D development

The way these guys have constructed the city itself—I mean, they're still building it; they're building Gotham City itself—it's not just a couple of sets.

Mitch Watson, 2012[6]

The requirements of 3D animation at times necessitated that inanimate objects such as ships and city streets were built, rather than simply drawn, creating a need for the completion of entire set designs. This would increase production times, but later allow the developers to bring cinematic qualities of lighting and camera play to the series. Batman's utility belt was fully recreated from cardboard and worn by producer Glen Murakami's design team, to test how the belt would function while in motion. "If you really built it, it would work", said Watson. Batarangs were designed to flip-open and function when retrieved from the belt. The Batmobile was also subjected to scrutiny, as a "certain amount of weight" was added to it as it moved on city streets, out of concern that it would be unbelievable otherwise.[6]

Broadcast

Three months after the series premiere, Beware the Batman was pulled from the Cartoon Network schedule and put on hiatus on October 23, 2013. Cartoon Network did not provide an official explanation, leading fans to believe that the series had already been cancelled.[14] Cartoon Network then moved the series to the Toonami programming block on the network's late-night Adult Swim block. Toonami first aired the series on Sunday, May 11, 2014, during the early-morning time slots.[15] Cartoon Network then declared the series a financial failure and decided to "write it off", removing it from the network altogether. On September 28, Toonami ran a marathon consisting of the final seven unaired episodes to avoid abruptly ending the series run.[16]

The show made its Canadian premiere on October 11, 2013 on Teletoon.[17]

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Hunted"Sam LiuMitch WatsonJuly 13, 2013 (2013-07-13)1011.34[18]

In the series premiere, eco-terrorists Professor Pyg and Mister Toad are hunting Gotham City's resident billionaires (Simon Stagg, Michael Holt), and Bruce Wayne to make them pay for their crimes against nature. Now, with the stakes being the billionaires' lives, Batman has to solve this case fast! But when Wayne's butler, Alfred, is kidnapped in Bruce's place, Batman must save him. Later, Alfred hires a new bodyguard for Bruce: the beautiful and deadly Tatsu Yamashiro.

Introducing Characters: Batman / Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Katana / Tatsu Yamashiro, Professor Pyg / Lazlo Valentin, Mister Toad, Simon Stagg, Lieutenant James "Jim" Gordon, and Michael Holt
2"Secrets"Rick MoralesMitch WatsonJuly 20, 2013 (2013-07-20)1021.12[19]

Batman is hot on the heels of an extremely dangerous thief named Magpie, who not only sports razor-sharp fingernails laced with poison but is also invulnerable to pain. But Batman is not the only one after her. Lieutenant James Gordon is after her as well, and the two will ultimately go head-to-head to catch her.

Introducing Characters: Magpie / Margaret Sorrow, Oracle / Barbara Gordon, Superman/Clark Kent, Bethanie Ravencroft, Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Lunkhead, and Joe Braxton.
3"Tests"Curt GedaJim KriegJuly 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)1031.20[20]

A new villain has arrived in Gotham to challenge Batman: Anarky. Resembling a ghost image of Batman, Anarky prides himself on his brilliance and intends to prove it to Batman by manipulating a pair of street thugs, Junkyard Dog and Daedalus (known as Doodlebug in the comics), to do his bidding. But Anarky's real plan is far more devastating: seeking to create a disaster seen by all of Gotham and proving once and for all that even the great Batman is powerless to protect his fair city from the clutches of Anarky.

  • This marks the first appearance of Anarky, Batman's arch-nemesis in the series.
4"Safe"Sam LiuMark BankerAugust 3, 2013 (2013-08-03)1041.22[21]

Introducing the prototype of his newest product to the entire world, the Ion Cortex, a device capable of solving the world's energy crisis, Bruce Wayne hires brilliant scientist Dr. Jason Burr to work on the project. The announcement also draws the attention of the League of Assassins. When Silver Monkey, one of the League's members, attacks Wayne Manor, it is up to Alfred and Katana to keep the assassin at bay until Batman returns. But Katana is armed and ready for the task with the legendary Soultaker Sword, a sacred weapon she stole from the League of Assassins back when she used to work for them.

Note: This episodes marks the first time where Tatsu Yamashiro is referred to as "Katana".
5"Broken"Rick MoralesMichael RyanAugust 10, 2013 (2013-08-10)1051.17[22]
Strange, life-sized toy army men have started appearing all over Gotham... armed with real weapons! When Batman investigates, however, he discovers that they are not toys, but people trapped inside explosive shells. All the clues lead to a former mob accountant named Humphrey Dumpler (a.k.a. Humpty Dumpty), who used to work for crime boss Tobias Whale, but went insane when Whale tried to silence him before he could testify. Now, Dumpty wants payback and the next person he's targeted is Lt. James Gordon.
6"Toxic"Curt GedaErin Maher & Kathryn ReindlAugust 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)1061.11[23]
After responding to a break-in at Stagg Industries, Batman rescues a security guard named Rex Mason who had been exposed to a weaponized toxic gas known as "Project Metamorpho." Soon, Rex begins to mutate and gains the ability to manipulate the elements of his own body. Terrified and unable to control his new abilities, Rex becomes a fugitive. Realizing that this metamorphosis is slowly killing Rex, Batman sets out to find a cure. But Rex is only concerned about one thing: Sapphire Stagg (the woman he loves) and he would risk all of Gotham to be with her. But her father Simon Stagg holds secrets of his own and will do anything to keep them apart.
7"Family"Sam LiuMark BankerSeptember 7, 2013 (2013-09-07)1071.02[24]
With the League of Assassins knowing where the Soultaker Sword is, but unable to get Katana to return it, Silver Monkey (with the help of Bethanie Ravencroft) decides that the only course of action is to kidnap Bruce Wayne and hold him for ransom... his life for the sword. When Katana shows up to turn over the Sword and rescue Wayne, Alfred causes a diversion, buying Wayne enough time to suit up and join the battle. Teaming up with Katana to fight Silver Monkey and his men, Batman finds himself in an all-out ninja fight when Lady Shiva shows up in person.
8"Allies"Rick MoralesErin Maher & Kathryn ReindlSeptember 14, 2013 (2013-09-14)1081.09[25]
Tobias Whale is the most powerful gangster in Gotham City, and, after years of trying, Lt. Gordon finally has the evidence to put him away for good. But Whale is not going to be "harpooned" easily. After his lawyer demands that Gordon release Whale, Gordon's daughter Barbara is kidnapped. With no other options and time running out, Gordon is forced to ask Batman for help. While monitoring Whale's men, Batman learns that Barbara has been taken to "The Cauldron" (a former industrial park that became the most dangerous part of the city following the financial crisis years ago) which is populated by a gang of criminals known as "the Ghosts." With Katana's help, Batman stages a raid on the Cauldron. But the real threat here is not the Ghosts, but the man guarding Barbara: Whale's chief enforcer, Phosphorus Rex!
9"Control"Curt GedaMichael SternSeptember 21, 2013 (2013-09-21)1091.52[26]
Desperate to gain access to the Ion Cortex after the failed kidnapping of Jason Burr, Lady Shiva sends one of her specialized agents to steal the information directly from Burr's mind: a wall-crawling, half-computer assassin named Cypher. Batman and Katana try to stop Cypher, but Katana gets herself captured. Now, Batman must find a way to take down Cypher while he is in control of both Burr and Katana.
10"Sacrifice"Sam LiuMark BankerSeptember 28, 2013 (2013-09-28)1101.22[27]
After stealing a valuable package from the League of Assassins, Anarky makes a deal with Lady Shiva to steal a deadly virus, in return for her "package." At the same time, he informs Batman where he can find Lady Shiva: the Gotham Contagion Research Center (a building that handles rare and deadly viruses). Although they know it's a trap, Batman and Katana go anyway. Once inside, Anarky releases one of the airborne viruses into the building. Now Batman, Katana, and Lady Shiva have to escape the building before its breach protocol is initiated, while staying ahead of two mutated assassins. In the end, Anarky gives Lady Shiva back the package he stole which contains the body of Ra's al Ghul.
11"Instinct"Rick MoralesJohn Matta & Matt WeinholdOctober 5, 2013 (2013-10-05)1111.25[28]
Professor Pyg and Mister Toad are back, and this time, they've set their sights on Gotham's elite couture culture. Leaving clues that only Batman can decipher, they attack both a fashion model and a clothing designer. Even though Batman and Katana are able to save them, they end up uncovering Professor Pyg and Mister Toad's master plan: to destroy the yacht where the after-party for Gotham's Fashion Week is being held.
12"Attraction"Curt GedaLen WeinJuly 27, 2014 (2014-07-27)1120.51[29]
Unbeknownst to both Alfred and Katana, Batman has been making visits to Blackgate Penitentiary to see Magpie. Helping her to regain some of her former memories, Batman has felt guilty that she did not get the psychological care she needed. When Magpie sees Batman with Katana, however, she breaks out, willing to kill Katana in a jealous rage.
13"Fall"Sam LiuMark BankerAugust 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)1130.65[30]
Jason Burr (who is still under Cypher's control) steals the Ion Cortex for the League of Assassins as Lady Shiva brings Ra's al Ghul out of suspended animation. Batman believes that he has turned to evil, but Katana does not. Batman, Katana, and Alfred then find themselves in a difficult situation as they battle the League of Assassins in a fight to save Gotham City from darkness. As they try to stop Jason from activating the Ion Cortex, Katana discovers that he is being controlled by Cypher. With Katana's help, he breaks free, Batman promises to help him, but he has to help shut down the cortex. Before he can do so, Lady Shiva uses the sword of souls on him, draining his soul into the sword. Both Batman and Katana are captured, but Ra's al Ghul allows Batman to fight him (all the while being plagued by memories of Alfred's early lessons to him), and as a result of him losing is captured by Ra's al Ghul, while Katana and Alfred are left scared and alone.
14"Darkness"Rick MoralesMitch WatsonAugust 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)1140.59[31]
Batman makes an unlikely alliance with Silver Monkey to escape from the League of Assassins. Katana questions Alfred on why we left Batman and if what Ra's al Ghul said was true: Did he kill her father? Alfred tells her that they were outnumbered and would not be any good to him if they were dead; he also denies what Ra's said, Katana hopes he is telling the truth, for his sake. Meanwhile, Katana, Alfred, Lieutenant Gordon, and Barbara take action by trying to hijack the cortex, as Ra's al Ghul's attempts to cleanse the city during as the blackout has left it terrorized by the Ghosts and other criminals. Batman escapes but at the cost of Silver Monkey's life. Katana finds out the truth about her father, and tries to kill him but both are taken away an put in separate cells. Ghul tries to get Batman to surrender, but he refuses. Before he escapes, Batman unlocked Blurr's backdoor, allowing Barbara to hack in. Ghul frees all the criminals that Batman put away in hopes of defeating him.
15"Reckoning"Curt GedaMitch WatsonAugust 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)1150.69[32]

Ra's al Ghul recruits all of the imprisoned super villains to eliminate Batman in exchange for control of a piece of the city. Ghul makes an offer to Katana, kill Alfred and he will release her father from the Sword of Souls, who has been trapped ever since Alfred escaped from him long ago. Before killing Alfred, Katana wants to hear the truth from him. Alfred tells her that her father sacrificed himself. When Ghul captured the two men year ago, the sword was about to drain Alfred's soul, and her father took his place. This allowed Alfred to escape. With this new information, she refuses to kill him. Batman makes a deal with Mr. Whale, who brings him to Ghul. Ghul and Batman fight while Lt. Gordon and Barbara hack and disable the Ion Cortex. Batman then releases the souls from the sword who take Ghul away. Katana sees her father one last time before he leaves. Alfred leaves to set his wrongs from his past life's right, while Batman and Katana set out to continue saving Gotham.

Trivia: There are at least two Looney Tunes references in this episode: one near the beginning when Tobias Whale calls Professor Pyg "Porky", and later when Pyg calls Magpie "Tweety".
16"Nexus"Sam LiuMark BankerAugust 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)1160.75[33]
Six months after the blackout, Batman trains Katana harder than he ever has, showing signs of unusual behavior ever since Alfred left. Meanwhile, new mayor Marion Grange appoints District Attorney Harvey Dent to put a stop to the city's masked vigilantes. Batman is later framed for an attack on the two and kidnaps Dent to draw the attention of the real perpetrator, who turns out to be Anarky. He places wrist bombs on Batman, Katana, Dent and himself and threatens to blow a park if Batman does not walk with Harvey and surrenders to the police. Pretending to comply, Batman takes Dent to the park to disable its hidden explosives. Katana flees from Anarky, making him follow her. Just as Batman is about to disable the explosives, Anarky and Katana arrive on the scene. As they fight, Batman manages to slip all their wrist bombs onto Anarky, making him unable to detonate the explosives without dying in the process. In the end, he blows up the park and escapes through the sewer system. Everyone survives the attack, and Katana calls Alfred, announcing that they need him.
17"Monsters"Rick MoralesGreg WeismanSeptember 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)1170.55[34]

A mystery being known as "the Golem" starts stopping crime in the district of Old Gotham. While in patrol, Batman and Katana find the Golem and begin chasing him. They eventually find out Rex Mason is the Golem and team-up with him to combat an army of armored thugs that have been terrorizing that neighborhood. In addition, they also dodge Harvey Dent's newly created Special Crimes Unit, which has been ordered to take down both the armored criminals and the vigilantes fighting them. After the failed attempt to capture the vigilantes, Dent is approached by Anarky to help bring down Batman. Batman figures out that it was Sapphire Stagg who gave the thugs their high-tech equipment. He warns her that she does not want be his enemy. She asks if the Golem is Rex, but he denies it.

Note: At the end of the episode, Rex ends up taking the codename "Metamorpho" and alludes to the future emergence of the Outsiders.
18"Games"Curt GedaAdam BeechenSeptember 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)1180.70[35]
Batman, Katana, Commissioner Gordon, Mayor Grange, and Tobias Whale all wake up after being drugged and kidnapped by Humpty Dumpty. According to Dumpler, there is a culprit among them and the only way to escape his Murder Mystery Game is to figure out who. With each clue, however, the game becomes deadlier and begins to take its toll on Batman who's obsessed with solving the mystery and defeating Dumpty.
19"Animal"Sam LiuMark BankerSeptember 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)1190.68[36]

The Key, a master thief, steals the most valuable piece of code-breaking software in the world. He is later arrested by Harvey Dent and sent to jail. With Key at Blackgate Penitentiary, Batman has himself arrested to recover the dangerous software. Before imprisoning him, Dent decides to let Batman keep his mask on, as an unbearable high-pitched frequency is emitted whenever someone tries to remove it. Unfortunately, the Key is taken hostage by the prison's "king", Killer Croc. In order to get to the Key, Batman has to fight Killer Croc and his friends. The constant string of fights finally gets the best of him, as he beats Croc senseless. He is about to mindlessly kill Croc when Katana arrives and halts him. After cooling down, Batman convinces Key to cooperate. Nearly scared to death, Key agrees. The police then arrive and Killer Croc escapes into the sewers, plotting his next move. Back at Wayne Manor, Bruce is badly hurt from his encounter. As he lays in bed, Alfred returns home to look after him.

Note: Penguin is referenced by Harvey Dent and is seen on a wanted poster.
20"Doppelganger"Rick MoralesJohn Matta & Matt WeinholdSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1200.65[37]

In order to keep his enemies closer, Bruce Wayne befriends Harvey Dent and the captain of the SCU, Dane Lisslow, with whom he makes a strong connection. Wanting to become mayor, Dent tries to win Bruce's financial support. Their meeting is cut short when Bruce sees what looks to be a giant bat. Intrigued, he starts investigating and finds out that, recently, there have been break-ins at several chemical facilities. This all seems to be connected with Professor Pig and Toad who seem to be after samples of animal DNA. At one of the facilities, Batman and Katana encounter the Man-Bat creature. After a chase, Batman knocks him out and takes him to the cave. There, they learn that Man-Bat is actually scientist Kirk Langstrom. He became a monster when Pyg and Toad injected him with a serum of his own making. The two are kidnapping civilians to create an army of human-animal hybrids. Kirk teams-up with Batman and Katana to stop the experiments. After a fight, the villains are sent to prison, and Man-Bat decides to keep looking for a cure to his condition. At the mansion, Bruce agrees to support Dent to keep an eye on him.

Note: Barbara Gordon takes the codename "Oracle" in this episode.
21"Unique"Curt GedaIvan CohenSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1210.63[37]

Scientist doctor Sprangle is attacked by two Manhunters, super soldiers sent by The Council, a mysterious organization. They then attack Ava Kirk, but she is saved by Bruce and Katana and taken to the mansion for safety. She agrees to stay there, as Bruce is an old friend. While investigating, the heroes find a warehouse full of Manhunters. Paul, Ava's father, then appears and disintegrates them. It turns out that the Council cloned him to build an army of Manhunters. Doctor Sprangle worked there and freed Paul after discovering what was going on. Meanwhile, the clones break into the mansion and kidnap Ava. They are controlled through a neuron network, which also allows the Council to communicate with Paul. They tell him that if he ever wants to see Ava again he must come alone to the Gotham Bridge. With Ava's life threatened, Paul decides to surrender himself. However, it all turns out to be a ruse that ends up saving Ava and imprisonning an important member of the Council. Still having to destroy the Council, Paul says good-bye. Before leaving, he asks Batman to watch over Ava. Batman agrees.

Introducing Characters: Manhunters
22"Hero"Sam LiuMark BankerSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1220.60[37]
Desperate to rid Gotham of Batman, Harvey Dent finds a new ally in Anarky, who recruits a new "hero" to take Batman's place: Deathstroke. There's only one problem: as long as he kills Batman, Deathstroke and does not care who gets hurt.
23"Choices"Rick MoralesMark HoffmeierSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1230.59[37]
When Batman and Katana are ambushed by Killer Croc in the subway, and become trap in a hole filled what liquid stone that dries quickly. Batman calls Alfred for assistance, but he is too far away to get there in time, and things become worse when he is knocked unconscious by Killer Croc. It soon becomes up to Barbara Gordon to save them. There's a few problems: Barbara is on a date! And with two off-duty cops following her, she's stuck in a three-way mess. To make things worse, she has to save them by rerouting the trains' routes, but her phone keeps losing service. She saves Batman and Katana without anyone finding out, but Killer Croc comes after her; meanwhile, Alfred regains consciousness and frees Batman and Katana, just in time for them to save Oracle. They defeat Killer Croc, and everyone goes home safe and sound.
24"Epitaph"Curt GedaMitch WatsonSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1240.57[37]
At a rally to announce Harvey Dent's run for mayor, tragedy strikes when Bruce Wayne is assassinated... by Batman! Although this is impossible, only Alfred and Katana know it. Bruce survives, but instead of telling the world, decides to stay dead as Batman hunts for his imposter.
25"Twist"Sam LiuMark BankerSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1250.59[37]
Batman continues to work in secret while the world believes that Bruce Wayne is dead. Meanwhile, Harvey Dent recovers in the hospital - badly burned after his own encounter with the Batman imposter - and blames the real Batman for destroying his chances to become mayor. Now scarred inside as well as out, Dent takes matters into his own hands and enacts martial law and orders the police to hunt Batman down and bring him to justice... dead or alive.
26"Alone"Rick MoralesMitch WatsonSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)1260.64[37]

Harvey Dent faces off against Anarky as Batman and Katana fight their way out of a building surrounded by the GCPD. Meanwhile, Deathstroke makes his escape in the Batmobile, finds the Batcave, takes Alfred hostage, and issues Batman an ultimatum: if he ever wants to see Alfred alive again, he must come to Wayne Mansion alone.

Note: At the end, it is implied that Batman, Katana, Oracle, Man-Bat and Metamorpho form the Outsiders.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2013 Annie Award[38] Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience Nominated
2014 Daytime Emmy Award[39] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Sam Register, Glen Murakami, Mitch Watson, Amy McKenna Nominated
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Andrea Romano Nominated
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Butch Lukic, Curt Geda, Sam Liu, Rick Morales, Andrea Romano Nominated
Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design T.J. Sullivan Nominated

Home video

On February 18, 2014, the first 13 episodes of the series were released on Blu-ray and DVD in a collection titled Beware The Batman: Season 1 Part 1 – Shadows of Gotham.[40] The twelfth and thirteenth episodes had yet to air, despite being released on this collection.[41] A second collection, titled Beware The Batman: Season 1 Part 2 – Dark Justice, was released on September 30, 2014 containing the remaining 13 episodes of the show's only season.

Adaptations

Writers Mike W. Barr (co-creator of the character Katana), Scott Beatty, Matt Manning, and Ivan Cohen (who wrote the episode "Unique") and artists Luciano Vecchio and Dario Brizuela produced an original DC Comics comic book set in the continuity of the television series.[42]

An online game titled 'Gotham Streets' was posted in Cartoon Network site in 2014.[52][53]

See also

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  48. ^ BEWARE THE BATMAN #5
  49. ^ BEWARE THE BATMAN #6
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