This is the list of episodes for the Kids' WB series The New Batman Adventures.

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 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.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
124September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)Kids' WB

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Holiday Knights"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.

Notes:

  • 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".
2"Sins of the Father"Curt 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.
3"Cold Comfort"Dan RibaHilary J. BaderOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
Mr. Freeze wants revenge and threatens to destroy everything that Batman loves in life.
4"Double Talk"Curt GedaRobert GoodmanNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham Asylum, 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.
5"You Scratch My Back"Butch 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.
6"Never Fear"Kenji 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. It is now up to Robin, to save his mentor and foil Scarecrow's plot.
7"Joker's Millions"Dan RibaPaul DiniFebruary 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)

Crime boss Edward "King" Barlowe dies and in his will leaves his archrival, the Joker, a large fortune of $250,000,000. 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 book story of the same name.
8"Growing Pains"Atsuko TanakaStory by : Paul Dini and Robert Goodman
Teleplay by : 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.
9"Love Is a Croc"Butch 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.
10"Torch Song"Curt 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 the Firefly, bent on burning the woman who burned him.
11"The Ultimate Thrill"Dan 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.
12"Over the Edge"Yuichiro 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"Hiroyuki AoyamaStory by : Rich Fogel
Teleplay by : Hilary J. Bader
April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
Batman pursues an ex-model, who is now looking for revenge and calling herself the "Calendar Girl".
14"Critters"Dan RibaStory by : Steve Gerber
Teleplay by : Joe R. Lansdale
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.
15"Cult of the Cat"Butch LukicStory by : Paul Dini and Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : 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.
16"Animal Act"Curt 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?
17"Old Wounds"Curt 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"Atsuko TanakaStory by : Rusti Bjornhöel
Teleplay by : Stan Berkowitz
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.
19"Legends of the Dark Knight"Dan RibaStory by : Robert Goodman and Bruce Timm
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
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 #250 (July 1973) by Frank Robbins and Dick Giordano and contains a direct adaptation of part of the comic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
20"Girls' Night Out"Curt GedaHilary J. BaderOctober 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.
21"Mad Love"Butch LukicStory by : Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
Teleplay by : Paul Dini
January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)

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

Note: Adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning 1994 comic book of the same name by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.
22"Chemistry"Butch 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.
23"Beware the Creeper"Dan RibaStory by : Rich Fogel
Teleplay by : Steve Gerber
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.
24"Judgment Day"Curt GedaRich Fogel and Alan BurnettOctober 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)
When a new vigilante uses lethal force to battle Gotham's criminals, Batman must figure out his true identity.

Crossovers

Main articles: List of Superman: The Animated Series episodes and List of Static Shock episodes

Superman: The Animated Series

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
29–31"World's Finest"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 archenemies: the Joker and Lex Luthor.
43"Knight Time"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"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.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
14"The Big Leagues"Dave ChlystekLen UhleyJanuary 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)
Static works with Batman and Robin to stop the Joker and his gang of bang babies.
25"Hard as Nails"TBAPaul 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"Vic 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.

See also

References