Shoujo's RamblingsJul 04, 2021
DCAU 3 -- Who is Vandal Savage?
This episode includes content that may be distressing, including mentions of antisemitic and racist symbolism as well as Nazisism. Please proceed with caution if you choose to listen, and take care of yourself.
There was a time that I thought children’s television shows were neither allowed to show the Nazi symbol nor mention Hitler. Why? Well, because of the time-traveling villain Vandal Savage, of course. Find out more in this episode of Shuojo’s Ramblings, DCAU edition.
DCAU 2 -- How old is Batman at key moments in continuity?
One very debated question among hard-core DCAU fans is this: how old is Batman during the events of X? How old is he during Batman the Animated Series? How old is he in Beyond? Today we’re taking a look at series' clues to pin down approximate ages for the caped crusader during key moments within the universe.
LIFE 1 — I cleaned out my car today. (Bad Audio—phone recording)
DCAU 1 -- Who is Andrea Beaumont?
Before we begin, we need to ask ourselves, what is the DCAU? Bruce Timm’s Batman the Animated Series aired in 1992. It’s 85 episode run was supplemented by a 24 episode continuation series called The New Batman Adventures. Both titles are critical within the DC Animated Universe, or the DCAU. The DCAU an iconic body of interconnected, canonical work that spanned 8 television series from 1992 to 2006. In addition, various supplemental comics were produced and video games spawned. Notably, the universe was enhanced by multiple feature length films. All totaled, the series include:
- Batman TAS,
- Superman TAS,
- The New Batman Adventures,
- Batman Beyond,
- Static Shock,
- The Zeta Project,
- Justice League,
- and Justice League Unlimited.
You don’t need to be an expert on the DC Animated Universe to settle in with this episode, because we’re primary here to talk about great storytelling today.