"Let us face each other in the open, man to man! Samurai do not hide behind, mask." Today's BTAS episode is from the episode titled "Day of the Samurai" it was the 44th produced but 55th to air. This episode we see the second appearance of Bruce's rival when he trained in Japan, named Kyodai Ken. He steals his former masters daughter, holding her for ransom until he can obtain an ancient scroll containing a fighting technique called "Kibo No Hoko" (the way of the fang). This style of fighting shows a fatal move that would destroy anyman with a touch. Bruce's old Sensai calls him enlisting his aid. Bruce goes to Japan to prevent Kyodai from getting the knowledge of this sacred art. Bruce ends up saving the sensai's daughter, but that allows Kyodai to get the scroll and learn the death move. Batman confronts Kyodai at the base of a volcano, and it goes down from there! It's unbelievably cool to see Batman in Japan fighting completely in martial art styles, the way of the Samurai. Happy Friday!
"If it's a fight you're looking for...try starting one with me!" Today's BTAS shot is from the episode titled "Moon of the Wolf" it is the 43rd produced and 36th to air. A lot of people would say...Batman vs a Werewolf? Is this a joke? This episode is actually based on a comic, Batman issue #255 which was written by Len Wein and penciled by Neal Adams! It Really is another good, yet underrated story of a man who was an Olympic Athlete, Anthony Romulus, and he loves being in the limelight as well as living the celebrity life, but as all athletes do, he starts to age as time wears on. He decides to stay on top he'll need help, and he gets it from the evil Dr. Milo. Milo uses a steroid werewolf formula which allows him to use the werewolf side as a slave to do his bidding. Milo realizes only Batman can stop his plans so he has Romulus take on the bat saying he'll cure him if he does. It's definitely different from the usual, but also very cool to see a an episode based on an old Batman v monster comic. Have a great Thursday!
"I'll begin with how I peeled back the layers of the boy's mind. Oh, he bravely tried to fight it at first. You would've been proud to see him so strong. But all too soon, the shocks and the serums took their toll, and the boy began to share such secrets with me. Secrets that are mine alone to know... Bruce. It's true, Batsy! I know everything. And kinda like the kid who peeks at his Christmas presents, I must admit, it's sadly anti-climactic. Behind all the sturm and bat-o-rangs, you're just a little boy in a playsuit, crying for mommy and daddy! It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic....Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway. HA HA HA HA HA HAA!"