Reading IGN's Where's My Beware the Batman?
and Bleeding Cool (yes I did it on purpose this time Ricch
) got me thinking.
Is this show just doomed to be considered the "worst" Batman show ever? So where did it go "wrong"? Was it the very beginning with:
1.) More info was set up around the demises of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.
2.) The designs. A highly deformed Batman with an Alfred who looks and acts like Jason Statham and a Katana who looks like a Kato-knockoff. I mean I like Glen Murakami's designs from Teen Titans, but here they just look off in CGI.
3.) It was neutered by the creators themselves due to thinking the show was too violent.
4.) The fact the creators don't want to use Joker, Penguin, or Catwoman?
5.) People saw this "failed" proposal on an animated Bat Family show (with No Man's Land as the backdrop) and got more pissed because this didn't get approved while Beware did?
6.) Much like "The Batman", this show had to follow in the footsteps of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" which again reinvented the Batman animated genre. However, unlike "The Batman", "Beware" has a finer line to cross and is much closer to possible cancellation.
7.) Should this show have gone the Jeph Loeb route? Target the young folk than teens?
If this show survives you think we'll get Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, and Catwoman in Season 2?
I still want this show to survive and keep it's original premise given we have Lady Shiva, Ra's Al Ghul,
and The Riddler
getting a bit of the spotlight than the usual Gotham rogues. Plus that Magpie episode wasn't really bad at all. They sure as heck couldn't have done it with Catwoman around. Anarky though yeah.... they should have just kept the original concept the whole pure white motif doesn't suit the character.