Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary #43: Moon Of The Wolf

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Moon Of The Wolf was first broadcasted on November 11, 1992 with a script by Len Wein and directed by Dick Sebast.

Batman investigates the appearance of a werewolf-like creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne’s associates — Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion. Behind the scheme is twisted chemist Professor Milo.

It’s Batman fighting a werewolf, how the hell can you possible screw up something so friggin’ awesome sounding?

Oh, thank heavenly god, they don’t because my god, this was so much fun to watch. There’s just something so awesome to watching Batman fighting a friggin’ werewolf, it’s just so cool.

One thing I really like right off the bat is the music, I like how they blend the music of the series with the constant guitar riffs during the werewolf fights, that’s awesome.

I’m also glad that Treat Williams as Professor Milo is given a much better role in this than he does in Cat Scratch Fever:

That’s Harry Hamlin, by the way, as Anthony Romulus and Peter Scolari also appears in the episode as a zoo guard.

The animation on this episode alone is badass, those transformation scenes are so effective, give a lot of credit to Akom for this one.

I will say the one downfall of the episode is that it does go for a little too PSA by having the reason why the guy is turning to a werewolf be that he’s abusing steroids but luckily they don’t go too far on it. But I will give it to Len Wein, the creator of Swamp Thing, he wrote one hell of a fun episode.

But overall, yeah, Moon Of The Wolf was a fun, fun episode, certainly not an overall great episode or an episode in the high calibers of It’s Never Too Late or Heart Of Ice but it’s still a pretty damn fun episode that basically comes down to “what would happen if Batman and the Wolfman fought?” And this episode definitely delivers on that premise.

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