Special Edition Podcast

Special Edition – DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family

Show Notes

The iFanboy Animation Brain Trust — Conor Kilpatrick, Paul Montgomery, and Ryan Haupt — discuss the latest release from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, its first interactive short film… DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family! Plus Paul and Ryan finally get to weigh in on the previous shorts: Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, The Phantom Stranger, and Death!

Running Time: 00:40:39

Here is what we think are the branching paths in the film. Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled!


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  1. I hate this stuff, just give me a singular narrative

  2. Hey guys, loved the show but I think this might have been better if you looked for descriptions of the choices or something. From what I can tell, Connor missed the first “Kill the Joker” line, which has two branching paths. In the first one, he kills the Joker and turns himself in, where he becomes a punisher-esque character in jail, dealing out his own brand of justice to imprisoned criminals.

    The second is where he kills the Joker and then escapes and becomes Red Robin (named that because of his murderous ways) and eventually confronts Two-Face in a mall. He tries to taser Two-Face but gets overpowered and you then get to choose how Two Face’s coin lands. If it lands on the “bad” side then Two-Face decides that the greatest punishment for Jason would be to live with his actions, so he spares Jason’s life and Jason retires from crimefighting. If it lands on the “good” side then he goes to kill Jason but Tim Drake (who happened to be at the mall) tases him with Jason’s taser, which got knocked away during the fight. Tim convinces Jason that this isn’t what Batman would have wanted and then Jason quits killing and takes Tim in as his sidekick…Batkid (As a Tim Drake fan, this one stung the most).

    Here’s the Wikipedia page, which has pretty good descriptions of all the paths and endings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Death_in_the_Family

  3. Why is this even being streamed?
    It doesn’t seem to make any sense to watch anything but a blu-ray.
    It sounds cool for that medium but it’s 5.00 on any streaming platform no price difference for SD or HD.
    It’s either poor planning and marketing or a big eff you to someone who tries to stream it cash grab.
    You can’t have a choose your own adventure without all the pages.

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