The Best Episodes Directed by Boyd Kirkland
#1 - Perchance to Dream
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 26
Bruce Wayne wakes up one morning to find that his life is completely upside-down: his parents are alive, the Batcave doesn't exist, Alfred does not remember Robin, and he is engaged to Selina Kyle. However, it doesn't mean that Batman isn't still around, and Bruce starts to wonder what has happened, especially after seeing the characteristics of a dream (such as book and newspaper prints not making sense) inside this new life.
#2 - His Silicon Soul
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 43
When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor. The other Batman, a duplicate, then shows up and a battle between the two takes place. After the duplicate Batman escapes, it begins its campaign to recreate H.A.R.D.A.C.'s goals of a robotic society.
#3 - I Am the Night
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 34
On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest James "The Jazzman" Peake during a drug smuggling ring. Batman had promised to be there, but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost—Gordon is severely wounded. The incident traumatizes Batman, and he decides to give up crime-fighting, despite the Jazzman escaping prison to carry out his personal vendetta against Gordon (who had sent him to prison six years before).
#5 - Shadow of the Bat (1)
Batman: The Animated Series Season 2 - Episode 1
When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her own hands as Batgirl.
#6 - Foresight (3)
Wolverine and the X-Men Season 1 - Episode 26
The Inner Circle manage to draw the Phoenix out of Jean Grey but it proves to be more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Now Cyclops, Emma Frost and the rest of the X-Men must find a way to stop it before it destroys the world! Plus, the future X-Men begin their assault on Mastermold and the Sentinels!
#7 - Beware the Gray Ghost
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 32
Simon Trent, an actor best known for his past role as "The Gray Ghost", is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to his declining career. To save himself, he sells off all of his Gray Ghost merchandise. Immediately afterwards, a series of crimes related to the old show begin to occur. Batman, having himself been inspired partly by the show to become the crimefighter he now is, goes to Trent for help, and they team up to put an end to the crimes. In this episode, the voice of Simon Trent is none other than Adam West, the man who played Batman in the 1960's version of Batman
#9 - Winter Soldier
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 21
Captain America ponders the mystery of the Winter Soldier and enlists Nick Fury's aid to find him when the Red Skull escapes from prison and massive robots - the Sleepers - arise as part of a contingency plan by the founder of HYDRA to destroy Washington, D.C.
#10 - Nothing to Fear
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 10
Batman encounters the Scarecrow and attempts to foil his scheme to burn down Gotham University, but in the process is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas, and is forced to face his own guilt over the deaths of his parents.
#11 - Appointment in Crime Alley
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 12
Roland Daggett, with the help of two explosive experts, Crocker and Nitro, plans to destroy the infamous Crime Alley (while making it look like an underground accident) and use the land to expand his business empire, even if it means killing the residents or forcing them to abandon their homes.
#15 - Joker's Favor
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 7
After Charlie Collins accidentally curses at the Joker on the road for bumping him, the Clown Prince of Crime corners him and intimidates him into doing him a "small favor". Two years pass, and the Joker finally decides how to use Charlie: to sneak a bomb into Gotham University, where Commissioner Gordon is to give a speech at an award ceremony. Charlie, who merely has to open the door, is skeptical at first, but for the sake of his family, he reluctantly decides to obey. But is the Joker really the type to let someone who insulted him live?
#16 - Nightmare in Red
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 9
When S.H.I.E.L.D. is attacked by the Hulk, the Avengers rush to the scene. When they arrive, the rampaging Hulk is RED! The hunt is on for Bruce Banner as the Avengers try and unravel the mystery of 'Who is the Red Hulk?'
#18 - Operation Galactic Storm
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 24
The Kree attempt to create a wormhole connecting our solar system with their galaxy, which will consequently destroy the Sun and all life on Earth - just as Kang the Conqueror predicted. The Avengers and Captain Marvel head into space to stop it, but will they be in time?
#20 - Read My Lips
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 59
Batman discovers that A brand new gang has made its debut committing the slickest crimes ever, thanks to the gang leader, Scarface. It's up to Batman to stop Scarface and his "dummy", the Ventriloquist. new crime czar is a wooden dummy manipulated by a mild mannered man with a split personality.
#23 - Yellowjacket
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 18
A mysterious explosion seemingly kills Hank in his college laboratory, but as the Avengers and their friends mourn the loss of their fallen comrade-in-arms, a fearless new vigilante - endowed with the same powers and technology as Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp and calling himself "Yellowjacket" - begins taking out the members of the Serpent Society.
#24 - It's Never Too Late
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 6
A mob war between crime bosses Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell is nearing its end, and comes to a climax when Stromwell is set up to be killed in an exploding restaurant by Thorne. Batman saves him at the last moment, and persuades Stromwell to use his fall into disgrace to help him bring Thorne in, mostly for the sakes of his wife, his ill son and his estranged brother, as well as his own.
#25 - Joker's Wild
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 42
Cameron Kaiser builds a Casino Hotel modeled after the Joker, called the Joker's Wild. The Joker sees this on the news, and, enraged, escapes from Arkham again, with one thought on his mind: destroying the casino, unaware that this is exactly what Kaiser wants him to do as part of an insurance claim.
#26 - Emperor Stark
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 19
The Vision awakens after a month of repairs to find that Tony Stark and his fellow Avengers have taken over the world. With the whole planet turned against him, the Vision must get to the bottom of Tony Stark's 'utopia' - only to discover an unlikely figure to be the true power behind the Avengers' throne. Based on the 1987 Marvel graphic novel Emperor Doom (albeit with a different cast).
#28 - Michael Korvac
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 6
An extraterrestrial being named Michael Korvac seeks the Avengers' protection from "villains" who turn out to be the Guardians of the Galaxy. As the Avengers fight the Guardians to keep Korvac safe, they are unaware that they are protecting the wrong person.
#29 - Pretty Poison
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 9
When District Attorney Harvey Dent collapses after a meal with Bruce Wayne and his fiancee Pamela Isley, it transpires that he has been poisoned. Batman must find the culprit and discover an antidote before Dent's time runs out.
#31 - Hindsight (1)
Wolverine and the X-Men Season 1 - Episode 1
A mysterious explosion destroys the X-Mansion right on the moment Wolverine was leaving. Professor X and Jean Grey are missing and perhaps gone for good causing the X-Men to disband. However, one year later, Anti-Mutant hunts Wolverine, and arrest a family that helped him, making him go after them with the help of Beast. Inside the jail, they free all the mutants, including Dust, Boom Boom and Pyro. In the end, Wolverine decides to find the others X-Men and fight the Anti-Mutants.
#32 - Alone Against A.I.M.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 - Episode 2
An armorless Iron Man fights A.I.M.'s latest creation, the Technovore, while A.I.M. goes up against Captain America, Black Panther, and War Machine in an effort to steal the armored avenger's armor.
#34 - Cat Scratch Fever
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 33
Batman must stop Roland Daggett's plan to release a viral plague designed by Professor Milo into Gotham by way of its stray cat population. The case gains new urgency when Catwoman becomes infected with the virus during her search for her missing cat, Isis.
#35 - Terror in the Sky
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 37
When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, is so distrustful of her husband that she decides to leave him. After further investigation, Batman discovers that this Man-Bat is not Kirk, but someone else.
#36 - The Forgotten
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 - Episode 23
While investigating the disappearances of Gotham's homeless in an undercover disguise, Bruce Wayne is kidnapped. Imprisoned in a chain gang mining camp and suffering from amnesia, will he be able to escape and free the rest of the prisoners?