The Best Episodes of The New Batman Adventures
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2019
Also known as Batman Gotham Knights, this series takes place two years after the last episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Batman has continued to fight crime in Gotham City, but there have been some changes. Dick Grayson has become Nightwing; Tim Drake has taken over the role of Robin; and Batgirl has become apart of Batman's team. But the Dark Knight's greatest villains continue to plague Gotham City, so not everything has changed. This series aired alongside Superman as part of The New Batman/Superman Adventures on the WB. First Telecast: September 13, 1997 Last Telecast: January 16, 1999 Episodes: 24 Color episodes (24 half-hour episodes, 2 Direct-to Video Movies)
#1 - Mad Love
Season 2 - Episode 11
Harley reflects on her first meeting with the Joker as she plots to eliminate her main competition in his attentions - Batman.
#2 - Over The Edge
Season 1 - Episode 11
During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, even recruiting Bane in the process.
#3 - Old Wounds
Season 2 - Episode 5
Nightwing tells Robin the story of how he and Batman grew apart. The story reveals how Batgirl discovered Batman and Robin's true identities, and also explains some of the romantic flare between Barbara and Dick.
#4 - Girl's Night Out
Season 2 - Episode 7
Livewire escapes during a prison transfer and runs amok in Gotham, joining forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. With the Dark Knight away, Batgirl teams up with Supergirl to face the deadly trio.
#5 - Judgment Day
Season 2 - Episode 9
A new, mysterious vigilante known as the Judge appears and targets Gotham's rogue's gallery with ruthless fury.
#6 - Cold Comfort
Season 1 - Episode 3
After the events in "Sub-Zero" Mr. Freeze has been forced to be bound to a new robotic body. His wife Nora has been revived, but believing him dead, she has remarried and left Gotham. If Freeze can't have a life of happiness, nobody can, so he begins lashing out at the city by destroying what people care about so they can feel the same pain he feels.
#7 - Never Fear
Season 1 - Episode 4
The Scarecrow develops a new toxin that, rather than inducing fear, eliminates it, making average people incredibly reckless and dangerous.
#8 - Growing Pains
Season 1 - Episode 8
Robin fights to protect a young girl with amnesia who is being stalked by her "father", who turns out to be Clayface. Having created the girl from his own body to scout out the city, he now intends to reabsorb her.
#10 - Legends of the Dark Knight
Season 2 - Episode 6
A group of Gotham City youths tell their stories about what they believe the Dark Knight to really be like. One story is reminiscent of the Dick Sprang era comics from the 1950s and/or the 1960s live-action Batman television series. Another is reminiscent of Frank Miller's 1986 graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.
#11 - Joker's Millions
Season 1 - Episode 7
Crime boss Edward "The King" Barlow dies and in his will leaves his arch-rival, the Joker, a large fortune. Joker immediately goes on a shopping spree, even searching for a replacement for Harley Quinn, but realizes too late that all the money is fake.
#12 - Double Talk
Season 1 - Episode 6
Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham, completely free of his Scarface persona. But Scarface's old gang, needing their old boss back, begin working to drive Wesker back to his old ways.
#13 - Holiday Knights
Season 1 - Episode 1
Three holiday-themed vingettes. (1) Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn kidnap Bruce Wayne and use his credit cards for a shopping spree. (2) While shopping for a gift for her father, Barbara Gordon spots a group of shoplifters that turn out to be portions of Clayface. (3) Batman and Robin race to stop the Joker from killing the crowd at the Gotham City New Year Celebration.
#14 - Chemistry
Season 2 - Episode 8
Bruce Wayne, along with other wealthy denizens of Gotham, fall in love with their ideal mate, who all happen to have green eyes. Wayne decides to marry, and gives up being Batman forever. However, an old enemy's latest plot is being set into motion...
#15 - Torch Song
Season 1 - Episode 12
A lovelorn pyrotechnic engineer, Garfield Lynns, gets dumped by a big time singer named Cassidy. Lynns becomes the supervillain Firefly, bent on burning the woman who burned him.
#16 - You Scratch My Back
Season 1 - Episode 5
In an effort to further distance himself from Batman, Nightwing tries to go it alone to stop a smuggling ring and gets unexpected help from the seductive Catwoman.
#17 - Beware the Creeper
Season 2 - Episode 10
Exposure to a weird mixture of chemicals, including the Joker's laughing gas, changes straitlaced newsman Jack Ryder into the crazed Creeper. He looks to kill the Joker, and develops a much unwanted crush on Harley.
#18 - The Demon Within
Season 1 - Episode 10
Batman and Robin assist occultist Jason Blood when Klarion the Witch-boy takes control of Blood's alter-ego, Etrigan the Demon.
#19 - The Ultimate Thrill
Season 2 - Episode 1
Former stuntwoman and adrenaline junkie Roxanne Sutton becomes the rocket-riding thief Roxy Rocket, to chase danger and excitement.
#20 - Cult of the Cat
Season 2 - Episode 3
Batman tries to help Catwoman, who is being chased by a cat cult due to a statue she stole.
#21 - Mean Seasons
Season 1 - Episode 9
Batman pursues an ex-model, who is now looking for revenge and calling herself "Calendar Girl".
#22 - Animal Act
Season 2 - Episode 4
A series of thefts are being committed by circus animals in a town where Nightwing's old circus is performing. Is it an old friend that is training the animals to steal, or someone else?
#23 - Love is a Croc
Season 1 - Episode 13
Baby Doll becomes enamored of Killer Croc, and the pair forms a very unlikely yet very successful criminal duo. However, their partnership soon falls apart when Baby Doll learns that Croc is only using her to further his own criminal career.
#24 - Critters
Season 2 - Episode 2
A genetic engineer goes overboard in creating bigger livestock and loses all his money. A year later, an army of mutant farm animals terrorize Gotham City.