Batman: The Animated Series is rightfully lauded as the apex of all Batman depictions beyond the comics. The show, which ran from 1993-1997, received universal acclaim for its thematic complexity, artistic quality, film noir aesthetics, music, and cast, and its enduring popularity over the years have ensured its legendary status as the greatest comic book show of all time.
However, there’s a lot more to the BTAS universe than most fans have ever realised. A run of comics, set within the same continuity, that began running in 1992 and contain a wealth of information that both adds to the animated Batman universe, have actually brought a number of 'lost' episodes to fans lucky enough to have discovered them. In fact, many beloved episodes of the Animated Series first began to take shape within these musty tomes, but not every tale ultimately made it to the screen.
Armed with this expanded knowledge of the BTAS canon, let’s examine the lingering mysteries and explore the very best of the never shown stories of Batman: The Animated Series.