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This is the first set of cards (100 total) based on TVs "Batman: The
Animated Series". I really didn't care for this cartoon too
much. The animation looks too choppy and the characters are not
drawn realistic. Still, some of the character designs and gadgets
looked kind of cool. And you must admit the merchandising behind
this cartoon and its many incarnations has been wide and varied.
Cards: I won't
display every card from this series because I don't think every card is
necessarily attractive or otherwise special. What
you'll see here are some of the cards I think stand out.
I hope you enjoy these cards, too!
The women characters in BTAS came off looking a lot better than the
triangular men. Batgirl was drawn cute in her own way.
#26: Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy, like many of the show's women characters, was drawn pretty
sexy in that quasi-1940s style. She actually looks a lot better
in this cartoon than in many of her comic book incarnations.
The sexy daughter of villain Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's was a longtime
Batman villain that we actually heard very little about before the
extremely popular live-action film, "Batman Begins" in 2005.
Talia is one of those Catwoman kind of characters; sort of a
villainess, yet a potential love interest for Batman.
#32: Mr. Freeze
The odd drawing style of BTAS works when it comes to bizarre
villains. Bad guys like Mr. Freeze look kind of cool drawn in
this manner. Heroes like Batman, Robin, and Commissioner Gordon
are way messed up.
#35: Mad Hatter
A neat card design of the crazy man with the mind-manipulating hats!
Many of Batman's vehicles were also well-realized in the cartoon.
The Batmobile, however, was a big disappointment.