Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition (Warner)
The mysterious, menacing voice of Kevin Conroy yields a timeless Dark Knight, one profoundly respectful of comic book lore yet miraculously suitable for kids. The show’s initial 1992-95 broadcast put it at the twilight of traditional cel animation, and this first-ever remastering reveals a captivating tactile beauty. The included theatrical release Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is PG perfection, and the direct-tovideo Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was to be a simple tie-in to Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, but it far outshone its inspiration. Batman’s deep rogues’ gallery is led by The Joker (the incomparable Mark Hamill) alongside Harley Quinn (Arleen Sorkin); all three are adorably immortalized here as POP! minifigures. A new feature-length documentary brings welcome perspective, while a digital copy of all 109 episodes adds modern convenience.