Bane

   Rupert Thorne hires Bane to kill Batman.
  Original Airdate: September 10, 1994
  Episode # 75
  Rating: * * *




Credits Cast

Written by Mitch Brian
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Music by Lolita Ritmanis
Animation by Dong Yang

Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Loren Lester as Dick Grayson
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Alfred
Aron Kincaid as Killer Croc

Henry Silva as Bane
John Vernon as Rupert Thorne
Joe Lala as Dicky the Thug
Diane Michelle as Candace

The pleasures of this episode derive not from action—when push comes to shove, Batman dispatches Bane a lot more quickly than some other adversaries—but from anticipation. An atmosphere of the apocalyptic gradually enfolds, tempered by Bane's thick but courtly manner. A pity this was not a two-parter: It would have made the suspense greater, and the confrontation and conclusion sweeter, if Bane had closed slowly but relentlessly on Batman, stripping him of accouterments, gadgets, Robin, leaving him naked and desperate for the final grapple.

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What Others Are Saying ...
" Knightfall condensed into half-an-hour, and it's never looked better. "World's Finest


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