Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 2

On Leather Wings

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Sep 06, 1992 on FOX
8.5
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A mysterious bat-like creature terrorizes Gotham City. The Police Force is in pursuit of the Dark Knight who investigates strange incidences so as to clear his name.

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  • Bats Ahoy

    8.0
    A giant Bat is terrorizing Gotham. Some people think it's batman himself but investigation leads Batman to a startling discovery involving science and gene therapy gone awry. A great fun episode with a very surprising twist at the end.
  • There is a new bat in Gotham...

    1.0
    This episode was a very good introduction to Batman: the animated series! The whole plot is based around one of Batman's oldest villians, Man-Bat. They did a very good design of the character. The voices and sound effects were very good. I enjoyed the characters and the slight comedy. I w o u l d d e f i n e t l y r e c r o m e n d t h i s episode. Ten out of ten. ((I cannot write 100 words about this, so I am typing this to inform you. So yeah... yepp.))moreless
  • The pilot of the series. Batman must help Dr. Kurt Series Pilot. Batman takes on the Man Bat.

    8.6
    First I'd like to note that this website does not have the episodes numbered correctly...but then again I might be the only person who noticed or cares because I am a Batman fanatic. This episode was the show's very first...although I do remember the episode The Cat and the Claw Part One being run as a sneak peak...but as far as official studio recors go, this is the pilot. The episode was, when I first saw it at age 9, the most incredible thing I had ever seen on TV. It is not my all-time favorite from this series but I still love it just because of the way it captivated and awed me at that age. In this episode we meet Dr. Kurt Langstrom, who makes a reappearance in the episode Terror in the Sky, and his wife Francine. While experimenting with bat DNA, Langstrom turns himself into the hideous Man Bat. Batman must stop him before he kills somebody and also help him find a cure. I love the sytle of this series; the darkness, the brooding, the emotion. Kevin Conroy is the greatest Batman ever in my mind. His voice was absolutely perfect for this show. That voice talents used on this show were so incredible because they weren't just the usual voice-over guys...they were all actual film and stage actors. I could go on and on about how great this episode is but I wont't.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of batman the animated seires were there is bizzar bat creature going around comitting crimes and the police thinks its batman but bruce must clear his name he lears that the evidence he found was of a human and thing his why investigating he goes to lab that does reaserch on bats and he learns that one of the guys wanted to make himself a bat like a real bat. thing was batman must save him before its too late. and batman gives him a injection that turns him back into a human. this was a good epmoreless
  • The introduction of the Man-bat to the TAS universe

    9.2
    I figured this episode to be very predictable but it turned out not to be as "transparent" as it seems at 1st glance. The story itself was handled extremely well, as we got to see how others relate to Batman in general and this was one of the 1st instances we see Bats is more than stern and batarangs. He's actually quite the thinker as well. There's a little of character developement going on here with Bullock's big mouth and over-eagerness to stamp out the bad and we even get a little foreshadowing with an appearance from Harvey Dent (even flipping his, err Two-Faces trademark coin). FOr what it's worth, that was a treat in and of itself.

    The voices were on point as well and the animation was well done as normal. If there was anything holding this episode back, it would have been how Dr. March was covering up for Kirk. I thought he didnt like the guy but here he was covering for him. Oh well, that wasn't enough to ruin an otherwise awesome episode in an always awesome seriesmoreless
Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Dr. Kirk Langstrom / Man-Bat

Guest Star

Clive Revill

Clive Revill

Alfred Pennyworth

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Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Dr. March

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Robert Costanzo

Robert Costanzo

Detective Harvey Bullock

Recurring Role

Lloyd Bochner

Lloyd Bochner

Mayor Hamilton Hill

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Richard Moll

Richard Moll

Harvey Dent

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