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Character Bios And Designs For 'Beware The Batman' Revealed

A DC kids magazine gives us a peek at the show that will premiere on Cartoon Network sometime in 2013.

It seems Katana has taken center stage today. Earlier we saw the announcement that the DC heroine would be seeing her very own, self-titled series and now we've been given a better look at the character who is also set to appear on DC Nation's Beware The Batman animated television show. Although the show has seen its fair share of ups and downs (changes in the release date, the show placed briefly on hiatus), it seems DC is ready to begin making a marketing push. In a recent issue of the DC Nation kids magazine readers were given a look at the character designs and bios for the character's that will appear on the upcoming television series and one of them just so happens to be Katana.

Among other characters we will be seeing on the small screen once Beware The Batman launches on Cartoon Network are Professor Pyg, Mr. Toad, Alfred and of course, Batman. You might notice some interesting differences in the character costumes and their overall appearances on the TV show. The most discernible difference is likely the portrayal of Alfred on the show. Often when we see Alfred's character, he's dressed in a tuxedo and looking rather dapper. On Beware The Batman Alfred will have a very different look. The character will still wear a suit, but this time his face will look a lot more hardened. The designers have given him a much bulkier physique than what we are used to seeing, and it looks like he will be doing a lot more than just playing Butler at Wayne Manor.

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It will definitely be interesting to see the show when it finally premieres on Cartoon Network because it is so remarkably different from the different versions of animated Batman we've seen in the past. Not only that, but it might be neat to see some all-new faces on the show like Professor Pyg, Humpty and Metamorpho since none of these characters have made their onscreen debuts, at least not yet. What do you think of the upcoming Beware The Batman show premiering sometime in 2013 on Cartoon Network? Are you looking forward to watching it? What do you think of all the Katana news we've seen today?

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Posted by PortlandsBatman

I want to see what their joker looks like.

Edited by Schabbe

"it might be neat to see some all-new faces on the show like Professor Pyg, Humpty and Metamorpho since none of these characters have made their onscreen debuts, at least not yet."

Metamorpho is in Justice League. The episode "Metamorphosis"(it's in two parts) and he's seen a few times in the background of Justice League Unlimited..

Posted by JLDoom

Hmm... not sure about this series...

Posted by Dracade102

This doesn't look very promising...

Posted by Webjaker

No gracias.

Professor Pyg for a kids show?? Must be a complete re-write.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Can we get Tim Curry to be The Joker?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Pulse rifle....... 

Posted by The_Roman

.........Professor Pyg? Mr. Toad? Is it wrong that I do not know these villains?

Posted by hunter5024

This looks bad.

Edited by geoff2005

LOL if i were a villian id be more scared of Alfred than Batman. Show so far doesnt look promising. Batman cartoons have pretty much gone down hill since TAS IMO

Also they really just need to spin off of young justice. I prefer those designs and those villians

Posted by gotwillpower

Why do Batman's ears look like antennae? He is not a bug. I also disapprove of Alfred as a former spy. I didn't like it in Earth 1 because Alfred's funnier with his traditional history. With military experience he's boring.

Posted by monkeyonurback_

a spirit, captain marvel, plastic man or hawkman woulda been WAY cooler...stop trying to outdo batman: tas..can't be done

Posted by gammaduck

Metamorpho was on JUSTICE LEAGUE and BATMAN: BRAVE & THE BOLD. He's hardly new to the animation game.

Posted by Nickpick

I read an article a couple months back, they basically said Batman's main villains won't be on the series. Especially Joker. I will give this series a chance but Mr. Toad? ...really? lol

Posted by monkeyonurback_

@PortlandsBatman: there's gonna be no joker :( only new / not well known batman villains!

Posted by CODYSF

I remember thinking Green Lantern was going to suck but in the end I love the show so yeas I will give this show a shot.

Posted by Uzisnoopy

@PortlandsBatman: The show's producers actually said at one point that they would not be using the classic Batman villains... so, no Joker.

This is a blessing in disguise in my opinion. Everything revealed about this show so far has contributed to the deduction that it will be complete garbage. At least the Joker won't be tainted by its failure.

Posted by No_Name_

@The_Roman said:

.........Professor Pyg? Mr. Toad? Is it wrong that I do not know these villains?

I guess you missed Grant Morrison's Batman! :P They are both great villains. Pyg is awesome.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Meh, still looks like crap.

"Preferred weapons", what is this, a videogame?

Posted by Dark_Sound

To me, this show looks like it doesn't really know what it wants to be.

Campy, cartoonish-looking villains, but a beefed up, muscly, gun-toting Alfred?

And actually Metamorpho already made his debut in the Justice League Animated Series from memory..

Posted by DarthShap

Alfred, what did they do to you?

@The_Roman said:

.........Professor Pyg? Mr. Toad? Is it wrong that I do not know these villains?

Thy are from Morrison's A&R run.

Posted by Danial79

I've never even heard of this show. Is it set in the 1800's or something?

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Proffesion: Philantorpist? when did giving away money become a occupation? and why the f*ck does Alfred look like he's in the mob? and WHY one the hell is mr.Toad here? He only appears in 2 issueas of Batman and Robin and then dies!

Posted by The_Roman

@Babs: See I didn't read a tremendous amount of pre-Flashpoint DC.

Yes, I know, I'm a criminal who should burn in hell.

Posted by kid Apollo

Alfred looks like Jaws stole Oddjob's bowler hat

Posted by Blood1991

Oh DC and you were doing so well in the animated department.

Posted by Icon

I don't people don't like change but I think changing up the supporting characters and villains could be interesting. I'm curious at least.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Man, if they replace Young Justice, Green Lantern or both with this, I'm going to be really, really pissed off.

Posted by cameron83

@PortlandsBatman: he is not in it,they are using all of the villains that are unused.I like it,I am tired of constantly seeing the joker,two face,etc

Posted by Hybryda


Alf looks more buff than Bruce... it's wrong... also I like Alfi for being this silent buttler, this guy behind the console in Batcave, not another muscle character...

Is this based on detective comic or is it not? couse this one looks like it isn't :///

Posted by RigorMortis

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Can we get Tim Curry to be The Joker?

This is genius. I can't stop imagining how perfect that sounds.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@RigorMortis said:

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Can we get Tim Curry to be The Joker?

This is genius. I can't stop imagining how perfect that sounds.

Right? He actually almost was in B:TAS, they cast him and were ready and everything but something happened and it fell through and Mark Hamill just kind of got the job by chance. But Tim Curry would be amazing, and I think they should try again to get him if Hamill's truly done with the role.

Posted by Twoface777

So... If Mr. Toads in it that means its like the Batman and robin universe with Damian Wayne... Right?

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Mr. Toad, Professor Pyg?

What is this, The Wind in the Willows?

Posted by Cavemold

yea no joker this could be really good

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

Mr. Toad, Professor Pyg?

What is this, The Wind in the Willows?

Yeah, the gritty reboot:

Posted by longbowhunter

Don't like anything about Alfred.

Posted by SandMan_

So you gave him DickBat's villains????

Posted by judasnixon

I rather have full episodes of Super Best Friends Forever, or Animal-man. 

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope


Posted by Funrush

So far, the only good thing about the show is the logo.

Posted by curtman2k20

this looks so crappy, and to make not so well known villains, as the main bad guys in this show, just makes it worse, they should of just spun off the batman from Young Justice, or never canceled Batman the Brave and the Bold!

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: That's Grant Morrison for ya.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am not a big fan of the art style they are using for the show

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Don't be so quick to judge. People thought TMNT was gonna turn out to be a bust but it actually suprised al lot of folks.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope



Meh. Never read Morrison's stuff. Outside of Aquaman and Happy, I guess his stuff isn't terribly smart and/or super.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: He wrote Aquaman?

Posted by Nightw BR

Not sure I'll like this series don't like Alfred's design. Batman looks cool, but I'm really unsure about the villains.

Posted by jointron33

@madeinbangladesh tmnt sucks a$$

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope


Just went back to verify, but no it was Geoff Johns who wrote Aquaman.

I could've sworn it was Grant Morrison who wrote the book....