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On Leather Wings 

Batman finds himself tangling with a Jekyll-and-Hyde bat creature after it attacks a night watchman and the police wage a war on the Dark Knight.


Kevin Altieri


Mitch Brian, Bruce Timm (story editor) (as Bruce W. Timm) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne / Police Blimp Pilot (voice)
Bob Hastings ... Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Richard Moll ... Harvey Dent / Security Guard / Bat Computer (voice)
Lloyd Bochner ... Mayor Hamilton Hill (voice)
Robert Costanzo ... Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
Clive Revill ... Alfred Pennyworth / Police Blimp Radioman (voice)
Marc Singer ... Man-Bat / Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Dr. March (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... Female Lab Technician (voice)
Meredith MacRae ... Francine March-Langstrom (voice)


When a horrifying bat creature terrorizes Gotham City, police conclude that it is Batman. Batman's investigation leads him to the laboratory of Kirk Langstrom a scientist, who has been experimenting with a formula serum that turns him into a Bat-like creature. Not only does Batman have to capture Man-Bat in order to save Langstrom, but also to clear his name from the police. Written by Robert King

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Release Date:

19 September 1992 (UK) See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Did You Know?


Batman answers Dr. March's phone call saying "What's up, Doc?", Bugs Bunny's catchphrase. See more »


Dr. March: You donate a few million and you think you own the place. I understand I'm the analyze something for you.
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, doc. See, I keep hearing squeaks in my chimney.
[Hands Dr. March a small plastic sandwich bag]
Bruce Wayne: And I found these in my empty fireplace. They look like hairs. I thought maybe you could tell me if I have a bat problem.
Dr. March: And what if they are bats, Mr. Wayne? What then? Destroy them like insects? We won't survive the next evolutionary cataclysm, but bats will! They're survivors, Mr. Wayne, ...
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References Scrooge (1970) See more »


The New Batman-Superman Adventures - Theme from the Animated Series
Written by Shirley Walker
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One hell of a pilot episode!
23 November 2017 | by TalesfromTheCryptfanSee all my reviews

It seems there's a half-man/half bat creature being on the loose and the Batman (voiced by Kevin Conway) is being framed of robberies and physical assaults he didn't commit. He is on the trial of this monster in finding clues, he needs the help of Dr Kirk Langstrom (voiced by Marc Singer) who may have the key in finding this creature.

One of my favorite episodes! this was meant to be the pilot episode of the series and was shown at a comic con back in 92 and had positive responses while the sneak preview episode was "Cat and the Claw" on Saturday morning and this being a second sneak preview episode for Sunday nights to attract older viewers. It worked like a charm and the series went on to become afternoon staples and even for some Sunday nights to get older audiences to watch the show and was a success. This is a nicely written and nicely animated episode with good writing, mystery, horror, Science fiction and a Jekyll and Hyde kind of thing. Man-Bat i knew from the comics when i read them in 89 and knew he would be on the series as Man-Bat is one of Batman's most underrated characters.

The transformation of man to man-bat was just jaw droppingly amazing and well animated and badass. This one had mystery and action and an excellent first starter.

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