THE TOP 10 TITLE CARDS OF BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Trying to count the ways Paul Dini's Batman: The Animated Series rewrote the book on how 'cartoons' should be done is equivalent to trying to keep the Joker locked away inside Arkham - nigh impossible.
The show was freakin' genius, and it knew it. Each episode started off with a title card that wasn't just a little touch of retro, but signalled that you were in for a feature quality tale.
Pieces of art and often typography in their own right, they have been all assembled under one roof by The Animated Batman website, and here for my money are the top ten (click to enlarge).
I think Be A Clown had the biggest impact. There's just something terrifying about the Joker walking hand in hand with a child into an amusement park. As for number one...
So, what ones do you remember? Already looking through your DVD collection for the series yet ? The title cards plus the music that accompanied each are up live over at The Animated Batman - check it out to get your full bat-hit!