• Here's why Batman: The Animated Series' "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" is underrated. 1 / 8

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  • Following the success of Batman 1989 an animated series was greenlit to coincide with Batman Returns. 2 / 8

  • Batman: TAS is considered a defining take, as is spinoff movie Mask Of The Phantasm. 3 / 8

  • It led to futuristic sequel series Batman Beyond. 4 / 8

  • "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" is based off a 1975 comic story. 5 / 8

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  • A master interrogator lures Batman into various traps to steal his cowl, leading to some tense sequences. 6 / 8

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  • The episode is commonly dismissed but the twisting plot and trap scenes make it a satisfying thriller. 7 / 8

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