Batman: Bad Blood

Jay Oliva (2016)

Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.

BatmanBad Blood is a 2016 direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies and DC Animated Movie Universe. It serves as a sequel to the 2015 film Batman vs. Robin. While not a direct adaptation of a particular storyline, it derived from Grant Morrison’s run on Batman, who is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings, primarily the Leviathan story arcs. Leviathan is a fictional criminal organization in DC Comics, later revealed to be a schism of the League of Assassins under the leadership of Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul.

Jay Oliva is a storyboard artist, film producer, and animated film director working at Lex and Otis Animation Studio and is known for his work in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, primarily Batman: the Dark Knight Returns.

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