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Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 29th, 2010 @ 6:14pm

This show's been on the air for a while, and I figured I'd share my thoughts.

First things first: This is NOT BTAS. And that's just fine.

Imagine the best of the Silver Age/Dick Sprang artwork come to life, coupled with the modern sensibilities of producer (and seasoned JLU Alum) James Tucker, and you've got a terrific show of action sequences and storytelling.

Some of my favorite episodes include:

The Eyes of Despero!
Deep Cover for Batman!
Game Over for Owlman!
Trials of the Demon!
Legends of the Dark Mite!
Mayhem of the Music Meister! (Starring Neil Patrick Harris!)
The Golden Age of Justice!
Sidekicks Assemble!

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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby RedPanda77 » Jan 31st, 2010 @ 4:48pm

It's my favorite of the comic animated series, barely beats the JLA series IMO. This series really knows what they want to do and seem very uncompremising abot the execution. I was not aware the Neil Patrick Harris was in an episode, don't tell me he was the Music Meister.

A few things about the series that I have noticed:

It is it's own version of the DCU. We have Green Arrow from the 50's with the modern Blue Beetle, Joker from the 50's with the jokermobile. They really seem to love the quirkier eras in DCU (Batmite?). The show also likes to pick and choose what they want from DCs past.

Batman is the only major player. No Superman, no modern flash, the closest to a mainstream GL is Guy Gardner (whom they nailed). They really embrace the spirit of the classic Brave and the Bold series, I'm hoping for a Creeper episode.

It's a perfect blend of the Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network animation styles.

I love the Batman one liners,"The hammers of justice are unisex." So unapollogetic.

Aquaman is awesome.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby IRL_Troll » Jan 31st, 2010 @ 5:47pm

I love it so far. My favorites being the musical and the team up with Sherlock Holmes. mainly because Sherlock was Batman before Batman
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 31st, 2010 @ 7:09pm

RedPanda77 wrote:It's my favorite of the comic animated series, barely beats the JLA series IMO. This series really knows what they want to do and seem very uncompremising abot the execution. I was not aware the Neil Patrick Harris was in an episode, don't tell me he was the Music Meister.


He was indeed. :D
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby RedPanda77 » Jan 31st, 2010 @ 7:13pm

jinpei05 wrote:
RedPanda77 wrote:It's my favorite of the comic animated series, barely beats the JLA series IMO. This series really knows what they want to do and seem very uncompremising abot the execution. I was not aware the Neil Patrick Harris was in an episode, don't tell me he was the Music Meister.


He was indeed. :D


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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 12:17pm

With the final 13 episodes of the series to begin airing tonight, I felt it apt to dust off this thread and show some appreciation for this show.

Despite some rough episodes in between, this show has continued to shine. The marriage of modern animation and Silver Age sensibilities continues to be a winning combination. It's also a good reminder of Batman's rich history and how far he's come as one of fiction's greatest heroes.

Some of the best episodes from the second season include:

"The Golden Age of Justice!"
"Sidekicks Assemble!"
"The Super-Batman of Planet X!"
"Chill of the Night!"
"Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!"
"The Mask of Matches Malone!"
"The Plague of the Prototypes!"
"The Knights of Tomorrow!"
"Darkseid Descending!"
"Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"

Two clips of tonight's brand new episode featuring the first team up with Superman, "The Battle of the Super-Heroes!"

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http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/bravebold/guides/reviews/57battle/clip2.mov
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BEARinaMANSUIT » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 2:03pm

I just started watching it in full and it's already over?
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 2:11pm

It's ending either in late 2011/early 2012. There's already a new Batman animated series in the works that will return him to his darker, serious tone.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BEARinaMANSUIT » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 2:24pm

Batman needs to not be so serious though. I like how playful this show is.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby LiQuid » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 2:27pm

Well if reports are to be believed, Lord Death Man is going to be making an appearance in a couple weeks!
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 25th, 2011 @ 2:38pm

If you can't wait, it's on torrent.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 27th, 2011 @ 2:11pm

Wow. It's been a long time since I LOL'd so many times. This entire episode was dedicated to all the crazy shit that happened to Superman and his supporting cast in the Silver Age of Comics.

Can't decide what was funnier: Superman shaking the Bottle City of Kandor saying, "Earthquake!" or him burning a hole through a kid's notebook yelling, "No autographs!"

The recreation of some classic Superman vs Batman fights was pretty cool.

Perry: Great Caesar's Ghost! Is it true?
Jimmy: It's true sir. Superman's a real di-
Lois: -fferent person.

One of the best episodes of the series. A definite can't miss.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 27th, 2011 @ 2:15pm

jinpei05 wrote:Can't decide what was funnier: Superman shaking the Bottle City of Kandor saying, "Earthquake!" or him burning a hole through a kid's notebook yelling, "No autographs!"
Probably the notebook-burning, since earthquakes are still kind of depressing to think about.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BagODicks » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 10:05am

Lighten up, man. It's a cartoon, for Christ's sake.

Saw this, cracked up, watched it again. The best was when they recreated all those crazy covers from superdickery.com, like Superman burning Jimmy's present to him.

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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 10:59am

BagODicks wrote:Lighten up, man. It's a cartoon, for Christ's sake.
Living up to your screen name, I see. :lol:
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BagODicks » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 11:50am

What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby dabeast0976 » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:02pm

He means he thinks there should be no earthquake jokes due to Japan and you are a dick. Personally i thought it was funny as hell, especially the little plume of smoke when he put the bottle down.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:07pm

dabeast0976 wrote:He means he thinks there should be no earthquake jokes due to Japan and you are a dick. Personally i thought it was funny as hell, especially the little plume of smoke when he put the bottle down.


I agree, it was hilarious. And to prove it, here it is:

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And the other favorite moment of mine:

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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:11pm

dabeast0976 wrote:He means he thinks there should be no earthquake jokes due to Japan and you are a dick. Personally i thought it was funny as hell, especially the little plume of smoke when he put the bottle down.
I didn't say no earthquake jokes, just that of the two jokes Jinpei listed, I would probably find the burning gift one funnier since an earthquake joke would remind me of Japan and make me sad a little.

But BagODicks is a dick for telling me so casually and haughtily to "lighten up" because I still remember a huge and terrible disaster from only a few weeks ago that stole away thousands of lives and is still affecting millions of lives.

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That makes me laugh and hurt on the inside. :lol: :( :lol:
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BagODicks » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:29pm

Hey, I'm not a callous, insensitive prick. I know that the situation in Japan is pretty serious. Which is why it was nice to stop watching coverage of it all the time and watch something fun instead like this.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:39pm

BagODicks wrote:Hey, I'm not a callous, insensitive prick. I know that the situation in Japan is pretty serious. Which is why it was nice to stop watching coverage of it all the time and watch something fun instead like this.
That's great. And I agree - escapism is great. But that doesn't explain you telling me to lighten up. =P
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BagODicks » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 2:51pm

Fine. Take everything super-seriously and die of a heart attack from all the self-induced stress. :lol:
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BEARinaMANSUIT » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 3:57pm

I don't think "lighten up" meant stop caring about what happened in Japan and get over earthquakes already. I think he meant not every single thing that has to do with the earth being shook, especially when it's about a fictional world inside a fictional glass dome inside a fictional fortress of solitude has to, in some way, relate back to what happened in Japan. Basically you're a downer kenzo.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 4:43pm

BEARinaMANSUIT wrote:I think he meant not every single thing that has to do with the earth being shook, especially when it's about a fictional world inside a fictional glass dome inside a fictional fortress of solitude has to, in some way, relate back to what happened in Japan.
Of course it doesn't, but I'm personally still going to be reminded of it. Again - all I said was "I think this joke is funnier than this joke." I made a whole thread about how it's a shame that how an entire videogame about earthquakes got cancelled - I clearly don't have a problem with earthquakes in my media, just how BagODicks is a dick.

BagODicks wrote:Fine. Take everything super-seriously and die of a heart attack from all the self-induced stress. :lol:
I'm sorry, it might be easy for you to just forget about that shit and be like "eh, it's on the other side of the world." But then and again, you probably don't have family and friends in Japan either.
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Edit: Oh, and my house sits atop an active fault line.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby kenzo » Mar 28th, 2011 @ 5:13pm

BEARinaMANSUIT wrote:Basically you're a downer kenzo.

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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Mar 29th, 2011 @ 9:25am

kenzo, stop being a fucking downer and a jerk to the new guy. :roll:

Anyway, here's the updated schedule for April:

Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) - "#51 Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"
Bat-Mite takes us on adventures with Batman and Robin in a variety of art styles including anime and Mad Magazine styles!

Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) - "#52 The Malicious Mr. Mind!"
Batman and the Marvel family take on the evil Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society!

Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) - "#53 Joker: The Vile and Villainous!"
Joker teams up with the Weeper to stop Batman!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) - "#54 Shadow of the Bat!"
Batman gets infected by a vampire bite, and proceeds to attack his JLI friends!

Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) - "#55 Night of the Batmen!"
When Batman gets hurt, his friends Capt Marvel, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Plastic Man attempt to fill his cowl.
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BEARinaMANSUIT » Mar 29th, 2011 @ 1:46pm

"Night of the Batmen" sounds awesome. Can't wait to see Plastic Bat!
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby BagODicks » Mar 30th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

kenzo wrote:I'm sorry, it might be easy for you to just forget about that shit and be like "eh, it's on the other side of the world." But then and again, you probably don't have family and friends in Japan either.
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Edit: Oh, and my house sits atop an active fault line.


Actually, I have friends who go to grad school in Tokyo, and I'm plenty concerned for their welfare, jackass. Like I said, I'm not an insensitive prick to the situation, but what good does being a downer on everything even tangentially related to it do?
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Re: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Postby jinpei05 » Apr 2nd, 2011 @ 9:04pm

A decent episode, but considering the entertaining laugh-fest of last week, this one was a let-down.

The Bat-Manga segment was entertaining, if only to see "poorly dubbed anime."

I did snicker at Shaggy and Scooby kicking Penguin and Joker's asses.
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