28 May 2010

Evolution of the Batman (and Robin) - Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Rather than trying to retread the sacred ground of Batman: The Animated Series, Brave and the Bold was wisely envisioned as a team-up show- though focusing on lesser knows like the Blue Beetle and Green Arrow rather than big guns like Superman and Wonder Woman. Even the shows choice of Guy Gardner as the primary Green Lantern was a break from tradition.

Although the series has fun with Batman's rich history, the show never makes fun of the Batman. Some of the "classic tales" revisited were the Super Batman of Zur-En-Arrh

Gotham by Gaslight

and even previous Batman series.

The show has also given Batman a good number of alternate designs, something I am a sucker for.

The Brave and the Bold debuted in 2008 with an order for 26 episodes which as of now has been increased to 65 ( a number that few superhero shows exceed). With just over half of the episodes having aired, its safe to say the show has won over man skeptics and may have a bit of its own legacy where The Batman has already begun to be forgotten.

Although not a regular, even the Boy Wonder has been given some moments on the show.

And we were reminded, that under normal circumstances, Batman does not eat nachos.

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring multiple Flashes, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Emperor Joker, the Doom Patrol, and the rainbow Batman costume.

Up Next: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Batman Serial * Batman and Robin Serial * Batman '66 TV * Batman '66 Movie * Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder * Batman on Scooby Doo * Batman the Super Friend * The New Adventures of Batman * Batman '89 * Batman Returns * Batman: The Animated Series * Batman: Mask of the Phantasm * Batman Forever * Batman and Robin * The New Batman Adventures * Boo Wonder * Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero * Batman Beyond * Gotham Girls * Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker * Batman on Justice League * DCAU Crossovers * Birds of Prey * Teen Titans * Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman * Chase Me * The Batman * Batman Begins * Batman Vs. Dracula * Justice League: The New Frontier * Batman: Gotham Knight * The Dark Knight * Batman: The Brave and the Bold

* Special Musical Edition * Special Christmas Edition *
Special OnStar Edition * Special Never Happened Edition * Special Canine Edition *

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