Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2018

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  • Title: Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold DVD reviewScooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an odd, but not unwelcome, merging of the two franchises. It feels neither like Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) visiting an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold nor Batman (Diedrich Bader) guest-starring on Scooby-Doo but instead a mashup of the two that provides plenty of fan-friendly moments and a host of winks and nods for longtime Batman fans (ranging from the Riddler‘s cell number to one hero’s famous love of cookies).

Batman: The Brave and the Bold should never have been cancelled, and credit to this idea that allows many of the show’s voice actors and characters to make a return here as Batman inducts Mystery, Inc. into the Mystery Analysts of Gotham whose members include the Dark Knight Detective, the Question (Jeffrey Combs), Martian Manhunter (Nicholas Guest), Detective Chimp (Nicholas Guest), Black Canary (Grey DeLisle), and Plastic Man (Tom Kenny). And, we also get John DiMaggio reprising his role as a left-out Aquaman who keeps forcing himself into the action despite not being invited.

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Mayhem of the Music Meister!

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2017

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  • Title: Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Mayhem of the Music Meister!
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“Was the singing really necessary?”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Mayhem of the Music Meister! TV review

Given the character’s recent appearance on The Flash, it only seemed fitting that this week’s Throwback Thursday look back to the first appearance of the Music Meister (Neil Patrick Harris) on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. With an ability to hyptonize both heroes and villains through song, the Music Meister shows up during a fight between Black Canary (Grey DeLisle), Green Arrow (James Arnold Taylor), Aquaman (John DiMaggio), Black Manta (Kevin Michael Richardson), Gorilla Grodd (DiMaggio), and Clock King (Dee Bradley Baker) to mesmerize both sides and steal a satellite to increase his power to control the entire world. Using some Bat-Ear-Plugs, Batman (Diedrich Bader) manages to stay outside the villain’s influence, but he’ll need help to take down the musical maestro.

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  • Title: DC Comics Super-Villains: Justice League Masterminds of Crime
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DC Comics Super Villains: The Jokers Last LaughDC Comics Super Villains: The Jokers Last Laugh collects Joker-centric episodes from Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and the three-part “World’s Finest” cross-over from Superman: The Animated Series featuring Batman and Superman teaming up to take down the Joker and Lex Luthor.

Collected on two-discs, highlights include the first appearance of Mark Hamill as the Joker, and Harley Quinn spending some time away from Mr. J with her new gal-pal Poison Ivy and with the Dark Knight Detective.

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Batman – The Rise of the Blue Beetle!

by Alan Rapp on February 16, 2015

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  • Title: Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Rise of the Blue Beetle!
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Batman - The Rise of the Blue Beetle!

In honor of Batman‘s 75th Anniversary we turn out attention back to the Dark Knight’s more memorable moments on the big and small screen with the first episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Although it would take the show a few episodes to permanently embrace the Silver Age style which would become its trademark, “Rise of the Blue Beetle!” does feature an odd space story and a super-hero origin setting up the show’s premise of Batman teaming up with a different hero every week (as was the concept of the comic from which the show took its name).

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season Two

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2014

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  • Title: Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season Two
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season TwoAlthough the First Season collection of Batman: The Brave and the Bold certainly has its moments, the Season Two collection is where the show begins to hit its stride and fully embrace the Silver Age zaniness which would become its trademark.

Collected on Blu-ray for the first time, the Second Season set includes not one but two Captain Marvel stories, the classic recreation of the comic story of Batman confronting Joe Chill, a Crisis-inspired tale involving all three Flashes, Aquaman’s family vacation, Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle together again, the sidekicks getting their own episode, a Birds of Prey episode written by Gail Simone, a space race between heroes and villains, and Batman being split into three separate personalities (including one who eats nachos). Unless you already own the episodes on DVD, it’s an easy recommendation for Bat-fans everywhere. Sadly, the set includes no extras.

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