Posted: 03/06/2011


Batman The Brave And The Bold, Season 1 Part 2

by Del Harvey

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This is a release of the remaining episodes from The Brave And The Bold Season 1 (Part 2). If you only know The Dark Knight and don’t care anything about the Batman’s long and varied history, then this series likely is not for you. While the animated TV series, just as did the comic book series, allows the Batman to pair up with a number of unlikely heroes, it also allows for some of the more unusual, more “out there” sci-fi tinged stories to be brought to the small screen.

As much as I love Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of Batman, and the early animated Adventures of the Batman, and especially the take-off series Batman Beyond, I recognize and can appreciate that there is also a place for The Brave And The Bold. It is not quite the 60’s live action TV show, thank goodness, but does its best to remain true to that whole missed era of comic books from the 60’s through the 70’s and early 80’s. And I think they do a very fine job of it.

Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the show’s final 13 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers. He even travels to a parallel world, becoming the villainous Owlman! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic-book styling and dry wit to crimefighting, Batman faces any peril – including other heroes stealing the show – in his relentless pursuit of justice.

To see a trailer for the “Free Fall” episode, click here.

To visit the official site and learn more about this release, click here.

WB releases this latest addition to the DVD series on March 15th. Batman fans, don’t miss it!

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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