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Batman: The Brave and the Bold (also known as Brave/Bold) is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics "team-up" series The Brave and the Bold. Like the comic series, it features two or more super heroes coming together to solve a crime or foil a super villain, but unlike the current comic, the cartoon focuses on Batman working with the different heroes.

The series premiered on November 14, 2008 at 8:00pm (eastern), on Cartoon Network, during the Friday night block, You Are Here.[1]

Overview

Each episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features main character Batman (In the form of his silver age persona teaming up with other characters from the DC Universe to thwart characters or solve crimes. The show has no overarching story, instead having most episodes stand alone.[2]

The show is purposely lighter in tone than previous Batman series, such as the critical and fan favorite Batman.[3] Batman is depicted as more lighthearted and playful in this series and he displays a dry, ironic wit. [4] Also, Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne will never appear in the show. [4]

Characters

Heroes

  • Adam Strange
  • Aquaman
  • The Atom
  • Batman & Robin
  • Bat-Mite
  • Black Canary
  • Blue Beetle
  • Bronze Tiger
  • Booster Gold & Skeets
  • Deadman
  • The Demon
  • Doctor Fate
  • Fire
  • Firestorm
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow
  • Green Lantern Corps members Guy Gardner & Hal Jordan
  • Huntress
  • Jonah Hex
  • Justice Society of America member Wildcat
  • Kamandi
  • Katana
  • Metamorpho
  • Plastic Man
  • Red Tornado

Villains

  • Black Manta
  • Calendar Man
  • Cavalier
  • Clock King
  • Despero
  • Felix Faust
  • Gentleman Ghost
  • Gorilla Grodd
  • Kanjar Ro
  • Kite Man
  • Ocean Master
  • Riddler
  • Sportsmaster
  • Zebra-Man
  • Scream Queen

Cast

  • Diedrich Bader - Batman
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Clock King
  • Corey Burton - Red Tornado
  • John DiMaggio - Aquaman
  • R. Lee Ermey - Wildcat
  • Will Friedle - Blue Beetle
  • Jim Piddock - Calendar Man
  • James Arnold Taylor - Green Arrow
  • Marc Worden - Kanjar Ro

References

  1. Harvey, James (2008-10-31). "Cartoon Network Announces "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" Timeslot Change". http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=280. Retrieved on 9 November 2008. 
  2. Phegley, Kiel (2008-11-06). "Directing Batman: The Brave & The Bold". . Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18715. Retrieved on 9 November 2008. 
  3. Phegley, Kiel (2008-11-04). "Making Batman Braver and Bolder". . Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18681. Retrieved on 9 November 2008. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Murphy, Joel (2008-11-14). "One on One with Diedrich Bader". . HoboTrashcan. http://www.hobotrashcan.com/2008/11/14/one-on-one-with-diedrich-bader/. Retrieved on 9 November 2008. 

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