BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD - SEASON ONE, PART ONE
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season One, Part One
Format: Animated, Color, DVD, NTSC Language: English Number of discs: 2 Rated: Unrated Studio: Warner Home Video DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
Home Video continues its rather unfortunate practice of splitting up seasons
and releasing multiple editions of the same episodes instead of complete
season box sets with Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Season One Part One.
Make no mistake: there will be a complete season
Brave & the Bold box set one
day. Until then fans have to either wait to make do with Batman: The
Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1, 2, 3 and now Season One Part One.
(Warner follows the same release policy with the recommended CG animated
Star Wars: Clone Wars TV show.)
Our advice is to sit it out and wait for the complete season box set to
appear one day. Brave and the Bold simply is one of those shows that
is worth holding out for the complete season box set. If you're a
fortysomethinger and older, then the chances are good that the original
Brave & the Bold comic books formed a memorable part of your childhood.
Brave & the Bold was the DC comic book in which Batman teamed up with a
different superhero each month: Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman - you name it.
Brave & the Bold the TV show follows the same formula. Each episode
Batman teams up with a new partner for that 20 minute-long episode. The tone
is much lighter and whimsical than previous animated
Batman shows - and also more far-fetched! But
it's all in good fun and the art work - all thick lines and bold colors -
are a treat. The show however never veers into annoying camp like those
dreaded Joel Schumacher live-action movies did.
On this disc Batman teams up with obscure superheroes such as the Blue
Beetle, Wildcat and Deadman (a Deadman live-action movie is being planned -
believe it or not!) amongst others. Fans will also be delighted to see
Batman team up with Kamandi - the Last Boy on Earth, a
Planet of the Apes-inspired DC Comics
character created for the publisher by the late, great Jack Kirby.
Unfortunately Kamandi isn't accorded a full episode, but the segment in
question actually goes to the trouble of recreating Kirby's distinctive
visual art style.