the brave and the bold

super-villains-the-jokers-last-laugh-dvdDC 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-brave-and-the-bold-season-2-blu-rayAlthough 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.

[Warner Archive Collection, Blu-ray $29.99]

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batman-brave-and-bold-season-one-dvdOdds are if you’re a Batman: The Brave and the Bold fan you’ve long ago picked up the episodes on DVD. Tired of waiting years for a complete set (or even separate full season sets) I eventually picked up the heavily discounted the previously half-season releases. However for those who have been holding out, or those unfamiliar with the show until now, the Complete First Season has finally arrived on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The set-up was relatively simple. Borrowing both its premise and its title from DC’s long-running team-up book which ran from 1955-1983, the show teamed Batman (Diedrich Bader) up with a revolving cast of guest-stars heroes (from both the Silver Age and pre-New 52 Mondern Age) to take on various threats and super-villains over the show’s three-year run. Collecting the first 26 episodes of the series on 4 discs (or 2 Blu-rays), which is arguably the weakest of the bunch as you can tell the show was struggling to find the right mix of Bat-tastic adventure and Silver Age campiness which became its trademark style.

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From this year’s Emerald City Comic Con here’s the voice actors panel featuring Batman: The Animated SeriesKevin Conroy and Tara Strong, and John DiMaggio (Futurama‘s Bender and Batman: The Brave and the Bold‘s Aquaman). You’ll find Part 2 & Part 3 after the jump.

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Yep, still missing Batman: The Brave and The Bold, so here’s more musical goodness from “Night of the Batmen!” with John DiMaggio singing The Ballad of Batman.

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Seeing how I’m doubly missing Batman: The Brave and the Bold now that the comic has been cancelled as well, I thought this worth sharing. Here’s Catwoman, Black Canary and the Huntress performing their number from “The Masks of Matches Malone!” in which they try to jump start Batman‘s memories by reminding him of his friends in the DCU.

“Birds of Prey” from Batman: The Brave and The Bold

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Weekend Reviews

by Cap'n Carrot on February 13, 2012 · 0 comments

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Getting you caught up on all the weekend reviews over on RazorFine Review here are the links for the reviews of new episodes of Person of Interest, The Mentalist, and The Big Bang Theory, the latest issue of Snake Eyes, and the final issue of The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

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Weekend Reviews

by Cap'n Carrot on November 21, 2011 · 0 comments

in Comics!,Television

Getting you caught up on all the weekend reviews over on RazorFine Review here are the links for the reviews of new episodes of The Mentalist, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, the final episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and the latest issue of Snake Eyes.

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Getting you caught up on all the weekend reviews over on RazorFine Review here are the links for the reviews of new issues of Kung Fu Panda and Snake Eyes, and the latest episodes of The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Person of Interest.

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After months of refusing to air the final episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold (the episodes were released on iTunes back in June) Cartoon Network seems to have finally relented. The first of the remaining episode, “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” focuses on Batman‘s (Diedrich Bader) trip to Coast City to have his new vehicles, made by Ferris Aircraft, tested by the best damn test pilot there is – Hal Jordan (Loren Lester). Yeah, I’ve missed this show.

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