Finally we got back to what this genre is all about.
As a fan who started buying comics just in time for Rob Liefeld and his ilk to basically ruin everything, I've been waiting for this for decades. Comics and superheroes are fun. They occasionally work in more serious stories exploring broadly applicable themes but the comics of the last two decades or so have had far too much emphasis on being either "mature" in that way that you have to put in quotes that's about three day stubble and blood and sex, or about preaching which only very rarely works in a format where your stories are expected monthly and most of the rest of the time just kills the fun.
I'm not saying I want everything to be like the Brave and the Bold but this series got what superheroes are about far better than anything else aside from maybe The Avengers
movie and if the comics were like this, I'd actually buy them.
5th Jul 12
Yeah, and Batman is such a great character to center this kind of show on because he is so versatile. He can be the gritty Dark Knight, or, in this case, the bright Caped Crusader.
6th Jul 12
Thank you! I'm glad other people feel this way. I stopped reading most comics years ago because of the over focus on dark storytelling with characters that didn't have to necessarily be dark and gritty, or shouldn't be dark and gritty (the Flash, anyone?)
Now that my son is old enough to read comics, I'd like to be able to find him some. It is really hard to find ones appropriate for children, or even ones that I can sort of adjust for him while I read them to him. Its disappointing. But I digress.
As much as I love Batman:TAS, and it is really my mental go-to for quality Batman stuff, my kid is sort of scared by it. So being able to watch the fun, witty, sometimes silly and OUTRAGEOUS episodes of Batman: the Brave and the Bold with him proves to me that this show is a real gem.
10th Jul 13
I am sorry, I disagree; the super-hero genre ISN'T about this. It's a much more complex genre that can treat of many different things. Wanting to reduce it to that is reducing it to stereotypes. That said, I do recognize this show is fun to watch of its own, and manage to bring back the Silver Age feeling without becoming insulting. Overall, the Brave and the Bold is an ejoyable show to my opinion, but it isn't a Batman show as much as a DC Silver Age show with Batman as the main character.
26th Jul 13
26th Jul 13
21st Jan 14
In order to post comments, you need to Get Known