BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD VOLUME 1
With some great stylised and retro animation,
Batman Brave and the Bold Volume 1
has our favourite masked detective team up with some of the DC
Universe’s most known and unknown characters. For the uninitiated, the
DC Universe is a collection of all their superheroes from Superman to
Green Lantern and stranger characters such as the Blue Beetle.
The series is based on some of the current characters in DC Comics and
is all about action, adventure and a healthy dose of comedy. Batman is
the main character in the series (aka Bruce Wayne) who in each episode
teams up with a variety of different characters to take on some
dangerous threat or super villain. Although each episode has main
team-up character, there is always a conclusion of another Batman
adventure before it and best of all, it features another DC Universe
character. Later on in the series, you’ll see Dr. Fate and even the
Green Lantern Corps.
The first episode “Rise of the Blue Beetle!” has Batman teaming up with
a new superhero known as Blue Beetle and together they embark on an
interstellar adventure. It’s great seeing Blue Beetle look up to Batman
and of course learn the ropes from this veteran superhero.
My favourite episode in Volume 1 however, is “Evil Under the Sea!” that
has our masked adventurer teaming up with the extremely cocky and gun ho
King of Atlantis, Aquaman. With a threat on the King’s life, Batman and
Aquaman must use their vast resources to undercover this nefarious crime
and to make matters worse, it’s all under the sea.
Other episodes include Plastic Man and the Red Tornado and although
these first four episodes were still trying to find their feet in this
series, the episodes get better and better as the series progress. Match
with the stylised animation that portrays some great visuals, Batman the
Brave and the Bold Volume 1 is a series that can be enjoyed by children
and adults alike. Children will gaze in wonder seeing these new
superheroes, while adults will reminisce down memory lane.
Rise of the Blue Beetle!
Terror on Dinosaur Island!
Evil Under the Sea!
Invasion of the Secret Santas!