Sunday, January 11, 2009
Batman: Brave and the Bold. Best Batman animated series in a while!!
If you haven't seen Batman: Brave and the Bold just yet, I highly recommend you check it out. It's definitely given me something good to watch while I wait for the Doctor Who Specials to be broadcasted in America.
When I first saw the ad's for the series, I wasn't sure how I was going to take it. But I really like it!!
Especially Diedrich Bader who does the voice for Batman. You might remember him as Drew Carey's goofy friend Oswald from the Drew Carey show or the neighbor with the mullet in Office Space.
His voice is really fits the more Dick Sprang/Sheldon Moldoff of the 1950's and 1960's comic books. He's and Jeremy Sisto (Justice League: New Frontiers) have been the best Batman voices I've heard in a while as far as an animated series is concerned. But I like how the series takes a lighter tone with Batman teaming him up with other superheroes from the DC Universe.
I really enjoyed the last episode which featured R. Lee Ermey (of Mail Call and Full Metal Jacket) as an aged superhero Wildcat. Wildcat became somewhat a precursor to Batman in the post-Crisis DC Universe. The lines R. Lee Ermey spoke as Wildcat had me in stitches. It's definitely my favorite episode in the series thus far apart from the episodes that feature Green Arrow. And the one with Aquaman as a pompous windbag is a hoot as well.
Definitely a series worth checking out if you have nothing to do on a Friday night.