Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the show?s first 13 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers. He even travels to a parallel world, becoming the villainous Owlman! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic-book styling and dry wit to crimefighting, Batman faces any peril ? including other heroes stealing the show ? in his relentless pursuit of justice.
“The Brave and the Bold” takes its title from the comic book series of the same name. Originally published as a anthology series, Brave and the Bold would cement its place in history with issue #38 which featured the first appearance of the Justice League of America. Following that successful debut, the comic became a series of team-up stories usually with Batman and another hero battling some menace they wouldn´t be able to handle on their own.
This Batman isn´t moping around in the Bat-Cave. He´s less intense and more fun-loving. Sure, he saw his parents murdered in front of his very eyes as a child, but he isn´t letting that get him down. He´s someone who actually enjoys the adventures and battles that come with costumed crime fighting.
The format for each episode usually begins with a prologue as Batman and another hero finishing up a case and rounding up the villain. Following the opener, the show begins as the Dark Knight joins forces with yet another superhero to do battle against the forces of evil.
The DVD set includes two discs containing the first 13 episodes of season one. There are no Special Features included.
While the new series is quite enjoyable, not everyone will like the lighter tone. It still deals with the serious issue of Bruce’s parents being killed, but doesn’t dwell on that topic. Most of the time it does a fairly good job of staying away from being too silly, but sometimes it does dip a little too low. The loud-mouthed, over-the-top Aquaman is the best example of when it goes too far. But if you really are a Batman fan, this DVD set will be a nice edition to your collection.