TV Review:Batman: The Brave and the Bold:Mystery in Space!

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Batman deals with two slightly manic-depressive superheroes and defeats an alien invasion on another world (Is it really an alien invasion if you are the alien)? in this weird, all-over-the-place season opener.

The Plot: Batman is called to Rann, the adopted home of Adam Strange for some silver age nuttiness, and Batman drags a depressed Aquaman along, because nothing says fun like morose Sea King.


EPISODE REVIEWS: Batman: The Brave and the Bold: ""Game Over for the Owlman" (Season 1, episode 13)

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Hi there! Republibot 3.0 here, filling in for R2, who's had an unfortunate confluence of movie tickets and VCR malfunctions and hence can not be with us today reviewing this show, even though it's his beat. I'll be pinch hitting on his behalf, but he'll be back next week.

Today's episode was the second half of the two-part season finale. If you're not up to speed, R2's review of part 1 is online here and if you are up to speed, here we go:


TV REVIEW: Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Deep Cover for Batman!

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"It's like a funhouse mirror.... of Evil"--- Batman

Batman visits a mirror universe after an Owl invades his belfry, and he has to go under cover in a parallel universe to get to the bottom of a not-so-alien invasion. To stop it, he must team with a version of his greatest enemy to defeat the Injustice Syndicate

Some spoilers ahead...


Roundtable Discussion #3: What Makes a Good Superhero Show?

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Republibot 2.0 says:
What makes a 'good' superhero show?

Republibot 1.0 says:
Interestingly enough, speaking of good superhero shows, I was just watching this:
it epitomizes what makes a good superhero show

Republibot 3.0 says:


TV REVIEW: Batman: The Brave and the Bold:The Eyes of Despero!

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"On Arbor Day
On Halloween night
No nose hair shall escape my sight"
- G'nort (Green Lantern of an empty space sector

Not since "The Green Loontern" have we seen so many Green Lanterns on screen. Oh yeah, and Batman too....

The 'before the teaser hero' (I Need to find a better term for that) was Doctor Fate. Although I like Fate, the whole sequence felt like a foregone conclusion.

(I'll be here all week, don't forget to engage in waitress tipping)


OPINION:Batman dies; Obama shakes Spider-Man's hand...

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Last week in the comics, Batman was murdered by evil itself and Spider-Man got to meet Barack Obama. So, three guesses as to what gets all the attention: Batman’s smoking corpse (yeah, they have a body. Yes, it’s really Bruce Wayne. Yes, he is quite dead by comic book standards) or Peter Parker’s brush with His Majesty, the most beneficent King Barack the First?

If you have to ask, you haven’t been hanging out here long enough.


TV Review:Batman(TBATB):Fall of the Blue Beetle (spoiler lite)

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Okay. They had a hook and I bit, hard.
The Ted Kord version of the Blue Beetle has never been seen in animation due to rights issues springing from the sale of the character to DC from Charlton comics back in the '70's. So, for fans of the character, like your faithful Republibot 2, when I saw that the character would be featured in the new Batman (The Brave and The Bold) episode-- I was really enthusiastic...

Well, I was until we got to the middle of this episode.


TV REVIEW: Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Deadman

Okay, there were some Easter Eggs in this one, and Republibot 36-24-36 caught most of 'em.

First, a review.

It was good, well paced fun. Covered some nifty origin stuff and was creepy without scaring Republibot 2.4.... Since he's seven, he's a pretty good creepy barometer.

Hm. I don't mean that he measures zombie atmospheric pressure.

Or maybe I do.

Short- Gentleman Ghost buries Batman alive, and so he enlists Green Arrow and Speedy and recruits Boston "Deadman" Brand in his disembodied battle.



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