Episode Title: “Sidekicks Assemble!”
Original Air Date: January 22, 2010
I Like the Teen Titans a lot, as do many comic book readers. Among the Teen Titans, perhaps the member most beloved by fans is Night Wing, and this episode is an indulgent adventuring catering to the many Night Wing faithful in the world. The question is, is this episode simply pandering to an easily satisfied audience, or is there a satisfying adventure to accompany it? read on to find out!
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Episode Title: “The Golden Age of Justice!”
Original Air Date: January 15, 2010
I have always been fond of Golden Age heroes, and in particular the first DC super team, the Justice Society of America. I’ve never been able to pinpoint the affinity, maybe because the are less seen in comics and cartoons and seem like something special, or maybe I am just drawn to the different styles provided by there costumes and powers. Either way, I was excited when I saw the title for this episode, but would I be satisfied with the content? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!”
Original Air Date: January 8, 2010
So if you’ve ever wondered what National Lampoon’s Vacation would be like if Clark Griswold was the King of Atlantis, well today’s your day, because we’ve got it in this episode. We get to join Aquaman and his family on a farcical romp across America in a rented RV. This seems like a different type of episode, but in this series different has come to be expected.
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Episode Title: “Revenge of the Reach!”
Original Air Date: January 1, 2010
So ever since the first episode of the first season, I have not enjoyed episodes featuring the third Blue Beetle. Here we have another Jaime Reyes centered episode, so it is starting with one strike against it. I’m not sure why the creators are so determined to make me enjoy Reyes, but for some reason they just won’t quit shoving this petulant teen hero in my face. Will they finally get me to come around on the twerp? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Long Arm of the Law!”
Original Air Date: December 11, 2009
This episode is full of great stuff. We have a bumbling sidekick, a baby superhero, a ridiculous villain, and last but most definitely not least, Plastic Man. All of these elements combine in a celebration of just how much fun the more ridiculous side of comic books and comic book characters can be. So what circumstances lead to this confluence of characters? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Death Race to Oblivion!”
Original Air Date: November 20, 2009
So this episode gives us an homage to the Roger Corman produced Death Race 2000, seem like an odd choice for a family show, but it was a lot of fun just the same. I can say that I, for one, have always wanted to see a no holds barred vehicular race across a barren wasteland featuring Batman, the Joker, Green Arrow, Guy Gardner and Woozy Winks, so I’ve got that going for me.
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Season one impressions
Re-watching the entire first season of this show has left me a bit perplexed. I had memories of really liking this series, but over the past 26 weeks I have frequently found myself underwhelmed with what I thought was going to be a really fun exercise. I know that the appeal of this show for me has always been that it contains the largest and most diverse cast of DC comics characters of any show to date, but that appeal is somewhat of a novelty, and by definition, novelties are only novel when they’re new. So I guess I am just finding a really wordy way of saying that it didn’t hold up as well as expected.
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Episode Title: “The Fate of Equinox!”
Original Air Date: November 13, 2009
So we have the season finale folks, are you excited? It’s time for Batman’s inaugural season of team up adventures to draw to a close, and it’s been a bumpy ride. We finally get to see a resolution to the Equinox story line, But will it end with a bang or fizzle out? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Mayhem of the Music Meister!”
Original Air Date: October 23, 2009
Do you like musicals? Do you like West Side Story style Dance fights? Do you like Neil Patrick Harris? If you answered yes to any of these, today is your lucky day! This is the musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, probably the most highly praised episode of the series, smashingly premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and Emmy nominated. It has been called one of television’s best musicals (by Wikipedia). The question remains, did I enjoy it? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Inside the Outsiders!”
Original Air Date: November 6, 2009
I suppose that I like Nightmare on Elmstreet as much as the next guy, and I guess the same goes for Inception, but I feel like stories featuring “dream warriors” are a bit formulaic. In this episode Batman and the Outsiders take a trip to Freddie Kreuger-land courtesy of Psycho Pirate. Will they avoid the typical story telling pitfalls? Read on to find out.
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