Editor’s Note: Kara Young is the eight-year-old daughter of regular Comics Bulletin reviewer Thom Young. She has contributed ten reviews to the site over the past two and a half years, which is why she was sent a copy of the DVD collection Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One, Part Two. The following is her review of the collection.
I like Batman: The Brave and the Bold because it is a very exciting show. I enjoy how Batman always teams up with a different superhero each time rather than the show always having the same characters. It makes it more interesting to see how Batman gets along with different superheroes.
The characters are always drawn really well, and they look just like the characters in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold comic book. I like it when the cartoons and the comic books look the same–like how the Young Justice cartoon looks like the current Young Justice comic book, but not like the old Young Justice comic books that DC has been reprinting.
Anyway, I have a lot of fun watching Batman: The Brave and the Bold with my dad, and the only thing I don’t like about the show is that they don’t include Ace the Bat-Hound enough. He’s my favorite Batman character, and I don’t get to see him as much now that they no longer show the Krypto cartoon on TV.
One of my favorite episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold is not on the current disk because it’s from the second season–the episode that has Bat-Mite telling about Batman’s strangest cases and we see Batman meet Scooby-Doo. I like Scooby-Doo a lot, and I think it would be a great idea if Batman and Ace teamed up with Scooby-Doo.
As for the episodes that are on the “Season One, Part Two” DVD, my favorite is “Legends of the Dark-Mite” because I think Bat-Mite is funny. I also liked “Mayhem of the Music Meister” because it was funny to see all of the superheroes singing songs during the show. Those are also two of the episodes that my dad liked and didn’t fall asleep for a few seconds while he was watching them with me. I get annoyed when he has to rewind part of the show because he fell asleep and missed a couple of minutes.
My dad also liked “When OMAC Attacks” because he likes Jack Kirby’s characters a lot. I’ve read Kirby’s OMAC comic books, and the show did a good job of showing OMAC, but I like the funny episodes and the ones that have animals in them. Last week’s episode on Cartoon Network had Krypto in it because Batman teamed up with Superman, so I liked that episode a lot.
Overall, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a great show that is a lot like the comic book. About the only difference is that in the comic book Batman often tells the story himself, but he doesn’t usually tell the story in the show.