Sunday, February 21, 2010

Review: The Super-Batman of Planet X

This episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold starts normally enough, Batman disguised as Matches Malone partnering up with Dr. Magnus and The Metal Men facing off against some ruffian Space Criminals, when things go awry and Dr. Magnus blows their cover. A space fight ensues and our heroes come out on top!

Next up we see Batman and Green Arrow fighting even more space criminals, when a deflected shot (care of Batman saving Green Arrow's life) creates a wormhole and Batman is transported to the planet Zur En Arrh. After crash landing, our hero faces a criminal trying to make a young boy lose his parents over a family nick-nack, Batman saves the day, but after a scuffle, we see The Batman of Zur En Arrh, and his Bat-Radia! Ultimately, we see that The Batman of Zur En Arrh lives in a world much like the Metropolis of Earth and our Batman, Bruce Wayne of Earth, has gotten a gift of super powers from changing planets.

What's that? A Batman with super powers? That's right, he's your worst nightmare.

Overall, this is easily my favorite episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, it's exciting to see the writers and producers experimenting with alternate dimensions, and specifically the Batman of Zur En Arrh, and it's absolutely amazing to see the possibility of Batman with super powers, I don't want to give too much away because I really want you to watch it, but there are some hilarious statements of Batman's opinions of Superpowers and Superman. It's priceless, absolutely priceless.

Guest stars Kevin Conroy, Clancy Brown, and Dana Delaney playing mirrors of their classic takes on Batman, Lex Luthor, and Lois Lane, respectfully, bring a much needed nod the fantastic DC animated shows of the 1990's while still completely understanding the mood of the Brave and The Bold.

Exciting, fun, and hilarious, The Super-Batman of Planet X gets the highest rating that I could ever image.

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