Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This Might Actually Be Good......



A few years ago Cartoon Network had one of the coolest shows on TV: Justice League (which became the even better Justice League Unlimited). This show was a continuation of the Batman: The Animated Series universe (or what I like to call the Diniverse after co-creator Paul Dini) and even tied into the Batman Beyond cartoon. Anybody that's in their 20's or 30's (like me) got to see a great amount of good cartoons over the years: GI Joe, Transformers, Voltron, Super Friends, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends etc. but I personally felt that the Diniverse really had the best of all worlds when it came to animation, story and acting talent (Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy will always have a place as the voices of The Joker and Batman even with Heath Ledger's Oscar worthy performance). Of course Cartoon Network cancelled said awesome show and replaced it with crap like Naruto (sorry Ninjas don't wear Orange jumpsuits) and Yugi-Oh (Oh this is such a Pokemon ripoff). Be thankful CN that you have the Venture Bros. or I would have boycotted your channel years ago.
Anyway......
DC Comics and Warner Bros. have decided to go back to the drawing board with a new DC Universe show entitled Brave and the Bold. While Batman (played by Diedrich Bader of the Drew Carey show and other stuff) is the mainstay character, he teams up with other heroes of the DCU every week to fight the baddies. For the most part I passed on this one since it was aimed for younger viewers (ie. kids, the next up and coming generation of comic readers hopefully)and the animation didn't look as streamlined as the JLU but after looking at the above preview I'm going to give this one a shot.
JM DeMatteis wrote the episode and I like the fact that Guy Gardner and Hal Jordon (both non-participants of the JLU cartoon) are in this episode.

Airs this Friday on Cartoon Netwok (catch it now before they cancel it for another stupid anime show or crap version of Clone Wars) here's another clip.....

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