80 Years of Batman Reviews of Batman the Brave and the Bold complete collection Review by Ryan Balkwill

17-06-2019 12:06

Genre: Action, Adventure, Animated, Superhero & Comedy-drama

Developed by James Tucker,

Michael Jelenic

Based on: Batman

by Bill Finger and Bob Kane

Voiced by Diedrich Bader, Corey Burton, John DiMaggio, Will Friedle, Tom Kenny & James Arnold Taylor.

The Plot: The caped crusader teams up with several other DC Comics heroes for new adventures based on the comic book series `The Brave and the Bold’.

Pros: This show was a cartoony take on the DC Comics Universe and it was a fun show for 3 Seasons, this series 1-3 shown very memorable supported versions of these characters like Auqaman, Jamie Reyes / Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, Booster Gold, Shazam, this version of the joker, Doctor Fate, Firestorm & many more, & the show doesn’t take itself seriously.

Cons: I am sad that this show doesn’t get the credit it deserves for making this show set this show in a comic-bookie world & some story & character arcs were better than others.

The Casts:

Principal cast

  • Diedrich Bader– Batman/Bruce Wayne/Matches Malone, Green Lantern (Kilowog), Ace, Owlman, Solomon Grundy, Punch, Gorilla Boss, Batman (Damian Wayne), Lord Death Man, Creepy Usher, Caveman Batman, Pirate Batman, Batmanicus, Robot Batman, Musketeer, Teen Batman
  • Jeff Bennett– Joker/Red Hood, OMAC, Captain Marvel, Batman’s Singing Voice, Rubberneck, Abra Kadabra, Joker-Mite, Joker Jr., Rubin, Penguin (Scooby-Doo version), Prez Richards, El Gaucho, Ultra-Humanite, Starman
  • Corey Burton– Red Tornado, Silver Cyclone, Thomas Wayne (in “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”), False-Face, Doctor Mid-Nite,  William Milton Magnus, Mercury, Chancellor Gor-Zonn, General Zahl, Killer Moth, Batman (Bat-Manga version), Joker (Scooby-Doo version), Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
  • John DiMaggio– Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd, Tiger Soldier, Typhon, Enemy Ace, Ubu, Faceless Hunter, Black Adam, Black Mask, Tattoo, Pharaoh, Toyman, Vigilante, Hellgrammite,  Freeze, Legionnaire, Captain Boomerang, Owen
  • Will Friedle– Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes, Scarlet Scarab, Lazy Eye
  • Tom Kenny– Plastic Man, Baby Face, Ray, Deadshot, Mirror Master, ‘Mazing Man
  • James Arnold Taylor– Green Arrow, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Blue Bowman, Major Disaster, Wotan, Nabu, Mark Desmond, Arges, Leslie “Rocky” Davis, Alpha-Red, I. Robot, Jace

Special guest cast

  • Morena Baccarin– Cheetah
  • Edoardo Ballerini– Vulture, Jack
  • Xander Berkeley– Sinestro
  • Clancy Brown– Per Degaton, Rohtul
  • Gabrielle Carteris– Vicki Vale, Princess Laethwen
  • Patrick Cavanaugh– Robin (Damian Wayne)
  • Mindy Cohn– Velma Dinkley
  • Jeffrey Combs– Kite Man
  • Kevin Conroy– Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, Phantom Stranger
  • Tim Conway– Weeper
  • Olivia d’Abo– Elasti-Girl
  • Diane Delano– Big Barda
  • Dana Delany– Vilsi Vaylar
  • Michael Dorn– Bane, Kru’ll the Eternal
  • Greg Ellis[1]– Gentleman Ghost, Doctor Fate, Cavalier, Dr. Canus, Hawk, Thomas Wayne (in “Dawn of the Deadman!”), Shrapnel,  Mind, Big Headed Batman
  • Lee Ermey– Wildcat
  • Oded Fehr– Equinox
  • Ellen Greene– Mrs. Manface
  • Ioan Gruffudd– Blue Beetle Scarab, Matthew “Red” Ryan
  • Mark Hamill– Spectre
  • Neil Patrick Harris– Music Meister
  • Tippi Hedren– Hippolyta
  • John Michael Higgins– Riddler
  • William Katt– Hawkman
  • Wallace Langham– Ocean Master
  • Loren Lester– Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
  • Vicki Lewis– Wonder Woman
  • Matthew Lillard– Shaggy Rogers
  • Carl Lumbly– Tornado Champion/Tornado Tyrant
  • Tim Matheson– Jarvis Kord
  • David McCallum– Merlin
  • Ted McGinley– “Aquaman 2”
  • Andy Milder– Flash (Jay Garrick)
  • Richard Moll– Lew Moxon, Two-Face (in “Chill of the Night!“)
  • Phil Morris– Fox, Jonah Hex
  • Laraine Newman– Ms. Minerva
  • Julie Newmar– Martha Wayne (in “Chill of the Night!“)
  • Gary Owens– Space Ghost
  • Hunter Parrish– Kid Flash, Geo-Force
  • Ron Perlman– Doctor Double X
  • Jim Piddock– Calendar Man/Calendar King, Doctor Watson, Doctor Sivana, Shazam, Thaddeus Jr.
  • James Remar– Two-Face
  • Roger Rose– Superman
  • Paul Reubens– Bat-Mite
  • Henry Rollins– Robotman
  • Michael Rosenbaum– Deadman
  • Jeffrey Ross– Himself
  • Stephen Root– Penguin, Woozy Winks, Planet Master, Killer Croc
  • Peter Scolari– Atom (Ray Palmer)
  • Tom Everett Scott– Booster Gold
  • Jennifer Seman– Star Sapphire
  • Armin Shimerman– Calculator, Psycho-Pirate, Walter Mark “Prof” Haley, Guardians of the Universe
  • John Wesley Shipp– Professor Zoom/Reverse-Flash
  • K. Simmons– Guardians of the Universe, Evil Star, Kyle “Ace” Morgan
  • Cree Summer– Vixen
  • Jeffrey Tambor– Crazy Quilt
  • Tony Todd– Astaroth
  • Alan Tudyk– Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Michael T. Weiss– Adam Strange
  • Adam West– Thomas Wayne (in “Chill of the Night!“), Proto-Bot
  • Wil Wheaton– Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
  • Michael Jai White– Tattooed Man
  • Gary Anthony Williams– Fun Haus, Mongul, Mongal
  • Tyler James Williams– Jason Rusch/Firestorm
  • Wade Williams– Mantis, Supreme Chairman of Qward
  • Thomas F. Wilson– Sportsmaster, Catman
  • Henry Winkler– Ambush Bug
  • Peter Woodward– Caesar, Ra’s al Ghul
  • Michael-Leon Wooley– Kalibak, Darkseid
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic– Himself, Mr. Star

Additional voices

  • Sebastian Bader – Robin (Future)
  • Dee Bradley Baker– Clock King, Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon, Felix Faust, Brain, Chemo, Scarecrow, Ace the Bat-Hound, Oberon, Ramjam, Dove, Brother Eye, GPA Operative, Fisherman, Professor Malachi Zee, Tin, Professor Milo, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Starro Titan, Haunted Tank, Madniks, Bug-Eyed Bandit, Copperhead, Mister Atom, Misfit, Warren Griffith, Vincent Velcro,  Elliot “Lucky” Taylor, John Wilkes Booth, Punchichi, Krypto The Super-Dog and Baby Batman
  • Gregg Berger– Hammer Toes, Brain Scientist, Police Captain, Crime Boss, Creature King
  • Brian Bloom– Iron, Oxygen, Creeper, Rip Hunter, Captain Atom
  • Steve Blum– Heat Wave, Captain Cold
  • Andrea Bowen– Talia al Ghul
  • Ian Buchanan– Sherlock Holmes
  • Cathy Cavadini– Alanna Strange, Jan, Ruby Ryder, Fiona,  Myrra Rhodes
  • Grey DeLisle– Fire, Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance), Black Canary (Dinah Drake), Daphne Blake, Robin (Dick Grayson) (Bat-Manga version), Dala
  • John DeVito – Captain Marvel Jr.
  • Sean Donnellan – Elongated Man, Steve Trevor
  • Robin Atkin Downes– Weather Wizard, Kobra, Firefly, Ten-Eyed Man
  • Bill Fagerbakke– Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, Lead, Helium, Riddler Henchman
  • Nika Futterman– Lashina, Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • James Garrett – Alfred Pennyworth
  • Zachary Gordon – Young Bruce Wayne, Young Aqualad
  • Richard Green– General Kreegaar
  • Kim Mai Guest– Katana (in “Inside the Outsiders!”)
  • Nicholas Guest– Question, Martian Manhunter
  • Jennifer Hale– Ramona, Poison Ivy (in “Chill of the Night!“), Zatanna, Killer Frost, Ice
  • David K. Hill – Negative Man
  • Sirena Irwin– Mera, Lois Lane
  • Lauri Johnson– Ma Murder
  • Mikey Kelley– Kamandi
  • Lex Lang– Doctor Polaris, Hourman, Gold, Hydrogen, Alloy, Wildcat (Young in “The Golden Age of Justice!”), Batman (Dick Grayson)
  • Hope Levy – Stargirl, Phantom Lady
  • Yuri Lowenthal– Mister Miracle, Prince Tuftan, Bulletman, Ben Tennyson
  • Tress MacNeille– Ms. Gatsby
  • Jason Marsden– Paco, Speedy, Robin (Dick Grayson) (Scooby-Doo version)
  • Vanessa Marshall– Poison Ivy (in “The Mask of Matches Malone!”), Katrina Moldoff/Batwoman
  • Richard McGonagle– Sardath, Professor Carter Nichols, Chief, Perry White, Brainiac
  • Scott Menville– Metamorpho
  • Jason C. Miller– Doll Man, Black Condor
  • Pat Musick– Martha Wayne (in “Dawn of the Deadman!”)
  • Ryan Ochoa– Speedy (Young in “Sidekicks Assemble!”)
  • Peter Onorati– Joe Chill
  • Vyvan Pham– Katana (in “Enter the Outsiders!”)
  • Alexander Polinsky– Slug, G’nort, Jimmy Olsen
  • Rachel Quaintance – Carol Ferris
  • Enn Reitel– Chancellor Deraegis
  • Peter Renaday– Uncle Sam, Abraham Lincoln
  • Kevin Michael Richardson– Black Manta, B’wana Beast, Despero, General Steppenwolf, Blockbuster, Detective Chimp, Monsieur Mallah, Starro, Telle-Teg, Barack Obama, Lex Luthor, Mister Mxyzptlk, Heroes Voiceover
  • Bumper Robinson– Black Lightning
  • Roger Rose– WHIZ Reporter Tom Tyler, Superman, Amazo
  • Eliza Schneider– Baroness Paula Von Gunther, Georgette Taylor
  • Jeremy Shada– Robin (Dick Grayson) (Young)
  • Zack Shada– Aqualad
  • James Sie– Atom (Ryan Choi), Dyna-Mite
  • Jane Singer – Jewelee
  • Meghan Strange– Harley Quinn
  • Preston Strother– Arthur Curry Jr., Kyle
  • Tara Strong– Huntress,   Billy Batson, Mary Marvel, Georgia Sivana, Kid Batman, Toddler Batman
  • Gary Anthony Sturgis– Bronze Tiger
  • Fred Tatasciore– Mutant Master, Arsenal,  Rock, Major Force
  • Hynden Walch– Platinum, Carbon Dioxide
  • Frank Welker– Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones, Pingu, Batboy, Batman (Bruce Wayne)(Scooby-Doo version)
  • Billy West– Skeets, Professor Farnsworth
  • Mae Whitman– Batgirl
  • Tyrel Jackson Williams– Chris
  • Crawford Wilson– Robin/Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
  • Marc Worden– Kanjar Ro,  Matthew Shrieve
  • Tatyana Yassukovich – Morgaine le Fay
  • Keone Young– GPA Operative

 

I recommend this show to everyone who is a DC Comic Fan.

Rating: 7 out of 10 Stars

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