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Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season 2, Part Two
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I love this set of episodes. WHY? More Bat-Family member either make their first appearance or a return appearance.

Batgirl(Barbara Gordon) is feature in a teaser helping Batman clipped the wings of
Killer Moth. Which is a shout out to her first appearance in the comics in which Batgirl saves Bruce Wayne from Killer Moth.
She also appears next with Nightwing in the Batwoman episode.

Batwoman. Not quite the original Kathy Kane-Batwoman from the late 50's/early 60's comic but this Batwoman wears the same custome but her real id is Katrina Moldoff.
Named after Batman artist Sheldon Moldoff who recently passed away.
Riddler is the main villian but The Spinner and Tiger Shark get their 15 seconds of fame.

Bat-Mite Returns and he accidently gives the Joker his powers. YIKES.
Bad news for Batman.
Harley Quinn makes her first appearance. Way different then her B:TAS appearance.
Ten-Eye Man also gets his 30 seconds of fame thanks to Bat-Mite.

Vicki Vale make her first appearance on the teaser for "The Battle of the Superheroes". Batman and Robin dress as mummies to fight King Tut.
In the main feature Superman takes center stage. Lots of great homages to the
Superman comics of the 60's.

Knights of Tomorrow is a special episode as we get a peek at a possible future for Batman. Bruce and Selina marry and have a son.

Bat-Mite Hosts a special episode that features Batman and Robin in different forms.
First up is a MAD parody Batboy and Rubin.
Bat-Manga is 2nd with Mr Bader voicing the villian, Lord Death Man.
Finally its another Batman-Scooby Doo crossover with a special appearance by Weird Al.

Another teaser I like was the Rainbow Batman vs Firefly and his Rainbow Creature.
Lots of FUN stuff.

All in All is a great set of episodes. Solid 'A'.
Beware you might shed a tear or two at the end of DOOM PATROL episode. <SNIFF>
But then you will laugh out loud what happens to Batman and Batwoman. HAHAHAHA
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2012
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Batman and his "hammers of justice" are back for more heroic action in Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Two, Part Two. Gotham City is Batman's (Diedrich Bader) home town, but he often goes beyond its city limits in his crusade to uphold justice. Though Batman relies on his cunning, resourcefulness and vast supply of gadgets to save the day, he's not above of having a little superhero backup close when the Earth is threatened from such formidable foes like Starro and Darkseid. In this collection of 14 action-packed episodes, Batman teams up with Superman, the Flash, Booster Gold, Bwana Beast, Firestorm, Plastic Man, the Freedom Fighters, the Doom Patrol and the Marvel Family against evildoers from Earth and beyond. Based on the comic book series published by DC Comics, this light adaptation offers an amusing mix of old-school comic book action and refreshing humor. The 2-disc DVD set includes such standout episodes like the two-parter The Siege of Starro!, Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!, Emperor Joker!, The Criss Cross Conspiracy!, The Knights of Tomorrow!, Darkseid Descending!, Battle of the Superheroes! and Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!.

If you enjoy Silver Age comics, then Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Two, Part Two is another fine addition to your DCAU superhero collection. All 14 episodes of the hit Cartoon Network series are presented in 1.78:1 widescreen format. Like the previous DVDs, both picture quality and 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo are pretty solid. Except for the digital comic for Batman: The Brave and the Bold #15 and a few trailers, there are no supplemental material on this 2-disc set. Overall, Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Two, Part Two is a pretty simple but well recommended bargain purchase, and scores a "B-".
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
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When I ordered this DVD, I checked online to make sure the unaired-in-America episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" was going to be included. There was even an interview stating that the episode would indeed be included. Its yet another "jerk the fans around" move by DC's Animation department - and it really stinks.

The episodes are good. No special features, though. (Well, nothing of worth, anyway.) These DVDs really could have used some commentary, especially since so many obscure characters appear in the show. I certainly would have liked to have heard some of the creators talk about the show. Although DC has never been "that" good with doing commentary -- Batman and Superman DVD sets usually only have 3 or 4 episodes with commentary. But this seems like an abdication, to simply not even try anymore. Who knows - maybe the DVDs are cheaper because of this.

There is one episode on the disk I wasn't expecting, because it aired as if it where the premiere of season 3. The episode where Superman fights Batman! There are so many wonderful references to Silver Age Superman wackiness - that you simply could not do in any other animated series.

There's also a silver lining, regarding the unaired Matches Malone episode. They now are saying it will be included on the Season 3 DVD set. Here's hoping they aren't lying again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I guess it was only a matter of time before the dour Darknight Detective resurfaced (cackle away, Frank Miller). We should count ourselves lucky that for three seasons BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD was on the air, giving us a less brooding Caped Crusader. This DVD collection offers up the rest of the Season 2 episodes... sort of. For whatever reason, this set excludes "The Mask of Matches Malone!" (which instead will be inserted in the Season 3 set). In its stead, we get an episode that was broadcast in Season 3: "Battle of the Superheroes!"

While, tonally, this series steeps itself in DC's breezier, sillier Silver Age, and while it presents a protagonist who at times channels the Tick in his crimefighting aphorisms (although Bats is no Aquaman in that regard), it doesn't shirk from addressing darker themes. Such as the death of several heroes. Although most of Season 2 trots out stand-alone adventures, there is one overarching thread, and it concerns that epic space marauder Starro. Lend an ear to Starro's bit of braggadocio: "For untold eons I have roamed the cosmos, conquering and devouring all who cross my path. Those few who resisted my will eventually succumbed. Thus it has been and shall ever be." As depicted in previous episodes of Season 2, one by one, most of Earth's heroes have fallen to Starro's brainwashing spores. This arc culminates tragically in "The Siege of Starro! Parts 1 & 2."

As usual, each episode is kicked off by a teaser segment, and this is just the showmakers throwing out this and that storyline to see which might prove popular enough to be later expanded into a full episode. One such teaser (in "The Knights of Tomorrow!") has the Question sneaking about on Apokalips, and this prequel pays off in "Darkseid Descending!" as the forces of Apokalips invade Earth.

Several episodes stand out for me, and they mostly involve Batman's sharing screen time with DC's lesser known capes. "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!" co-stars perhaps my favorite Flash, Jay Garrick (or as one of Flash's Rogues Gallery remarks: "It's just Geezer Flash."). "The Criss Cross Conspiracy!" - featuring Batwoman - is a gas as it has Batman the victim of a hilarious body swap. In "Cry Freedom Fighters!" a cynical Plastic Man is recruited by Uncle Sam to join his Freedom Fighters. "Darkseid Descending" showcases my all-time favorite incarnation of the Justice League. One of the stories in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" has Batman teaming up with Scooby Doo. While that's not quite as awesome as Batman's hanging out with Space Ghost (Season 3's "Bold Beginnings!"), it's almost as.

Possible plot SPOILERS now for this volume's episodes:

- "The Siege of Starro! Parts 1 & 2" - In the face of an impending alien invasion and with most of Earth's heroes possessed by Starro, Bats, Booster Gold, Firestorm, B'wana Beast, and Billy Batson make their last stand.

- "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!" - Prequel: Bats and the Outsiders foil Kobra's latest warped scheme of world domination. Then, Batman is haunted by the ghost of Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash. Can Kid Flash and the Golden Age Flash reconcile their differences as they (and Batman) time travel to a 25th Century ruled by Professor Zoom?

- "The Last Patrol!" - Prequel: Featuring Batgirl's debut as Batman is pinned by Killer Moth. Then, the World's Strangest Heroes, the Doom Patrol, even though long since disbanded, is marked for assassination.

- "Menace of the Madniks!" - Prequel: Ma Murder's artillery ain't no match for Batman and the Haunted Tank and its driver, the ghost of General Jeb Stuart. Then, Booster Gold, missing his best friend, Ted Kord, something fierce, journeys to the past to have one last adventure with the Silver Age Blue Beetle. But since this is Booster Gold, he efs up the time stream.

- "Emperor Joker!" - Prequel: In a homage to DETECTIVE COMICS issue #241 and BATMAN issue #134, it's Robin and Rainbow Batman versus the Firefly. Then, in a very self-aware episode, the irritating otherdimensional Bat-Mite mistakenly cedes his reality-bending powers to the Joker who then proceeds to remake the world in his own image.

- "The Criss Cross Conspiracy!" - Prequel: When Atom's bio-belt breaks and strands Atom and Batman in a diminished state while fighting the Bug-Eyed Bandit, can Aquaman, er, size them up? Then, a vengeance-minded heiress swaps bodies with the Darknight Detective. Featuring a bunch of the Bat Family.

- "Plague of the Prototypes!" - Prequel: During World War II, Batman joins Sgt.Rock, G.I. Robot, and Easy Company on a mission. Then, when Black Mask takes over control of Batman's six patrol 'bots, the Caped Crusader must rely on Ace the Bat-Hound and his eager but untested robot, Proto. Featuring the voice of Adam West as Proto.

- "Cry Freedom Fighters!" - Prequel: With Batman unavailable, rookie hero Star Girl receives unexpected help from the new Blue Beetle against the Mantis. Then, let freedom reign as a "patriotic" Plastic Man teams up with Batman and the Freedom Fighters to thwart the invasion of the Weaponeers of Qward.

- "The Knights of Tomorrow!" - Prequel: Guided by Batman, the Question infiltrates Apokalips to unearth proof of Darkseid's dark designs on Earth. Then, a fanciful tale of the future has Bruce Wayne marrying Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) and passing on the mantle of Batman to Nightwing even as he trains his young son Damian in all things crimefighty.

- "Darkseid Descending!" - Prequel: Killer Frost seeks to extinguish an old flame: jock coach Ronnie Raymond (a.k.a. one half of Firestorm). Then, Batman assembles the squabbling Justice League International to fend off Darkseid's global assault on Earth.

- "Battle of the Superheroes!" - Prequel: From the Secret Files of the Bat-Computer: A mummy-costumed Batman and Robin put the wraps on the Pharoah and his zombie henchmen. Then, it's a World's Finest sighting as Bats visits Metropolis for a series of villain-stomping adventures with his old chum, Superman. But then the Man of Steel is exposed to red kryptonite and turns eeeeevil.

- "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" - Bat-Mite hosts a peek at three incarnations of Batman. First up is Mad magazine's parody, "Bat Boy and Rubin." Then, in a nod at Jiro Kuwata's manga Batman, Batman and Robin brace Lord Death Man. Finally, Batman teams up with Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang as they seek to rescue the kidnapped "Weird Al" Yankovic from the clutches of the Joker and the Penguin.

- "The Malicious Mr. Mind!" - Prequel: In present-day Gotham, Batman, Kamandi, and Dr. Canus search for an ancient artifact to defeat Misfit. Then, in Fawcett City, when Batman is blasted with a de-aging ray, can he and the Marvel Family thrash the Monster Society of Evil before nappy time? This episode is so damn cute.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2012
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I love this series a lot - I am sorry that it was cancelled, but now I get to watch it in reruns!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
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Batman the Brave and the Bold was an excellent series, and a worthy successor to BTAS,and justice league. The purists out there, angry that it wasn't the grim dark series they've been howling for, ignored it and ushered in its untimely demise. Thankfully, enough open minded fans have purchased the previous sets, making sure that WB continues to release them.

Make no mistake; if WB feels that people aren't interested in this series, they will stop production on the box sets. I wait for the day that they give this excellent show the respect it deserves, namely full Blu-ray seasons with extras, but until that day comes these sets will have to do.

To be fair, you get a nice amount of content for very little money. This set comes with fourteen action packed episodes, guaranteed to satisfy. From Uncles Sam showing bad guys the stars and stripes, to an epic battle against the lord of Apokolips, Darkseid, this set doesn't disappoint. No, it isn't in HD,and no, there still aren't any extras. If enough of us buy these, very worthwhile, sets though, that sends the message to WB that we like this series and are willing to pay for it. The hammers of justice have lost none of their potency, and you'll love watching every swing they take.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2013
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I am a huge fan of Batman in many of his incarnations (and comic books as well). I am also a father who enjoys sharing this love with my child. I first brainwashed my daughter into loving Batman with the old Adam West TV show which she LOVES. I then continued with Batman the Animated Series, which is considered to be THE definitive interpretation of Batman on TV. It was a little dark for her, but she enjoyed it to a point.

When this show first came on I was at first a little dissappointed by the degree of campiness, but they won me over with the numerous obscure guest heroes. Bwana Beast, the Metal Men, Bat-Mite, Kamandi, the Original Omac, and so many many more... I quickly fell in love with this show, and so did my daughter. There are many nods thorughout the series to old tv shows (The Plastic Man animated series) Old obscure comic book stories (Batman saves Abe Lincoln from a robotic John Wilkes Booth on an Alternate Earth.) So may references I am not sure I caught them all.

This series is a little silly. They mix music and comedy with Batman. It deliberately chooses weird second or third tier villians for Batman to fight. It mixes 1960's campy Batman comics with the current DCU Canon, and does it very well. Some people may not be able to unclench enough to enjoy this, BUT IT IS VERY VERY FUN! In my opinion, it ranks just below the Batman Animated Series. Batman does not always HAVE to be dark and brooding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2013
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My 3 yr old loves this series, (i do too, SSSSSHHHHHHH) but episodes are great and very watchable with the family
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
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This 2 disc set continues the much loved BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD series, presenting the final 143 episodes from Season Two. It's filled with some of the greatest and sometimes most obscure heroes of all time including Anthro, B'wana Beast, The Metal men, The Doom Patrol, Black Orchid, The Haunted Tank, Stargirl, Ace the Bat Hound and even Bat Boy and Rubin. Villains include Darksied, Mantis, The Maniaks, Felix Faust, Harley Quin and Starro the Conqueror. Guest voices include Adam West and John Wesley Shipp(the 1990's FLASH). A must have for anyone who grew up with the Silver Age!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2012
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This is a great edition to any Batman Fan's Collection.
Altough, Warner Bros is not doing the right thing to its
Very Loyal Customer Base by releasing these series as
Season 1 Part 1 and then Part 2.... Season 2 Part 1 and 2.
They should make one release of the entire season.
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