When Batman: The Brave and the Bold premiered back in 2008 I made a mental note to check it out, but it took me over a year before I caught an episode and I was impressed. I was even more impressed when I watched 5 back to back episodes a few days later. Why was I impressed? Well besides being well written, animated and voice acted, Batman: The Brave and the Bold also captures what I enjoyed about Batman as kid, before things got constantly Dark. It is a Batman who is entertaining and not always grim, yet still very dangerous. Sure I like the Dark Knight stuff, but I like to see DC playing around with their most popular character. The results to date have been very refreshing and to me it is the best translation of golden age Batman ever to be put on television. Oh, and the guest heroes team-ups are something to look forward to week after week.
That is why I was very excited to see Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season One, Part One was being released on DVD. A DVD had been released about a year ago that had a mere 4 episodes on it, sort of a “Best of”. But this Disc is the first 13 episodes of the series in chronological order, which is a relief to me, since I like to own both own all episodes and usually try to watch them in order. Hopefully this sets WB and CN on a path towards full volumes and eventually a boxset.