When Batman: The Brave and the Bold was first announced as a new series coming to Cartoon Network, the reaction that another Batman cartoon was coming was high. When the first trailer was released for the series, there was a lot of critics including me that this might be the wrong direction to take the character. As it turns out, the critics and I were wrong. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a perfect mixture of children amusement and adult nods.
Warner Bros. has released a collection of the first 13 episodes on August 17. They have previously released separate volumes that included four episodes a piece. I always thought that those were a huge waste of money, especially at least ten dollars a piece. This part, unfortunately, is not much better. Even though there are thirteen episodes collected on this set, it still seems as if Warner Bros. is trying to cash in on as many releases as possible.
The two-disc set includes the first thirteen episodes of the show. The first episodes really didn't have a whole lot of good things. The exceptions of course being the "Invasion of the Secret Santas" episode, which is still one of my favorite episodes, and the episodes featuring Owlman.
As far as special features go, there are none. Well, there is a trailer for Lego Harry Potter, but does that even count? With BTBTB getting its own video game in the coming weeks, why wasn't there at least an advertisement for that? Sometimes, I really don't understand the marketing department for these releases.
Overall, I think the show is great, but I want to have complete seasons, not parts. I also want at least some special features. The lack of features and the simple word "Part" makes we say wait another year or two for the complete seasons or even complete series to be released.
You can buy it here on Amazon.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 1:
Reviewed by Dustin