Batman: the Brave and the Bold is honestly one of the best superhero shows because it leans so heavily into the camp and silliness of comics. I fully expected it to be ridiculous such that only children could enjoy it, but started watching it on DCU and was blown away by how good it is!
For one, it’s not just Batman in it. It has Batman as an established hero who regularly gets involved in other heroes adventures since he’s just that good. You see so so many characters throughout the show and it reminds me of Justice League Unlimited (one of my faves).
The show leans into the campiness of silver age comics with absolute acceptance that this is all ridiculous if you think about it too hard. Yet the characters are portrayed so accurately and true to the essence of what makes them each unique. We get full side characters and an excellent Batman.
The season 2 episode “chill of the night!” showcases how they understand who Batman is in a way live action and animation haven’t always been able to achieve. Diedrich Bader is an amazing voice for Batman and delivers all the lines so perfectly.
Ace wears a mask to crime fight. It’s amazing. Check it out for more wild nonsense.