Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Episode 7 – Dawn of the Dead Man!
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Planet of the dogs? Not really sure what the hell was happening in the opening, but Batman fought a bunch of wolf people in a post-apocalypse aided by He-Man and Scruff McGruff… apparently. Either way it was cool. Some good action sequences.
PLAY THE HORNS! (I love the title sequence)
Ehhh… I get the cheesiness is the shtick, and I’m totally cool with plot device, but this episode was a little too offensive on the stupidity side of things. Batman’s in London fighting Gentlemen Ghost and ends up buried. He is able to become a ghost somehow–I must’ve missed the explanation–and seeks to find a way to free his body from its burial so he can return to life.
I’m on board I guess, keep going.
So Batman meets Deadman who shows him how to posses bodies. Thankfully Green Arrow and Speedy are in London as well, so Batman posses Speedy and convinces Green Arrow that it is Batman from beyond the grave. So the Arrows go to dig Batman up, and Batman and Deadman go after Gentleman Ghost, as ghosts.
I… OK, sure.
Then Batman and Gentleman Ghost get in a fist fight, a ghost fist fight. Deadman is there too, also ghost fist fighting. I kinda lost interest by that point, though I will say the very final scene of the episode was neat. Felt like 4 or 5 different writers worked on one episode this time. Ah well.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Season 1 Episode 1 – Beware My Power (Part 1)
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HOLY CRAP THAT WAS AWESOME!
This takes me right back to Geoff Johns early Green Lantern work–silly, exciting, adventurous and explosive! The Red Lanterns are on the prowl killing lone Green Lanterns in an area we later learn is called “frontier space”, the very edge of Guardian Space.
Hal is called to Oa for separate reasons, to stand trial for something foolish he did prior to the episode; off camera we’ll call it. However, a recently killed lantern’s ring arrives in time to derail the trial. Ganthet the Guardian convinces Hal to steal a baller prototype jet (that can apparently jump hundreds of billions of light years in minutes) to travel to frontier space and investigate, against the will of the rest of the Guardian council.
This leads to action, and effects and awesome. The decision to go with 3D modelling over traditional animation is perfect for this series, which takes on a look not all too different from Pixar’s The Incredibles.
But man, oh man I loved this. Brings me back to pre New 52… those were good times.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Season 1 Episode 2 – Beware My Power (Part 2)
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Yea, this show is great.
After sending the Reds blasting off agaaaaaaain, the GLs are reporting back to the Guardians. The Guardians are reprimanding Hal, while Kilowog tries to defuse the situation and explain the encounter with the Red Lanterns. The lead Guardian is feigning disbelief when Hal is distracted by a Red Lantern drone ship. Hal does his usual brash move and damages the warp core of the ship, trapping himself, Kilowog and the frontier GL named Rev.
Unable to return to Oa, they seek refuge on Rev’s home planet. Unsurprisingly a homing beacon was placed on their ship by the Reds. So Atrocitous and his giant world ship thing (which was completely insane) show up and some arse whoopin’ gets lain on the GLs. Unfortunately, Atrocitous was a bit of a let down. He is crazy and evil, but not crazy and evil enough. His new look isn’t nearly as terrifying or disgusting as it is in the comics either, but I can guess why. He still makes a great villain and his new digs, the giant ship I mentioned, is freaking sweet.
The ending isn’t so much an ending, more so a promise that this story has more to come. This is an early sign that this show will either rely heavily on a strong recurring plot thread or multi-episode arcs. I personally hope for the later, similar to the Justice League animated series, because it keeps the pace up and the setting fresh by introducing new villains and new plots through lots of small story arcs. Fingers crossed!