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Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Despite the fact that I still read a lot of super-hero comics (I’m especially enjoying DC’s Rebirth stuff right now), I haven’t found myself interested in watching the plethora of super-hero cartoons that have been produced in recent years, both on the DC and Marvel sides. The last super-hero cartoon I remember really enjoying was the original Batman: The Animated Series. Yesterday I spotted the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series on Netflix (and strangely, they only have seasons 2 and 3, and not the first one), and from the preview screen, I liked the character designs I was seeing (sorta 60s/Kirby-esque) and so decided to give an episode a try. Well, that led to me immediately watching 2-3 more episodes. I’ve having an absolute blast watching the series and am surprisingly in love with it, starting with the character designs and general look of the show, but also the fun and slapstick tone of it, which at times feels very self-referential. It’s also fun seeing Batman team up with so many characters (the premise is that each episode is a teamup with someone/someones). Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of classic animation.

By Jean Snow

Senior Manager, Esports at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.