Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 2 Episode 4

Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!

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Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jan 08, 2010 on Cartoon Network
8.9
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Aquaman inadvertently finds trouble while going on vacation with his son and wife, and is forced to rescue Batman from the Penguin. First, however, Batman must travel back in time to join forces with Enemy Ace against an alien invader.

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  • Aquaman Road Warrior

    9.5
    Aquaman is my second favorate character in this series. And for the record I really do like the superhero Aquaman whom I think is the most underrated superhero. Aquaman to me is sort of a Tarzan like character but from the sea, and his character really has a lot on his plate to deal with from most of the problem in the sea as well as a few problems on land and both sets of problems can coralate with one another which cause more problems. So yeah it's not easy to be Aquaman, if you want great stories on him read the Peter David run it's awesome. Anyway Aquaman in Brave and the Bold to me he's sort of like Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation" kinda a man's man but from a different era. He has this naivity and tries to apply his values to our era and the results are always a bit mixed but do turn out well in the end.

    This episode is kinda doing "National Lampoon's Vacation" only it's with superheroes and villians and like in that movie a lot of crazy crap happens along the road. I like the fact that Aquaman is suffering from workaholic syndrome, I can emphasize with that it's something I have most of the time. Just like me Aquaman is so use to the action that even though he's on vacation all he can really think about is the action of work, the slightest bit of relaxation bores him. I love that quote he says, "Superheroism is in my blood!" that cracks me up. The funniest joke for me was while Aquaman is driving he then sees a supervillan drive by and it's Sports Man and he's sees he's also on vacation with his family. I just thought that was funny because it seemed strange that even super villians can have a family of their own as well most of the time in comic books it's always super heroes.

    But what makes this episode all the more cool is not just the fact this episode isn't about Batman but that you have three crossovers in one. This is once again an example of a crossover done the right way and I've never seen it in this kind of format before. It's really fun seeing Aquaman (and his family in the final act) interact with different superheroes and kick a lot of butt. And in the end it really does bring them closer together which I thought was touching. What's a vacation without adventure.moreless
  • Aquaman takes a vacation. Hilarity ensues.

    9.0
    If Brave and the Bold has done the most for any one character, it has to be Aquaman. Turning him from the punchline of every superhero joke to a feel good, heroically silly character that just wants to have an adventure has been the show's smartest move. This episode pulls the focus off of Batman and makes Aquaman the star, what could be a risky move, that pays off well. The completely inappropriate sight of Aquaman driving cross-country in a Winnebago with his family is good for some laughs on its own, but then there's also the various team-ups he runs into, completely with 60s-style title cards and cheesy one-liners. The biggest problem with the episode is the cold opening, a rather weak segment that has a chuckle but then it just goes confusing. Regardless, there may be more thoughtful episodes of Brave and the Bold out there, but for pure fun value, this one has to top it.moreless
  • Funniest episode since "Legends of the Dark Mite".

    9.5
    Aquaman on vacation? Sounds like a hoot? Well, it is. Aquaman is hilarious, this version of the character has now officially beaten the Justice League incarnation down in the ground. His son appears for the first time and his wife Mera appears for the second time, but the first time in a speaking role, she looks a bit different than she did in "Evil Under the Sea", but that was only a very minor distraction that disappeared quickly, we get a lot of heroes and villains in this episode, mostly just brief appearances, but Penguin makes his debut as the main villain, the scene from "Legends of the Dark Mite" doesn't really count. The voice wasn't very good, just passable, but mybe it'll grow on me if he appers in future episodes.



    The best joke, and probably the best in any episode is the one where Aquaman encounters Sportsmaster, now THAT is funny. The Filmation-style title cards were a brilliant addition as well. The only thing I didn't like was the opening with Enemy Ace, it was pretty lame actually. But the rest of the episode is solid gold, comedy gold at least that once again shows what a great version of Aquaman this is.moreless
  • Cool episode!

    8.0
    At first i thought this would be a boring episode, but i was wrong! I thought this was neat. I liked all the villians and i did lol at the scene where Aquaman was helping Blue Beetle fight Planet Master and he said," You don't want to see the power of Uranus." Man, i can't stop laughing at that. We saw The Penguin for the first time in this show. The opening was ok, but Enemy Ace was neat. It was a neat Aquaman themed episode that you should give a chance. Though, it did get kind of boring at some parts, but it was still good.



    Overall Grade : B+moreless
Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin

Mera

Guest Star

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

The Penguin

Guest Star

Prestron Strother

Prestron Strother

Arthur Jr.

Guest Star

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Blue Beetle

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Aquaman

Recurring Role

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Green Arrow

Recurring Role

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