Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 1 Episode 7

Dawn of the Dead Man!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jan 16, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

After joining forces with Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, Batman returns to the present to team up with Deadman to battle Gentleman Ghost and his army of reanimated criminal corpses.

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  • Another great Gentleman Ghost episode!

    This episode was pretty good. Even though i didn't really enjoy the opening part, the main part was awesome! They use gentleman ghost alot in this show. Also, it was cool to se Dead Man and Green arrow. Even though Green Arrow appears alot. I loved how Green Arrow and his sidekick (Forgot his name) saved Batman! It if wasn't for Green Arrow and his sidekick, Batman would be dead. It's good that he survived. I wonder what happened to Gentleman Ghost when he got pulled into the ghost world? Oh well, i guess we will find out next time.

    Overall Grade: A-moreless
  • The opening is horrible, but the main part of the episode is fairly entertaining.

    The opening with Kamandi, hated it. It wasn't funny, it wasn't exciting, it was boring and I was glad when it finally ended. The main part of the episode, was pretty good, but not withot some flaws. Let me just say that Gentleman Ghost is my second favorite villain so far in Brave & The Bold. And he's the best part of the episode, his voice is fanasticly done by Greg Ellis. I love the ghost puns as well. But the major problem in this episode, there were no laughs. I chuckled once, but didn't laugh. Okay, I know that isn't the main purpose of the show, to make people laugh. But this episode at times, didn't even feel like a Brave & The Bold episode. It was surprisingly dark in parts, by all means, there's nothing wrong with that. But there sould've been more jokes in it.

    Michael Rosenbaum was fantastic as Deadman, we even got his death scene. Green Arrow and Speedy even showed up. This is the weakest episode so far, for me. But it has some great parts in it. And Gentleman Ghost and Deadman should return soon, because they're awesome.moreless
Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis

Gentleman Ghost/Dr. Canus

Guest Star

Mikey Kelley

Mikey Kelley


Guest Star

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden


Guest Star

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Green Arrow

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Deadman punches Gentleman Ghost, his monocle goes flying. When Batman piledrives Ghost from above, it's still visible on his "face." However, when he lands on the floor, Ghost stoops, picks up the monocle from the floor and puts it back in place.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Batman: Boo!
      Gentleman Ghost: Huh?
      Batman: I'm the man who haunts you, Gentleman Ghost.

    • Batman: Revenge is a poison that rots a man from within.
      Gentleman Ghost: No, my friend. revenge is a fire that keeps me warm in the eternal cold of the grave.

    • Batman: Are you the Grim Reaper?
      Deadman: Grim, maybe, but I ain't no reaper.

    • Batman: (possessing Speedy) Arrow, this is Batman. Listen to me carefully. I've taken control of Speedy's body so that I can speak to you.
      Green Arrow: Okay...

    • Speedy: Ohh, what's going on?
      Green Arrow: You were doing a Batman impersonation.
      Speedy: Gosh, huh, I was?
      Green Arrow: And not a very good one. Observe the master. (in deep voice) I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman. And these are my hammers for justice.

    • Green Arrow: It is you, isn't it, Batman? What, does this mean you're... dead? Who got you? Don't tell me it was Kite Man.

    • Gentleman Ghost: Batman, you hound me even in death.
      Batman: I'm putting a stop to your afterlife of crime.
      Gentleman Ghost: You don't stand a ghost of a chance.

    • Deadman: So we gonna stand here and twiddle, or are we gonna get down to business?
      Batman: Nice entrance.
      Deadman: I was in the circus.

    • Gentleman Ghost: Stand aside, fools, or I shall cast your broken bodies into the Thames.
      Speedy: Oh, yeah? You and what army?
      (the Gentleman Ghost summons an army of skeletons)
      Green Arrow: Never ask that question, Speedy.

    • Deadman: Thanks for the loaner, kid!
      Speedy: Holy involuntary acrobatics!

  • NOTES (8)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 22, 2009 on Teletoon.
      UK: May 13, 2009 on Cartoon Network

    • Injoke: Green Arrow's comment "I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!" comes from the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Nothing to Fear," that series' introduction of the Scarecrow.

    • Character bios: Deadman, Kamandi, Speedy, Green Arrow, Gentleman Ghost, Nth Metal

    • Wilhelm Scream: This famous scream, which is an in-joke for sound editors and widely used in movie and television productions, is heard as the Ratmen fall from the billboard Batman blows up with his Batarang.

    • Injoke: The medium refers to Tom and Colin Baker. Both are actors in the British s.f. TV series Doctor Who, playing the fourth and sixth fincarnations of the Doctor, respectively. (The closed captioning erroneously states the last name as Beeker.)

    • Injoke: Speedy saying "Holy involuntary acrobatics!" references the 60s Batman series, where teen sidekick Robin often made comments paraphrased by "Holy... Batman!" as in "Holy haberdashery, Batman!", "Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods, Batman!", "Holy atomic pile, Batman!" and so on.

    • The billboard seen at the beginning, of a woman's head, hands, and legs coming out of a box, is a homage to OMAC v.1, Issue 1. The individual who makes up OMAC, Buddy Blank, is Kamandi's grandfather in the original DC continuity.

    • James Arnold Taylor is uncredited as Ratmen Leader. Michael Rosenbaum is uncredited as Triad Leader. Pat Musick is uncredited as Medium.


    • Title
      References the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead, the second in director George Romero's "Dead" series. The movie takes place in a world where corpses have been reanimated and seek out the flesh of the living. It was "reimagined" in 2004 by director Zack Snyder.