Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 1 Episode 8

Fall of the Blue Beetle!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jan 23, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Blue Beetle researches his roots and finds himself and Batman on Science Island, where they battle robots and meet the original Blue Beetle.

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  • A treat for Blue Beetle fans.

    You like Blue Beetle? Which one? Oh, wait, it doesn't matter as both Ted Kord and Jamie Reyes appear in the episode. Sounds good? It is. The story focuses mostly on Reyes as he wants to fins out more about his superhero origin. Ted Kord appears only in flashback sequences, revealing details that tie in to the main plot. It was a bit slow in places, but the one main problem i had with the episode, was the villain. He's...boring. Dr. Polaris on the other hand, he was awesome, with a cool design and voiced by Lex Lang. Why wasn'the in it more? But still, the fight between Batman and him was the best part of the episode.

    This is a very minor detail, but I think it deserves to be mentioned. There's guns in this episode, machineguns, I think, I can't fully remember. But they looked realistic and they sounded realistic. It was phenomenal to finally see realistic looking and sounding firearms in a cartoon again. I know, so what, right? Well, remember the guns in The Batman, yeah, they looked ridicilous. A minor detail, as I mentioned, but still...great.

    Again, we get death in this series. Ted Kord dies, as expected. But I think it was handled very well. This time, the episode had some funny jokes, unlike last week's "Dawn of the Deadman". "No missiles in the lab, please" and "You might try a new deoderant". Good stuff, and it is a very good episode. Next week, The Atom, Aquaman, the Brain and...wait for it...Chemo. Yes, Chemo, and he looks awesome.moreless
Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Dr. Polaris

Guest Star

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden


Guest Star

Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson

Jarvis Kord

Guest Star

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Blue Beetle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Silver Age Blue Beetle: The B.B. Gun fires a...
      Batman: ...high-intensity pan-chromatic disorientation strobe. Nice. But what do you do about the...?
      (opponents start vomiting)
      Silver Age Blue Beetle: Nausea? Haven't quite licked that yet.

    • Silver Age Blue Beetle: I used to carry knock-out pellets. They kept exploding on my belt.
      Batman: Tell me about it. Cost me a fortune to improve the casings.

    • Silver Age Blue Beetle: People just don't appreciate the time and expense that goes into this high-tech gear. They'd rather see fisticuffs.
      Batman: True. Uppercuts and bodyslams are no substitute for having the proper tools when it comes to crimefighting. But they are a whole lot more fun.

    • Jaime: With the life ebbing from his body, the alien orders his power ring to search the planet for a worthy successor. The ring's energy searches the globe until it finds a man without fear, and a new hero is chosen.
      Paco: Wow, dude. That's amazing... ly stupid. That's the best you could come up with for the secret origin of the Green Lantern? Give me a break.
      Jaime: What? What's wrong with my story?
      Paco: First of all, a dude without fear is a serious mental condition. And secondly, how does a ring chose someone?
      Jaime: I don't know, it just does!

    • Dr. Polaris: Fools! Your bullets are useless against my awesome power to repel.
      Batman: You might try a new deodorant.

    • Jaime/Blue Beetle: Okay, smarty-armor. If there were, say, a secret lair under here, what would be the quickest way to... (suit starts flying on its own) whoa!

    • Silver Age Blue Beetle: Robotics experts. A table's never just a table with you guys, is it?

    • Silver Age Blue Beetle: Looks like he had a contingency plan.
      Batman: Then it's a good thing we have our own.
      Silver Age Blue Beetle: Hit robots, make fall down?
      Batman: That's the one.

    • Jaime: I wish Batman would've told me all this.
      Ted: Batman. He's an old chum of mine. Don't take it personally. He' s not much of a talker, as I recall.
      Jaime: Tell me about it. Mostly he just grunts.

    • Batman: Go! Don't wait for me!
      Jaime/Blue Beetle: Oh, sure, let me carry the megalomaniac. My hands are free.

    • Batman: But being chosen doesn't make you a hero. What you choose does.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 1, 2009 on Teletoon
      UK: May 14, 2009 on Cartoon Network

    • The original Golden Age Blue Beetle briefly seen here is Dan Garrett, who first appeared in Mystery Men Comics #1 (August 1939). His rights were purchased by DC Comics from Charlton along with those of the Ted Kord incarnation of the Blue Beetle.

    • Injoke: A guard in the opening sequence can be seen reading a Mystery in Space comic. MiS is a DC anthology series that featured various science fiction-oriented superheroes such as Adam Strange, Hawkman, Space Cabbie, and Star Rovers. The series was revived as a mini-series in 2006.

    • The tones that emanate from the control panel of the Bug (Ted Kord's airship) as Jaime presses buttons are the same tones used as sound effects from the computer control panels of the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series.

    • Character Bios: Blue Beetle (Silver Age), Dr. Polaris, Blue Beetle (Modern Era)