Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 3 Episode 5

Shadow of the Bat!

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Aired Friday 7:00 PM Apr 22, 2011 on Cartoon Network
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While battling vampires, Batman is bitten and undergoes a monstrous transformation... and only his teammates in the JLI can stop him.

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  • Batman is transformed into a vampire and sets his fangs on the Justice League International. Martian Manhunter teams up with Etrigan the Demon to stop Batman's bloodthirsty rampage.

    8.0
    Shadow of the Bat is certainly the best episode of the third season, so far. Though I wasnt impressed with the teaser, tha main plot was quite interesting. I hope the Justice League becomes an important part of this season. I enjoyed the interaction between Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, and Fire and Ice. The episode does a great job showcasing Martian Manhunter.
  • And my new favorite episode is...

    10
    Awesome, just awesome. Batman and vampires seem to equate quality, I really enjoyed The Batman vs. Dracula, and this episode is my favorite one thus far, yes, even more than Chill of the Night. It had the whole package for me, Batman as a vampire, darkness, some funny comedy and most importantly, Ice. Yes, as I've previously mentioned, Ice is one of my favorite DC characters, and it's fantastic to see her get a bigger part, did she even have any lines in he Justice League series? I know Fire featured in some episodes. Ice, I know I kind of criticised how they presented her as a moron, or rather a ditz, but she's so darn cute with her accent and manerisms, I found it funny how she's in love with Aquaman, I get it, Norwegians love fish, well, I don't, so sorry for breaking that stereotype, but I found it hilarious, oh and "lutefisk", you couldn't pay me to eat that. But of course it's not just Ice who appears, we have the rest of the JLI introduced in "Darkseid Descending!", excluding Guy Gardner and Skeets.



    Batman turns into a vampire and attacks the others, turning them into vampires as well, but it ends all too abruptly, what about Alfred and Black Mask? I just assume that Etrigan cured them all, and wouldn't that close of an encounter with the sun kill, or severely harm Ice and Aquaman? Martian Mnhunter gets to be serious in this appearance, we see him losing his wife and child and even see him being ripped apart, with his decapitated arm landing on the floor with a splat. I don't really know what else to say, the comedy works, it's awesome to see this version of the JLI again, especially Ice, the mild horror stuff works too and is just intense enough to be appropriate for kids while keeping them at the edge of their seat. This was a complete homerun as far as I'm concerned, James Tucker, you are a genius and it's a shame this will be the final season, but...one more Ice appearance? Got my fingers crossed.



    Oh, and I almost forgot about the opening teaser featuring Jungle Batman, it wasn't that good frankly, but it's always nice to see Catwoman, well, as long as it isn't the "Birds of Prey" episode. Season 3 keeps on rocking.moreless
Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Dala/Fire

Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Black Mask

Guest Star

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Catwoman

Guest Star

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Blue Beetle

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Aquaman

Recurring Role

Tom Everett Scott

Tom Everett Scott

Booster Gold

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Martian Manhunter: And what's bothering you, Booster?
      Booster Gold: For your information, I had to send Skeets to cancel my much-anticipated appearance on The Jack Ryder Show tonight. Who's gonna push my brand-new line of Booster Gold menswear. Now you could definitely use a hipper look. Here's a coupon for 15% off at all participating stores.
      Martian Manhunter: Thank you, but I'll pass.
      Aquaman: Fifteen percent off, you say? By Poseidon, those savings are outrageous!

    • Blue Beetle: I never knew Bats was into fine dining. Is it me, or he is acting kind of strange?
      Booster Gold: After seein' how he dresses his dog, nothing phases me about this guy.

    • Batman: Cosmetics? For one as naturally beautiful as you?
      Ice: I bet you say that to all the Nordic ice goddesses.
      Booster Gold: Look, I'm sure there's a good reason for this, not that I wanna take the time to figure it out. But I got places to go, underwear to sell.

    • Fire: You have got a crush on who?
      Ice: Aquaman. That hunk is global warming to my heart's polar ice caps.
      Fire: First of all, Tora, he smells like the Fulton Fish Market.
      Ice: I love that smell, too.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Batman: Catwoman's still playing the most dangerous game.
      Referencing the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game (aka The Hounds of Zaroff), by Richard Connell. In it, a big-game hunter is stranded on an island belonging to Russian aristocrat General Zaroff. Zaroff hunts human sports, having grown born with killing animals, and gives the hunter three days to avoid him and his dogs.

    • Booster Gold: Booster Gold, Vampire Slayer!
      Referencing the 1992 movie and subsequent TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which features the adventures of a teenage girl, Buffy Summers, the "Chosen One," who is gifted with special abilities that allow her to fight vampires, demons, and other monsters. A female vampire on that show was named Darla, making the female vampire in this episode named Dala a possible in-joke.

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