Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 2 Episode 9

The Super-Batman of Planet X!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Mar 26, 2010 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Any fan of the comics and of Batman:TAS and its related series who enjoys The Brave and the Bold will find this one of the best episodes yet. All kinds of great references here.

    The show's creators clearly have a lot of respect for the origins and history of these characters, especially Batman. References are often made to comics or other previous incarnations of them. The newest episode, The Super-Batman of Planet X! is certainly no exception. Batman accidentally gets transported to the planet Zurr En Arrh (comic fans know what this means) and meets the Batman of that planet, whose multicolored costume resembles the one the Zurr En Arrh Batman wore in the comics. This Batman's arch-enemy is Rohtul, Luthor spelled backwards, and is indeed voiced by Clancy Brown, the voice of Luthor from Superman: TAS and other things. There's also a reporter named Vilsi Valar (named after Vicki Vale, no doubt), voiced by Dana Delany, known for providing Lois Lane's voice. And the biggest grin-inducing decision of them all was that Zurr En Arrh's Batman was voiced by the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy.

    I haven't even gotten into the plot yet. Batman quickly discovers that on this planet, he has Superman-like powers, which leads to some fun scenes where he tries them out and interacts with the native Batman. Turns out he also a Kryptonite-like weakness on that planet, as anyone would have predicted, and yes, it does come into play. The episode was still a lot of fun to watch, especially the hilarious ending, and ranks up there with the best the series has to offer.

    I highly recommend this series to any comic fan, as long as you don't watch it expecting another Batman: TAS. This is a different show, it knows that and loves it.
  • Numerous references to Bruce Timm's Superman and Batman series makes this one great and funny episode.

    I really liked this episode. Best part? Why, Kevin Conroy as Batman from Zurr En Arrh of course. Clancy Brown and Dana Delany also appear in roles that mirror those they had in Superman: The Animated Series. It's also a lot of fun seeing Batman with superpowers, flying around battling huge robots and monsters. But of course in the end it's all about using your head and skills and not superpowers to save the day, I liked that.

    This is one highly enjoyable episode, the opening is great as well and sees the return of the Metal Men, that was quick. Still, it's good to see them back so soon, taking on Kanjar Ro an his space pirates. It also shows Dr. Magnus in a pimp suit, and Batman, more or less unmasked, but not completely, have to save the full unmasking for "Chill of the Night" I guess, and rightfully so.

    The action is as usual full of energy and is a joy to behold. This is a very entertaining episode with a bunch of clever, humerous references to the classic Bruce Timm Superman and Batman series.