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



  • Trivia

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  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 7, 2011 on Teletoon

    • Injoke; The episode makes several references to the WB animated universe.
      - "Rohtul" is Luthor spelled backward, looks like that villain, and voiced by Clancy Brown, who voiced Lex Luthor in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League.
      - Kevin Conroy voiced Batman in the various Batman animated series.
      - Dana Delany voiced Lois Lane. Her character name, Vilsi Velar, is a partial amalgamation of Lois Lane and Vicki Vale, the romantic interests of Superman and Batman, respectively.
      - Alpha-Red is a word play on Alfred, Batman's butler
      - Chancellor Gor-Zonn a play on Commissioner Gordon.
      - The Solar Cycle Globe is a play on the Daily Planet.
      - Batman 2's cave is decorated with a giant robot lizard and a giant coin, just like Batman's Batcave.
      - Batman's comment about "truth, justice and the Zurr-En-Arrh way." echoes Superman's tag line of fighting for "truth, justice, and the American way."
      - The mugging scene at the beginning reflects the origins of Batman himself, when Joe Chill corners Thomas and Martha Wayne, and their son Bruce, and demands Martha's necklace.

    • The Emerald Eye of Ekron is mentioned. In the comics, the artifact belongs to the Emerald Empress, and is similar to a Green Lantern's power ring. The floating reporter eye that accompanies Vilsi looks very much like it.

    • Injoke: Batman 2 bringing down the first robot by wrapping a cable around its legs and tripping it is a scene-by-scene homage of Luke Skywalker bringing down an AT-AT in The Empire Strikes Back.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to premiere on 2/12/10, but was pre-empted and a repeat of "Revenge of the Reach" was shown instead.

    • Corey Burton is uncredited as Mercury and Chancellor Gor-Zonn. James Arnold Taylor is uncredited as Alpha-Red.

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