If you are a true Batman fanatic, you probably know everything about Batman Brave & the Bold animated series. This was a Cartoon Network show in the US that premiered in November 2008 and ended in November 2011.
The idea behind this animated TV show was based on the popular DC Comics, the Brave and the Bold series. It features Batman and one or more superheroes teaming up together to solve a crime or beat a supervillain.
This animated series lasted for 3 years, with each season focusing on a different antagonist that Batman has to overcome. The first two series consist of 26 episodes, while the third one only has 13 before it was taken off the air.
Best Episodes of Batman Brave & the Bold Animated Series
In season one of this animated series, Batman teams up with various superheroes to defeat the supervillain Equinox. He teams up with Green Arrow, Aquaman, Doctor Fate, and others to save the universe.
Some of the best episodes in this season include the following:
Episode 12 – Deep Cover for Batman!
This season one episode of Batman Brave & the Bold features Red Hood from an alternate dimension. He enlisted the help of Batman against supervillains that are doppelgangers of superheroes in Batman’s universe.
Batman teams up with Red Hood to fight the Injustice Syndicate headed by Owlman; Batman’s alter ego from another dimension. He infiltrated the syndicate using Owlman’s suit to trick the villains into thinking that he is Owlman.
Episode 13 – Game Over for Owlman!
This episode is a continuation of episode 12, season one. As Batman was fighting the Injustice Syndicate in another dimension, Owlman escaped his cell and wore Batman’s costume. He then frames Batman by committing various crimes in Gotham.
As soon as the real Batman returns, he discovers that he was a wanted man. All his superhero friends were against him, which left Batman no choice but to team up with the Joker.
Episode 25 – Mayhem of the Music Meister!
This one-of-a-kind episode transforms the Batman TV show into a musical variety. It features the catchy tunes of the Music Meister, played by guest star Neil Patrick Harris.
In this episode, Batman teams up with the Black Canary, Aquaman, and the Green Arrow to defeat the Music Meister. A lot of the fans consider this as the best episodes of the animated TV series.
Season two of Batman Brave & the Bold delivers more action as our Dark Knight teams up with more superheroes. In this season, Batman and his friends try to stop the invasion of Starro and his mind-controlled minions.
Some of the best episodes of season two include the following:
Episode 4 – Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!
In this episode, Aquaman takes a vacation with his son Arthur Jr. and his wife, Mera. Although Mera asked him to resist the urge to fight crime, he made several excuses along the way.
During these stops, Aquaman helped several heroes such as Green Arrow and Blue Beetle to defeat their enemies. In the end, he and his family save Batman and help him beat the Penguin.
Episode 9 – The Super-Batman of Planet X!
While Green Arrow was helping Batman fight off space pirates, Batman’s ship accidentally enters a wormhole. This transported Batman to Gothtropolis on the planet Zur-En-Arrh where he met his counterpart.
He develops superpowers similar to Superman during his stay while he and Zur-En-Arrh’s Batman fought the mad genius Rohtul. However, Rohtul quickly discovers our caped crusader’s weakness, forcing Batman to use his human skills to defeat the enemy.
Episode 11 – Chill of the Night!
In this great episode, Phantom Stranger and the Spectre makes a wager with Bruce Wayne’s soul. They made a deal on what he will do with the information on who killed his parents.
Batman finds out that Joe Chill killed his parents from the confession of Moxon before he died. He finds Joe Chill in a supervillain auction to decide whether to seek justice of vengeance.
Episode 17 – The Mask of Matches Malone!
Another great episode from season two is the Mask of Matches Malone. In this episode, Batman takes the identity of Matches Malone when he accidentally develops amnesia.
The story revolves around Catwoman joining forces with Huntress and Black Canary to help Batman recover his memory. It includes the musical performance of the trio singing “Birds of Prey.”
Episode 23 – The Knights of Tomorrow!
In this episode, Alfred writes a book that tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s retirement. It includes Bruce Wayne’s wedding with Catwoman and the story where Dick Greyson becomes the new Batman.
The story also includes the event where their son, Damien Wayne, becomes Robin. It features the battle between Joker’s son and the new Batman (Dick Greyson).
Batman joins forces with amazing superheroes such as Superman and Wonder Woman in the final season of the series. They continue to fight the world’s greatest villains in their never-ending quest for justice and peace.
Some of the best episodes of this final season includes the following:
Episode 5 – Battle of the Superheroes!
In this action-packed episode, Lex Luthor causes Superman to become evil when the Red Kryptonite infected him. This forces Batman to work with Superman’s dog, Krypto, to hold back Superman until he regains control of himself.
This episode provides a sneak peek of the exciting battle between Batman and Superman. It features various characters such as Toyman, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane.
Episode 13 – Mitefall!
This is the last episode of the entire animated series. In this episode, Bat-Mite is trying to sabotage the Batman Brave & the Bold show by injecting weird scenes.
Ambush Bug learns about this plot and tries to communicate with Batman to stop it. They were unsuccessful, and a farewell party was organized where all the villains and heroes in the show attended.
Scooby-Doo! and Batman Brave & the Bold Movie
After the end of the series, Beware the Batman show was aired to replace it. This new Cartoon Network series returned the Batman character to a more serious tone.
However, seven years after the series finale, the movie Scooby-Doo! And Batman Brave & the Bold was released in cinemas. It was a movie crossover between Batman and Scooby-Doo characters where they team up with other heroes to defeat a new villain.