CBR: PREVIEW: "B&tB: Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure"
Cartoon Network has released video clips and screenshots from the next episode of "The Brave and the Bold," "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure." The episode, which features Enemy Ace, the Penguin and more, airs January 8 at 7:30 PM.
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I would love to get a DVD with nothing but the Aquaman episodes. No offense intended, other super-heroes.
I have to admit this "errol Flynn on a bender" version of aquaman is probably my favorite version of the character. Even though I usually don't care for BtBatB light tone, but hey they gave him a beard, and mera's powers
Very funny episode. Now in comics, they need to bring back Arthur Jr in that costume (the old 'wave' costume Aquaman had at one point) at about age 15 and make him the new Aqualad. Don't bother with an explanation, just have him show up at a Teen Titans meeting like he's been there all along.
The teaser was definitely fun, in its own way. I liked the Hitler cameo (just because it was a gutsy move). In the teaser itself, Batman convinces Enemy Ace to stop fighting and to help him fight aliens in the middle of the war. I even liked the lack of music, since it set up the mood quite nicely.
In the main episode, Aquaman and his family go on a vacation in the surface world, but Aquaman hates it, and goes off on random adventure. These lead to amusing team-ups with Green Arrow and Blue Beetle, along with an avalanche of superhero and villain cameos, before the final showdown of Batman and the Aqua-Family versus the Penguin and his army of henchmen and an armored submarine.
An extremely hilarious episode. It defenitely tops "Long Arm of the Law!". Aquaman is an enjoyable character to see, and it was nice to see a whole episode dedicated to him. Some hilarious scenes include his fight with Clock King, the Planet Master jokes, "apple pie", and wiping Atom and Bug-Eyed Bandit off the windshield.
All in all, an excellent episode with lots of nods and humor.
NEXT WEEK: Batman and Black Canary team up with their mentors, the Justice Society of America, when villain Per Degaton threatens mankind. Meanwhile, Black Canary helps Wildcat come face-to-face with an issue from the past.
I really like this take on Aquaman. I doubt it would work in comics, but all credit to the shows creators for finding a way to make Aquaman interesting in any form.