Monday, July 21, 2008

Brave and the Bold Pics Reveal New Characters

I stumbled across this link today and thought I'd share it with you. It looks like Warner Bros had a booth a the recent Licensing 2008 Expo promoting the new Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon that is coming in 2009.

The pics give us a little hint of who Batman will be teaming up with during the show's first season as well as a better look at the art style. Here are a few, visit this link for the rest:

The retro style is going to be the best part of this series! Look at the classic costumes on Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and even the old 30s style Batmobile! Long time fans of Batman are going to get a kick out of this show with all of these inside jokes!

The styles are not completely retro. Aquaman has a beard, something his character had for quite a few years in the 90s, and this version of the Blue Beetle is the one currently in the comics.

Various different article have confirmed that these heroes and villains will show up in the series: Aquaman, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, The Atom, Black Canary, Huntress, the Green Lantern Corps, Black Manta, Ocean Master, Cavalier, Dr. Fate, Flash, Plastic Man, Gentleman Ghost and Gorilla Grodd.

Producer James Tucker has said that this series will be aimed toward a younger crowd and will be more lighthearted unlike the darker interpretations of Batman seen lately. Tucker says Batman will be more of an adventurer in this series. He says he wants to bring the fun back to Batman.

That's a lot to promise! I'm looking forward to seeing how this series shapes up.


Chip Chief said...

nice work. i actually like most of the designs, but i hate the green arrow one. i hope this show is ok, seems like an odd way to follow up the dark knight.

Kurtis said...

Yeah, the Green Arrow costume is a throw back to the silver age of DC Comics but it will take some getting used to for fans of the modern curly-beard Green Arrow.

It is an odd way to follow up, especially since the movie was very dark and this show looks very light.

But I guess another dark, serious Batman show isn't needed since we already have two good ones.