Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Batman : "Chill of the Night!"

in this great episode of "The Brave and the Bold" the Spectre (voiced by Mark Hamill) and the Phantom Stranger (voiced by Kevin Conroy) have a bet about what path Batman will take: the path of the grim avenger or the the path of dispenser of justice.  he's about to find out who actually killed his parents.

this episode combines several stories over the course of Batman's career.  he gets to meet his parents (sort of) who are voiced by Adam West and Julie Newmar.  it's a great scene.  there's not much levity in this episode at all, which is a nice change of pace. it's nice that they could take 60+ years of bat-history and distill it into one 22 minute episode.
the dialog between the Spectre and the Stranger is good as well.  heck, this episode rivals any of the best of "Batman: The Animated Series" and surpasses several of the just "good" ones.  of course the title is a play on words, and it also makes the 1960s Spider-man theme song spring to mind, though that was probably a secondary thought.

I love this show!

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