My interview with Geekdad about Fall of the Blue Beetle next Friday on Batman: The Brave and the Bold went online sometime between when I went to sleep last night and when I woke up this morning (weird how that happens, isn’t it?)
Here’s a little bit:
As a lifelong Batman fan (which answered my “Marvel or DC” question before I got a chance to ask it), Wil told me he really likes the tone of the new show:
I’m probably the world’s biggest Batman fan. Batman’s the reason that I read comic books… [Brave and the Bold] is just another take on the Batman universe. Batman has always been, by its very definition, a little dark and very serious; and I mean, look: it’s about a vigilante whose driven by the need to avenge the murders of his parents that he saw when he was a child. Clearly, he has some issues… But I really like what they’re doing with The Brave and the Bold because it is stylized. You know, Dark Knight changed everything, and Year One changed everything. There was before [those comics] and after. And [The Brave and the Bold] is just, like, before.
You can take it from Wil, and me, that the series is a lot of fun and accessible to a younger audience, while still throwing in tons of characters and continuity points that will leave comic book fans smiling and nodding in appreciation. Use Wil’s episode (airing Friday, January 23rd at 8 p.m. on Cartoon Network – check your local listings!)
I did my interview with the lovely and talented Ken Denmead via Skype, and the entire thing is available on the Geekdad Podcast, if you’re having one of those days that just won’t be complete until you hear me talking about Geek stuff.