Friday, November 29, 2013

Animated World of DC Comics: Knights of Tomorrow (2010)

From Batman: The Brave & the Bold comes an interesting fable.

Based in part on a story in the original Brave & the Bold comic book, "Knights of Tomorrow" sees a future imagined by Alfred in which Bruce Wayne (Diedrich Bader) marries Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and has a son, Damian, while Dick Grayson inherits the mantle of the Batman. With the Joker believed dead, however, a "son" emerges to, he claims, take the place of the Clown Prince of Crime (Jeff Bennett voices both Jokers), but as it turns out, there's more to this than meets the eye..........

The original video was deleted, so all we can do is this modest little sample:

Rating: A.


magicdog said...

This episode is actually one of my absolute favorites from BTB&TB!

I remember reading the comic is was originally based (IIRC the child was Bruce, Jr. not Damien) and I would have loved to have seen a series based on this Damien (with Dick as Batman II).

hobbyfan said...

You are correct regarding the source material. Also, the villain in the original story wasn't Joker, but Scarecrow. I think they opted for Damian here because of current comics of the period, though in the books Damian was killed off earlier this year. A straight adaptation using Scarecrow would've been even better, IMPO.