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THE BATMAN: B&B CHARACTER DESIGNS

Posted by Bob Tilley Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Comics Continuum has been provided with some character designs for the new Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series along with a Q&A session with Sam Register (executive producer), James Tucker (supervising producer) and Andrea Romano (voice director).


Comics Continuum: Describe the Batman for the new Brave and the Bold series. He seems less dark and brooding and more of a fun-filled adventurer. How does this affect the tone of the show?

Tucker: Well, the way you described it is pretty much on the mark. This is just the version of Batman that has been in the comics from shortly after his creation up until some of the darker, grittier versions of his character appeared in the late '80s and onward. Typically, people start telling the story from where his parents are murdered. That's not suitable for what is deemed children's entertainment. This version signals a return to a more innocent time. Batman is a crime fighter and hero first. As a result, Batman can be ironic ­ he can show more sides of himself than if he's just brooding, being gruff and distant to his usual cast of characters. He simply has to be more approachable for the premise of this show to work. Otherwise, why would anyone even bother to work with him? It's pretty much the Batman from the Brave and the Bold comics I read as a kid.

Romano: I absolutely agree. He is less "brooding," not as obsessed with vengeance as in the past. One thing I really like about the format of this series is that we get inside his head, get to hear what he's thinking before he acts. Diedrich Bader is the new voice of Batman and has a great record of accomplishment doing animated voices.

Also mentioned was the shows theme song has been written and performed by Andy Sturmer and Michael McCuistion, Lolitla Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter are providing music.

The voice cast in the opening episode "Rise of the Blue Beetle!" includes Dee Bradley Baker as Clock King and Gibble Leader, Will Friedle as Jaime/Blue Beetle, Jason Marsden as Paco, James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow and Marc Worden as Kanjar Ro.

The episode, set to air on Nov. 14, opens with Batman and Green Arrow against Clock King, but features Batman and the Blue Beetle in an outer space adventure as they defend an alien race known as the Gibbles against Kanjar Ro. The episode tests the new Blue Beetle's worthiness as a hero.
Head on over to Comics Continuum for more character designs and the full interview.

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