BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD - 1st Season Ends with a Bang

BATMAN: THE BRAVE & the BOLD - 1st Seaso

It seems appropriate that the last episode of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold’s” first season will end on Friday, Nov. 13.

According to series co-creator Mike Jelenic, it will also end the mini-arc featuring Equinox. Quite frankly, they aren’t joking when they call the episode “The Fate of Equinox.”

“Yeah, that’s what we’re trying to say,” he said. “We thought it would be a good finale for season one. For all intents and purposes, it wraps up an Equinox arc we were doing. We will probably not see him in season two.”

On the other hand, it wouldn’t be a B&B episode without Batman calling in some kind of help. It will involve one of the DC Universe’s most powerful magic types, voiced by Greg Ellis, and if the image right above or to your right doesn't clue you in, well…. And if the previews sent are any indication, Aquaman (John DiMaggio) will also make an appearance, defending Atlantis from all sorts of black magic creations.

If the previews supplied are anything to go by, this season is going to end with one heck of a bang.

“Equinox is another character for a show that does not usually do things subtly,” says Jelenic. “He’s not black-and-white evil. It’s fun to play with that. He’s obsessed with what he calls balance. Whether he’s playing with a full deck is definitely addressed in the episode’s finale. You’ll basically find out where he’s really come from, what motivates him. Obviously, we’ll also find out what becomes of him.”

As for the opening teaser, another classic foe will have fans flipping for joy.

“It’s another fun teaser,” Jelenic admits. “It’s the first time we will give major screen time for Two Face (James Remar). It’s a clever teaser. No foreshadowing. It does something that I haven’t seen done with Two Face except maybe in the comics. It’s a fun Brave and the Bold bit. I’ll give this up. Batman comes to take down Two Face and ultimately teams up with him. The way it plays out is very true to character.”

If that isn’t enough, Plastic Man (Tom Kenny) will also make a guest cameo. Just the kind of slam-bang way to hold show fans until the new season starts in December.

With that said the question now stands, when can fans expect a season one boxed set? Will Jelenic and cohort James Tucker now start doing the extra content for it? All that’s happening right now is WB Home Video is putting the show out in single disk DVDs with four episodes each.

“I think that just depends on how the four-episode DVD sets sell,” says Jelenic. “I heard that frustrates some fans, the ones who like to collect the whole season at a time. Depending how well those do will determine if we will do something special with extras. I hope they do. People definitely do buy those specials. I would love to collect them all. It’s also been really successful on the toy end, which really is what pays the bills.”

“The Fate of Equinox” makes its American debut at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, with a repeat on Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m.


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