Batman: The Brave and the Bold

What It Is: Dick Sprang inspired Batman teams up with other Super Heroes to battle Super Villains.

What It’ll Be Marketed As: Light-hearted Batman for Kids.

Why It’s Actually More Gratifying For Comic Book Fans: The show passes over the usual suspects for lesser known but equally rich characters starting with the new Blue Beetle. I mean, Deadman, Metamorpho, Kamandi?? Black Manta, Gentleman Ghost???  These great characters would not have been able to be highlighted in other animated incarnations, save in the form of brief cameos.

What You’ll Get: More gratifying comic book nods and references than any other Bat-Show.

Should You Watch It: Yes.

Air Time: 8PM Fridays, Cartoon Network.