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Comic-Con: Brave and the Bold & Young Justice Panel

Some bad news and some good news.


Friday at the Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel, things started off great. It was announced that on August 17 we would get Season 1 Volume 1 (okay, maybe not super great since it's not the complete season). On September 7 the video game comes out. Even John DiMaggio, voice of Aquaman, showed up moments before the panel started. We also had Diedrich Bader (Batman), James Tucker (Producer), Michael Jelenic (Producer), Andrea Romano (Voice Director) and Sam Register (Executive Producer) moderating. 

Then came the bad news. This will be the final thirteen episodes of the series. We got to see a live reenactment between "Batman" and "Aquaman" as to how they would take the news. But it wasn't all bad news. 

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 We were informed that the Music Meister episode is up for an Emmy. Andrea Romano was asked if it was more difficult to work on a musical episode and she said it wasn't. They were lucky to get Neil Patrick Harris to take the role. She also commented on how strange it was to see a German dubbed version of the episode with a German voice actor that sounded just like Neil. Andrea's first exposure to Batman was the Adam West version and she's enjoyed that this series hasn't been as serious as some of the past ones. We've been getting to see a different side of Batman.    

Producer James Tucker said they never make fun of Batman and he doesn't always have to be serious. He related it to the weird 50s stories that people like Grant Morrison have read. Despite the bad news of the series ended, it was announced that Tucker would be working on a new Batman series. He said it would be like the dark Dark Knight and joked, "I think he's going to be a serial killer in the next one."

Producer Michael Jelenic mentioned that we would be seeing more musicals. He and Tucker are both fans of musicals. He joked that the reason they keep doing musicals is because they get residuals.

John DiMaggio was glad that he got to make Aquaman cool again. Why shouldn't Aquaman be cool. In the last version we saw in Justice League of America, he would summon a whale. "Another whale?!?" This Aquaman is more "broad and fun." "They let me go and have fun with him." (We'll have an interview with DiMaggio up later).


Once again, Diedrich's kids were at the panel dressed as characters again. Last year they dressed as Marvel characters and this year they dressed as Ra's al Ghul and Black Canary (you'll be able to hear more about his kids and the pronunciation when our interview with Diedrich is posted). 

More good news, we got to watch a complete new episode. It started out with Batman and Robin. We got to see "Rainbow Batman"!! The main episode was (wait for it...) "Emperor Joker" written by Steven Melching and directed by Ben Jones. It starts out with Batman fighting the Ten-Eyed Man along with Bat-Mite (voiced again by Paul Reubens) showing up.  Without giving away too much, I will say that Joker gets Bat-Mite's powers, there is a musical number, Joker has a familiar looking female hench-person and  Batman dies. Oops, too much information there? You'll definitely want to see this episode.

During the Q&A session, Diedrich mentioned that they will be getting two of the biggest Justice League members to show up. They had to get permission from DC to use them. He also hinted that one is masculine and the other is feminine. On the "Batman from Planet X" episode which featured Kevin Conroy, Diedrich mentioned that they couldn't be in the same room when recording. He said it could cause the timestreams to cross and create chaos. He also said he thinks that Kevin is the best Batman.

Andrea brought up how she's cast Batman about twelve times now. Kevin Conroy was the first. Each Batman she's cast has been different and brought a new interpretation. She said she looks for versatility and acting. It doesn't matter how many voices someone can do if they can't act. She can't teach that.

John was asked what he'd give to work on the show again. "This is an 18 and under crowd so I can't say what I'd give...but it would be the left one or the right one."

 Ah! It's a grainy image!
 Ah! It's a grainy image!

Next we got to get information on Young Justice. It's a different take and premieres in November. It's all about secrets and lies. It will have a firm part in the DC multiverse set on Earth-16. It's not the Teen Titans or Justice League Unlimited. It's a more realistic approach and will have appearances by Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Red Tornado, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Captain Marvel and others. Young Justice will be their secret weapon. 

We'll be seeing Dick Grayson Robin who is 13. He has the most experience but won't be the leader. Leadership goes to Aqualad. Geoff Johns gave permission for Aqualad's father to be revealed. It's Black Manta, if you hadn't already guessed. We'll also see Kid Flash (Wally West, age 15), Superboy (age 16 weeks), Miss Martian (16 Martian years) and Artemis (age 15). 

The clip looked amazing. Considering I don't get a chance to sit in many panels at Comic-Con, this was a great one to sit through.

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Posted By mcclellanscott

These cartoons are great. (does this fulfill the quest, please!)

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Posted By Giantblue

i miss brave and the bold

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Posted By ZaberCat

oh i see

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Posted By about_faces

I was so worried that TB&TB would get canceled by now. Yay for at least one more season!

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Posted By ecm1285

Young Justice is great, sucks that Brave and the Bold ended.

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Posted By Jaylayson

Can not wait for Young Justice
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Posted By Armani

Young Justice art is similar to Justice League Crisis On Two Earths, will the two be related?

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Posted By DaniyalSiddiqui

It's Sad, the brave and the Bold is my FAVE batman series... but seriously... they need to REST batman, he's taking too much of the lime-light. give other heroes a chance!

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Posted By Phantim555

Wait wait wait. How come Tim and Bart aren't there but Conner is?
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Posted By dondasch

Makes mes sad that the series is ending:(  Ah well, I guess that means I'll have to enjoy the remaining episodes that much more !

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Posted By Valestis

Haven't seen this show yet. Maybe I need to check it out.

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Posted By Ice Princess

It's a real shame that Brave and the Bold is canceled. Why is it that shows don't seem to get a fair chance at all these days?

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Posted By humanfly26

:-( another good show cut down in its prime, sorry to see it go..

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Posted By Nionel

I've not seen any of Brave and the Bold, but maybe I'll check it out when the season dvd set is released. As far as all the complaints about Young Justice, if you'll look in the article, you'll see it says it takes place on Earth-16 and is part of the multiverse, so to me this means it makes sense that the team is different since it doesn't take place on a different Earth than the main comic book continuity. That asides, since this show is aimed at children, they're likely going to want to use more characters that are recognizable to kids than to comic book fans, especially since these types of shows are meant to be gateway drugs to get kids to buy comic books.

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Posted By mystery997

oh my god i cant waite for either show i love new classic batman shows that bring a new feel to the character some never thought they'd feel. I can't wait for young justice sinc this seems like more of a PG-13 show i wonder how they'll incorporate this for children and others cuz in an interview they said youg justice takes place with them as young teenagers with them as normal teenagers with sex,and teenage things that are and were on teenage minds this interests me and excites me at the same time
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Posted By Captain13
@Red Rum said:
" @Captain13:  What about Golden Eagle (Hawkman's and Hawkgirl's sidekick) and Jade (daughter of the Golden Age Green Lantern)? "
Golden Eagle makes a lot of sense. I didn't even think of him.
I thought about Jade, but she seems a little less likely to show since she's Alan's daughter. I'd be stoked if she showed up nonetheless.
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Posted By Soakle

Really wanna see Young Justice now, it sounds awesome. Never really enjoyed the Teen Titans animated series so really hoping this will be better

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Posted By fACEmelter88

Johns wanted to do it without a ring? What?

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Posted By Aronmorales

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH This is gonna rock so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By deactivated-579fe0ae58107

I will admit that I'm a huge fan of Kevin Conroy and Batman:TAS. The Batman (and The Batman Strikes) took time, but it grew on me. Same with this new show. I'm going to be sorry to see it go. I may say the same thing about this Young Justice...just like I did about Teen Titans...I never watched the LSH series...

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Posted By danhimself

I'm kind of upset that they're using Dick instead of Tim but I really like Dick Grayson so I'm torn

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Posted By CrimsonInuTears

... Why did they feel a NEED to destroy YJ?! I mean first off, Dick? In Timmy's outfit? Yet Dick? I'm not even gonna go into all the non-YJ chars an the non leadership. Shoulda just called it somethin else insteada ruinin it's good name.
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Posted By magicman620

So Tim Drake won't be Robin in Young Justice?

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Posted By Bestostero

I'm sad about Batman Brave and the Bold but I'm looking forward to Young Justice!  Hopefully it'll last longer......and be good...!!!

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Posted By WilliamHenry

Bummer that the show is ending. I didn't watch much of it, but I did like the few episodes I saw. I love Diedrich Bader as well and would watch him in just about anything.

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Posted By thebeegle88

wish it were tim and bart

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Posted By Psyker star

I hope this movie comes out well because i dont think it will.

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Posted By Xion

Nooo cant believe Brave and the Bold is being cancelled :(

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Posted By JD907
I know... Putting Dick with the rest of these characters is just bizzare!
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Posted By BrianDusel

WHAT THE ______????  Young Justice will have Dick Grayson as Robin?  Dang it!  They could have at least used Jason or Tim so we could see Dick as Nightwing guest star.  Fudging blankedy blank blank blank!
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Posted By superlauth
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Posted By The Average Bear
Love the way all the adult heroes look in the big line-up panel. Especially Atom and Marvel.
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Posted By Duo_forbidden

Wow, first Spectacular Spider-man, now this great series? I hope Young Justice last long.

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Posted By Nighthunter
@Hunter114 said:
" @Nighthunter said:
"So not everyone survives.....come on Zatara is there, 90% chance he is the one that bites the dust "
That was Zatara? - Why is he on the Justice League... I thought he died before they formed. "
He did, only reason why I can think of them bringing him instead of Zatanna is because he'll eventually die.
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Posted By Red Rum
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Posted By Darkmount1

Hate to dissappoint you, Hunter 114, but the official confirmation from what I've heard is this:


Superboy-Nolan North

Robin-Jesse McCartney (WHAT THE?!?!?!?)

Kid Flash-Jason Spizak (no idea who this guys is)

Artemis-Stephanie Lemelin

Miss Martian-Danica McKellar 
Aqualad-Khary Payton



Batman-Bruce Greenwood

Green Arrow-Alan Tudyk

Aquaman-Phil LaMarr 
Captain Marvel-Rob Lowe


Don't know where you got Vandal Savage and Cat grant from, but there's been no confirmation of them. You are right about Queen Bee, however.

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Posted By Primmaster64

Maybe the final episode of Batman BATB will be with Superman and Wonder Woman.

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Posted By Crymsun

Very very sad that Brave and the Bold is leaving.. but I'm excited about Young Justice!!!
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Posted By Hunter114
@Nighthunter said:
"So not everyone survives.....come on Zatara is there, 90% chance he is the one that bites the dust "

That was Zatara? - Why is he on the Justice League... I thought he died before they formed.
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Posted By Crazy Pan

Why even HAVE a Young Justice show if you're only going to have ONE founding member of the real YJ, not to mention he's even dressed in the incorrect atire... And why in the HELL is Robin 13 in this?! And Dick of all people!? GAAAHHH!!!! *shoots this new cartoon*

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Posted By Amegashita

What?  No Tim and Bart!?  So we only get one founding member of Young Justice in the cartoon!?  <Initiating fan-boy rage>

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Posted By DH69

wtf why do they keep canceling the good toons, yet iron man adventures is getting a 2nd season?!

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Posted By The_Martian
@Hunter114 said:
" @Nobody: Well the Justice League is only supposed to have about 15 members at this point, so it would appear that the "entire" JLA will appear, but they will only be there as mentors.  Captain Atom (I think ) was in the air force or something like that, plus his powers and abilities may come in useful in the kids' training, there will be a reason why he's there, we just don't know whether it's practical or based on ratings. "
I'm just excited about it :) Cap Atom is my favorite DC character.
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Posted By Red Rum

The designs for the Young Justice JLA seems to be patterned after the JLA from the DVD "Crisis on Two Earths" (which also starred the Crime Syndicate).
Maybe it's for the best that they end Batman: Brave and Bold to make way for Young Justice... at least they got an Emmy nomination.

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Posted By WW-Fan

that's cool :)
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Posted By ComicMan24

I can't say I'm sad that Batman will finish its course, I mean it was good but not a favorite of mine. I'm excited about the Young Justice show, it looks amazing.
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Posted By Nighthunter

So not everyone survives.....come on Zatara is there, 90% chance he is the one that bites the dust

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Posted By Hunter114

The IMDB for Young Justice says that Queen Bee (voiced by Marina Sirtis), Vandal Savage (voiced by Miguel Ferrer) and Cat Grant (voiced by Masasa Moyo) will appear, but it does not say in what respect or which episodes. 
It also says that Aqualad will be voiced by Tequan Richmond and Artemis will be voiced by Stephanie Lemelin, with Phil LaMarr (perhaps reprising his role as John Stewart)
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Posted By Hunter114
Well the Justice League is only supposed to have about 15 members at this point, so it would appear that the "entire" JLA will appear, but they will only be there as mentors. 
Captain Atom (I think ) was in the air force or something like that, plus his powers and abilities may come in useful in the kids' training, there will be a reason why he's there, we just don't know whether it's practical or based on ratings.
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Posted By Mr. Dead Pool

Kinda disapointed no Lobo. But Young Justice looks great. Brave and Bold had a great run so glad to see it's ending on a high note.

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