#SDCC: ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ with… Dr. Horrible?
This is the worst part about covering SDCC while not actually being there: you can get a pretty good sense of what a panel was like from a liveblog, but there’s just no replacement for seeing a singing, dancing Dark Knight, especially when Neil Patrick Harris is involved.
Diedrich Bader, the voice of Batman, returned to Comic-Con alongside John DiMaggio (Futurama), the voice of Aquaman, and executive producer Sam Register (Teen Titans), producer James Tucker (Justice League Unlimited), producer and story editor Michael Jelenic (The Batman) and voice director Andrea Romano (everything DC has animated in the last twenty years), to screen the upcoming “Mayhem of the Music Meister” episode‚ featuring the voice of Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) as the Music Meister, and take questions afterwards. ComicVine gets props for managing to stop watching the spectacle long enough to liveblog. Some highlights from the panel:
- Bat-Mite Masks were distributed to attendees before the panel started.
- G.I. Robot, Detective Chimp, Vixen, Captain Marvel (plus the Marvel Family), Firestorm, the Metal Men, the Doom Patrol, and Starro are all making appearances in upcoming episodes.
- “Outrageous!” came about as Aquaman’s catchphrase accidentally–John DiMaggio just channels his inner outrageousness.
- “Black Manta, Clock King and Gorilla Grodd appear. There’s Aquaman!
Along with Green Arrow and Black Canary. Why is Black Manta suddenly
singing? Now Aquaman is. They can’t help themselves! Gorilla Grodd
singing and dancing? You HAVE to see this!” – from the liveblog
- Twitter user @the_real_winson says that when NPH’s character first appears, the crowd couldn’t stop cheering.
- The episode got a standing ovation!
- During the Q&A afterwards, the child who asked about the Batmobile at last year’s SDCC asked today what Batman’s favorite gadget was–and got an answer in Batman’s voice. It’s the Batarang, by the way.
- Crisis on Infinite Earths, BatB-style? “Only if we get to do it as a musical,” DiMaggio said.
More reactions (and possible spoilers) at ComicVine.