Last Friday, there was supposed to be a new episode of the wonderful Batman: the Brave and the Bold cartoon. It did not air, although I’m not sure why. I do know that it was going to have Batman traveling to Planet X, where he was going to meet the Super-Batman of Zur En Arrh (i.e., more like the goofy ’50s character, and less like the totally fucking insane back-up psyche Batman implanted in himself just in case, because he’s fucking Batman). I was disappointed enough that it wasn’t on.
Then I watched this preview clip for the episode and realized who’s voicing the Batman of Zur En Arrh, and now I’m crushed. Cartoon Network says it might be March before it airs. Listen up, CN — you air this episode as soon as humanly possible, for the love of all that is good and Batman-ish on this earth.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.