Cartoons, Comics

The Brave and the Bold and the Superdickish


Since you’re all card-carrying nerds, I assume you’re all aware of, which catalogs superheroes being assholes, mostly on Silver Age comics covers and usually thanks to red kryptonite, some kind of mind-control gas, or other assorted weirdness. It’s a blast. Well, the season premiere of Batman: Brave and the Bold this past Friday featured Superman having his first encounter with red kryptonite, and thus many, many famous moment of superdickery were actually animated. The above video begins where the homage starts (it’s actually the second half of the episode; the first half is available here, at least until someone at WB notices) and continues through the end — or at least until Batman fights Supes in a very familiar outfit and a different homage begins. Oh, Brave and the Bold. You’re still here and I already miss you. Thanks to Shawn P. for the tip.

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.