I bring you the sad news that the final episode of the amazing Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon finally premieres on Cartoon Network tomorrow evening (if you’re from foreign lands that have already aired it, or you watched it on iTunes, or you simply watched it elsewhere online, please allow the rest of us our grief). The show ends when Batmite, playing every disgruntled fanboy ever, uses his powers to cancel B&tB to make way for a darker, grittier Batman cartoon… a cartoon where Alfred is the Punisher, Katana is the sidekick and Batman has no forehead, apparently. Obviously, a loud Aquaman-style “OUT-RAGEOUS!” would be appropriate here, but instead I’ll say something else — goodbye, Brave and the Bold. You were too much fun for this world. (Via ToyNewsI)
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