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Aquaman Steps Into The Spotlight On This Weekend’s ‘Batman: The Brave And The Bold’

While it’s safe to say I love many things about Cartoon Network’s “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” what I really cherish its hilarious redemption of Aquaman.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed seeing Arthur Curry fight alongside the JLA on occasion – especially in the animated “Justice League Unlimited” – but I’ve never been completely sold on his standalone adventures until I was exposed to the boisterous, John Di Maggio-voiced Atlantean king in B:TBATB.

Just check out the episode description for this weekend’s “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure.”

“Aquaman attempts to take a family vacation with Mera and Arthur Jr., but can’t resist helping heroes along the way.”

That’s what kind of guy he is in this show. He’s a crazy family man who is heroic to a fault and almost blindingly optimistic, which makes Batman his ideal comic foil, even on a show emulating the Silver Age.

If you’re still on the fence about the undersea ruler’s cred, you’re not likely to find much redemption in comics anytime soon (unless the Black Lantern Arthur comes back to life somehow and his wife relinquishes her Red Lantern rage), but you really should do yourself a favor and check out this episode if you’ve any room left in your heart for a jolly, sea horse-riding warrior.

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