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Spike Spiegel
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(03-27-2011, 05:13 AM)
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It's been discussed in the 'Brave & the Bold' thread, but this was so incredibly awesome that I felt it deserves special mention in its own thread. The third season of B&tB premiered this past Friday (3/25), with the episode titled "Battle of the Superheroes!"; in this episode, Batman visits Metropolis to team up with the Man of Steel, but when Superman is exposed to red kryptonite he becomes increasingly unstable forcing Batman to confront and take down his super friend. In other words, the creators used this simple plot and the series "retro" tone to reference a ton of crazy "Superman's a dick!" cover gags from the Silver Age, along with some more modern comics like "The Dark Knight Returns", resulting in one of the most hilarious episodes of the series -- or any DCAU production ever.

Below is a Youtube link to the episode, for however long that lasts; there are other places to find it as well.

Part 01 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2nZ83ziX1s

Part 02 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbQOq2YlWM

Check out all of the fun comparisons below. Some of these I couldn't find a specific cover or image they were inspired by, so if you know it then post!

WARNING: I would advise against visiting the superdickery.com website, as last I had heard it had become infested with viruses. I don't know for sure if that's still the case, however, but won't risk trying for your benefit.

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I couldn't find any specific cover that these were referencing, Superman's just being a dick...







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Continued in next post...
Spike Spiegel
the things I do for money
I'll never understand
the world is just a marble
in the palm of my hand
(03-27-2011, 05:14 AM)
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continued...

"Earthquake!!!" >:D



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Watch this scene from Justice League Unlimited, then look at the screens below...





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Simply glorious. :lol
Salsa
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(03-27-2011, 05:16 AM)
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Yup, this episode completely blew my mind. I really couldnt believe the fan service they were pulling off. This show is just too good.
Qwomo
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(03-27-2011, 05:19 AM)
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Why is there a mouse droid on Jimmy Olsen's hospital bed?
Spike Spiegel
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(03-27-2011, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Qwomo

Why is there a mouse droid on Jimmy Olsen's hospital bed?

Annoying promo for Clone Wars pops up at that exact moment, couldn't be helped. It actually does look like it's on his bed in that screencap, though. :D
Snake
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(03-27-2011, 05:20 AM)
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This episode was amazing. Superman being a dick is seriously one of my favorite things.
Qwomo
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(03-27-2011, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel

Annoying promo for Clone Wars pops up at that exact moment, couldn't be helped. It actually does look like it's on his bed in that screencap, though. :D

haha aw man
Lonestar
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(03-27-2011, 05:27 AM)
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It serves you right, Lois!

:D
ezekial45
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(03-27-2011, 05:32 AM)
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Holy shit. :O

I now feel bad for never giving this show a chance.
Lionel Mandrake
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(03-27-2011, 05:35 AM)
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Yeah, I admit that I didn't give this show much thought after DCAU. But after my friend showed me a few episodes, I realize now that it's actually pretty cool.
Salsa
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(03-27-2011, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

I now feel bad for never giving this show a chance.

you should


edit: feel bad i mean
ZoddGutts
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(03-27-2011, 05:38 AM)
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This series is very fun to watch. It just takes a couple of episodes to get use to the type of style/beat this series has.
From The Dust
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(03-27-2011, 05:40 AM)
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I loved this episode. to find that it references so much more in a single episode, holy shit. I know this will be the final season, but if it's anything like this, it will go out with a bang.

and putting a cat in a tree? that's just terrible
EmCeeGramr
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(03-27-2011, 05:42 AM)
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Holy shit these were my favorite Superdickery moments ever. I can't believe it.
Enk
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(03-27-2011, 05:44 AM)
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WTH? Batman was wearing Superman's skin over his suit ?!
Raxus
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(03-27-2011, 05:45 AM)
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I feel bad for writing this show off after the horrendous The Batman.
Master Milk
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(03-27-2011, 05:45 AM)
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This show is so ridiculous. I don't think it's possible to not like it.
krypt0nian
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(03-27-2011, 05:51 AM)
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More importantly for me, it was the sweetest love letter to the Silver Age ever.

The whole Superman is a dick meme is transitory but the Silver Age will have resonance forever. <3
Fallen_Hero
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(03-27-2011, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raxus

I feel bad for writing this show off after the horrendous The Batman.

Now you're wrong on two counts. :\
EmCeeGramr
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(03-27-2011, 05:57 AM)
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"Superman's turned into a real di-"
"-ifferent person!"

Hahaha.
spindashing
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(03-27-2011, 06:02 AM)
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holy shit, I too am sad for not giving this show a chance. I never was big on the whole humorous Batman "side."
vazel
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(03-27-2011, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raxus

I feel bad for writing this show off after the horrendous The Batman.

I don't blame you. I did the same thing after watching The Batman. I forced myself to watch every episode of that turd series.

I saw a few episodes of Brave & the Bold a few months back and really liked it. It's great if you can appreciate the awesome camp it's going for.
krypt0nian
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(03-27-2011, 06:05 AM)
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That big yellow key made me happier than any episode of a cartoon ever.

Next tattoo realized!
Rlan
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(03-27-2011, 06:07 AM)
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BB&B is a fantastic show. I mean in one episode they went back and made a new Scooby Doo & Batman crossover, with Weird Al Yankovic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvQYfM-M2fU

My favorite part is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvQYf...ailpage#t=338s

Bat-mite mentioned that back in the day, Batman couldn't throw a punch -- so he rectifies it!
HomerSimpson-Man
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(03-27-2011, 06:17 AM)
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Holy crap!

Why am I not watching this show?

Forgive me, I didn't know....I DIDN'T KNOW!!

And this...

...I have such a fanboy boner right now. :O
DrForester
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(03-27-2011, 06:19 AM)
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Wait I thought Batman was the dick, Superman was just retarded...
Thunder Monkey
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(03-27-2011, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by spindashing

holy shit, I too am sad for not giving this show a chance. I never was big on the whole humorous Batman "side."

Same here.

These screens might have be reevaluating that assessment.
Home
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(03-27-2011, 06:23 AM)
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Hah what a great episode, I love superdickery.

I read the forum goers thoughts on comicvine and none of them got the references :(
spindashing
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(03-27-2011, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rlan

My favorite part is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvQYf...ailpage#t=338s

WHAT THE FFFUUUUU SHAGGY AND SCOOBY RAGE.
Enk
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(03-27-2011, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rlan

My favorite part is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvQYf...ailpage#t=338s

Bat-mite mentioned that back in the day, Batman couldn't throw a punch -- so he rectifies it!

Lol, I like how Batman's pants just randomly disappears in that one shot.
Ezalc
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(03-27-2011, 06:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by spindashing

WHAT THE FFFUUUUU SHAGGY AND SCOOBY RAGE.

Damn Shaggy and Scooby were kicking ass.

Oh god I lol'd at:

"Yeah Superman's turned into a real di-"

"-fferent person!"
Cwarrior
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(03-27-2011, 07:09 AM)
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really love this show but i need to catch up still on season 1
SpeedingUptoStop
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(03-27-2011, 07:14 AM)
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ahhahah YES!

Automatically means I have to watch this show.
thetechkid
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(03-27-2011, 07:16 AM)
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Well time to start this show, and feel bad at the same time for not watching it when it started.
Thunder Monkey
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(03-27-2011, 07:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetechkid

Well time to start this show, and feel bad at the same time for not watching it when it started.

I just... can't stand goofy Batman.

Goofy Superman though...
TheSeks
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(03-27-2011, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

Wait I thought Batman was the dick, Superman was just retarded...

No, the Superdickery meme has always been "SUPERMAN IS A DICK!"
besada
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(03-27-2011, 07:25 AM)
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As a fan, I feel quite serviced by that episode. Good and serviced.
EmCeeGramr
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(03-27-2011, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thunder Monkey

I just... can't stand goofy Batman.

Goofy Superman though...

Goofy Batman is just as awesome as Grimdark Batman.
akachan ningen
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(03-27-2011, 07:28 AM)
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what are they giving him in this pic? jello?

Witchfinder General
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(03-27-2011, 07:30 AM)
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All those screen-grabs show is how much better the art of the original comics are compared to the cartoon.
The Technomancer
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(03-27-2011, 07:33 AM)
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"Our wrappings are covered in buttermilk...the one thing that repels pharaoh rays"

WTF? Ahahahaha.
EmCeeGramr
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(03-27-2011, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

"Our wrappings are covered in buttermilk...the one thing that repels pharaoh rays"

WTF? Ahahahaha.

Apparently it's a reference to the 1960s TV show, where they foiled some plot of King Tut's by drinking buttermilk.
yencid
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(03-27-2011, 07:40 AM)
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EARTHQUAKE!
The Technomancer
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(03-27-2011, 07:45 AM)
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"Supermans turned into a real di-"
"fferent person!"

Oh god I'm dying here
Andrex
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(03-27-2011, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Witchfinder General

All those screen-grabs show is how much better the art of the original comics are compared to the cartoon.



Really?
explodet
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(03-27-2011, 07:52 AM)
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If I'm not mistaken, this is a reference to the very first Batman BATB episode, when Blue Beetle tries to rescue that cat from the very same tree.
yencid
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(03-27-2011, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

"Supermans turned into a real di-"
"fferent person!"

Oh god I'm dying here

i just got to that... I WAS LIKE OH SHIT! XD
The Technomancer
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(03-27-2011, 07:55 AM)
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did...did Batman just break Lex Luthor's wrist? I heard a definite crack.

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