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2.4 "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!"
Author: Jett
Posted On: January 12, 2010
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SYNOPSIS
Aquaman attempts to take a family vacation with Mera and Arthur Jr., but can't resist helping heroes along the way. Just as he finally promises the family "no more heroics," Batman is trapped by The Pengiuin.

INFO
"Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!" was written by Steven Melching and directed by Ben Jones. It originally aired on January 8, 2010.

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REVIEW

Just when B:TBATB turns out a less than stellar episode -- such as last week’s “Revenge of the Reach!” -- they turn right around and give us one that’s simply fabulous. In this case, it’s the latest episode titled “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!”

Am I the only one who thinks the more preposterous the better when it comes to B:TBATB?

From an opening segment featuring time-traveling Batman battling Enemy Ace in a WWI-era biplane, to an underwater nod to the 1966 BATMAN movie, this definitely the best episode I’ve seen so far this season.

In a nutshell, this week’s episode features “The Aquaman Family” RV’ing around the country (albeit the DC Comics version of the U.S.) on vacation. ‘Ol Arthur has promised his wife Mera “no heroing” during the holiday, but Aquaman just can’t seem to be able to leave the office behind -- much to the chagrin of the Missus.


The Bat-Biplane?

On the Batman front, it was certainly cool to see The Penguin make his first real appearance on the show. Like The Joker and most of the other classic Batman villains, B:TBATB’s version of Cobblepott is heavily influenced by his Silver Age comic book counterpart.

“Aquaman‘s Outrageous Adventure!” was terrific! Smart, funny, and very “DCU-ish” -- just as you would expect from this show’s best episodes.

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