Archive for the ‘Earth Day’ Category

Posted Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 by Barry

Batman Brave and the Bold (2009) 4

Batman and Aquaman spend Earth Day chasing around the time stream, fixing what Dr. Cyber has undone. Rip Hunter, Time Master, makes a guest appearance.

Menace of the Time Thief!, a Matt Wayne, Andy Suriano production; is a bittersweet reminder of Batman: Brave and the Bold that ran on Cartoon Network from Nov. 14, 2008 to Nov. 18, 2011.

Brave and the Bold may have seemed an odd choice to follow Batman the Animated Series, but, at the opposite end of the spectrum, proved cathartic. The tongue-in-cheek, deadpan humor, as delivered by Diedrich Bader, leapt from television screens and into fanboy’s hearts.

The series lasted three seasons with 26 episodes for seasons one and two and 13 episodes for season three.

Fans were treated to a reunion – of sorts – in 2018 when a feature-length animated movie went straight to video co-staring Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc.

Earth Day was established March 21, 1970 by peace activist John McConnell. His mission was to honor the Earth and the concept of peace. Earth Day is celebrated annually April 22 around the world.

Be kind to mother Earth and let’s all pause a moment to remember a series that shown a bright light on the Dark Knight in the best possible way.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #4


Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 by Barry

Scooby-Doo (1997) 131

Scooby-Doo (1997) 131

Mystery Inc. celebrated Earth Day 2008 with a special cover and story in issue 131.

Observed April 22 every year, Earth Day commemorates and encourages environmental protection. It was inaugurated in 1970, but conceived in 1969 – the same year Scooby-Doo premiered – by peace activist John McConnell to honor Earth and its life-giving resources.

Fighting the good fight, Scooby and gang curtail the illegal activities of one Mr. Mort of Mort Chemicals who is clandestinely emptying waste from his defunct factory into a local river. To scare off do gooders bent on cleaning up the river he dresses as “The Toxic Troll.”

Daphne features prominently in the second feature entitled “Fashionistas” as Mystery Inc. shuts down the shenanigans at a haunted fashion show.

The books wraps up with a two-page “Velma’s Monsters of the World – Archer,” explaining the legend of the ghost squaw.

So, remember Mother Earth today. After helping clean up or recycle treat yourself to a re-run of Yogi’s Gang (aka Yogi’s Ark Lark) or simply kick back with a classic Scooby-Doo and gang. They never get old.