Fans of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, myself included, have been clamoring for the show to tackle Superman ever since they first teased his appearance in "Sidekicks Assemble!" "The Super Batman of Planet X" does precisely that, even if it doesn't deliver anything close to what one could call a conventional exploration of the Superman character and mythos. Instead, it uses the bizarre "Batman - The Superman of Planet X" story from 1958's Batman #113, later re-imagined to great controversy in Grant Morrison's Batman RIP, as a springboard for a roundabout tribute to the Man of Steel. And boy, is it ever a whole lot of awesomely weird fun.
The episode is just as much of a celebration of the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons and Superman: The Animated Series as it is an homage to the bizarre silver age Batman comics and Batman #113 in particular. It brings Clancy Brown and Dana Delany back to the animated DCU as the story's Lex Luthor (called Ruhtol - get it?) and Lois Lane respectively, and then puts a geeky cherry on top by having none other than Kevin Conroy voice the Batman of Planet Zur-En-Arr, a wonder world where a funhouse mirror version of the Caped Crusader protects the city of Gothtropolis from Ruhtol and his army of Fleischer-esque robots.
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