11. BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Cartoon Network, 2008-2011)
When Batman: The Brave And The Bold was first announced, and it was revealed that this version of the Caped Crusader would take its cues from the Golden Age version of the character, and not the ultra-realistic take from Christopher Nolan’s movies, some fans expressed their disapproval. But after the first episode aired, it was clear that this show wasn’t just a rehash of the child-friendly comics from the '50s and '60s; instead, it was a tongue-in-cheek homage to that time period complete with non-stop humor and off-the-wall characterizations.
As opposed to focusing on Batman taking on the Joker like we have seen countless times before, Brave And The Bold teamed the Caped Crusader up with a new hero every week as they battled the lesser-known villains of the DC Universe. It’s not often we get to see heroes and villains like the Psycho Pirate, Adam Strange, Crazy Quilt, and Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man on screen, but this show pulls it off with the wit and whimsy of a Dick Sprang comic from the '50s.