Beware the Batman is cool, and I mean literally, cool. Quiet and calm and cool and occasionally funny, but never silly, goofy, or cue-the-epic-music heroic. It just goes about its business in clean, stylized animation that suits the tone. It has a very different energy from the other animated superhero series currently on the air.
They’ve added in a very smart, very kickass female character, Tatsu, who is Bruce Wayne’s body guard while Alfred mends from an injury. She doesn’t yet know about the secret identity stuff, but she’s on the trail. All of the principal characters are quiet and reserved – Batman, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Tatsu, Lt. Gordon. It’s all very understated but not too dark for kids. It’s just cool.
Check out this clip from the next episode and you’ll get an idea; even the villain segments are somehow quiet, even when there’s yelling going on:
Clip: Beware the Batman – Toxic
Beware the Batman, featuring the voices of Anthony Ruivivar, Sumalee Montano, JB Blanc, and Kurtwood Smith, airs Saturday mornings at 10/9c on Cartoon Network.