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The Brave and the Bold
Cover of The Brave and the Bold #1 (August–September 1955). Art by Russ Heath, Joe Kubert, and Irv Novick.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleBimonthly #1-117
Monthly #118-200
Format(vol. 1 and 3)
Ongoing series
(Flash and Green Lantern:...)
Limited series
Publication date(vol. 1)
August–September 1955 – July 1983
(vol. 2)
December 1991 – June 1992
(Flash and Green Lantern:...)
October 1999 – March
No. of issues(vol. 1): 200
(vol. 2 and Flash and Green Lantern:...): 6 each
(vol. 3): 35
Main character(s)(vol. 1)
Many characters until Batman and a rotation of DC Universe characters with #50
(vol. 2)
Green Arrow, the Question, and the Butcher
(Flash and Green Lantern:...)
Flash, Green Lantern
(vol. 3)
Rotating characters from the DCU
Creative team
Written by
Penciller(s)
Inker(s)
Collected editions
The Brave and the Bold Team-Up Archives, Vol. 1ISBN 1-4012-0405-8
The Brave and the Bold, vol. 1: The Lords of LuckISBN 1-4012-1588-2
The Brave and the Bold, vol. 2: The Book of DestinyISBN 1-4012-1861-X
The Brave and the Bold, vol. 3: Demons and DragonsISBN 1-4012-2190-4
The Brave and the Bold, vol. 4: Without SinISBN 1-4012-2286-2

The Brave and the Bold is a comic book series published by DC Comics as an ongoing series from 1955 to 1983. It was followed by a mini-series in 1991 and 1999, and was revived as an ongoing title in 2007. The focus of the series has varied over time, but it most commonly features team-ups of characters from across the DC Universe.

Publication history[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

The first volume of the series ran for 200 issues from August/September 1955 to July 1983.[1] Originally, The Brave and the Bold was an anthology series featuring adventure tales from past ages with characters such as the Silent Knight, the Viking Prince, the Golden Gladiator, and Robin Hood. With issue #25, the series was reinvented as a try-out title for new characters and concepts, starting with the Suicide Squad created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Ross Andru.[2] Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert created a new version of Hawkman in issue #34 (February–March 1961) with the character receiving his own title three years later.[3][4]

Editor Julius Schwartz hired Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky to create the Justice League of America. The team debuted in The Brave and the Bold #28 (Feb.-March 1960), and after two further appearances in the title, received its own series.[5]

Issues #45 through #49 were devoted to "Strange Sports Stories" combining sport and science-fiction in tales such as "Challenge of the Headless Baseball Team" and "The Man Who Drove Through Time." Strange Sports Stories was later resurrected briefly as a DC Comics title in its own right in 1973, but lasted only six issues.[6]

The series was changed yet again with issue #50 as a team-up title between established characters. Starting with issue #59 The Brave and the Bold became, more specifically, a Batman team-up book with the Caped Crusader as the book's main focus.[7] This was due to the popularity of the Batman television series, which led to the creation of Batmania. After issue #74, The Brave and the Bold was exclusively a Batman team-up title until it ended with issue #200.

The teaming of Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad in issue #54 (June–July 1964) by writer Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani led to the creation of the Teen Titans.[8] The three heroes subsequently appeared under the name "Teen Titans" in issue #60 (June–July 1965) by Haney and artist Nick Cardy and were joined by Wonder Woman's younger sister Wonder Girl in her first appearance.[9]

The Metamorpho character was created by Haney and artist Ramona Fradon in The Brave and the Bold #57 (December 1964–January 1965).[10]

The title was the first to feature Neal Adams' version of Batman,[11] generating fan interest that led to Adams' style defining the modern Batman image to this day.[12] In addition, Adams updated Green Arrow's visual appearance by designing a new costume for the character in issue #85 (Aug.–Sept 1969).[13] The primary artist for the second half of the run was Jim Aparo, starting with #98 (October–November 1971). Haney frequently disregarded continuity by scripting stories which contradicted DC's canon or by writing major heroes in an out-of-character fashion.[14] Issue #100 (Feb.–March 1972) featured Batman and "4 Famous Co-Stars" (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Robin) in a story by Haney and Aparo.[15] Issues #112 (April–May 1974) to #117 (Feb.–March 1975) of the series were in the 100 Page Super Spectacular format.[16]

The character Nemesis, also known as Thomas Tresser, debuted in an eight-page backup story in issue #166 (September 1980) written by Cary Burkett and drawn by Dan Spiegle.[17] The Tresser character was created by Burkett in 1979, and named for an actor with whom Burkett was rooming in New Hampshire.[18]

Alan Brennert wrote four issues of The Brave and the Bold featuring Batman teaming with the Creeper, the Hawk and Dove,[19] the Robin of Earth Two,[20][21] and the Catwoman.[22]

The title's final issue featured a team-up of the Batmen of Earth-One and Earth-Two[15] and included a preview of Batman and the Outsiders, the title that replaced The Brave and the Bold on DC's schedule and became Aparo's next regular assignment.[23]

Full list of issues[edit]

Issue # Character Notes
1–24 Golden Gladiator, Viking Prince, Silent Knight, & Robin Hood Steady rotation of 2 or 3 of these characters per issue.
25–27 Suicide Squad First appearance.
28–30 Justice League of America First appearance.
31–33 Cave Carson First appearance.
34–36 Hawkman & Hawkgirl First Silver Age appearance.
37–39 Suicide Squad
40–41 Cave Carson
42–44 Hawkman & Hawkgirl
45–49 Strange Sports Stories
50 Green Arrow & Martian Manhunter team-up First team-up issue of the series.
51 Aquaman & Hawkman team-up
52 Sgt. Rock, Johnny Cloud, & Haunted Tank team-up
53 The Atom & The Flash team-up
54 Kid Flash, Aqualad, & Robin team-up First appearance of the then-unnamed Teen Titans.
55 The Metal Men & The Atom team-up
56 The Flash & Martian Manhunter team-up
57–58 Metamorpho First appearance.
59 Batman & Green Lantern team-up
60 Teen Titans First appearance of Wonder Girl.
61–62 Starman & Black Canary team-up
63 Supergirl & Wonder Woman team-up
64 Batman & Eclipso team-up Billed as “Batman Versus Eclipso” due to the hero/villain status of the Eclipso character at this time.
65 The Flash & Doom Patrol team-up
66 Metamorpho & the Metal Men team-up
67 Batman & The Flash team-up
68 Batman & Metamorpho team-up Batman becomes a Bat-Hulk for a time in this issue.
69 Batman & Green Lantern team-up
70 Batman & Hawkman team-up
71 Batman & Green Arrow team-up
72 The Spectre & The Flash team-up
73 Aquaman & The Atom team-up First appearance of Vulko.
74 The Metal Men team-up First issue with Batman as the headlining regular character.
75 The Spectre team-up
76 Plastic Man team-up First Silver Age appearance.
77 The Atom team-up
78 Batman, Wonder Woman, & Batgirl team-up First appearance of Copperhead.
79 Deadman team-up First issue drawn by Neal Adams.
80 The Creeper team-up First appearance of Hellgrammite.
81 The Flash team-up
82 Aquaman team-up
83 Teen Titans team-up
84 Sgt. Rock team-up
85 Green Arrow team-up First appearance of Green Arrow in his redesigned look.
86 Deadman team-up
87 Wonder Woman team-up
88 Wildcat team-up First Silver/Bronze Age appearance.
89 The Phantom Stranger team-up
90 Adam Strange team-up
91 Black Canary team-up
92 The Bat-Squad team-up Only appearance of The Bat-Squad.
93 The House of Mystery team-up
94 Teen Titans team-up
95 Plastic Man team-up
96 Sgt. Rock team-up
97 Wildcat team-up
98 The Phantom Stranger team-up
99 The Flash team-up
100 Batman, Robin, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, & Black Canary team-up
101 Metamorpho team-up
102 Teen Titans team-up
103 The Metal Men team-up
104 Deadman team-up
105 Wonder Woman team-up
106 Green Arrow team-up
107 Black Canary team-up
108 Sgt. Rock team-up
109 Etrigan team-up
110 Wildcat team-up
111 The Joker team-up Much like the earlier Eclipso “team-up,” it became adversarial.
112 Mister Miracle team-up First of a series of DC 100 Page Super Spectacular issues (mostly reprints with one new lead story).
113 The Metal Men team-up
114 Aquaman team-up
115 The Atom team-up
116 The Spectre team-up
117 Sgt. Rock team-up Last of the Super Spectacular reprint issues.
118 Wildcat team-up Cover states “Co-Starring The Joker.”
119 Man-Bat team-up
120 Kamandi team-up
121 The Metal Men team-up
122 Swamp Thing team-up
123 Batman, Plastic Man, & Metamorpho team-up
124 Sgt. Rock team-up
125 The Flash team-up
126 Aquaman team-up
127 Wildcat team-up
128 Mister Miracle team-up
129–130 Green Arrow team-up ”Co-Starring The Atom, The Joker, & Two-Face.” Two-Face had previously encountered Green Arrow in #106.
131 Wonder Woman team-up ”VS Catwoman.”
132 Richard Dragon team-up First issue of the series with the classic “bullet” DC logo.
133 Deadman team-up
134 Green Lantern team-up
135 The Metal Men team-up
136 Batman & Green Arrow Team-Up with The Metal Men Follow-up to the previous issue.
137 Etrigan team-up
138 Mister Miracle team-up
139 Hawkman team-up
140 Wonder Woman team-up
141 Black Canary team-up
142 Aquaman team-up
143 The Creeper team-up Two-issue Human Target backup feature begins.
144 Green Arrow team-up
145 The Phantom Stranger team-up
146 The Unknown Soldier team-up
147 Supergirl team-up
148 Plastic Man team-up
149 Teen Titans team-up
150 Superman team-up
151 The Flash team-up
152 The Atom team-up
153 Red Tornado team-up
154 Metamorpho team-up
155 Green Lantern team-up
156 Doctor Fate team-up
157 Kamandi team-up
158 Wonder Woman team-up
159 Ra’s al Ghul team-up
160 Supergirl team-up
161 Adam Strange team-up
162 Sgt. Rock team-up
163 Black Lightning team-up
164 Hawkman team-up
165 Man-Bat team-up
166 Black Canary team-up First appearance of Nemesis in the backup feature that began in this issue and continued in every issue after unless otherwise noted.
167 Blackhawk team-up
168 Green Arrow team-up
169 Zatanna team-up
170 Nemesis team-up No backup feature this issue as Batman & Nemesis meet face-to-face.
171 Scalphunter team-up
172 Firestorm team-up
173 Guardians of the Universe team-up
174 Green Lantern team-up Follow-up to the previous issue.
175 Lois Lane team-up
176 Swamp Thing team-up
177 Elongated Man team-up
178 The Creeper team-up
179 Legion of Super-Heroes team-up No Nemesis backup this issue.
180 The Spectre team-up
181 Hawk & Dove team-up
182 Robin (Earth-Two) team-up
183 The Riddler team-up
184 Huntress team-up
185 Green Arrow team-up
186 Hawkman team-up
187 The Metal Men team-up Final appearance (death) of Nameless.
188–189 Rose & Thorn team-up
190 Adam Strange team-up
191 The Joker team-up
192 Superboy team-up Final issue featuring the Nemesis backup.
193 Nemesis team-up Final appearance of Nemesis within the series.
194 The Flash team-up
195 I...Vampire team-up
196 Ragman team-up
197 Catwoman team-up Both the Batman & Catwoman in this issue are the Earth-Two versions.
198 Karate Kid team-up
199 The Spectre team-up
200 Batman (Earth-Two) team-up Final issue. Ended to make way for Batman & The Outsiders with the same creative team. Two backup features are included: one of Bat-Mite complaining to editor Len Wein and the other a preview of Outsiders. First appearances of Halo, Geo-Force, Katana, and The Outsiders.

Volume 2[edit]

In December 1991–June 1992, The Brave and the Bold returned as a six-issue mini-series featuring Green Arrow, the Question, and the Butcher.[24] The mini-series was written by Mike Grell and Mike Baron.

Flash and Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold[edit]

A six-issue mini-series was published from October 1999–March 2000 starring the Flash and Green Lantern titled Flash and Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold.[25] This mini-series was written by Mark Waid and Tom Peyer with art by Barry Kitson and Tom Grindberg. A trade paperback of this mini-series was published in 2001 (ISBN 1-56389-708-3).

The title was used again in 2001 for The Brave and the Bold Annual #1 (1969),[26] a one-shot special that reprinted selected Silver Age team-ups. The book was designed in the 1960s-style "80-Page Giant" format as if it were an actual annual issue of the original run of the title, which did not have an annual in 1969.

Volume 3[edit]

DC resurrected the Brave and the Bold title as another on-going series in April 2007.[27] Deciding that it would be a random team-up series, and not a Batman team-up series, the first writer was Mark Waid, who remained on the title for its first sixteen issues. The first arc, "The Lords of Luck", involved Batman in a team-up with Green Lantern Hal Jordan. The story depicted the characters joining forces with various other characters in tracking down the book of Destiny, with appearances by Supergirl, Lobo, Blue Beetle, the Legion of Super Heroes, Adam Strange, and the Challengers of the Unknown. The second arc picked up threads from the first, but mainly focused on self-contained stories.

After Waid's departure, Marv Wolfman took over for a two-part storyline, involving Supergirl and Raven battling the son of Triumph, while David Hine and Doug Braithwaite did a four-issue arc on the series featuring Hal Jordan and the Phantom Stranger. Following this, Dan Jurgens wrote issue #23, featuring Booster Gold and Magog. Like Wolfman's run, this era was prominent for its team-ups between DC heroes and the characters of Milestone Media. Writer Matt Wayne and artist Howard Porter collaborated on a team-up between Static and Black Lightning, and Adam Beechen and Roger Robinson wrote another featuring Hardware and Blue Beetle. The final Milestone issue was a team-up between Xombi and the Spectre, by John Rozum and Scott Hampton.

In September 2009, the title was taken over by J. Michael Straczynski and artist Jesus Saiz with issue #27, which featured a team-up between Batman and Dial H For Hero. Similar to the Milestone issues, it was intended for Straczynski's run on the series to showcase the Red Circle Comics characters licensed from Archie Comics. This idea was ultimately scrapped. Following the first issue, Straczynski wrote team-ups between: Barry Allen and Blackhawk; the Joker and the Atom; Hal Jordan and Doctor Fate; Batman and Brother Power; Aquaman and Etrigan; and Barbara Gordon, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna, which served as a companion piece to Alan Moore's Batman: The Killing Joke graphic novel.

Collection editions[edit]

  • The Viking Prince by Joe Kubert collects The Brave and the Bold #1-5 and 7-24, 296 pages, July 2010, ISBN 978-1-4012-2777-7[28]
  • Showcase Presents: Justice League of America Volume 1 includes The Brave and the Bold #28–30, 544 pages, December 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0761-8[29]
  • Suicide Squad: The Silver Age collects The Brave and the Bold #25–27 and #37–39, 336 pages, July 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6343-7[30]
  • Showcase Presents: Hawkman
  • Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Volume 1 includes The Brave and the Bold #50, #71, #85, 528 pages, January 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0785-5[33]
  • The Brave and the Bold Team-Up Archives Volume 1 collects The Brave and the Bold #50–56, #59, 224 pages, June 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0405-8[34]
  • Showcase Presents: Aquaman
  • Showcase Presents: Haunted Tank Volume 1 includes The Brave and the Bold #52, 560 pages, May 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0789-8[37]
  • Showcase Presents: The Teen Titans
  • Showcase Presents: Metal Men
  • Showcase Presents: Metamorpho Volume 1 collects The Brave and the Bold #57–58, #66, and #68, 560 pages, October 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0762-6[42]
  • Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold – The Batman Team-Ups
    • Volume 1 collects The Brave and the Bold #59, #64, #67, #69–71, #74–87, 528 pages, January 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1209-3[43]
    • Volume 2 collects The Brave and the Bold #88–108, 528 pages, December 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1675-7[44]
    • Volume 3 collects The Brave and the Bold #109–134, 520 pages, December 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1985-3[45]
  • Black Canary Archives Volume 1 includes The Brave and the Bold #61–62, 224 pages, December 2000, ISBN 1-56389-734-2[46]
  • Showcase Presents: The Spectre Volume 1 includes The Brave and the Bold #72, 75, 116, 180, and 199, 616 pages, April 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3417-8[47]
  • Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo
    • Volume 1 collects The Brave and the Bold #98, 100–102, and 104–122, 512 pages, April 2012, ISBN 978-1-4012-3375-4[48]
    • Volume 2 collects The Brave and the Bold #123-145 and 147-151, 528 pages, October 2013, ISBN 978-1401242961[49]
    • Volume 3 collects The Brave and the Bold #152, 154-178, 180-182, 552 pages, September 2017, ISBN 978-1401271619[50]
  • Batman: The Strange Deaths of Batman includes The Brave and the Bold #115, 160 pages, January 2009, ISBN 978-1-4012-2174-4[51]
  • Tales of the Batman: Don Newton includes The Brave and the Bold #153, 156 and 165, 360 pages, December 2011, ISBN 978-1-4012-3294-8[52]
  • Batman: Secrets of the Batcave includes The Brave and the Bold #182, 192 pages, August 2007, ISBN 978-1-4012-1370-1[53]
  • The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told includes The Brave and the Bold #197, 360 pages, December 1988, ISBN 978-0-930289-35-5
  • Showcase Presents: Batman and the Outsiders Volume 1 includes back-up story from The Brave and the Bold #200, 552 pages, September 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1546-7[54]
  • The Brave and the Bold
    • Volume 1: The Lords of Luck collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #1–6, 160 pages, December 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1503-3[55]
    • Volume 2: The Book of Destiny collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #7–12, 160 pages, August 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1838-5[56]
    • Volume 3: Demons and Dragons collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #13–16; The Brave and the Bold #181; The Flash vol. 2 #107; and Impulse #17, 168 pages, April 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2190-4[57]
    • Volume 4: Without Sin collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #17–22, 144 pages, July 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2286-2[58]
    • Volume 5: Milestone collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #24–26; Hardware #16; Static #12; and Xombi #6, 160 pages, February 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2654-X[59]
    • Team-Ups of the Brave and the Bold collects The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #27–33, 176 pages, August 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2809-7[60]
  • Booster Gold: Volume 4: Day of Death includes The Brave and the Bold vol. 3 #23, 160 pages, April 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2643-4[61]

Awards[edit]

The series won Alley Awards in 1962 for "Best Single Comic Book Cover" (#42 by Joe Kubert),[62] in 1965 for "Best Comic Book Cover" (#61 by Murphy Anderson),[63] and in 1968 for "Best Full-Length Story" ("Track of the Hook" in #79 by Bob Haney and Neal Adams).[64] Issue #28 of the third series (the Flash and Blackhawk team-up) was nominated for an Eisner Award for "Best Single Issue (Or One-Shot)" in 2010.[65]

In other media[edit]

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure[edit]

An episode of The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure was titled "The Brain, the Brave and the Bold", in which Aquaman battles a supervillain named the "Brain."

Justice League[edit]

The Brave and the Bold was used as the title for a two-part episode of the first season of Justice League. The title refers to the Flash (Wally West) and Green Lantern (John Stewart) characters in connection to the second mini-series featuring Barry Allen and Hal Jordan in the roles.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold[edit]

An animated series based on the Brave and the Bold concept aired from November 14, 2008, to November 18, 2011. The series features Batman teaming with various characters of the DC Universe, much like the first volume of the ongoing series.[66] The tone of the series is markedly lighter than the previous Batman: The Animated Series and The Batman.

Major characters who appeared in the series include:

Heroes

Adam Strange, Aquaman, the Atom, Batman, Bat-Mite, Black Canary, Black Lightning, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, the Bronze Tiger, Captain Marvel, Deadman, Doctor Fate, Fire, Firestorm, the Flash, Green Arrow, the Green Lantern Corps, Guy Gardner, Hal Jordan, the Hawk and Dove, Hawkman, the Huntress, Jay Garrick, Jonah Hex, Kamandi, Katana, Metamorpho, OMAC, Plastic Man, the Question, Red Tornado, Vixen, Wildcat, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

Villains

Black Adam, Black Manta, Calendar Man, Cavalier, Clock King, Despero, the Gentleman Ghost, Gorilla Grodd, the Joker, Kanjar Ro, Kite Man, Equinox, Major Disaster, Morgaine Le Fey, the Music Meister, Ocean Master, Shrapnel, the Sportsmaster, the Terrible Trio, the Weeper, and Zebra-Man.

Arrow[edit]

The eighth episode of Arrow's third season is titled "The Brave and the Bold". The episode is a crossover with The Flash and features a team-up of the title characters of both series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Brave and the Bold at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ Irvine, Alex; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1950s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In "The Three Waves of Doom", a story that filled The Brave and the Bold #25, writer Robert Kanigher and artist Ross Andru introduced the Suicide Squad, a band of World War II-era military misfits.
  3. ^ McAvennie, Michael "1960s" in Dolan, p. 102: "DC's...renaissance soared to new heights with the return of Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Writer Gardner Fox and artist Joe Kubert...ushered in a pair of Winged Wonders that, costumes aside, were radically different from their Golden Age predecessors."
  4. ^ Daniels, Les (1995). "The Silver Age Applying a Fine Shine". DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. New York, New York: Bulfinch Press. p. 130. ISBN 0-8212-2076-4. Hawkman took a little longer to get off the ground. He showed up initially in The Brave and the Bold #34 (February/March 1961), but had to wait three years for Hawkman #1 (April–May 1964).
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  6. ^ Strange Sports Stories at the Grand Comics Database
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  8. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 111: "They were never given a team name when scribe Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani spun them against Mister Twister. However, this first team-up of Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad came to be classically regarded as the inaugural story of the Teen Titans."
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