DC Comics (March, 2010)
WRITER: Sholly Fisch
PENCILER: Robert Pope
INKER: Scott McRae
COLORS: Heroic Age
LETTERER: Sal Cipriano
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards
EDITOR: Michael Siglain
After being injured while stopping a robbery during a detectives convention (talk about bad timing, they also dealt with Angel and the Ape), Batman is stuck in the Batcave. With Robin on another case, Green Arrow, Captain Marvel, Aquaman, and Plastic Man decide that Gotham needs a Batman and independently step in. Sometimes the cure can be worst than the disease. 🙂
What they got right: Sholly Fisch is no Landry Walker, but he doesn’t have to be anymore than any of the show writers are each other–if that made any sense. The point is that I like what Sholly did with this story, not being too serious with this story. Each of the heroes had their own take on the Batman costume, while still resembling their usual outfit yet still showing off the best cape in comics (that would be Batman’s). The art maintains the feel of the show, and although it takes two artists to equal one Eric Jones, the result can’t be argued with.
What they got wrong: I’m going to assume that Sholly wrote this prior to the episode where we meet Plastic Man’s wife, because otherwise that scene with Catwoman is kind of wrong.
Recommendation: I have yet to see this comic under any of the writers not be worth a recommendation. Nobody better screw up the track record.
Just because it’s wrong doesn’t mean it can’t be Best Scene. Thus is the power of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.