All-New Batman: The Brave & The Bold #7
DC Comics (July 2011)WRITER: Sholly Fisch PENCILER: Rick Burchett INKER: Dan Davis COLORIST: Gabe Eltaeb LETTERER: Dezi Sienty ASSISTANT EDITOR: Chyna Clugston Flores EDITOR: Jim Chadwick
To whomever writes the credits in comics: you don’t have to list the cover artists if they’re the exact same people WHO DREW THE REST OF THE COMIC!
After the Teen Titans rescue the Justice League (who are turned into babies by the Time Trapper), Batman remember back to his early years as a crimefighter. His methods earn him negative attention from the original Green Lantern (Alan Scott) until they team up to rescue a kidnapped girl.
What they got right: I like this story on concept alone, an early tale of the Batman and seeing the original Green Lantern in action. This is also some of the best art I’ve seen, and the Bat costume here is my favorite so it’s nice to see it in action.
What they got wrong: In the show, Dick didn’t co-found the Teen Titans until he adopted the Nightwing identity. Forget what happened in DC continuity when you’re doing the comic adaptation of the show! This is a constant complaint I have had with DC’s animation spin-off comics. Also, I can see fans of the darker Batman being upset at what appears to be an anti-dark Batman commentary. Personally, I prefer that one Bat Mite episode that proved Batman can be interpreted numerous ways.
Recommendation: Overall I enjoyed the comic and very much recommend it. However, Fisch needs to do his homework on the show and get Dick into the Nightwing costume, not the Robin costume.
Tomorrow’s Comic> Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes V2 #14
[…] In a tie-in comic to Batman: The Brave And The Bold is one of my favorite Batman stories, though obviously in the cartoon’s continuity instead of the regular DC universe. Batman and Green Lantern (Alan Scott at the time of the flashback) are trying to rescue a kidnapped kid. However, his routine and costume at the time scared the girl so much he had trouble rescuing her. Batman is a light in the darkness, like most DC superheroes. That’s why they wear the bright costumes and when at the end of the story Batman wears the blue and gray outfit we’ve sadly only seen in live-action in the comedic takes on Batman. Batman’s world is dark but he shouldn’t be. He’s a man who uses the shadow, not a creature of darkness. […]