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TJ Burns

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Omar Karindu

Subj: Re: What Are The Best Issues of Brave and the Bold\Brave and the Bold Team Ups?
Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 02:21:38 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: What Are The Best Issues of Brave and the Bold\Brave and the Bold Team Ups?
Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 12:24:05 pm EDT

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> > > So excluding that one, what are the best? Thanks.
> >
> > Ones I like ( I came late to the series)
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> > B&B 177 - Batman and Elongated Man - A neat little murder mystery
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> A great one, to be sure.
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> > B%B 178 - Batman and the Creeper against the Paper Man (reportedly Jim Aparo's favourite issue of his run on B&B)
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> I loved the Creeper team-up to fight Hellgramite that's in the Showcase of these tales. Ditko's Creeper was really something...

Though the issue you mention was drawn by the legendary Neal Adams. I was lucky enough to pick up a readers' copy for cheap at a con.

> > B&B 182 - Batman and the Earth 2 Robin. Feature E1 Batman meeting the (deceased on his Earth Batwoman) and the E2 Robin and Huntress meeting the (deceased on their Earth, Batman)
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> Great, great story, and the only way I ever see Hugo Strange going out. \:\)
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> I really wish I could remember the issue with Hal and Batman teaming up to reveal which of the Guardians was Sinestro in disguise. That was a great one.
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> TJB

I always liked the Plastic Man vs. Ruby Ryder stories, including the Batman-Metamorpho-Plastic Man two parter and the Batman-Metal Men-Green Arrow story that finished off Ruby's appearances.

The fake-out team-up of Joker and Batman, which turned out to be a deathtrap for Batman, natch, way back in the day was a fine issue as well; I wonder how many readers of Shadow of the Bat #38-9 or 81 knew that Wilde Norton was referring to the events of that long-ago issue?

And while it's more important for Green Arrow than for Batman, the classic "The Senator Has Been Shot" isa fine tale.

- Omar Karindu

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displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

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> > > > So excluding that one, what are the best? Thanks.
> > >
> > > Ones I like ( I came late to the series)
> > >
> > > B&B 177 - Batman and Elongated Man - A neat little murder mystery
> >
> > A great one, to be sure.
> >
> > > B%B 178 - Batman and the Creeper against the Paper Man (reportedly Jim Aparo's favourite issue of his run on B&B)
> >
> > I loved the Creeper team-up to fight Hellgramite that's in the Showcase of these tales. Ditko's Creeper was really something...
>
> Though the issue you mention was drawn by the legendary Neal Adams. I was lucky enough to pick up a readers' copy for cheap at a con.

I'm tickled enough to have it in black and white now. Great story, and that Adams art does sing. (By "Ditko's Creeper", I was referring more to his original schtick, rather than the more recent takes. Although I DID love Kaminski's version...)

> > > B&B 182 - Batman and the Earth 2 Robin. Feature E1 Batman meeting the (deceased on his Earth Batwoman) and the E2 Robin and Huntress meeting the (deceased on their Earth, Batman)
> >
> > Great, great story, and the only way I ever see Hugo Strange going out. \:\)
> >
> > I really wish I could remember the issue with Hal and Batman teaming up to reveal which of the Guardians was Sinestro in disguise. That was a great one.
> >
> >
> > TJB
>
> I always liked the Plastic Man vs. Ruby Ryder stories, including the Batman-Metamorpho-Plastic Man two parter and the Batman-Metal Men-Green Arrow story that finished off Ruby's appearances.

Oh yeah... Ruby's a great villainess in her own way.

> And while it's more important for Green Arrow than for Batman, the classic "The Senator Has Been Shot" isa fine tale.

It always seemed to me that Bruce's role there was a little strange, but it is a seminal GA tale.


TJB