Brave and the Bold

Bizarro Back Issues: Kamandi Fights For The Mob! (1979)
Bizarro Back Issues: Kamandi Fights For The Mob! (1979)
This week sees the start of DC Comics' big The Multiversity event series, and if the related books on sale over at ComiXology -- ostensibly to get everyone up to speed -- are anything to go by, then that thing's going to be chock full of weirdos. Seriously, I already knew they were going to be throwing Captain Carrot in there, and for some reason people can't get enough of that one story where Batman becomes a Dracula, but there are some deep cuts in there, like that one Chuck Dixon comic where the Justice League are all cowboys, and this weird thing from the '90s called Kingdom Come, where Superman fights Cable. And then there's Kamandi. But should Kamandi start crossing over into the main DC Universe, it won't be the first time. For that, you have to go back to Bob Haney and Jim Aparo's Brave and the Bold #157, for a story where Kamandi was sent back in time, and ended up being brainwashed, made invulnerable, poisoned with snake venom, joining up with the mob and punching Batman in the face. It... It's a weird one.
Bizarro Back Issues: 'The Brave and the Bold' #123 (1975)
Bizarro Back Issues: 'The Brave and the Bold' #123 (1975)
I think I've made it pretty clear over the past few years that I'm something of a connoisseur of strange comic book stories. I love comics where things get weird with that sort of cheerful rejection of all logic, where things don't quite add up, but the truth is, I sometimes get to a point where I think I've seen it all. I start to get jaded, and think that nothing can ever match the weirdness tha
Bizarro Back Issues: Commissioner Gordon vs. the Space Alien (1978)
Bizarro Back Issues: Commissioner Gordon vs. the Space Alien (1978)
Who's the most normal member of Batman's vast supporting cast? Well, even during the most bizarre years of Batman's career -- the age of Bat-Mite and Bat-Hound, the Zebra Batman, King Batman the First, Rip van Batman, and travels to alien worlds and different eras in time -- at least one element of the Batman comic books remained relatively Earthbound: Batman's pal Commissioner James Gordon... R
The 7 Craziest Comics of Bob Haney: From JFK Shapeshifters to Satanic Nazis
The 7 Craziest Comics of Bob Haney: From JFK Shapeshifters to Satanic Nazis
This year, the Eisners are honoring the legendary Bob Haney with the 2011 Bill Finger Memorial Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and if you ask me, that's long overdue. In a career that spanned five decades, Haney's contributions to the DC Universe included co-creating the Teen Titans, Metamorpho and Eclipso and a long run as the writer of The Brave and the Bold, working with artists like Ne
‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ on Wii is like Playing The Show. With Laser Swords. [Review]
‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ on Wii is like Playing The Show. With Laser Swords. [Review]
When I was out in San Diego for Comic-Con, one of the things I was most looking forward to was the playable verision of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" for the Wii that was set up at the DC Booth. After all, a video game based on the animated series that's essentially a sequel to the 1966 live-action "Batman," but expanded to the entire DC Universe...
Catwoman As Batman’s Mom On ‘Brave And Bold’ [Exclusive Clip]
Catwoman As Batman’s Mom On ‘Brave And Bold’ [Exclusive Clip]
This weekend's episode of "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" explains just why Batman's always found Catwoman so attractive: She reminds him of his mother. Maybe that's because she is his mother... kind of. A special flashback episode lets Julie Newmar, one of the actresses who played Catwoman in the 1960s "Batman" TV series, step into the comfortable, expensive shoes of Martha
Neil Patrick Harris’ Musical ‘Batman: The Brave & The Bold’ Soundtrack To Hit Online Retailers
Neil Patrick Harris’ Musical ‘Batman: The Brave & The Bold’ Soundtrack To Hit Online Retailers
For a few days after "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" stole the show at the Neil Patrick-hosted Emmys back in September, it was all any nerd could do to keep from bursting into song . Now, thanks to Cartoon Network's "Batman: The Brave & the Bold," NPH is back in the villain seat as the diabolical Music Meister in the appropriately titled episode "Mayhem of the Music M