Batman the Brave and the Bold #2

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Apr 2009 | DC

Writing: Matt Wayne
Art: Phil Moy
Colour: Heroic Age
Letters: Swands

Attack of the Virtual Villains

Superman and Batman setup Toyman for a confession. Later, El Paso, Texas gets rampaged by Trolls and Dwarves out of the Craft of War videogame. Batman turns to Blue Beetle for help and they take the fight inside the game.

We have another hashing of the getting-sucked-into-a-videogame plot. This was so like a cartoon show, i liked it.

In my experience, young people aren’t lazy and disaffected, but eager to perform their civic duty.

Particularly when they don’t have to put down a game controller to do it!

Even has that typical witty ending when everyone laughs.

The Thinker and Blue Beetle are the Secret Bat-Files this time ‘round.

This wasn’t too bad an issue. I liked the previous story better, but such is the way of cartoons and comics like them.

Batman the Brave and the Bold #1

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Mar 2009 | DC

Writing: Matt Wayne
Pencils: Andy Suriano
Ink: Dan Davis
Colour: Heroic Age
Letters: Randy Gentile

The Panic of the Composite Creature

After helping Aquaman defeat Carapax, Batman gets a call from Alfred telling him London’s in trouble. It’s getting attacked by a weird thing after the crown jewels. The resulting tremors gets Power Girl onto the scene and the two of them must put a stop to Luthor’s evil science.

The composite creature is an interesting idea, could have been disturbing put into a more adult comic. A creature made out of hundreds of people, faces still capable of speech. Ah, that could have been wonderful.

I’ve only caught two episodes of the cartoon and it wasn’t too bad, it’s no JLA or Beyond, but still watchable. This book is about the same and, like the show, it’s not too overly kiddy, so I can stand reading it, but like a lot of kiddy comics, there’s all that good character building stuff thrown in there that gives me the cold shivers remembering most of the things I read and watched as a child.

For all your strength, it was the brute force of your character that saved all these people.

The comic also includes "Secret Bat-Files" that describe Luthor and Power Girl. Meh, but useful if you didn’t know who they were.

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