The Brave and the Bold #24

Writer: Matt Wayne Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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At long last, the first meeting of Static and Black Lightning! Virgil Hawkins has always had a bit of a problem with authority figures especially politicos as seemingly crooked as one-time Luthor crony Jefferson Pierce. When Black Lightning comes to speak at Hemingway High's commencement, Static fully intends to give him a piece of his mind. But not if Holocaust takes a piece out of both of them first!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 20, 2009

    Let me start with the obvious: It's good to have Static back. Writer Matt Wayne captures the goofy intellectualism of Virgil Hawkins well, as well as his relationship with best friend Frieda, and the vitriolic response he has to "sell-out" Black Lightning before the truth is raised is very well-handled. The use of Holocaust made sense in this setting, although I can't recall whether or not Black Lightning's electrical field should be able to shrug off super-heated plasma that easily. Doesn't matter, though, as Howard Porter's art makes the whole issue sing, using an art style somewhere between his old JLA style and the new painted rendering his did on 'Trials of Shazam' not so long ago. Black Lightning in any context is awesome, and the acknowledgement of his status as first DCU hero of color feels right, as well. The issues conflict is a little bit cardboard, but it's not really supposed to be a deep sturm und drang story, just a setup to get these two in the same room for t Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 19, 2009

    All in all, this issue of "B&B" isn't the best that this title has given us, but it is also far from the worst. In spirit and execution, this is a good template for "The Brave and the Bold," but it needs a little more pizzazz and few less clichs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jun 28, 2009

    The story does help in establishing the differences between the powers and the personalities of the two electrically-charged heroes but all things considered, it should have amounted to a lot more. Maybe DC Comics didn't think the first meeting of these characters was such a big deal after all. But with more effort, they could have made it a big deal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jun 22, 2009

    Id imagine if you were a Static fan youd want to snatch this up as fast as possible, even a Black Lightning fan should check this out. Despite its shortcomings, Brave and the Bold #24 is a great introduction to the Milestone characters and if this issue is any indication, the next two issues of this series should be fun too. Read Full Review

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