The Brave and the Bold #27

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The wait is over as J. Michael Straczynski arrives on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD! First up, the best-selling scribe pairs Batman andDial H For Hero? Robby Reed and his grandfather thought their brief visit to Gotham City would go smoothly until one of Gotham's petty thieves made the score of the century in the form of Robby's H-Dial! Batman's on the case, but The Joker's crime wave has the city in a panic, and the power of the H-Dial has had a very unexpected effect on the hood who stole it. The choices he makes could change his life and Robby's forever! Features the stunning art of Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT)!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 16, 2009

    JMS is joined on art by Jesus Saiz, who matches the writer's high level of craft every step of the way. It was disappointing to see JMS accompanied by second-tier artists on the Red Circle books, but Saiz definitely proves himself an equal. He's another reason I'll be coming back to The Brave and The Bold with high expectations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Sep 19, 2009

    Robby looks a little too mature and modern compared to the crew-cut kid who appeared in the 1960s comics but perhaps this was deemed necessary to make him look less out of place in a modern setting. Just the same, it is hard to think of Robby as the kind of person who sleeps in the nude. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 20, 2009

    Straczynski's tale, while not the greatest story you'll read this year, is memorable in the same way some of the old team-ups from the 1970s and 1980s still ring true to some fans. Every comic fan has a favorite team-up issue from their comic-reading experience, whether it is an issue of "The Brave & the Bold," "Marvel Team-Up," "DC Comics Presents," "Marvel Two-In-One," or another title. Someone out there is going to remember this particular issue forever and be thankful that it happened. The vast majority of us, however, will be waiting for Straczynski to really roll up his sleeves and have some fun in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Sep 20, 2009

    Plot: An elderly man and his grandson check into a Gotham City motel in a bad part of town. A downtrodden man contemplates a final act while the Joker stages a catastrophe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 20, 2009

    First appearing in House of Mystery #156, late in 1965, was Robby Reed, a young boy who discovered a magic dial in a cave, a dial that looked like an old rotary phone. When Robby spelled out the letters H-E-R-O on the dial, he would turn into a random super-hero. While some were cute or clever, such as Giant-Boy, Quake-Master, and, in one memorable issue, Plastic Man, the rest of the time he turned into such Z-grade heroes as well, why tell when you can show? (click the image to see a larger copy.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 22, 2009

    Hopefully we'll have better luck next time. Read Full Review

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