The Brave and the Bold #28

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man) and Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) continue their series of unlikely pairings with a match that spans the decades! When an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face-to-face with some surprising allies World War II's legendary Blackhawks! But Barry isn't the Flash they know, and he's not even the kind of hero they need to help fight history's most grueling war! What must Barry sacrifice to serve his country and his world?

  • 9.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 21, 2009

    The Brave and the Bold #28 is first and foremost a great comic. Secondly, it's a welcome reprieve from all the event-driven craziness currently sweeping the industry. For those reasons, it should be at the top of any superhero fan's pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Oct 26, 2009

    The Brave and the Bold seriously impresses me with stories that are as entertaining as they are insightful. This is some quality storytelling here, and I have a feeling it'll just keep getting better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 28, 2017

    A great and interesting issue, definitely worth your time. If you have a vague idea what happens (and you likely do) you could skip this issue without suffering terribly. But I personally thought it was a lot of fun and a stellar entry for the era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Nov 3, 2009

    The art carries the story well although it is a little too 'clean' for a war story. Maybe it was a good point not to show severed arms or spilt brains on a battlefied but the battle scenes could have used a little more grit. The Flash is also depicted as a little too buff. He is a slim runner, not a muscle-man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Oct 25, 2009

    JMS/Saiz are a great team. They know how to tell a story and that is more than I can say about some of the other creators working on books today. Brave and the Bold #28 is definitely a recommended read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 24, 2009

    While I dont really dig the grave tone that the writer establishes in the script, Jesus Saizs art definitely helps to maintain it, so he does his job fairly well. While he boasts a detailed approach to comic art, the softer edges he brings to the figures brings out their humanity nicely. Barrys quiet, reflective looks in this issue are quite convincing. The splash panel on page two and the subsequent action on the next page are sadly lacking in detail, so much so that its distracting, taking the reader out of the story. Fortunately, the reader is drawn back in as the Flash is thrown back in on page four. Read Full Review

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