The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Liam Sharp Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Don't miss the start of a new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god's murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World's Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Feb 24, 2018

    Buy, as both the story and the art grabs you from the get-go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Feb 21, 2018

    That's how Liam Sharp depicts his heroes in the first pages of what will be an amazing story. One that will show Batman, Wonder Woman, and many DC fans what kind of magic he can create. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 21, 2018

    Sharp also provides the story for this mini series, and I have to say, despite my initial worries, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Feb 21, 2018

    This is one of my favorite issues since the start of Rebirth. I highly recommend that you buy and read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 26, 2018

    It's the art though, even if there weren't any words, that would still make me come back. From the cover to the final page, Brave and the Bold is stunning. Sharp jumps between the fantasy and real world and although both look great, its the world of the faeries where Sharp's pencils come to life. Castles, ruins, goblins and more fill the pages and the colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. are a perfect match. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Feb 21, 2018

    The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman is building to something big, so bring on issue #2! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 22, 2018

    Even though there is a lot of exposition here, emphasis on world building, and therefore a ton to keep track of, this issue is still an entertaining read and a true sight to behold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 21, 2018

    Im a sucker for Brave and the Bold stories because they so often involve the melding of different worlds. Bringing the magical aspects of Dianas world into Bruces is a great jumping off point for challenging his perception of reality while elucidating hers. There may be some imagery that feels off for this inaugural issue, yet Im willing to trust this creative team in crafting a tale that is deliberate at all levels. Im ready to see what comes next and I think the level of intrigue in this issue is enough to warrant curiosity for the next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    Lots of setup in this issue, but what we've seen so far is pretty great. We have a proper Wonder Woman comic again! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2019

    The Brave and the Bold has a fairly standard start here but it works well in showing a strong command of the characters and orchestrating the setup for each of their storylines. Diana gets a bit more to work with since there's good stuff with Steve at the start, and some humor, but I also like seeing Liam's version of Bruce and Batman. His artwork is just beautiful to watch page after page with all of the details that come with it. The backgrounds and what we get out of the fairy land is richly detailed and Cernunnos is a character you can imagine had a hell of a lot of design work going into coming up with him. With this just set for six issues you can probably map a good bit of it out but Sharp definitely has the skill and talent to make it an engaging run ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 22, 2018

    For the most part, Liam Sharp doesn't disappoint as he flies solo in this Batman/Wonder Woman team-up. The worst that can be said for this issue is that Batman's presence seems superfluous. But as a Wonder Woman comic, it gets high marks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 21, 2018

    The only real flaw to The Brave and The Bold is that so much of this first chapter is devoted to setting things up, that it seems to breeze by too quickly. I suspect this series may read better in its eventual trade-paperback collection. As a monthly book, however, it is far from bad and well worth checking out, especially if you're a Wonder Woman fan or like Celtic mythology. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Paul Tracy Feb 22, 2018

    Chapter one offers glimpses into what we can expect from the subsequent issues, and I can attest that the elements we get have me greatly looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Feb 21, 2018

    This comic is a real treat, I'm so glad Sharp and Wonder Woman are reunited. Two great know how it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 23, 2018

    Liam Sharp breathes life to Celtic Mythology within the DC universe with grandeur and reverence, with breathtaking art backed by Romulo Fajardo Jr. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 21, 2018

    Overall this is a good start. It gets a little hard to read with all the weird names and some of the dialects from the Narrator and Cernunnos, but it's still a good read.  Plus, the art is fantastic all by itself.  I think there's enough between the art and the story to warrant people to pick up the issue and stick around for the second one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    The issue starts to connect Batman and Wonder Woman's agendas together so I'm optimistic the story can improve. If nothing else, Brave and the Bold will be a gorgeous book to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Feb 21, 2018

    There's quite a bit to keep track of in Brave & The Bold, and it remains to be seen if the payoff will be worth the investment. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Feb 21, 2018

    It focuses far too much on Celtic folklore and not nearly enough on its titular characters, making for a boring first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 22, 2018

    Sharp doesn’t seem to know quite what he wants The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1 to be - funny, serious, mysterious, sexy, educational? There’s so much exposition in the early portion of the book that there’s no sense of urgency or momentum at all until the final pages, when the proper mystery element of the plot finally kicks into gear. The mythological aspects of the book are interesting enough, but this is a book whose title suggests about Batman and Wonder Woman - and what we’ve got, at least for now, is fleeting, unfamiliar moments with both characters that make them feel like a vehicle for a mythology lesson. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 6, 2018

    Brave and the Bold: Batman/Wonder Woman #1 had a lot of potential. There is a lot of good you can do with a team-up between Diana and Bruce Wayne. However, this comic wastes so much time uniting them, weighed down by an over-explained plot and just baffling details in between. Fantastic art by Sharpe and Fajardo Jr. cant save it either. Give this one a pass. Read Full Review

  • 10
    greywarden_60 Feb 21, 2018

    This is slow but an amazing start to the saga. The world creation and lore in this book is top notch. Plus, few comic books have art as good as this.

  • 10
    SloboSOY Feb 22, 2018

    In Rucka's run the only thing I loved was Sharp's art. So even if I feared some link to Rucka's Run, I take it.
    And I swallow this story surprisingly well. Their is some part I don't fully understand yet. But I like what I read for Diana.
    For Bruce part, it's more a mixed felling.

    Cover - Nice & I give it a pass for the link now, because even if Batman haven't joingned Wonder woman yet. I trust this will be for next issue. 2/2
    Writing - Sharp did Well. He did very well even. You can read this stuff without have follow Rucka's run or those after him. In fact I can read it and imagining the Azzarello Wonder Woman without any problem. Ok that not entirely true because he speak of the statue of the Amazon since Rucka t more

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Feb 24, 2018

    I digs it a lot. However, this event should totally have a reformed goblin as a temporary Robin to help save Tir Na Nog. Also Joshua Davidson should be banned from reviewing anything with Batman in it, since he hates the character. It'd be like having a hardcore vegan rating steakhouses and burger joints, it just don't make no sense...

  • 8.5
    daddyT Feb 26, 2018

    haven't seen a GOOD miniseries from DC in a while.. nice!

    very unexpected ending. the main story is very interesting and the characterization is well done. best WW book going right now?

  • 8.0
    egon244 Feb 25, 2018

    Liam Sharps art is incedible. The amount of detail he puts to every character on the panel is insane. I had no idea that Irish mythology was so interesting. Really hooked by the story. Looking forward to the next issue.

  • 7.0
    Bloodraven Feb 21, 2018

    Interesting first issue. Although I’m not sure if I’ll continue picking it up. I’m huge Batman fan but DC needs to cool on the over exposure of him.

  • 7.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 28, 2018

    This comic isn't bad, but it didn't hook me enough to come back for the rest of the series. I liked the premise of the "haunted" characters, and the ending is pretty damn cool, but some of Sharpe's dialogue seems awkward ("the rutting of the beast with two backs"...ugghhhh) and I really felt the folklore stuff to overly wordy and overly full of goblins or whatever, which is not really what I was looking for coming in. If you're into the Celtic folk stuff, this series probably has a lot to offer, but it's not my bag right now.

  • 5.0
    KFuqua Feb 23, 2018

    Good art, but I was not impressed with the story.

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    RabaaM Feb 21, 2018

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    The Comics Golden King Nov 10, 2019

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    shatnr Mar 27, 2018

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    Sherman The Wonder Dog Feb 25, 2018

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    KnM Apr 8, 2020

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    Psycamorean Jul 21, 2019

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