The Brave and the Bold #1

The Brave and the Bold #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: George Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Feb 25, 2007

    This first issue has a little bit of everything, including a plot easy to follow for all ages, great characterization, fantastic artwork and a promising set-up to what should be the next big hit in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Feb 25, 2007

    If you have any interest in superheroes, and especially if you have a love for classic styled stories and storytelling, pick up this issue. You wont be disappointed. 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. I'll also add that I love the logo design, incorporating the Batman and Wonder Woman symbols within the title. It's is a nice touch that makes the cover stand out even more! Welcome back Brave and the Bold! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tobey Cook Feb 25, 2007

    Overall, not a bad first issue. I firmly believe that Waids encyclopedic knowledge of all things DC and Perezs love of drawing anything you can throw at him will make this book much better in the future, but its not off to a bad start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 25, 2007

    I havent read a lot of Waids Superman stories, but this one issue is already leagues ahead of the strange annals of continuity hes setting up in Legion of Super-Heroes. Whereas that book is obscure and off-kilter, somehow disconnected by more than just 1000 years, this book is as mainstream as it gets. Its a thrill ride, and I cant wait to ride again! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 25, 2007

    This was a fun comic reminiscent of the stories from the Bronze Age DC Universe. What more can I say? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 21, 2007

    I must admit to being quite disappointed with how the murder mystery that serves as such a strong hook in the opening act is discarded so quickly. It got me in the mood for an old-fashioned, Batman-as-detective story, with sci-fi elements thrown in to give Green Lantern a role in the story. I was also surprised that Waid's script doesn't incorporate the tension between these two heroes. I realize that the enmity and suspicion that the Batman has for GL has been addressed to some extent, but I think some continued tension would have brought some small measure of character-driven conflict to this story. While I wasn't as blown away by this issue as I hoped to be, I can't deny that the creators have tapped into an old-school sense of fun and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton Mar 20, 2007

    Maybe I got my hopes a little too high, but when a series with this much history is relaunched, and DC puts a lot of hype on it, they should make sure it really is the best there is, and not rely on reputation. While there are rather amusing character bits, the overall story, the lack of a resolution, and lackluster art from Perez brings this down. Hopefully the series can pick up the pace. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Feb 25, 2007

    Sales were good, but the one thing needed for me to continue on with Brave and the Bold didnt happen. This book may continue to do well in shops, and may actually get good in the long run. Read Full Review

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