Sunday, August 29, 2010

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

The character of Batman speaks to us all. He is the epitome of what a human being can achieve with enough ambition and strength. When he was first created he was a far cry from the character we see in movies and comics. For anyone who doesn't know, his story goes like this: one night out with his parents, 8-year old Bruce Wayne witnesses the sad robbery and shooting of his parents. As he grows older he bestows himself to fighting crime as Batman. Using his large family fortune he establishes a base of operations beneath his grand estate where he can train and use the skills he has learned to battle the "forces of evil".

As the character grew in the comic world many changes were made over the years. He got a sidekick named Robin. He met other superheroes who shared his passion for justice and at times teamed up with them. One of the books that came out featuring our Dark Knight was called The Brave & the Bold. It starred Batman and a rotating cast of "partners" each issue. Through this we were able to see different sides of Batman emerge as he interacted with each guest star. Those stars ranged from Green Lantern, Hawkman, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc.


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