We Got Reviews: The All New Batman: Brave and The Bold #16


For a while now, I’ve been writing about Sholly Fisch from his backup stories in Action Comics. I picked up Brave and The Bold #16, an adaptation of the since cancelled Cartoon Network show, largely because I saw his name on the cover with the art team of Rick Burchett and Dan Davis. Here, Fisch’s writing tone is snappier and fun, and the art team captures the look of the show quite well while still maintaining a Bruce Timm like simplicity with added playfulness. So why is this neat title getting sent off? You’d think one more Bat-Title would be a goal in DC’s mind.

Fisch needs more recognition. Initial searches have him mentioned and interviewed more on the fan press level. What is this interesting media ghetto the quality writers of mainstream comics for actual kids(!) get put into? For that matter, why is a good comic book title like this one getting a cancellation just because the series is over? And wouldn’t it be funny if Batmite is the constant series closer for a new era of DC product? No announcement, you just see him on an upcoming cover in Previews, and you know your pull box will be lighter soon…


About Chad Parenteau

I'm a poet. I run the Stone Soup Poetry series in Cambridge that runs every Monday night. I review comics in my spare time.
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