BRAVE AND THE BOLD #35
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Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
Size: 32 pages
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Everything is so serious now. Superman is dealing with his conscious, Batman is stuck in time, and Wonder Woman is getting…..a denim jacket. What happened to comics!? Unless your name is Deadpool and you have thirty books to your name; you can’t have fun anymore! So lo and behold when I open this current issue of Brave and the Bold, and I was happy with what I read.
Is this the greatest issue of JMS’s run on this series yet? No! Not even close. What this was though was bringing back something in DC comics: Fun. Even for this title, it was getting a bit too serious at times; not that I’m complaining but it’s true! Whether it was Flash dealing with WWII, or Aquaman fighting Cthulhu I just didn’t sense the fun these team ups could be. With this second parter the Legion/Doom Patrol team up though; it brought back just why comics can be fun to anyone involved.
Here we see the second side of the first issue, as the Legion of Substitute Heroes wanted the spotlight for themselves. Nevermind how the world remembered the Legion stopping the black hole; as JMS jokingly states here; they want glory! So they try and fix the situation themselves, and eventually get brought into the likes of the ‘Inferior Five’. Now other then Superman 3D; I’ve never read anything about this team before. Once these two teams meet up though; the laughs and the silliness begins. Whether it’s Dumb Bunny just acting….well dumb, or the whole Stephen Hawking mix up; this comic gets funny and fast. Although JMS might not be the best guy in the world to get into a humor comic; he does dish out some gems when he wants too. I was actually disappointed for this issue to finally end, cause I didn’t want it to so soon.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Jesus Saiz pencils again. While, like in everything he’s done so far, is gorgeous there is one panel I want to mention. Let’s see more of the Inferior Five giving puppy dog like eyes to the readers, eh?
This issue was such an improvement over the first and it is more then just retelling the same plot again. JMS was able to flex his humor bone a bit and gave us a really fun and entertaining issue. It’s issues like this that make you remember why you loved comics in the first place. Because they can be fun! We need to have more fun in our comics and less ‘Blackest Night’ this and ‘Heroic Age’ that.
Art: 5 - Excellent