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Much to my surprise, I see that we don't have much of this quintessentially awesome issue of Brave and the Bold on s_d, where Batman teams up with... well, ALL his Robins. And in true Brave and the Bold fashion, they happily break the laws of continuity if they think it'd be FUN! :)

The preview pages were posted last November, but since then, nothing.

Now it could be down to the fact it was the very devil to find in the shops, it took me months to find a copy in my neck of the woods, and by the time I did I think I must have assumed it had been posted already, but apparently not.

I considered this for a "One Perfect Moment" post, but couldn't pick one within my own rules of the thing (one scene, no more than two pages), so decide to make this a more general crowning moment of Awesome for the concept of Robin-inity.

Basically, Batman is dying, he's been shot, but not by a supervillain, but he was caught in an inadvertent spray of bullets as a gun fell from the hand of a very nervous mugger, who was robbing a couple and their young kid... in Crime Alley... That's the sort of thing Batman tends to take VERY personally and he sort of lost control for a moment. The end result, he got careless and got very shot indeed.

Whether he lives of dies will depend on the actions of the heroes Phantom Stranger has gathered through space and time, the heroes Batman trust (or will trust) more than any others in the world, his Robins. They have until dawn by the PS's estimate.

Now not all these characters know each other, Dick recognises a couple (but we don't know which ones, or how) but it's not long before the bickering starts, with Damian making snide comments about how girls can't be Robin's, which Steph and Carrie find more amusing than anything... Steph can only understand about one word in four that Carries says, and Jason is determined to go and sort things out on his own. It's wasting time, and eldest borther doesn't appreciate that.


Cruel little jibe to Jason there Damian, but it's adorable that Dick is the one person you WILL defer to.

The team (flock?) realise that they have one chance, get to a Lazarus Pit, and they known of one located within a distant mountain. They get there by Batplane in short order, and Dick takes the team into the cave complex to get the lie of the land before they risk transporting batman to the Pit. He asks two of them ("Tim and... Stephanie, right?") to stay behind. Damian thinks it shows Dick has good judgement, and Steph is irked, but Tim is calm about it.

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Meanwhile inside, the flock has found the assembled ranks of the League of Assassins between them and the Pit. Damian attempts to order them out of the way as he is the heir to the League, but since he's in the past, that doesn't work. So they have to do it the old fashioned way....

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I love they define the differences between them so succinctly.

Meanwhile, Tim and Steph are discovered by Ra's. Rather than fight him, they explain the situation, and Ra's decrees that Batman is a worthy foe who deserves a better death than being randomly shot by some nameless thug, and orders his men to take him to the Lazarus Pit, where he will be cured.

After dunking him into the Pit, Ra's mentions to the flock that there is one tiny little drawback he forgot to mention. The Pit will cure Batman, but also drive him insane.

Dick is NOT convinced...

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Batman is somewhat perplexed by so many Robin's he doesn't know....

As Batman and the flock are returned to their own times and places by the Phantom Stranger's magic, the Stranger himself is talking things through with his ally Madame Xanadu, who now understands why her cards couldn't predict whether Batman would live or die, because so much depended on the actions of so many others...

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There is NO part of this issue I do not love to distraction! :)

Date: 2012-07-28 09:34 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (AQUAMAN!)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
This comic just makes me want to hug people! :D

Except for maybe Steph's BATB-style hairdo, but I can let that slide.

So, without further ado... *ahem* http://ninjapeps.webs.com/outrageous.html

Date: 2012-07-29 02:30 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Which one? Robin Steph or Batgirl Steph? Cause while Batgirl's hair is pretty stupid looking (and also exactly what Barbara has), the Robin hairdo is pretty much exactly what she actually had for the handful of weeks she was Robin.

Date: 2012-07-29 02:39 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (Default)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Batgirl Steph, who comes across more like BATB Black Canarywigh that hair.

Date: 2012-07-28 09:54 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
...and now I'm sad that Batman Brave and the Bold is no more.

Date: 2012-07-28 10:52 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I love that Steph got to be in both lineups :)

I just love this all around, I should just snag this issue.

Date: 2012-07-29 03:13 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Ah yes, now I remember, it's almost impossible to find a copy!

(Johnny DC ones are much tricker than the main titles)

Date: 2012-07-28 11:03 pm (UTC)
elita_5: Applejack the handypony (Default)
From: [personal profile] elita_5
I wonder if Damian called Ra's grandpa by mistake...or if Steph and Tim recognized each other or if this Tim was from before they met.

What I think this issue missed out on was the chance for Bat-Steph to meet Steph-Robin. WHAT A GLORIOUS TEAM-UP THAT WOULD'VE BEEN.

Batgirl and Robin: A Crisis of Infinite Stephanie Browns!

I also just love the idea that Ra's is disgusted with the thought of Bruce dying in such an inglorious way.

Date: 2012-07-29 01:02 am (UTC)
terrykun: (aqualad year one clap)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
How could infinite Stephs be considered a crisis? :D

Date: 2012-07-29 01:23 am (UTC)
rdfox: Joker asking Tim Drake, "'Sup?" from Paul Dini's "Slay Ride" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
Keeping them all supplied with enough waffles.

Date: 2012-07-29 01:49 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
They run out of other Bat family identities to borrow?

Date: 2012-07-29 02:41 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (Default)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Harvey Bullock or Renee Montoya's new partner, GCPD Detective Stephanie Brown!

Date: 2012-07-29 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
The Question and The Answer?

Date: 2012-07-30 10:26 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (Default)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
Ooooh, I always wanted Vic to have a sidekick... but it should be Jackie, from the 80's series. Steph would work fine, too!

Date: 2012-07-30 04:19 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
What about Nightwing Steph from the Black Mercy hallucination and the Smallville universe!

Date: 2012-07-29 02:37 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (Default)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Excuse me, I must now speculate on the pure distilled awesome that would be Steph as Azrael. (The cool outfits that JP wore. Not the new ones.)

Date: 2012-07-30 04:20 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Cass and Tim: YAY! One for each of us!

Date: 2012-07-29 12:42 am (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Wait, who's the third Batgirl?

Date: 2012-07-29 12:56 am (UTC)
katzedecimal: Is me, by me. I drawed it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] katzedecimal
That's Bettie Kane, the original Bat-Girl.

Date: 2012-07-29 01:04 am (UTC)
terrykun: (zach pimp hat)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Kind of the Miss Arrowette to Robin 1/Nightwing's Green Arrow. Was going by Flamebird and being awesome before the Nu-52 hit.

Beast Boy miniseries is good recommended reading for her. (:

Oh yeah, and she's Kate Kane's niece. Except when continuity decides they're cousins instead.

Date: 2012-07-29 04:41 pm (UTC)
katya: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katya
New 52 she's apparently working on being Flamebird/awesome again and yes, currently Kate's cousin.

Date: 2012-07-29 02:15 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
But honestly, this is like... ten times awesome. In spades.
And I've never seen Damian drawn in this style <3 SO AWESOME. But hahah, big head.

And the Batgirls! Man, this is wonderful.

Date: 2012-07-29 03:34 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13, almost a full year (I think it came out in October '11).

Date: 2012-07-29 02:16 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
I'll always love this style, FYI. Flashbacks of the good old days when I actually liked Batman (IDK nowadays the fans of the movie and internet memes make him seem tasteless).

Date: 2012-07-29 04:49 am (UTC)
robinzegblu: A robot with tank treads instead of legs. (Default)
From: [personal profile] robinzegblu
At first I was upset that there was no Carrie, but then on the next page there WAS Carrie!

My one complaint: if we're already skipping around time and space, why can't Dick be Robin too?

Date: 2012-07-29 05:13 am (UTC)
raspberryrain: (Default)
From: [personal profile] raspberryrain
To more easily differentiate him from Jason, I suppose. Also to imply that he knows Jason and Tim already, maybe?

Date: 2012-07-29 05:11 am (UTC)
michael_ellis_day: (Default)
From: [personal profile] michael_ellis_day
This is amazingly good. But no less than I've come to expect from Sholly Fisch, who seems to have reverse-engineered Silver and Bronze Age DC DNA and spliced it into hybrid modern continuity.

Date: 2012-07-29 08:00 am (UTC)
celestialchild: Jem and the Holograms (Jem)
From: [personal profile] celestialchild

Because there is nothing quite like Batfamily love, or a story about it.

Date: 2012-07-29 10:00 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Well now we know that Plan B stands for Batgirl. :)

Date: 2012-07-29 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I would've posted some--if it weren't for the fact that I went as far as to put a copy on pre-order, but it still never arrived. *bitter*

Well, at least I didn't miss out on too much. Mostly looks like a bunch of Dick-fluffing.

Date: 2012-07-29 01:44 pm (UTC)
ext_197528: (Default)
From: [identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com
Aaah I forgot about trying to get hold of this issue! Last time I tried I found nothing. Thanks for the scans! :D

Date: 2012-07-30 04:26 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Tim: Nightwing didn't choose us to stay because he didn't believe in us. He did it because he trusts us to keep Batman safe. Also, he thinks it's past time I popped my cherry.

Cass: Tim Virgin-sense tingling!

Yes x 1000!

Date: 2012-07-31 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] don1138
At least DCAU remembers and respects us legacy fans.

Date: 2012-07-31 04:25 am (UTC)
kraesil: (Batgirl)
From: [personal profile] kraesil

Ohey, what about Huntress's term as Batgirl during NML?

Date: 2012-08-01 07:33 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Perhaps this is a stupid question, but are these supposed to be "actual" other Robins (Earth 1, etc.), or are they all strictly from the BotB universe, but different points in time?


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