[personal profile] lego_joker
So guess what I found, everyone?

As much as today's comics are rightfully lambasted for their persistent sexist under(and sometimes over-)tones, it speaks rather glowingly of social progress that even the openly misogynist comics fans (and creators) of today would probably shudder at some of the works of yesteryear. As none of the comics on that list appear to be inhabitants of scans_daily (this edition, at least; some of them had probably been posted before the Great Crash), I have taken it upon myself to torture entertain you all with them.

First up... The Brave and the Bold #63 by one Mr. Bob Haney, creator of the Teen Titans, technical creator of Wonder Girl, and one of the most batshit insane writers of the Silver/Bronze age. I can't be certain, but I think this was the first meeting between Supergirl and Wonder Woman (this was before The Brave and the Bold turned into Batman and His Amazing Friends); if true, both "Super-chicks" have my deepest sympathies. Worse, the cover is an insidious little piece: 100% accurate to the story, 0% indicative of the shitstorm of sexism we're all in for.

Warning: do not read while drinking fluids. I will not be held reponsible for getting you a new keyboard. )
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[personal profile] perletwo
Was cleaning up a closet last weekend and came upon my cache of original Teen Titans floppies. Here's a little treat from 1972, "Through These Doors Pass the Bravest Titans of Them All," or as I like to think of it, "That time Donna shaved her head and crossdressed for justice!" I've got six pages of an 18-page story, and therefore am cutting the Mal sequence down to a mere preview image.

 photo p2_OTT-38_preview.jpg

That's Mal having a flashback to a childhood beat-down, to explain his heretofore unheard-of fear of wide open spaces, which he must overcome in order to repair a lunar landing guidance module.

Say what, now? )

So there you go - not bad for an ish where nobody even makes it into costume!
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
[personal profile] skjam
As threatened, here's the story behind the recently posted panel where Green Lantern is "energizing" Batman.

From "The Brave and the Bold" #112, but reprinted from an earlier issue, here are 8 1/3 pages of 24 of "The Tick-Tock Traps of the Time Commander."

This story is also notable for being the first Batman team-up in The Brave and the Bold, before he took over the book entirely. It takes place before the Justice League members trusted each other with their secret identities.

Time Commander's motives are mixed. )

Your thoughts and comments?
thehefner: (Two-Face: FOREVER!!!)
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One of my favorite Two-Face stories barely features the character at all. But much like Orson Welles's Harry Lime, whose five minutes of screen time dominated the whole of The Third Man, the threat of Harvey Dent looms throughout the Batman/Green Arrow team-up story from 1973's The Brave and the Bold #106.

Written by Bob Haney and drawn by the great Jim Aparo (who got top billing!), "Double Your Money... and Die!" was the second story to feature Harvey since Denny O'Neil dusted off the character after seventeen years in obscurity. It's pure Bronze Age Batman, too: a murder mystery filled with action and intrigue, building up to an epic ski chase in Switzerland. Plus it's fun, thanks the humor both intentional (Ollie's wisecracks) and unintentional (dated lingo, clothes, Batman uttering "Ye gods!", etc).

Told in one single issue, the story was so densely packed that DC actually sacrificed the letters column to let it run twenty-three and one-third pages instead of the standard twenty-two! Either they really wanted to do justice to Haney and Aparo's story, or they wanted avoid printing the letters for issue #103. Either way, Haney and Aparo make use of every single panel, and modern comic creators would do well to follow the economy of Bronze Age writers like Haney.

Also, Jim Aparo. It's Jim Aparo drawing Batman. On skis, no less!

Death on skis (and I don't mean the Black Racer) behind the cut! )

If you'd like to read this story in whole (which I recommend, as there's much more I had to cut), it's collected in the black and white collection, Showcase Presents the Brave and the Bold: The Batman Team-Ups, volume two, appropriately enough!
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[personal profile] skjam
From The Brave and the Bold #113, June-July #1974 "The 50-Story Killer!" 5 pages of 20.

Before you get too defensive about your age, Bruce, remember that in this series, you served in WWII with Sergeant Rock. )

Your thoughts and comments?

Suggested tags
char: Batman/Bruce Wayne
char: Jim Gordon
creator: Bob Haney
creator: Jim Aparo
group: Metal Men
publisher: DC Comics
title: The Brave and the Bold
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
[personal profile] skjam
One of the cool things about DC's long and varied history (and habit of buying other companies' characters) is that you can find almost any kind of oddball character type if you just look hard enough. For example, DC made a stab at the magical girl subtype years before such characters suddenly became popular in America. These scans of "The Enchantress of Terror Castle" are from Adventure Comics #417, (3 pages of 9), but it's a reprint from Strange Adventures #187 (April 1966.) Incidentally, the first Japanese magical girl anime and manga began appearing in 1966 too, a case of congruent evolution....

Really, it's clearly in the subgenre. )

That just leaves the Supergirl story from this issue unscanned...

Your thoughts and comments?

Suggested tags
char: Enchantress/June Moone
char: Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino
creator: Andrew Dobson
creator: Bob Haney
creator: Howard Purcell
publisher: DC Comics
title: Adventure Comics
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Guess who's making an appearance in the Brave and the Bold cartoon?

And she appears to be dating someone who understands her )

tags char: vixen/mari mccabe, char: b'wana beast/mike maxwell, title: showcase, creator: mike sekowsky, creator: bob haney
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[personal profile] sun_soraya
Instead of explaining why I'm posting scans of DC Showcase #59 (1965), I'll let the teaser pic speak for itself...

... yep. More music, a weird rock band, 'hip language' and some things that just don't work that way behind the cut.

Meet the coolest and grooviest group )
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[personal profile] sun_soraya
The first incarnation of the Teen Titans debuted in The Brave and The Bold #54 (1964), though they weren't named TT and Wonder Girl wasn't in sight yet.
It was surprisingly difficult to choose the pages and I wanted to cover the complete issue, so I'll just try to summarize what happens between the single pages.

One big generation gap ahead plus Robin showing off with his detective skills...

8 pages out of 25 )
nevermore999: STEPHANIE IS CONFUSED BY YOUR WORDS (say what?)
[personal profile] nevermore999
Another thing I posted back in the day...The Teen Titans Lost Annual. It's 64 pages, yo, and every one of them is full of CRACK..

The president has been kidnapped by aliens! )
group: teen titans, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: robin/nightwing/batman/dick grayson char: kid flash/flash/wally west, char: speedy/arsenal/red arrow/roy harper, creator: bob haney, creator: mike allred
perletwo: steph brown is robin (robin - steph profile)
[personal profile] perletwo
Christmas came early at my house - my long-awaited commission piece from George Perez arrived in the mail today! And thanks to my lovely little scanner, I'm passing the ho-ho-ho's on to you, dear scans_daily!

Behold the Girl Wonder, Perez style! )
And just in case that's not enough for a valid post, I give you one scan of Donna Troy in the world's skimpiest Santa suit.

Merciful Minerva! )
Have a very merry whatever you celebrate, gang!


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