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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Brave and the Bold Key Comic Issues Part 4


We are wrapping it up with this Brave and the Bold key comic issues list. This is Part 4 and there are quite a few minor keys in this last installment. Of course, there are some pretty sought after ones as well, but mostly minor.

If you missed Part 3, just click the link to check that out. Otherwise, hope you enjoy the finale.



The Brave and The Bold #62
  • First S.A. appearance of Wildcat
  • First S.A. appearance of G.A. Huntress
No, not the Huntress in Batman mythology, but Paula Brooks, the Golden Age Huntress and  villain of Wildcat and the Justice Society of America. She is later named Tigress Post-Crisis.

This issue also holds the first Silver Age appearance of Wildcat, whom is a Golden Age DC Comics hero. This is the Ted Grant version of the character, and is the original to hold the mantle of Wildcat.

eBay - Quite a nice selection for this key issue. Some high grade CGC options. Actually, only three. Two are 9.0s and the highest is a pretty awesome 9.2 that's still pretty affordable considering it's a silver age DC Comics key. No problem snagging an unslabbed copy on the mighty eBay for this comic.

mycomicshop - Only unslabbed copies here for the moment. Highest is a FN 6.0. Plenty of lower grade copies available as well.

ComicConnect - Three copies available here. One is a CGC graded 9.0 VF/NM. The other two are raw copies and the highest is the same grade as the only CGC copy there so far.






 The Brave and The Bold #67
  • Batman team ups begin in series
This is probably what most DC Comic fans remember about the Brave and the Bold - the series being a Batman team up comic. Well, not true for the early issues, but it is true starting with this key issue.

From here on out, Batman is virtually teamed up with almost every and any DC Comics superhero. Even some never seen before characters as well.

eBay - Loads of unslabbed copies to browse, but only two CGC copies on here so far. High grade copies, though. A gorgeous 9.4 awaits, but the highest is an amazing 9.6. Oh yeah, the 9.4 resides in Australia.

mycomicshop - One 9.6 copy here. It's the same one on eBay and for cheaper. Not much but still quite a bit.






 The Brave and The Bold #85
  • First new Green Arrow costume
Once again, Neal Adams gives a DC Comic character a make over. This time it's Green Arrow and the updated visual appearance was to give Green Arrow a more modern look than the classic Golden Age Robin Hood costume. Also, this is the first time we see the character's trademark goatee in this issue also.

The 2nd appearance of Green Arrow's new costume is featured in the Justice League of America key issues list recently done on Total Comic Mayhem. 

eBay - Pretty scarce on eBay. Only a few raw copies to choose from, but there are CGC graded copies. Highest is a 9.6 going for quite a bit of money, but it does have a Best Offer option. A 9.4 Signature Series signed by Neal Adams is up for auction at the time of this writing with only a few days left. There's also two 8.5s.

mycomicshop - Only one GD/VG unslabbed copy here at the time of this writing.

ComicConnect - Only one copy here and it's a CGC 7.5 low VF.

ComicLink - CGC 9.4 copy here. Only one so far.





 The Brave and The Bold #92
  • Intro of the Bat Squad
Debated about whether or not to even include this very minor key issue. After all the Bat Squad only made a single appearance and it was in this issue. That's about it.

eBay - Plenty of raw unslabbed goodness here, if you prefer raw copies that is. If you have a more acquired taste for graded copies, there's only one CGC 9.4 copy located so far. I'm surprised there's even one to be honest.

mycomicshop - If you prefer raw copies, then there's quite a few here. Highest is a FN 6.0 though. No CGC as of yet.

ComicConnect - Two raw copies located at ComicConnect. One is a 9.4 and the other a VF+ 8.5. Also, there's two CGC copies as well. Highest is a 9.4 and the other is an 8.5 as well.





 The Brave and The Bold #182
  • 1st modern appearance of G.A. Batwoman
DC just bringing back all the golden oldies. Although Kathy Kane is mostly associated with the Silver Age of comics, her first appearance was just a few months shy of the Silver Age era. Therefore, she is referred to as the Golden Age Batwoman

She was specifically created to be a love interest for Batman. Though popular with readers, she was removed from the series as editor Julius Schwartz had plans to take Batman in a new direction. The character was eventually brought back during the Bronze Age in 1979, prior to her first modern appearance in this issue. This issue debuted in January, 1982, and is a hard find online.

eBay - Very limited selection. A few raw copies but no CGC as of this writing yet.





The Brave and The Bold #197
  • Batman and Catwoman marry
  • 2nd modern appearance of G.A. Batwoman
DC still bringing back all the golden oldies. This issue has the 2nd modern appearance of Golden Age Batwoman. Good stuff alone right there, but wait! There's more!

This issue also sees the wedding of Earth Two Batman and Catwoman, for whom the couple would later have a daughter named Helena Wayne, known in the DCU and to comic fans as the Bronze Age Huntress

Not a very well-known key issue at all and pretty much a sleeper still. This issue was published in April, 1973.

eBay - Pretty limited selection for this issue as well. Only a smattering of raw copies and only one 9.6 which ends in only a few hours. I'm sure it will be relisted if it doesn't sell and you happen to miss it.

ComicLink - Only one copy here. It's a CGC 9.2.





The Brave and the Bold #200
  • First appearance of Batman and The Outsiders
  • Last issue of titled 1st series
  • First appearance of Halo, Katana and Geoforce
Speaking of Metamorpho again, here he is joining the Outsiders. The first appearance of The Outsiders also saw heroes like Black Lightening join as well. However, this issue is packed with key issue goodness as it sees the first appearance of a variety of characters. This issue has the first appearances of Halo, Katana, and Geoforce, and all three join the Outsiders team.

The Outsider team was organized by Batman to go where the Justice League couldn't. They were not concerned about public appearance nor political reasons that often hampered the JLA.

Created by Jim Aparo and Mike W. Barr, the team became quite popular and has gone through many incarnations and line ups throughout it's conception. Brave and the Bold sees the first appearance of The Outsiders and is also the last issue to the volume 1 comic series. Comic was published in July, 1983.

eBay - A semi-decent selection so far for this issue concerning unslabbed copies. Three CGC options, all high grade and affordable. Highest is a beautiful 9.8, and the second highest is a 9.6. Last is a 9.4. The 9.6 copy can be snagged quite a bit of ways below the $100 mark. It has a Best Offer option.

mycomicshop -  CGC 9.8 copy here, same one on eBay and for a little cheaper. Also some raw copies as well. Highest is a VF+.



That wraps it up for this Brave and the Bold key comic issues list, and I'm taking a bit of a break from key issue lists for a wee bit. Won't be too long though, as I do have a few requests to fulfill in terms of key comic lists. 

Besides, it is Father's Day tomorrow, so Happy Father's Day to those with kiddies out there.

If you missed Part 3, click the PREVIOUS link to check that out. You can also click the Justice League of America keys link below if you missed that series. Thanks for reading.





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