Saturday, July 16, 2005

Brave & The Bold

There are many pleasurable elements to the announcement that DC will start publishing Brave and the Bold again (as predicted by Seven Hells, by the way). But none as funny as this:

"It’s always going to be a tightrope walk between characters that we know will absolutely, positively goose the sales, and characters that may not be as hot, sales-wise at that moment, but regardless, are pretty interesting. We can’t do Adam Strange and Metamorpho, for example. No one’s going to buy that."

particularly since it was preceded several paragraphs before by:

"The fun of it, of course, is finding the plot devices that would allow you to have, say, Batman and Green Lantern in issue #1, and then Green Lantern and, hypothetically speaking, Supergirl in issue #2, and Supergirl and Hawkman in issue #3, or whatever..."

Heh. Being petty can be fun...

11 comments:

N said...

Is this a DC attempt to jump on Marvel's coattails with their Marvel team Up, a book that features a wide variety of characters? Don't get me wrong, I'm a DC guy and dislike most of the Marvel stuff out now, but this book is a fan's idea of fun.

Scipio said...

Is that a joke?

Are you not familiar with the original Brave & the Bold?

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you're aware of this but that cover you picked is prophetic. Bruce Wayne will die in Infinite Crisis and ONE YEAR LATER... will start with Dick Grayson in the Batman costume.

Vincent J. Murphy said...

I guess Hawkman hypothetically needs a girl to goose his sales. Just like a Thanagarian to hide behind a skirt.

Anonymous said...

The above statement is not guaranteed, but I'm calling it. Read over recent DC interviews re: Infinite Crisis and the Bat-titles again with a critical eye.
(Basically I'm saying it's a guess.)

Ron said...

Man, if the Phantom Stranger doesn't turn up here by issue 12, I'm going to be p'ed off big time.

fdfs said...

Yes, I'm aware of B&B's history.

I'm talking about the relaunch as an attempt to join in on what RECENT success Marvel has had with their own rotating cast title.

Shane Bailey said...

Reread Infinite Crisis and the Bat-titles again knowing what you know about how smart Batman is and his relationship with Robin since you've been reading the Absorbascon.

All becomes clear and the future unfolds...

Robby Reed said...

Hawkman? WHICH Hawkman? The Wolverine/God/Mace one? Or the one that can't open doors unaided?

Also note: He said "hypothetically speaking"!

As for Adam Strange not selling .... err... he's the star of the abominable Rann vs. Thanagar series and his own awful miniseries!

Robby Reed
http://www.dialbforblog.com

Shane Bailey said...

Hey! I liked the mini-series.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I was half-right. Check out today's Lying in the Gutters on CBR (July 25, 2005).