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Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) comic books

  • Issue #151
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 151

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Disco of Death!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Flash team up to solve the mystery of a haunted disco that is claiming dancers lives; Flash travels to the past. Superman Meets the Orbitrons! ad for Hostess snack cakes. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #152
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 152

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Death Has a Golden Grab," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; A computer glitch causes criminal charges to be filed against Ray Palmer and Bruce Wayne, so the Atom and Batman team up to find the source of the data corruption. Superman Meets the Orbitrons! ad for Hostess snack cakes. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #153
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 153

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Death Has a Golden Grab," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; A computer glitch causes criminal charges to be filed against Ray Palmer and Bruce Wayne, so the Atom and Batman team up to find the source of the data corruption. Superman Meets the Orbitrons! ad for Hostess snack cakes. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #154
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 154

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Pathway of Doom," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; Batman is hired by Sapphire Stagg to find Metamorpho, but his trail leads him into repeated brushes with Achilles, a hired assassin. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #155
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 155

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Fugitive from Two Worlds!", script by Bob Haney and Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; When Tri Vul attempts to use a meteor under Gotham City to cure his radiation poisoning, its removal causes earthquakes; Green Lantern and Batman bring him to justice before the Guardians of Oa, and replace the meteor to stop the earthquakes. Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #156
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 156

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Corruption!", script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob Smith; Dr. Fate traces a spirit of corruption to the Gotham Police Department, where an unknown force is causing Commissioner Gordon and his men to attack the Batman. Green Lantern Vs Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave ad for Hostess snack cakes. Profile on Joe Staton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #157
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 157

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Time... My Dark Destiny!", script by Bob Haney and Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; Batman tries to stop the Extortion Inc. gang, but when he meets their new enforcer he realizes that it is Kamandi. The Rescue Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. Profile on Todd Klein. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #158
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 158

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Yesterday Never Dies!", script by Gerry Conway, art by Jim Aparo; Wonder Woman and Batman team up to fight a French villain named Flashback, who employs a gas that forces its victims to relive incidents in their past; Flashback tries to stop an American company from building an automobile plant in France by killing the French politicians working on the plan. The Rescue ad for Hostess snack cakes featuring Superman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #159
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 159

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Crystal Armageddon!", script by Denny O'Neil, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and Ra's Al Ghul have to work together in order to find Professor Hatter, whose crystal formula can crystalize all other matter; When the League of Assassins kill the Professor's brother, Hatter is overcome by sorrow and vows to destroy the world with his formula; The trail leads to a junk outside the coast of Hong Kong, where Batman and Ra's Al Ghul are able to neutralize the effect of the formula by spraying themselves and the sea with silicone. Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing ad for Hostess snack cakes. Profile on Adrienne Roy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #160
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 160

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Brimstone Connection," script by Cary Burkett, art by Jim Aparo; When Fred Danvers is kidnapped by snatch artist Jasper Casbeer and given to Col. Sulphur to have the formula for a new rocket fuel truth-drugged out of him, Supergirl goes to Batman for help in tracking down her foster father; Batman has recently been told by a dying U.S. agent of a plot to steal a rocket fuel formula, so he realizes they are searching for the same culprit; Batman and Supergirl track down Sulphur's hideout. Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing ad for Hostess snack cakes. Profile on Adrienne Roy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #161
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 161

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Tale of Two Heroes," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jim Aparo; Batman is exchanged for Adam Strange to aid Sardath and Alanna in proving the spaceman innocent of a murder charge, and Adam finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation in Gotham City. The Borrower ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring Wonder Woman. DC crossword puzzle. Statement of ownership - average print run 298,166; average paid circulation 153,034. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #162
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 162

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Operation: Time Bomb," script by Bill Kelley, art by Jim Aparo; Batman joins Sgt. Rock and Easy Company as they attempt to put an end to their old foe, the Iron Major, who has a new plan to blow up the Allied Forces. An Arrow in Time ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Green Arrow. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #163
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 163
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.20) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497188009

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Oil, Oil... Nowhere!", script by Paul Kupperberg, art by Dick Giordano; Batman and Black Lightning team up to discover why oil tank trucks have been disappearing on the Gotham-Metropolis run. A Flash in the Dam ad for Hostess snack cakes featuring the Flash. Article by Bob Rozakis on periodicals "The Comic Reader," "The Comics Journal," "Mediascene," and "The Buyer's Guide." 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #164
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 164

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Mystery of the Mobile Museum," script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Steve Mitchell; Batman, Hawkman, and Shiera Hall attempt to battle a mysterious force that lifts the Midway City Museum into space and animates objects within the structure to battle them. A Flash in the Dam ad for Hostess snack cakes featuring the Flash. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #165
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 165
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497188010

    Last 40-cent cover price. Cover by Jim Aparo. "Prescription for Tragedy," script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins; The Batman must keep Man-Bat from administering a sleep-inducing drug to his daughter which could either save her life - or, if contaminated, kill her. The Bobsled Run Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Green Lantern. DC crossword puzzle. Letter from comics writer Len Wein. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #166
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 166

    Regular 50-cent cover price issues begin. Cover by Jim Aparo. "Requiem for 4 Canaries!", script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Terry Austin and Dick Giordano (some faces); The Penguin sets out to murder the four crooks whose testimony sent him to jail, and Batman and Black Canary seem unable to protect them. A Matter of Good Taste Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Batgirl. Back-up story: "Nemesis," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Thomas Tresser, as Nemesis, brings a ganglord to justice through his skills of impersonation by posing as the kingpins chief hitman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #167
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 167

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Ice Station Alpha," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Dan Adkins; At midnight on September 19th 1944, in an alley in Gotham City (behind Marko Labs), Batman jumps a quintet of Nazi–looking equipment thieves, and dishes out some mayhem, but they all manage to scramble into their waiting truck and drive away, tossing a potato-masher grenade at Batman as they leave; At dawn that same day, the Blackhawk Squadron all land outside Warsaw, and fight their way into town on foot, with tommy guns and fists; The next evening, at the Dorsey Club in Gotham City, Bruce Wayne sees the bat-signal outside, ditches his date, changes identities, and visits Commissioner Gordon. She's No Angel Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Hawkman. Back-up story: "A Name Writ in Blood!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis recalls how he and his brother both became FBI agents and how he was forced to leave the agency after his brother murdered his superior, Ben Marshall. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #168
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 168

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Shackles of the Mind!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Jim Aparo; Green Arrow gets Batman to help out with introducing a friends escape-artist act, but it seems as though the liberationist may be pulling robberies. Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing Hostess snack cakes ad. Back-up story: "Swift Wing of Recompense," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Searching for information on Ben Marshalls murder, Nemesis comes across a plan to build airstrips for dope-carrying planes for the Council, a criminal organization. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #169
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 169

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Angel of Mercy, Angel of Death!", script by Mike Barr, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and Zatanna team up to learn how much of a faith healers business is real, and how much is being faked, even as a mob boss tries to avail himself of the healers "talents." Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! ad for Hostess Twinkies. Back-up story: "The Council Calls for Death," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; The Council convenes a meeting to learn of the menace of Nemesis, and, during the process, reveals the truth about Ben Marshalls murder. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #170
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 170
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497226017

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "If Justice Be Blind!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Jim Aparo; Nemesis trails the Head to Gotham City and teams up with Batman to bring his foe to justice. Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #171
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 171

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Cannon for Batman," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; To learn the secret of a Civil War campaign patch created in the image of his bat-emblem, Batman is sent back to 1862 by Prof. Carter Nichols and meets Scalphunter. Aquaman and the Space Capsule ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Back-up story: "Double or Nothing," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis tries to take on a casino run by one of the Councils members, but a blonde out for vengeance against his target complicates matters. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #172
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 172

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Darkness and Dark Fire," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Steve Mitchell; A sentient nuclear pile takes control of Firestorm, and Batman must find a way to free him from its influence. Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! ad for Hostess Twinkies. Back-up story: "Pirate's Peril," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis and Valerie set up a sting operation against M. C. Curtis with the help of a bit of an unreleased movie. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #173
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 173

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "One of Us Is Not One of Us," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jim Aparo; A Guardian of the Universe comes to Earth to recruit Batman to help him learn which Guardian is an impostor, and to restore Hal Jordans memories of being Green Lantern. Old Gold Hostess Twinkies ad featuring Wonder Woman. Back-up story: "Knight's Gambit!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis tries to get at Council member Noel Chesterton by saving a man he intends to kidnap. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #174
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 174
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.95) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497132003

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "To Trap an Immortal," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jim Aparo; Batman has Green Lantern enlist the aid of The Old Timer, now a mortal on the planet Maltus, to help discern which of the Guardians is actually Sinestro in disguise, who has tapped into the Central Power Battery. An Arrow in Time Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Green Arrow. Back-up story: "Bishop's Sacrifice," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis escapes a Scotland Yard agent, digs up a clue about who captured Sir Robert, and is attacked by men who have kidnapped Valerie Foxworth; Continued from Green Lantern #173; continued in Green Lantern #175. Donruss Baseball Cards ad. Statement of ownership - average print run 271,477; average paid circulation 109,180. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #175
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 175

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Heart of the Monster," script by Paul Kupperberg, art by Jim Aparo; Lois Lane asks for Batman's help to locate Metallo, who is in Gotham City searching for the surgeon who transplanted his head onto a robot body. Gold Mine Rescue Hostess Twinkies ad with Superman. Back-up story: "Queen: En Prise!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis learns that Chesterton ultimately plans to kidnap the queen of England. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #176
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 176
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    Cover by Mike Kaluta. "The Delta Connection!", script by Martin Pasko, art by Jim Aparo; Selina Kyle has Batman search for her sister, a prison escapee, in a Louisiana swamp, where he meets Swamp Thing - and a hitman hired to kill Felicia Kyle. Gold for Dessert Hostess Twinkies ad with Plastic Man. Back-up story: "Endgame," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis enlists the help of a Shakespearean actor to help bring down Noel Chesterton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #177
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 177

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Hangman Club Murders!", script by Mike Barr, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Elongated Man team up against the Hangman, a masked criminal who is apparently out to kill the directors of the Hangmans Club, a charity that helps find jobs for ex-criminals. Superman vs. the Laughing Gas Bandits Hostess Fruit Pies ad. Back-up story: "Honor Among Thieves," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis tries to penetrate the home of Council member Samuel Solomon and walks into a trap. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #178
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 178

    Last 50-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Paperchase," script by Alan Brennert, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Creeper fight a murdering monster made of paper. The Robot Master Hostess Twinkies ad with Wonder Woman. "The Bitter Choice!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; emesis finds that Samuel Solomon has clamped a device to his heart that can induce a heart attack from too much strain. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #179
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 179

    First 60-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Time-Bomb with the Thousand-Year Fuse!", script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ernie Colon, inks by Mike DeCarlo; A time-traveling ally of Universos steals an anti-matter egg from the past and plans to open it in the 30th Century, but Batman comes to the future to help the Legion of Super-Heroes to stop him. Concerts and Cupcakes ad for Hostess Cup Cakes starring Hawkman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #180
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 180
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.10) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497132006

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Scepter of the Dragon God!", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Spectre team up against Wa'ar-zen, an ancient Japanese sorcerer in search of a scepter that will give him even greater power than the Ghostly Guardians. Clean Sweep Hostess Cup Cakes ad with Red Tornado. Back-up story: "Be Still, My Trembling Heart!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis goes in search of the man who created the heart-device for Samuel Solomon. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #181
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 181

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Time, See What's Become of Me," script by Alan Brennert, art by Jim Aparo; When the Hawk accidentally causes the death of a drug kingpins son, Batman and the Dove team up to try and get to him before the gangster can do so. Penguins on Parade Hostess Fruit Pies ad with the Penguin. Back-up story: "Heartbreak!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis makes a final assault on Samuel Solomon. 40 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #182
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 182

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Interlude on Earth-Two," script by Alan Brennert, art by Jim Aparo; Batman of Earth-One is thrown into Earth-Two by a freak occurrence, where Hugo Strange is threatening the Robin and Batwoman of that world with animated relics of the late Batmans, controlled by Starmans stolen Cosmic Rod. Back-up story: "Enter... Greyfox," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; The three remaining Council members hire Greyfox, an assassin, to handle Nemesis. Letter from comics writer Mike Barr. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #183
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 183

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Death of Batman," script by Don Kraar, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Batman must play a deadly game against an unknown opponent, allegedly for the life of a famous mystery writer; His only ally: the Riddler. Marathon Madman Hostess Cup Cakes ad with the Flash. Back-up story: "Fox and Hounds!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Greyfox tracks down Nemesis through his helicopter and sets a trap. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #184
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 184

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Batman's Last Christmas!", script by Mike Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Huntress visits her "uncle Bruce", the Earth-One Batman, for Christmas, but is just in time to become involved in a case in which it appears that Batmans father may have bankrolled a big-time criminal. Pirate's Gold Hostess Twinkies ad with Aquaman. Back-up story: "Outfoxed," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis has a showdown with Greyfox. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #185
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 185

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Falcon's Lair!", script by Don Kraar, pencils by Adrian Gonzales, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Batman and Green Arrow team up to save a millionaire from the Penguin, who has trained a special falcon to destroy Batman. Back-up story: "Triple Threat," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; The remaining three Council members come together to decide who should take leadership of their organization; They hatch a plan to give the position to whoever among them manages to kill Nemesis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #186
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 186

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Treasure of the Hawk-God's Tomb!", script by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and Hawkman seek to recover a stolen Horus sarcophagus from the Fadeaway Man, who hopes to auction off a fake to the Gotham underworld. Back-up story: "In the Lion's Den!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; A wounded Nemesis must fight his way out of Jay Kingstons estate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #187
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 187

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Whatever Happened to What's'ername?", script by Charlie Boatner, art by Jim Aparo; Batman joins forces with the Metal Men to discover what has become of Nameless, their long-lost member. Back-up story: "Arena of Despair!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Jay Kingston captures Marjorie Marshall to lure Nemesis into a deathtrap. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #188
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 188

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Grave as Wide as the World! Part 1: A Moon for Madmen!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jim Aparo; A murder and the stolen body of Det. Phil Forrest lead Batman and the Thorn to team up against neo-Nazis in search of a deadly gas. Back-up story: "Gladiator's Gauntlet!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis runs a deadly gauntlet in the home of Jay Kingston. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #189
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 189

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Grave as Wide as the World! Part Two: Dead Men Tell Tales!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Thorn track down the gang of neo-Nazis in search of the death gas and discover an escaped Nazi war criminal in charge. Back-up story: "Betrayal!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; While Jay Kingston seeks to destroy Nemesis, an assassin stalks him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #190
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 190
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497132012

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Who Killed Adam Strange?", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sal Trapani; After Adam Strange is mysteriously killed, Sardath and Alanna summon Batman to Rann to help find his killer and fight Kyrri invaders. Back-up story: "Murderer's Proxy!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis strives to protect a Council employee from being murdered. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #191
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 191

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Only Angels Have Wings," script by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, art by Jim Aparo; When a phony Joker appears to kill the Penguin, the real Joker calls on Batman to help discover the real culprit. Back-up story: "Dead Man's Bluff!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis seeks to turn Carl Sheffield against the Council. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #192
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 192
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497132014

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "You Can Take the Boy Out of Smallville," script by Mike Barr, art by Jim Aparo; A time-exchange ray displaces Superman back to 1967 and brings Superboy to 1982 in his place, where the Boy of Steel teams with Batman to fight Mr. I. Q. Back-up story "Operation: Overkill," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis assumes the identity of an actor in order to get close to Council member Irene Scarfield. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #193
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 193

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Those Who Live by the Sword," script by Cary Burkett, art by Jim Aparo; Nemesis contacts Batman to enlist him in an operation against a gang of terrorists. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #194
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 194

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Trade Heroes - and Win," script by Mike Barr, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sal Trapani; A motivational therapist counsels the Rainbow Raider and Dr. X to take on each others super-heroic opponents - the Flash and Batman, respectively - and defeat them. The Case of the Snake Shapes ad for the Magic Snake toy featuring Superman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #195
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 195

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Night of Blood!", script by Mike Barr, art by Jim Aparo; Andrew Bennett arrives in Gotham City and slays several vampires, who reveal that the Blood Red Moon is in town; Batman agrees to track down killers who attacked the daughter of a crime lord named Mr. Hodges, leaving bite marks in her neck; They meet at a downtown bar called Club Dracula, where they are both being attacked by their enemies; Batman takes down the vampires with vamp-killing weapons, and Bennett uses his powers to take down the normal thugs about to kill Batman; They realize that they are pursuing the same criminals, and this trail leads them to a crime lord named Johnny "The Gun" Gunnarson. Shapes ad for the Magic Snake toy featuring Superman. Letter from comics writer Mark Waid. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #196
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 196

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Two Faces of Midnight!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jim Aparo; To rescue a woman from terrorists, Batman and Ragman switch identities by trading their costumes to confuse the criminals. Letter from Back Issue Magazine publisher Michael Eury. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #197
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 197

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne!", script by Alan Brennert, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by George Freeman; This majority of this story is a flashback to 1955 that explains how the Earth-Two Batman cast aside Batwoman (Katherine Kane) and married Catwoman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #198
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 198

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Terrorists of the Heart!", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Chuck Patton, inks by Rick Hoberg; The Karate Kid comes back to the 20th Century to say goodbye to his old girlfriend and ends up teaming with Batman to save her from a super-crook named Pulsar and the Black Heart terrorists. Statement of ownership - average print run 236,457; average paid circulation 91,097. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #199
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 199

    The Spectre enlists Batman's help in finding his human host, the abducted Jim Corrigan, in "The Body-Napping of Jim Corrigan!" Written by Mike W. Barr. Art by Ross Andru & Rick Hoberg. Cover by Jim Aparo. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #200
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 200
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    64-page giant. Cover by Jim Aparo. Final issue of the series-1st Appearance of Katana, 1st appearance of Geo-Force, and 1st appearance of Halo. The Golden Age Batman stars in "Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death!", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Dave Gibbons, inks by Dave Gibbons (1-3, 20-40) and Gary Martin (4-19); The story explains how 2 different personas for Brimstone exist: Both aware somehow of each others' existences on a spiritual level; In 1955, on Earth-2, Brimstone's defeated by Batman and sent to prison, but later transfers his 'spiritual' essence to his doppelganger on Earth-1 in 1983 to restart his criminal empire; He learns of a Batman on this world, but is also defeated here by him; When his essence returns to its own body, it is a vegetable by this time, trapping him there for the rest of his natural life, while his 'good' Earth-1 counterpart is unaware of what happened. The contemporary Batman stars in "Hell on Earth!", script by Barr, art by Gibbons. Back-up story: 1st appearance of Batman and the Outsiders in a 16-page sneak preview, script by Barr, art by Jim Aparo. One-page Bat-Mite strip by Stephen DeStefano. 64 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.