I'm not a big fan of Andru, but I'm sorry we didn't get to talk about B&B 74, if only to talk about his crazy design for Dr. Deadalus, who I unfortunately can't find a picture of online.
I read A LOT of Brave and the Bold (#53, #56 to #61, #63, #64, #66, #67) over the last few days and I skipped ahead to #74 because of the Metal Men. Great Andru art! And a robot convention! And Batman is a robot bigot! They should do a public service ad about not being bigoted against robots.
With this flying dreadnaught under me, I can wipe out all mankind! Now the Hulk will be the HUNTER instead of the HUNTED!
Post by Prince Hal on Apr 12, 2018 13:04:37 GMT -5
Enjoying this podcast (I'm only at the 21-minute mark) and looking forward to the rest of it, as B and B has always been a favorite of mine. When you were both talking about the first couple of years of B and B, I remembered that I had written a couple of entires about that over on my Comic's Fans Memories thread: classiccomics.org/thread/3785/comic-lovers-memories?q=Brave+and+The+Bold I offered my take on those early years on the "Secret Origin" of the Brave and the Bold.
Hope you don't mind my offering it for everyone's perusal.
Nice work on this one, Scott and mdg!
(I keep thinking of this as the best comic book team-up ever: "For the First Time Ever! Crimebuster and Sluggo!")
Loved the rest of the discussion, guys! Agree in particular about the Three Battle Stars issue. One of Kanigher's better efforts. As for the proto-Teen Titans issue, I'm wondering why Robin didn't get top billing. He had his own nifty logo (see below), which would have been far better than that generic style they used. And it would have made more sense to headline him, not Kid Flash, I would think.
Oh, and what's a response without a quibble? When you cited Jack Sciff as the Martian Manhunter's creator, you may have forgotten to mention the inestimable contributions of the only artist, essentially, to illustrate the adventures of the MM over his 13-year Silver Age run: the underrated Joe Certa, who did a batch of back-ups at DC in the late 40s and early 50s as well. But the MM was Certa's from start to finish. Wy he didn't get the assignment for B and B 50, I don't know. But he should have!
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2018 13:46:46 GMT -5 by Prince Hal: Extra stuff
"The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance." -- The Tempest, 5.1