The Brave and the Bold #200 [Direct-Sales]
(July 1983)

DC, 1955 Series
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Volume:
29
Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-03-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein; Nicola Cuti (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman & Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-313

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Batman (Earth 2); Robin (Earth 2)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (1-3, 20-40); Gary Martin (4-19)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Dave Gibbons (1-3, 20-40); Gaspar Saladino (4-19)
Job Number:
J-8562

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman (flashback-1955); Brimstone; Commissioner Gordon (flashback-1955); Robin (flashback-1955); Joker (present; cameo); Warden Craddock (present); Dr. Lincoln (present) (all Earth-2); Batman; Dr. Joan Lincoln; Samuel Bridgeman Night; Carlotta Hernandez; Rabbi David Kline; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Brimstone (all Earth-1 in the present)
Synopsis:
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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story was divided into several parts.
Part 1 - 1p - Starter-Page with an illustration of Batman I and Batman II
Part 2 - 2p - Prologue
Part 3 - 16p - Part 1 : Fire and Brimstone
Part 4 - 4p - Interlude: 1983
Part 5 - 15p - Part 2: Hell on Earth
Part 6 - 2p - Epilogue

Last appearance of the Earth-2 Joker

Bat-Mite Speaks His Mind (Table of Contents)

Bat-Mite / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stephen DeStefano
Pencils:
Stephen DeStefano
Inks:
Stephen DeStefano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bat-Mite
Synopsis:
An editiorial posed by Bat-Mite to the editors as to why he wasn't included in this issue, and that he should get his own series, before he's 'erased' off the page by an artist. Bat-Mite then comments that it wasn't funny as to his 'erasure'.

Batman and the Outsiders (Table of Contents)

Batman and the Outsiders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover/Title page

Introducing: Batman and the Outsiders (Table of Contents)

Batman and Outsiders / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Jim Aparo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Outsiders [Geo-Force (introduction); Black Lightning; Metamorpho; Katana (introduction); Halo (introduction)]; Commissioner Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This strip introduced the Outsiders, whose book replaced Brave and Bold on the schedule following Brave and the Bold #200.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman & Batman
  2. 1. Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death!
    Batman
  3. 2. Bat-Mite Speaks His Mind
    Bat-Mite
  4. 3. Batman and the Outsiders
    Batman and the Outsiders
  5. 4. Introducing: Batman and the Outsiders
    Batman and Outsiders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Lars Brueder
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • john cruz
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
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