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

DC, 1955 Series
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Volume
29
Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.50 GBP
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 (credited) (editor); Nicola Cuti (credited) (assistant editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed as AJ)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed as AJ)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (uncredited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (uncredited)

Job Number
C-313
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (Earth 1); Batman (Earth 2); Robin (Earth 2)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited) (pp. 1-3, 20-40); Gary Martin (credited) (pp. 4-19)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited as Gibbons) (pp. 1-3, 20-40); Gaspar Saladino (credited as Gaspar) (pp. 4-19)

Job Number
J-8562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (flashback-1955); Brimstone [Nicholas Lucien]; Commissioner Gordon (flashback-1955); Robin (flashback-1955); Joker (present; cameo); Pinstripe (flashback- 1955); Jojo (flashback- 1955); 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 [Nicholas Lucien] (spirit only); Nicholas Lucien; The Demons (street gang); Clarisse; (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.
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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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Bat-Mite Speaks His Mind (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stephen DeStefano
Pencils
Stephen DeStefano (signed as DE STEFANO)
Inks
Stephen DeStefano (signed as DE STEFANO)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (uncredited)

Genre
superhero; satire-parody
Characters
Bat-Mite
Synopsis
An editorial 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."
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

Batman and the Outsiders (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed as AJ)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed as AJ)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (uncredited); Todd Klein (series logo design, uncredited)

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

"Cover" of the Special Batman and the Outsiders Preview. Letters credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

Introducing: Batman and the Outsiders (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Jim Aparo (uncredited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Outsiders [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Geo-Force [Brion Markov] (introduction); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro] (introduction); Halo [Gabrielle Doe] (introduction)]; Commissioner Gordon; Miklos (villain); Simon (villain, death); Haggarty (police officer)
Synopsis
In Gotham, a group of terrorists attacks a hospital holding their leader Miklos. The fanatics intend to kill themselves and as many others as they can. James Gordon gets quick help from Batman and his new team of superheroes, the Outsiders, who take down the terrorists.
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Indexer Notes

This story introduces the Outsiders, whose book co-starring Batman replaced The Brave and the Bold on the schedule following The Brave and the Bold #200. Story title from "cover."

Move Out! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Remco Toys; Sgt. Rock / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You’ve Met Batman and the Outsiders But You Still Don’t Know Their Awesome Origin! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Batman and the Outsiders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death!
    Batman
  3. 2. ["Jan. 28th, Stratford, CT, 4:00 a.m."]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. Bat-Mite Speaks His Mind
    Bat-Mite
  5. 4. Batman and the Outsiders
    Batman and the Outsiders
  6. 5. Introducing: Batman and the Outsiders
    Batman and the Outsiders
  7. 6. Move Out!
    Remco Toys; Sgt. Rock
  8. 7. You’ve Met Batman and the Outsiders But You Still Don’t Know Their Awesome Origin!
    Batman and the Outsiders
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