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; 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, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Color credits 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
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.
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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

Bat-Mite Speaks His Mind (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stephen DeStefano
Pencils
Stephen DeStefano
Inks
Stephen DeStefano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

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: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Cover/Title page

Introducing: Batman and the Outsiders (Table of Contents: 4)

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 [Brion Markov] (introduction); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro] (introduction); Halo [Gabrielle Doe] (introduction)]; Commissioner Gordon
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    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
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman and the Outsiders
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