Review: The Brave & the Bold #149 

The Brave & the Bold #149 cover
Cover by Jim Aparo

The Brave & the Bold #149 
Published and © by DC, April 1979

Title: “Look Homeward, Runaway!”
Synopsis: Needing help infiltrating a gang of criminal runaways, Batman asks Robin to call the Teen Titans back together.

Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Jim Aparo

Review: This one is a pretty typical Brave & the Bold outing, with a goofy, done-in-one story from Bob Haney and typically excellent art from Jim Aparo. There’s little in the way of character develop here, as Haney’s frenetic script jumps right into the action and never looks back. Subtly and nuance might not be Haney’s thing, but he always provides a fun ride. As usual, Aparo’s art is the real draw here. He’s one of the best Batman artists ever, and he does a nice job with the Titans, too. This one isn’t a masterpiece, but is good fun.

Grade: B

Second opinion: “For all it matters, I could be reviewing any issue, any story, any team up, and that really sums up the utter mediocrity of it all.” – Nige Edwards, BEM #23, April 1979

Cool factor: A chance to check in on the Teen Titans while they were “between engagements.”

Collector’s note: According to MyComicShop.com, there is a Mark Jewelers variant of this issue.

Character quotable: “Release her, you boob!” – Commissioner Gordon, getting Wonder Girl sprung from the hoosegow

Editor’s note: This review was originally published by Comics Bronze Age on Feb. 5, 2010.

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