The Brave & The Bold Index Part 18

The Brave & The Bold Index Part 18
Fun facts: Part 1

Errata, Additional and Supplemental
            The Golden Gladiator appeared in an issue of Swamp Thing in its controversial time-travel story arc: controversial in that the story in which Swampy met with Jesus of Nazareth was not allowed to be published.
            Cave Carsondoes not appear in Showcase #100. Although it does not claim to include every character appearing in the magazine, a one-panel appearance (as was done with such obscure characters as Jason, Firehair and Manhunter 2070) could have been done. Cave has appeared in cameos in issues of Wonder Woman and JSA.
            The Golden Gladiator, Silent Knight and the Viking Prince appeared in All Star Squadron #54 as part of the line-wide cross-over mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths.
            Cave Carsonappears in Crisis on Infinite Earths #11.  Rick Flagg and the Suicide Squad do not!  It’s the only group or character from B&B that is not involved in the mini-series.
            It has been established that the Silent Knight is one of the many reincarnations of Carter Hall in the fourth Hawkmanseries.  The “ghost” of the Silent Knight appeared in the comic to battle his former B&B co-star. One presumes Shiera Hall is therefore the fair Lady Celia!
Final Tally
            Batman starred in Brave & Bold in 134 issues, appeared in two cameos (in the first two Teen Titans stories – including their first team-up without the TT logo), and appeared in three issues with the Justice League of America, for a total of 139 issues.
            Other characters have appeared several times – adding JLA appearances definitely helped.  Flash appeared in 13 issues; Hawkman appeared in 11 issues, six of which were his solo stories; Green Arrow and Wonder Woman each appeared in 10 issues; and Metal Men, Aquaman and Green Lantern appeared in 9 issues.
            The following DC characters appeared in B&B and did not team-up with Batman:  Martian Manhunter (although he appeared with Batman in the JLA stories), Doom Patrol, Johnny Cloud and the Haunted Tank.
The tally for Batman team-ups is as follows:
Total team-ups with Batman —
9:         Green Arrow
7:         Metal Men
6:         Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman
5:         Black Canary, Sgt. Rock, Wildcat
4:         Hawkman, Aquaman, Atom, Teen Titans, Metamorpho, Spectre, Plastic Man, Deadman, Joker (counting his “also starring” and “4 Famous…” spots)
3:         Creeper, Phantom Stranger, Adam Strange, Mr. Miracle
2:         Supergirl, Robin, Demon, Man-Bat, Kamandi, Swamp Thing, Nemesis, Rose & Thorn (in a two-parter)
1.         Eclipso, Bat Squad, The House of Mystery, Kung Fu Fighter, Unknown Soldier, Superman, Red Tornado, Dr. Fate, Ra’s Al Ghul, Black Lightning, Zatanna, Scalphunter, Firestorm, Guardians of the Universe, Lois Lane, Elongated Man, Legion of Superheroes, Hawk & Dove, Riddler, Huntress, Superboy,
             I … Vampire, Ragman, Catwoman, Karate Kid.
A tally of writers and artists are below (no, the numbers do not add up to 200.  More than one artist did appear in multi-story issues).

 

Writers:
Bob Haney:                  122 issues
Robert Kanigher:          39 issues
Garner Fox:                  16 issues
Mike W. Barr:              9 issues
Cary Burkett:                5 issues
Gerry Conway: 5 issues
Alan Bennet:                 3 issues
Marty Pasko:                3 issues
Denny O’Neil:              2 issues
Paul Kupperberg:         2 issues
Dan Miskin/Gary Kohn:
                                    2 issues
Mike Fleisher               2 issues
Don Krarr                    2 issues
John Broome:               2 issues
One issue each:
            Charlie Boatner
            Marv Wolfman
            Bill Kelly
            J.M. DeMetteis
            Alan Brennert
 Artists:
Jim Aparo:                   82 issues
Joe Kubert:                  26 issues
Irv Novick:                   22 issues
Ross Andru:                 10 issues
Carmine Infantino:        10 issues
Neal Adams:                 9 issues
Dick Giordano:             6 issues
Nick Cardy:                 6 issues
Mike Sekowsky:          6 issues
Ramona Fradon:           4 issues
Bruno Penanini:             3 issues
Don Newton:                2 issues
Joe Staton:                   2 issues
Bob Brown:                  2 issues
John Calnan:                 2 issues
Murphy Anderson:        2 issues
One issue each:
            Romeo Tanghal, Sal Trapani
            Alex Roth, Bernard Bailey
            George Roussos
            John Rosenberg
            Win Mortimer
            Johnny Craig
            George Repp
            Dave Cockrum
            Dave Gibbons
            Rick Estrada
            Chuck Patton.
The Batman Family
            Batman’s cast of supporting characters appeared frequently in Brave & Bold.  In some issues, Commissioner Gordon appeared in more panels than the supposed guest!
The issue list is as follows:
Batgirl: #78 (despite many promises to the contrary, she only appeared once)
Batwoman: #182, 197
Robin (as Batman’s sidekick, not as a member of the Teen Titans or a named guest): #s 86, 89*, 164*, 167*, 185 (a robotic Robin), 197, 200          *as Dick Grayson only
The Mayor of Gotham City: #s 59, 67, 89, 94, 102, 105 (kudos to Aparo for drawing the same mayor in 102 and 105 – he must have won re-election!), 113, 148, 150
Alfred: #s 79, 82, 90, 96, 100, 101, 105, 141, 142, 147, 150, 153, 155, 157, 165, 167, 168, 169, 173, 176, 177, 184, 187, 190, 193 (Nemesis in disguise), 194, 200 and DC Special Series #8: Brave & Bold Special
Commissioner Gordon: (although it would be easier to list the issues in which he didn’t appear…) #s 59, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 86, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 98, 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 139, 140 (a wax figurine), 141, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 161, 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 170, 173, 177, 183, 184, 186, 197, 198, 200 and DC Special Series #8: Brave & Bold Special.
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