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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brave and the Bold: Batman and Friends

I found this cute little chapter book in a supermarket the other day, and of course once I saw Aquaman was included I dropped it in my basket, next to the Norwegian kippers and chocolate milk.

Batman and Friends is basically just a summation of some Brave and the Bold episodes, using stills of Bats and his co-stars:


There's also appearances by Green Lantern, Plastic Man, and Green Arrow, ending with a nice group shot:


B&B devotees will notice that Green Lantern is not usually pictured in the stock art shots used for a lot of the merchandise; he's been added here since he was included in the book. Am I the only one who finds this kind of stuff interesting? I am, aren't I?

I still miss this show.


Earth 2 Chris said...

You are not along Rob. I find this stuff interesting too. Red Tornado got a lot of B&B merchandise face time, and he only made a few appearances. I think that the creators thought they'd use him more, but they didn't. Hal didn't appear as much as you'd think (Guy appeared more often), so seeing him here is surprising.


Sphinx Magoo said...

Ditto what earth 2 chris said. I'm always interested to see who gets more billing among the merchandising. I guess it depends on who has a show or movie out at the time. Kind of like how Captain Marvel appeared in a lot of 70s merchandising after his TV show appeared. I think Guy Gardner made more appearance on B:B&B yet it's Hal Jordan here. It's also nice to see Plastic Man. Hopefully the proposed Tom Kenny cartoon takes off.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That is surprising. Green Lantern doesn't get a lot of attention especially after the lousy film.