Bob Haney lives up to the hype…
As I noted the other day, my latest reading project is all the Brave and the Bold Batman team-ups, interspersed with the original, two-pronged Teen Titans series of the ’60s and ’70s.
The Teen Titans era is particularly known for some off-the-wall storytelling by writer Bob Haney and all you need to do is check out the Titans’ first official appearance in April 1965’s Brave and the Bold #60. (The team’s first unofficial meeting was in Issue #54, a story billed as a Kid Flash, Aqualad and Robin team-up.)
Anyway, B&B #60, which also introduces the Donna Troy version of Wonder Girl (though she didn’t have that secret identity yet), was drawn by Bruno Premiani behind a Nick Cardy cover. And boy is this one a corker.
In a nutshell, the Titans are called to a small town besieged by a hideous giant that can break into different pieces. His name? Why, the Separated Man, of course.
I really don’t need to explain any more than that because the 13 FAR OUT PANELS below give you a big taste of what it’s like to read the story. I’m even presenting the panels out of order, because, damn, no matter what order you read them in, the effect is the same: classic, wonderful Haney zaniness with art that lives up to the tale.
— The Two-Page Spread That Proves ROSS ANDRU Should Have Drawn a Lot More BATMAN. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A NICK CARDY Birthday Celebration. Click here.