Sunday, May 26, 2013

136-137: Batman The Brave & the Bold #2-3 by Matt Wayne

136. The Attack of the Virtual Villains by Matt Wayne. Art by Phil Moy
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, #2

Rating: (4/5)

(US) - (Canada)

July 1, 2012, Stone Arch Books,  26 pgs
Age: 7+

"Why are trolls and ogres from a video game raiding the real world? It's up to Batman and Blue Beetle to find out, and they discover that someone's not just playing around!"

Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Great. Really enjoyed this one.  Lots of action and moral/social commentary for younger readers.  The Blue Beetle is a different kind of superhero because he is a teen whose family knows of his secret identity.  Focus in this story is on computer games and sure to catch the attention of kids.  Batman is too friendly for the character but this is aimed at the younger ones.




137. President Batman by Matt Wayne. Art by Andy Suriano
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, #3

Rating: (4/5)

(US) - (Canada)

July 1, 2012, Stone Arch Books,  26 pgs
Age: 7+

"When the Ultra-Humanite wants to score big, he goes straight to the top. He's after the President! But Batman and Green Arrow have a rescue plan so daring that we could only call this story "President Batman"!"

Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Each of these books starts off with Batman closing a case and this one is a lot of fun because Wonder Woman is helping him round up several classic bad guys to send back to Arkham Asylum.  Another fun story with lots of action and moral commentary along with patriotism aimed at the younger readers.  This is a nice looking series with a good read for lower grades.

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