On Sale Today: The Brave And The Bold #2

Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez

Green Lantern and Supergirl are off to Ventura on the trail of the bizarre case that began in issue #1! Ventura is a planetwide casino, which would be wild enough, but it has also become a backdrop for the Rann-Thanagar War! Guest-starring Batman and Blue Beetle!

$2.99 US

This relaunch of TBATB has me riveted so far. Granted, it has only been one issue, but the preview for #2 (below) has some serious promise. The Mark Waid dialogue is crisp and punchy, and the Pérez art is pitch-perfect as usual. Check out the sexual tension between GL and Supergirl, whose age GL has to constantly remind himself of.

OK. The “casino planet” plot hook is hokey. I’ll grant you that. But I’m willing to give that a pass for a couple issues until the creative team finds their rhythm.