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Batman: The Brave and the Bold #11

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Tristan Grey has mutated into a terrifying new version of Man-Bat, and it’s up to Batman and Maps to save him! But, when it turns out that Tristan is not the only person who has been infected by the Man-Bat serum, it will be Batman and Maps versus an army of leather-winged monsters!

Also, Lois Lane falls deeper down the conspiracy rabbit hole, and Artemis continues her hunt!

And lastly, Batman finds himself in a folk horror nightmare courtesy of Zac Thompson and Ashley Wood in a new Batman Black & White tale that has to be seen to be believed.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
70 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Batman on Film

    Once again, when it comes to the Batman side of things, The Brave & The Bold delivers nothing but entertainment and quality storytelling. Kerschl brings the fun of Batman and Robin fighting the supernatural and Thompson and Wood delve into the real horrors that humanity can inflict. This is a book I look forward to every month!

  • 95


    What do you know, Batman: The Brave and the Bold #11 is jam-packed with great stories. More importantly, it’s an eclectic mix of tales with superhero stories, but also war and Western thrown in too. It’s a pulpy good time.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Another great issue, with some interesting divergences from the usual fare in this book and a phenomenal lead tale.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Batman: The Brave & The Bold #11 is a mixed bag of emotions. With every story apart from the first and last focusing on lesser-known, or entirely new, characters, this title has certainly embraced being an anthology title with open arms. We’ve had some fantastic one-shot stories throughout its history to show for it.

    This series shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, so let the good times roll!

  • 75

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman: The Brave And The Bold #11 traverses the genre gamut from Old West theatrics to murderous cults. All the shorts have something to offer, but the next chapter of Mother’s Day is the strongest, and the next chapter of Artemis’s personal journey is the weakest.

  • 64

    The Batman Universe

    Batman: The Brave and the Bold #11 sees a fun continuation of last month’s Mat-Bat story and the return of two iconic DC legends, but still struggles to hold its consistency over all five stories. Maybe it’s time to drop the second Batman story (which is rarely good) and reorient the book as more of a DC showcase for lesser used characters like Bat-Lash, Sgt. Rock, and Wild Dog. Fans of these characters may not even know that they are being featured deep within the B, C, and D stories of yet another fledgling Batman book.

  • 60


    Like most anthologies, this issue is a mixed bag. There was some truly great stuff, some mildly amusing stuff, and some stuff that can be classified as filler at best. I do wonder what it says that the stories that stood out the most were the Bat stories, but I hope we see more stories like the ones we got—even the Sgt. Rock one. These characters are a part of the tapestry that makes up DC’s rich history and deserve to be remembered.

    Also, one last time for those in the cheap seats – SEXY, SHIRTLESS BRUCE WAYNE!!!

  • 50

    It’s the final installment of Batman: The Brave and The Bold #11 that saves the issue from being a total turnoff to the anthology and it’s price tag. “The Crown of Twelve Tails” is a wonderfully constructed bit of gothic horror that makes excellent use of Gotham’s landscape in a black-and-white odyssey filled graveyards and arcane rituals. It’s impressively delivered with a tight structure that makes the mystery feel complete and detailed without overwhelming readers; Thompson’s narration with a romantic prose flair is essential to this. However, the four stories leading into it range from dull to vapid. The opening duo of “Mother’s Day” and “The Sweet Science” are both broadly constructed with some enjoyable elements (the fist fight at the end of the latter, specifically), but nothing particularly memorable or engaging. “The Poison Within” feels like the most inessential of dream sequences with broadly taught lessons that read like Instagram posts. “Private Stein” is a poor imitation of Kubert’s renditions of Sgt. Rock on multiple levels with the unconsidered patriotism of a 50s film reel. But there’s still one great story in this anthology, enough to make the discovery worthwhile.

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