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Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

The brutal and action-packed Batman tale “Back to Year One” by Guillem March takes a shocking turn!

In part one of “Wild Dog: Here Comes Trouble!,” writer Kyle Starks (I Hate This Place, Peacemaker Tries Hard!) and artist Fernando Pasarin (The Flash) begin the tale of a super-villain moving to the Quad Cities thinking it’ll lead to an easier life of crime-until they meet Wild Dog!

Eisner-nominated Gabriel Hardman tells a definitive Aquaman tale!

Plus, Matthew Rosenberg and Matteo Scalera bring their incredible talent to Batman Black & White!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
72 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Boy, oh boy, what a wonderful crop of new stories. Batman: The Brave & The Bold continues to excel among other anthologies, showing the best that DC has to offer from its writers and artists in brilliant fashion. There’s not a single weak link among this months offerings, and I have no negatives to report!

    If this series continues to excel the way it has, it’ll stand the test of time as some of DCs best. Long may it reign.

  • 96

    Batman on Film

    Once again, as far as the Batman content is concerned, The Brave & The Bold is a thrilling book. March’s story is intriguing, brought to life through his unique visual flair and who doesn’t love a standalone Black & White story told with aplomb? I continue to love these Batman stories month in and month out!

  • 90


    There isn’t a more consistently good comics anthology right now than Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with the seventh issue mixing things up with a nice assortment of characters.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Overall, four solid tales that get a little weirder than usual.

  • 82

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Story 1: Batman: Pygmalion Part 2 – The story has a great twist that I was not expecting. I thought it would be a tragic amnesia story and it takes a turn I didn’t see and was delighted to discover. The story has some great art as well and I look forward to seeing how it ends.

    Story 2: Wild Dog: Here Comes Trouble Part 1 – Wild Dog is one of those characters who you either love or hate for the most part. I unfortunately, find myself in a third category of being indifferent. He’s not a bad character, but he is far from being compelling or particularly interesting. The story has some good humor in it and great art, but everything else felt flat.

    Story 3: Aquaman: Communion Part 1 – An entertaining short story that has an interesting premise and great art.

    Story 4: The Wager – An entertaining short story that has some great character moments and an engaging and compelling ending.

  • 80

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman: The Brave And The Bold #7 is one of the stronger entries in the anthology series, with four chapters of tales from regular and little-seen characters from DC. Overall, there isn’t a stinker in the bunch, and Kyle Starks’s take on Wild Dog is the most amusing short in the issue.

  • 75


    Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7 is a varied collection of mostly new stories. Each of them offer something different that still manage to entertain in their own way, whether that be a lampooning superhero satire, a pulpy underwater sci-fi, or an atmospheric supernatural detective story. There should be at least something here for everyone.

  • 50

    The most recent installment in Batman: The Brave and The Bold delivers some excellent elements, but the anthology struggles to make its sum greater than any individual part. “Pygmalion,” fails to function as the issue’s A-story as its second chapter quickly dispenses with the mystery of a memory-less Batman for a much more familiar plot. The change in approach is sudden enough to question why so much space was invested in developing a premise in the first chapter that’s largely done away with in the second. “Wild Dog: Here Comes Trouble” proves to be the issue’s highlight combining an appreciation for midwestern eccentricities, an understated sense of humor, and outstanding action sequences. “Aquaman: Communion” may appeal to readers seeking out sci-fi oddities as Gabriel Hardman’s depictions of both aliens and sentient Earth creatures make for excellent splashes, but the hook of its plot is lacking. A final installment featuring The Demon provides some fine opportunities to showcase Matteo Scalera’s artwork in sequences filled with shadows and fire, but also lacks much in the way of a conclusion. The Brave and The Bold is still collecting some outstanding comics talent, but it’s clear that most of these stories would be considered B-sides for good reasons, all but Wild Dog’s, at least.

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