Friday, August 24, 2007

Brave and the Bold #74

Brave and the Bold #74 (On Sale: August 24, 1967) has a cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito featuring Batman and the Metal Men.

Inside we have Batman and the Metal Men in "Rampant Run the Robots" by Bob Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Doc Magnus and the Metal Men attend a robot convention in Gotham City. During the exposition, several robots begin committing robberies in town. Batman investigates and traces the robots back to the convention. Dr. Daedalus, a robot inventor, finds the cause of the rogue robot behavior. Only his own robot Icarus and the Metal Men appear unaffected.

Batman and the Metal Men then go in search of the criminal robots. Batman begins to suspect that the Metal Men are part of the criminal conspiracy. As evidence stacks up against them, he has them incarcerated along with Doc Magnus. Batman then continues his pursuit of the other robots.

The rogue robots then try to kill Doc Magnus. The Metal Men are forced to escape in order to save him. Batman then realizes that the Metal Men were framed. Reprinted in Showcase Presents the Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 1 TPB.

Edited by George Kashdan.

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