Friday, February 22, 2008

Brave and the Bold #77

Brave and the Bold #77 (On Sale: February 22, 1968) has a cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito featuring Batman and The Atom.

"So Thunders the Cannoneer" featuring Batman and The Atom is by Bob Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Batman suspects that a train known as the Brotherhood Express ,containing treasures from several countries, will be robbed as it passes through Gotham City. Batman discovers that many of the treasures have been replaced with fakes. When evidence shows that the crime was committed by tiny people, he calls the Atom for assistance.

The train was robbed by the Cannoneer, a circus performer who has blackmailed the midget girl Lilli De La Pooche into helping him. Batman tracks down a circus train containing the real treasures and battles the Cannoneer while the Atom duels the miniature girl. This story was reprinted in Showcase Presents the Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 1 TPB.

Edited by George Kashdan.

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