....and it's getting pretty interesting, with returning stars and new arrivals!
Only one of the heroes didn't return and if you have read the first and second articles, you'll know who!
supernatural characters (and Batman team-ups).
That said, it was a very good issue, and has been reprinted in color in Super-Team Family #5 (June-July, 1976) as well as in the black and white Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups #1.
This second team-up of Batman's in B&B is a well done tale!
Super Hero Joins Super Freaks
Even more annoying is that this story, which read like it could have been in an issue of Doom Patrol, was NOT reprinted (even in the Doom Patrol Archives or Showcase Presents the Doom Patrol).
Flash would return many times to work with Batman...
Both sides get interesting things to do as Metamorpho approaches Doc Magnus to try to cure him of his condition of being the Element Man. While doing this, Prof. Kurt Borian takes control of the Metal Men, turning them against their creator, and Rex Mason has to have the Doc turn him back into Metamorpho to save the rogue robots (as Prof. Borian plans to go after Simon Stagg) and might put Rex's love, Simon's daughter Sapphire, in danger. Back as Metamorpho, Rex fights the Metal Men, destroying the device that controls them....and losing his one time cure.
Batman Takes Over
first team-up of many with Green Arrow in Brave and the Bold #71. Great fun, but to be covered later...as we still have a couple of team-ups left without the Darknight Detective....
A Ghost of A Chance
Flash took a trip to Earth-2, and end up being caught by some criminals, who gave the speedster to the Ghost Ace (the spirit of Luther Jarvis, a World War I fighter ace) who wanted revenge against his fellow squad members.
The Ghost Ace turns Flash into a spectral being, and the Spectre gets involved in the case, preventing the murder of the pilots, and eventually frees the Flash and defeats the Ghost Ace.
This title also served as the transition book for the Spectre, as he went from his three Showcase try-outs to his 1960s Spectre book, and can be found reprinted in the Showcase Presents: the Spectre #1!
A Little Underwater
The story had Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, Vulko and Aquababy, so even though Atom was there, it did read like an Aquaman story (so much so that it's only reprint is in Showcase Presents: Aquaman #3)...
Guess she doesn't think bigger is always better!
the American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969). All but Eclipso and the Doom Patrol returned to team with Batman...but it was still possible to have some fun without the Caped Crusader, as Bob Haney and others showed so well!