Issue: The Brave And The Bold v.3:no.15 Title: "Wings And Arrows" Published Date: July 23, 2008 Generation: Modern Carter Retcon Status: In Continuity
Summary: Nightwing sends the Justice League and Justice Society on a mission into Trigon's dimension, but it's a ruse -- seems that a spirit from Nanda Parbat has overthrown Rama Kushna, and now can send out spirits to possess hosts like Deadman, only the possession kills the host! So now it is up to Nightwing, Hawkman, and Deadman to break into Nanda Parbat, rescue Green Arrow (who was captured in the previous issue after "killing" Deadman, allowing him to escape), and restore Rama Kushna before the spirits spread all over the Earth. Fighting to his lair, the heroes manage to trick the demon, with Nightwing using a bit of Nth metal to fly close enough to steal the demon's amulet, which a thorougly-tortured Green Arrow manages to destroy with a well-placed shot. With order restored, the heroes part ways -- but not before Deadman slugs Green Arrow for risking everything on such a risky trick.
Review: In the latest issue of Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge, we get to see a single panel of Shadow-Thief as drawn by Scott Kollins. Couple that with this issue's depiction of Hawkman by Kollins and I have come to the very fannish conclusion that Oh My God Kollins Needs To Draw A Hawkman Title. I picked this up after Adama dropped me a line about it's existance, and I am glad I did. "Old school" doesn't begin to describe this tremendously fun team-up, as Waid not only nails the personalities of all the heroes but makes their interactions bouncy and upbeat, like team-ups of days long past. I may have to seriously find room in the budget for this title, although from what I hear it may not last. Great find for this Hawkfan!