The Brave and The Bold 122 (Volume 1)

Brave and the Bold 122 (1975)
The Hour of the Beast
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Finally, a Swamp Thing appearance outside of ST series 1! When I started rereading the chronology, I was very excited to see what Swampy appearances continued plot lines and which ones were one-off stories.
This issue deviates from the ongoing plot line of Swamp Thing (series 1) but there are references to past ST issues (primarily 1, 7 & 13). None of the Swamp Thing books from series 1 reference this Brave & Bold/Gotham encounter but based on Batman’s flashbacks and narration, this storyline would have taken place between ST issues 7 and 22.
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If I had a nickle for every time Swampy got strung up by a bunch of yahoos, I’d have a few shiny nickles.

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It looks like BB’s goons used the same goop that captured Swamp Thing in issue 13.

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Storm Unit Alpha has got the goods!

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So we meet again Agent Jonathan Zero. We learn in later ST books that Zero becomes a pesky costumed villain. His alter ego doesn’t debut until issue 23 which leads me to believe this book falls within the previously stated ST issues 7 & 22.

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Words to live by.

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First  Swamp Thing is brooding over the hatred in man and now he and Bats are swinging around like kids on a playground. Where is the focus? Where is their drive?

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“Like pygmies lost in a gigant…..” what’s wrong with your neck Batman?

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Swamp Thing is always good for a farewell wave.

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I love hotdogs. I would be devastated by a prank so dirty.

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“Cigarettes from everywhere” was my grade school catch phrase.

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I have been on the look out for this vinyl record for a very long time.

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What kid wouldn’t want to build a car and then keep it in a bottle, never to be played with again?


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