BRAVE AND THE BOLD (1ST SERIES), THE

Dates: 1 Aug/Sep 1955-25 Aug/Sep 1959 (All ND); 26 Nov 1959-200 Jul 1983
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

Perhaps a second tier title to Batman and Superman but I always loved this one for the sheer variety of great characters. The first officially distributed issue in the UK was #26 and very scarce it is too as a pence variant copy. Try finding one in any condition!

The British-priced variants are considerably rarer than their US cents counterparts as it is thought that only 2-3% of the print run was put aside for export to the UK and whatever was left over was sent to South Africa and Australasia.

UK variant copies have 9d cover stamps from #26-55. From #56-60 the covers have a larger 10d stamp and from #61 it's the smaller, lighter 10d cover stamp.

Brave and the Bold #28 was the first appearance of the Justice League of America and was the first time in the Silver Age, the 1960s, that a super-team got together. This event heavily influenced the creation of the Marvel Universe of characters with Fantastic Four #1 being published eighteen months later in Nov 1961. Brave and the Bold #28 is being recognised as a very significant key issue and arguably the most important of the Silver Age, perhaps eclipsing the traditional importance status of Showcase #4.

Other favourites/important issues are #34, the first try-out for Hawkman, #59 the first of the regular Batman team-ups and #79, the first of the classic Neal Adams artwork run.

See also:

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD / BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TRADE PAPER BACK / ALL NEW BATMAN, THE: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD / ALL NEW BATMAN, THE: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TRADE PAPER BACK / BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE (2ND SERIES): TEAM-UPS OF THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD / BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES, THE / BRAVE AND THE BOLD ANNUAL, THE / FLASH AND GREEN LANTERN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD / FLASH AND GREEN LANTERN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TRADE PAPER BACK / TEAM-UPS OF THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD / BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS / BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD BRONZE AGE

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
Total £ 938.07 1,890 2,850 5,600 10,050 26,240 59,640 90,100 109,550 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 1,690.00 3,440 5,180 10,110 18,820 49,490 114,110 171,470 209,370 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.