"The Senator's Been Shot!": This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #85.
- I hereby accept the office of United States Senator.
- -- Bruce Wayne
Appearing in "The Senator's Been Shot!"
- Edmond Cathcart (Single appearance)
- Miklos Minotaur (Single appearance)
- Paul Cathcart (Single appearance)
- Munson (Single appearance)
- Oliver Queen's Helicopter
Synopsis for "The Senator's Been Shot!"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #85.
When the newly voted senator for Gotham City is shot before he can vote on a important anti-crime bill, Bruce Wayne is selected to finish the rest of the Senator's term during his recovery so that the crucial deciding vote for the bill be made. Meanwhile, as Batman, Bruce attempts to find out who was responsible for having the senator shot and along the way teams up with the Green Arrow to bring the shooter to justice, just in time for Bruce to vote in favor of the crime bill.
Appearing in "The Thunder of the Chariots!"
- Golden Gladiator (First appearance)
- Clodius Crassus (Roman Praetor) (Single appearance)
- Cinna (a Centurion) (First appearance)
- Caius (a gladiator) (Single appearance)
- Cotta (a chariot driver) (Single appearance)
- Crixus (a gladiator) (Single appearance)
- Lucia (Cinna's niece) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Thunder of the Chariots!"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #1.
In ancient Rome, a shepherd named Marcus stares into a fountain. From behind him, a centurion named Cinna ambushes Marcus and brings him before the Praetor Clodius Crassus. He accuses Marcus of trying to assassinate Crassus, even though it was actually Cinna and his men who tried to murder him. Marcus however, proves to be an apt patsy to cover up for Cinna's crimes. Praetor Clodius orders Marcus thrown into the slave galley. Aboard the galley, a Nubian lion escapes from his cage and begins attacking the crew. Marcus wrenches his slave chains from their moorings and uses them as a weapon against the lion. The ship's overseer is so impressed with Marcus' fighting prowess that he recommends him for gladiatorial combat. Marcus is brought back to Rome where he is forced to fight in the arena. His opponent Caius ensnares Marcus with a net then charges at him with his trident. Marcus is injured, but manages to catch the spear and turn it back upon his foe. The Praetor rules to spare Caius' life so that he can "burn with rage" against Marcus. Cinna makes Marcus fight a second time – this time against a charging bull. Cinna deliberately arms him with a faulty spear, hoping that the bull will kill him. The bull indeed breaks Marcus' spear, but the former shepherd still succeeds in conquering the beast. Marcus' next challenge is a chariot race. He races against a fellow gladiator named Cotta, and manages to unseat him with a hearty toss from his shield. Marcus manages to win the race, and is granted his freedom.
Appearing in "Battle for the Dragon Ship!"
- Viking Prince (First appearance)
- Captain Olaf (a fisherman) (First appearance)
- Thorvald (a Viking Baron) (First appearance)
- Sardluk (a spy) (First appearance)
- Gunnda (Olaf's daughter) (First appearance)
- Baron Thorvald's Dragon Ship
- Captain Olaf's fishing vessel
Synopsis for "Battle for the Dragon Ship!"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #1.
In the year 964 AD, Norwegian fisherman Captain Olaf comes upon a young lad floating on a log at sea. He brings him aboard his vessel, but the youth has no memory of his true name or identity. Olaf and his men bring the youth to shore, where a man named Sardluk the spy watches them from afar. Sardluk recognizes the blond haired lad and reports back to his master Baron Thorvald. Thorvald is animated when he hears the news and orders his men to kill the boy. Sardluk's soldiers raid Captain Olaf's home, but the man fights back, ensnaring the soldiers with Olaf's fishing nets. He then picks up a stray sword and injures Sardluk. The boy has no idea why he is so proficient with a blade. Sardluk and his men run off, but promise to return to finish the job. Captain Olaf's daughter Gunnda is so impressed with the boy's bravery that she names him Jon the Viking Prince, after a famed Viking hero. A few days later, Baron Thorvald learns that Olaf's men have put to sea, and orders his dragon ship to give chase. As the dragon ship overtakes Olaf's fishing vessel, Jon has the Captain load him onto a spring-loaded harpoon and fire him across to the other ship. Once on board, Jon swings across the mast, then tears through one of the sails with his sword. He fights valiantly against the Viking warriors, forcing Baron Thorvald to flee by diving off his own ship. Jon is concerned that the Baron had information concerning his true identity and fears that he will never learn the truth about his own mysterious past.
Appearing in "Shield of Terror!"
- The Robber Baron
- Sir Grot
- Malco (Single appearance)
- Silent Knight's Sword and Armor
Synopsis for "Shield of Terror!"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #5.
Lady Celia believes that the Silent Knight and Brian Kent may be one and the same. Brian must fight off her suspicions, as well as the Robber Baron who once again attacks the duo in the Forest Perilous!
- "The Senator's Been Shot!" was originally printed in Brave and the Bold #85.
- "The Thunder of the Chariots!" and "Battle for the Dragon Ship!" were originally printed in Brave and the Bold #1.
- "Shield of Terror!" was originally printed in Brave and the Bold #5.
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