Monday, July 22, 2013
I remember when I first saw the Nemesis 8-page backup stories that ran after the main feature in Brave and the Bold. I was much more interested in the batman team ups and only glossed over them. A few years later, I decided to give these stories a fair shake and read them all back to back. I was very glad I did, because writer Cary Burkett and Artist Dan Spiegle wove a great tale featuring deceptions, disguises and daring escapes. They really knew how to take advantage to the format and really kept the pace of the saga pumping along. I don't think that these stories have ever been collected, and that's a shame because they deserve to find a wider audience. Nemesis floated around the DCU for years, with notable appearances in Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman before the New 52 hit. Time will tell if he appears again - I certainly hope so.