"Nightmare Without End!": As Batman muses over a poster of his old war buddy Sgt. Rock, he is attacked by mysterious men and taken aboard a plane. He soon realizes that his kidnappers are really Sgt. Rock's old unit, [[Easy Company (New E
The Brave and the Bold #117 is an issue of the series The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1975.
- 1 Appearing in "Nightmare Without End!"
- 2 Synopsis for "Nightmare Without End!"
- 3 Appearing in "Trial of the Black Falcon"
- 4 Synopsis for "Trial of the Black Falcon"
- 5 Appearing in "1001 Ways To Defeat Green Arrow!"
- 6 Synopsis for "1001 Ways To Defeat Green Arrow!"
- 7 Appearing in "Code Name: Mockingbird!"
- 8 Synopsis for "Code Name: Mockingbird!"
- 9 Appearing in "The Menace From Inner Space!"
- 10 Synopsis for "The Menace From Inner Space!"
- 11 Notes
- 12 Trivia
- 13 See Also
- 14 Recommended Reading
- 15 Links and References
Appearing in "Nightmare Without End!"
- Dan Cathcart (Single appearance)
- General Tyler (Single appearance)
- Easy Company's Bus
Synopsis for "Nightmare Without End!"
As Batman muses over a poster of his old war buddy Sgt. Rock, he is attacked by mysterious men and taken aboard a plane. He soon realizes that his kidnappers are really Sgt. Rock's old unit, Easy Company, come to seek Batman's help, because Rock has been put in the stockade and dishonorably discharged while on duty in West Germany. Agreeing to do what he can, Batman meets with Sgt. Rock in his cell. Rock tells Batman about how during World War II he was ordered to execute Corporal Dan Cathcart for cowardliness in the face of an enemy. Now after all these years, Rock swears that Cathcart is not really dead and has been haunting him.
Rock manages to escape from his cell, Batman decides to go after him, and recaptures Rock before he could do any harm, Rock escapes Batman at an old clock tower insisting that he almost had Cathcart. Batman decides to go and investigate the situation and goes and checks out the very spot where Cathcart was executed. There Batman finds that all the bullets that were shot were blanks. He takes his findings to the general on the base and demands answers.
The general tells Batman that Cathcart was really a double agent, who was pretending to be a Nazi spy in order to gain the Allies information. When the Nazi's suspected him, and the Allies didn't want to lose a good spy, they staged his execution. Cathcart then went into hiding to be utilized at another time. Since then, he's now become a spy in West Germany, and Rock's accidentally stumbling upon his continued life threatens to compromise future spy missions, and that Cathcart was also in the process of learning the identity of a spy within their ranks, hence why they've had him locked up.
Batman continues his search for Rock and finds that he's hijacked the bus that Easy Company uses to go from base to base making morale-boosting appearances. When Rock rams the bus through the West German boarder, Batman follows after him. He arrives too late to stop Rock's confrontation with Cathcart (which ends with Cathcart getting shot) however they manage to learn that the traitor is a man within Easy Company who Rock shoots when he tries to kill Batman. The two heroes then return to the East German side of the boarder. There Rock is told the whole story, and the old soldier feels bad about Cathcart, but this is changed to a happy reunion when Cathcart (surviving the gunshot and having snuck himself back across the East-West German border) returns back to base safe and sound.
Appearing in "Trial of the Black Falcon"
- King Rikk
- Princess Asa
- Reya the Black (falcon)
- Jon's Boat
Synopsis for "Trial of the Black Falcon"
This story is reprinted from The Brave and the Bold #24.
During a voyage, King Rikk's vessel enters a pirate trap! Jon and his beloved Asa follow his father's falcon, Reya the Black, to the Pirate's Den where Jon takes up arms against the pirate crew, defeating them despite the overwhelming odds...
Appearing in "1001 Ways To Defeat Green Arrow!"
- Eli Withers (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "1001 Ways To Defeat Green Arrow!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #174.
Appearing in "Code Name: Mockingbird!"
- Secret Six (First appearance)
- Mockingbird (First appearance)
- Zoltan Lupus (Dies) (First appearance)
- New York City
- Lupus' private island
Synopsis for "Code Name: Mockingbird!"
This story is reprinted from Secret Six #1.
Six strangers are pulled from their personal lives to do the bidding of an unknown masked individual, known only as 'Mockingbird', who apparently has information on each of them that would ruin their lives and livelihoods. The manipulator, however, is set on using each of their skills to be the undoing of a madman named Zoltan Lupus, who has developed a weapon that removes the oxygen from the air, killing all in the infected area. The six would-be teammates, August Durant, a scientist, Carlo di Rienzi, an escape artist, Crimson Dawn, a model, King Savage, a Hollywood stuntman, Lili de Neuve, a world-reknowned make-up artist and beautician, and Tiger Force, a former world-class boxer, are taken aboard a plane which is auto-piloted to a base where they receive their instructions from a tape recorder. This makes the group suspicious that this Mockingbird could be one of themselves. The group inserts themselves onto Lupus' private island and begin their plan to destroy the machine and take Lupus prisoner. They are able to destroy the machine using cooperation, but Lupus flees for safety but finds himself in the testing area for his weapon and becomes its final victim.
Appearing in "The Menace From Inner Space!"
- Blackhawk Squadron
Synopsis for "The Menace From Inner Space!"
This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #194.
A German officer is creating synthetic soldiers (lava men) to raid villages.
- "Nightmare Without End!" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 3
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