If you’ve read your share of Batman comics you know the name Joe Chill, the man who forever changed the life of young Bruce Wayne one dark night in Crime Alley. For the more lighthearted Batman: The Brave and the Bold the story of Batman confronting Chill might seem and odd pairing, but it works. In “Chill of the Night” the Spectre and the Phantom Stranger place a wager (who knew they both had a gambling problem?) on how the Dark Knight will respond to coming face-to-face with the murderer of his parents.
The episode gets high marks for me, not only for recreating the classic scene of Batman unmasking himself to Chill (which quickly leads to the killer’s demise), but also for taking a second page from Batman’s past by including the “First Batman” storyline from Detective Comics #235 featuring Thomas Wayne in a Bat-costume stopping a crime (which you can see a little of after the jump). Well done!