My Brave and the Bold Spec Script

My Brave and the Bold Spec Script

It’s Valentine’s Day, which is usually when I promote the heck out of Love and Capes. (Have you heard of it? Check it out here if you haven’t.)

But today I want to share something different. It’s one of the animation spec scripts I did that helped lead to my upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man episode. I wrote a spec for Brave and the Bold, featuring Batman and Wonder Woman. The show’s off the air, sadly, so I figure I might as well share it here.

My friend Dwayne McDuffie helped me on this. He saw my first one and thought it was all right and spent a couple hours on the phone telling me what was wrong and right, but he challenged me to do “A Thom Zahler” script. He’d felt the one I wrote was generic, and he wanted to see the one that would be the one that only I could write.

And, this episode, Batman is called upon to replace Cupid, the god of love. What could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day?

So I did. Sadly, I never got a chance to show it to him as he passed away before I finished it.Dwayne not only made me a better writer, he made me want to be a better writer. That continues to this day.

So, here’s a PDF of my spec. Check it out if you’d like.

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  1. Wow! You weren’t able to pass it along as a possible issue for the comic book?
    (Are you reading Batman ’66?)

  2. Heck, you could adapt it into a special issue of LNC (the fact that your version of Mermantis is in it, and that we would actually get to SEE Mermantis in it…don’t hurt it none)!

  3. Just the fact that you got writing advice from Dwayne McDuffie has raised you 10 steps on my pedestal. He made a lot people better and I _do_ enjoy your strip so much.

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