Bob Haney‘s Brave & the Bold stories are fondly remembered for a variety of reasons. Firstly, Haney’s Batman had his own, ever-changing continuity that was totally different from that of contemporary Batman or Detective Comics stories. The B&TB also Batman had flaws that the mainstream DC Batman did not, to the point where you would often wonder about his competency. I think that the main reason these stories were so popular is that for several years Haney was teamed with Jim Aparo, who in the 1980s would become the premier Batman artist.