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Batman ’66 #1
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January 7th, 2018 by Rusty

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Batman '66 #1 cover

Batman ’66 #1

Date: September 2013
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Stats: 30 color pages
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artists: Jonathan Case and Wes Abbot
Notable Notes: The Dynamic Duo returns – to comic books!

Holy Retro Comic, Batman!

I was born just after the original Batman TV show ran its course – but I saw plenty of re-runs when I was a kid and later in life. Honestly, I was never a fan of the show – it just seemed too silly for me, although I realize now that the campiness was part of the allure. I had no plans to pick up this comic book series when it debuted several years ago, but all the rave reviews made me change my mind and grab the first trade paperback. I’m glad I reconsidered because this series has turned out to be loads of fun to read!

Synopsis:

The Riddler’s Ruse: While Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are attending the city’s Lady Gotham ceremony, the Riddler flies in on a bi-plane and steals the coveted statue. Luckily Batman and Robin are close by, and they wrangle the Riddler’s plane to the ground – but not before the wordy villain escapes with the loot and leaves a vexing riddle. The Dynamic Duo follow the clues first to Catwoman’s hot new club, then to Gotham park where they beat the Riddler to his punch-line!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars – The clever Riddler story combined with the camp of the Batman TV show made for one fascinating and enjoyable comic book experience.
  • Art: 3 stars – While the retro art was cool, some of the outlandish and far-out colors were a little too much. The characters looked great, but the 3-D lines and comic dots around the edges were distracting.
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – In spite of the psychedelic art, this comic was a blast to read! A fun, engaging story, cool characters and a light-hearted approach all made for a fantastic read!

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