Title: Batman ’66 #1
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist & Colorer: Jonathan Case
Letters: Wes Abbott
Cover: Michael and Laura Allred
Editor: Jim Chadwick
Why I bought it:
It was so bright and vivid. No, seriously. I am so used to seeing Batman in super dark colors and tones (and personality) that when I saw this, I thought I would be blinded. It was awesome!
What I thought:
Golly gee, this was great! I practically loved everything about this issue from the art and coloring to the dialogue, especially the dialogue:
“Batman: Besides don’t you want to make use of that daytime driver’s license?
Robin: I sure do!”
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“Alfred: To the Alf-Pole, heh-hmh!”
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“Batman: Thanks to Catwoman’s Complying with the fire marshal
and having accessible extinguishers placed in her club!”
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Batman ’66 felt over the top and that was definitely it’s charm – it had me smiling non-stop. Some of the action noises were way out there too, like CAT-ZAM!
I will say, this issue to me longer to read then a single issue usually does, but that was because I adored it so much that I kept rereading pages or just staring at it to admire it as a whole. This comic reads sort of like a children’s action cartoon: light, fun,and bright. It was also inspired by the classic Batman television series (which I’ve seen about five minutes of, yet enjoyed what I saw) and that is probably why I liked it as much as I did. I tend to like things that are considered cheesey and old-fashioned.
Would I continue?:
Gosh, I couldn’t imagine not continuing this series – it makes me so happy. This one is certainly being added to my pull list on my next trip to the comic book store. I would even say this is a series I would collect all the single issues of (maybe even different variant covers of) as well as the trades. I guess this just proves justice always prevails!