Of all the incarnations of the Caped Crusader none have had the cultural impact as the famed 60s camp TV series. After years of fans just being able to get their fill through reruns, DC finally launched an actual comic series focused on that variation and brought all the camp and fun home. Now they are stepping things up a bit to not only team up with Dynamite Entertainment, but also with filmmaker Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman to bring the all-new series Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet.
In the series Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again and what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve? Much like the regular series this issue jumps right in where the TV series left off bringing all the camp and fun to the page as though it bounced right off the screen. The story is cheesy fun and wastes no time teaming up these to classic duos. The art by Ty Templeton beautifully captures the look and essence of the show from the main characters all the way down to Alfred and Gordon. Smith is a known comic fan with Batman close to his heart and it shows with the attention to detail keeping the tone intact and making for a really fun issue.
The main villain in this issue, General Gumm is just ridiculous making for the perfect fit for this story. Whether you are a fan of the original series or just the latest comic series you will no doubt have the same cheesy fun with this series as well. In addition to the already amazing creative team and company crossover aspects, this issue sports an awesome cover by the great Alex Ross.
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