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Batman ‘66 Volume 2


Jeff Parker

Dec 22, 2014 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share

The Dynamic Duo are back in full, campy form in the second collection of writer Jeff Parker’s Batman ‘66 run. Recreating the laughably fun, outlandish, and often absurd Adam West and Burt Ward television series of the 1960s, the volume is a retro reminder of Batman’s lighter, sunnier past. (Literally, the caped crusaders often appear in daylight in the trade, as opposed to Batman’s current dark dominion.) Batman and Robindrawn to a T as they appeared in the showsquare off against such zany villains as Bookworm and King Tut. The Joker and others are in there, but the off-canon stories shy away from referencing contemporary Dark Knight characters and arcs. Batman ‘66 Volume 2 isn’t a serious take on modern Batman, but rather a throwback to the days when his villains left obvious clues and his utility belt had every tool imaginablefrom crocodile repellent to fish treats (for bears) to dummy copies of rogues’ weapons. Bottom line, the collection is supposed to be fun, which is exactly what it is. (‘66-vol-2)

Author rating: 6.5/10

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