Since The New 52 started DC hit the ground running. Titles flying left and right, and the odd thing was they were all good, and if not good at least enjoyable. This was the trend across the board, until around issue 14 in every title. The stories started flopping, they became ludicrous even for comic books! I stopped reading them. The drawing line for me was the disappointing conclusion to what was one of my favorite Batman/Joker story arcs “Death of the Family”.
Disappointing is even letting it off light. Spanning twenty-three issues, crossing every “Bat-related” title, even Suicide Squad, it built a lot of hype and went off with a fizzle. Action comics lost its charm after Grant Morrison stopped writing, and I stopped paying attention to DC.
That is of course until this week. A little glimmer of hope shined through the rest of their shit.
Batman ’66 #1
A comic, based on a TV show, based on a comic. This worked better than any other comic based on a television show that is out today. For the first time in history, I didn’t hear Kevin Conroy’s voice as Batman.
This is Adam West’s Batman. Its corny, it’s action packed and it even has some batty writing full of puns!
Issue one successfully captured the spirit of the 1966 Batman television show, and ran with it. The Riddler has made up a devilish plot to steal some artwork and its up to the dynamic duo to figure it out based on the clues left for them. No faces getting cut off, no inter-dimensional demon possessions, just some good ol’ detective work, with a few POWS! and BAMS! in between.
If you have become disenchanted with the sub par stories of the New 52, or overwhelmed at the pure EPICNESS of everything that happens in Marvel NOW! Grab this line and just have yourself a good time.
Will it continue to bat-maze me? Will it fizzle out like its brother?!
Find out next week, same bat day, same bat book!