Cover image for Batman '66. Vol. 5 / written by Jeff Parker, Ray Fawkes, Gabe Soria, Lee Allred ; art by Brent Schoonover, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jon Bogdanove, Lukas Ketner, Ty Templeton, Jesse Hamm, Scott Kowalchuck, Dean Haspiel, Jonathan Case, Michael Allred ; colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick [and eight others], letters by Wes Abbott ; cover art & original series covers by Michael & Laura Allred.
Title:
Batman '66. Vol. 5 / written by Jeff Parker, Ray Fawkes, Gabe Soria, Lee Allred ; art by Brent Schoonover, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jon Bogdanove, Lukas Ketner, Ty Templeton, Jesse Hamm, Scott Kowalchuck, Dean Haspiel, Jonathan Case, Michael Allred ; colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick [and eight others], letters by Wes Abbott ; cover art & original series covers by Michael & Laura Allred.
ISBN:
9781401261054

9781401264833
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
The goovy grave of Solomon Grundy / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Brent Schoonover -- The final form / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo -- Diamond disaster / written by Ray Fawkes ; art by Jon Bogdanove -- Night of the Harlequin / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Lukas Ketner -- Bad men / written by Gabe Soria ; art by Ty Templeton -- Poison Ivy's deadly kiss / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Jesse Hamm -- Bane enters the ring / written by Jeff Parker ; art and color by Scott Kowalchuk -- Scarecrow goes to town / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Lukas Ketner -- Hunt the croc down / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Dean Haspiel -- Parker breaks out / written by Jeff Parker ; art by Dean Haspiel -- Catwoman comes about! / written by Jeff Parker ; art and color by Jonathan Case -- Main title / written by Lee Allred ; art and cover by Michael and Laura Allred.
Abstract:
"Back to the Swingin' '60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form. These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish Rogues Gallery just the way viewers remember them. When False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends up creating Clayface! Then, it's a bewitching evening as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, crashes a gala of Gotham's elite. Later, The Scarecrow and The Harlequin are introduced, and Batgirl makes an appearance as Batman grapples with the masked menace, Bane"-- Provided by publisher.
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Back to the Swingin' '60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TVseries in comics form. These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader,The Boy Wonder and their fiendish Rogues Gallery just the way viewers rememberthem. When False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends upcreating Clayface! Then, it's a bewitching evening as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds,crashes a gala of Gotham's elite. Later, The Scarecrow and The Harlequin areintroduced, and Batgirl makes an appearance as Batman grapples with the maskedmenace, Bane. Collects Batman '66 #23-28.


Author Notes

Jeff Parker is a Portland, Oregon-based writer and comic book artist. He worked as a storyboard artist on the television cartoon Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot , and has written a number of Marvel Comics titles including, X-Men: First Class, Agents of Atlas and Thunderbolts . He is currently writing Batman '66 and Aquaman for DC Comics.


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Library Journal Review

It can be argued that, by playing things completely straight, the 1960s Adam West/Burt Ward Batman TV show (finally due for release on home video later this year) exposed superhero stories or at least the kind that the Comics Code of the day allowed as ridiculous, and thereby set back public acceptance of comics as a valid and valuable art form for many years. It can also be argued that the show was a lot of fun. This series does a fine job of reviving the show's heroic and comical spirit, aided by use of the actors' likenesses, including Frank Gorshin (the Riddler), Burgess Meredith (the Penguin), and both Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman. It's a contemporary "meta" take, decorated with pop-art effects and full of in-jokes relating to the show, its era, and other Batman stories. There's not quite as much "Biff! Pow!" and "Holy halitosis!" as one might expect, and a Joker story falls flat but Bat-gadgetry is on display, and when Egghead (Vincent Price) calls his eggshell-helmeted henchmen "my Eggmen," all is forgiven. VERDICT A lot of fun. S.R. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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