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"Batman '66 (2013 Ongoing)" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Comics and Collectibles' started by James Harvey, Jul 17, 2013.

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"Batman '66" - Rate and Comment on this DC Comics title!

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  1. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Shame was in the last issue, which as someone noted above was moved up a month. Meh. Didn't look that good, anyway. Looking forward to Batman '66-Green Hornet and Ty the Guy back at the drawing board.
     
  2. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    One of the many reasons why Batman '66 is genius and the best Batman comic ever released in my lifetime:
    In back up story "The Butler Did It", Bruce Wayne is escorting Alfred's cousin Egbert out of the Wayne Foundation after serving a prison sentence. Bruce wishes Egbert well and offers him a $20 to put to good use as a newly reformed citizen. Bruce leaves Egbert and Alfred to reunite. Once they are by themselves, Egbert knocks out Alfred and intends to take Alfred's place at Wayne Manor to get in and rob Bruce Wayne. While disguised as Alfred, he is dusting the study when the Bat-phone rings. Egbert picks up, Gordon asks for Batman and Egbert rather frustrated and angered tells him he has the wrong number very rudely and hangs up. GENIUS. In the living room Egbert mentions the phone call in front of Aunt Harriett. Aunt Harriett wonders why someone would call Wayne Manor asking for Batman and Bruce Wayne reassures her it was obviously a prank.

    Hand's down one the greatest Batman moments of all time, and only the genius series that is Batman '66 could deliver such a landmark moment in the 75 year history of the character.
     
  3. Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman Well-Known Member

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    I think you're getting a bit carried away here and embellishing more than a little bit. This is a fun and cute series but it's far from the best Batman comic of all-time nor is that a landmark moment in Batman's 75 years, not even close by a longshot. It's a fun comic that's a joy to read. I actually plan to buy the first hardcover so I can put away my single issues and I can't wait to get the complete DVD set. Your enthusiasm is admirable though.
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Instead of putting two and two together and concluding Bruce Wayne is Batman because the Bat-phone at Wayne Manor rings, and Gordon on the other end asks for Batman is simply easily dismissed by the person answering the phone as a wrong number, is, genius. The situation itself is obvious, the wrong number response is even more obvious. Because of the complete obviousness of the situation, the fact that someone could come up with this wrong number idea is complete brilliance. There has to be more obvious you don't even think about situations/solutions to come in future stories (I can only hope at this point). If they don't, its because this can't be topped.

    The ONLY thing I insist on here at Toonzone when I chime in on a topic is my passion/enthusiasm for said topic. Batman '66 is the most excited I've ever been for Batman in years in any media. Now if this was Batman (and Robin) '97 and I was doing the same exact thing for that as I do for this, then there really would be a problem. Ha.
     
  5. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Let's Kick Some Ice!

    BATMAN '66 #10

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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER
    ARTIST: DAVID WILLIAMS

    A snowstorm in Gotham City in the middle of summer? Only one man can be behind this: that frozen fiend Mr. Freeze. And Batgirl is back in another solo story, as she clashes with Cleopatra.

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66/comics-series/10652?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue:
    Preview: Batman '66 #10 - Comic Book Resources
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Do you want to know how he got those scars?

    BATMAN '66 #11


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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER
    ARTIST: JONATHAN CASE


    This one has it all! The Joker, Catwoman, and a cameo by just about every Bat-villain ever. No wonder Batman and Robin need Batgirl to help! Jonathan Case, the artist who launched BATMAN ‘66, returns to illustrate this epic full-length story.

    Comments?


    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66...52?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue:
    Preview: Batman '66 #11 - Comic Book Resources
     
  7. Road to Gotham

    Road to Gotham Well-Known Member

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    Just read this issue.
    Mr. Freeze story was SOLID. ICY COOL!
    I have dream of a tiny personal AC. Wish it would become reality.
    I have a suggestion. We have seen 2 different Catwomen.
    In Mr. Freeze next appearance he should look like Eli Wallach or George Sanders.
    My theory for this is that the accident is changing his looks/appearance.

    Batgirl was fun.
    Although I hope in all her solo stories, Batgirl is not fighting just female villains.
    She can handle male crooks.


    Just found out the last Surviving actor to play MR. FREEZE on the series has died.
    Eli Wallach.

    http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/prolific-us-character-actor-eli-wallach-dies-at-98-nyt
     
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  8. Road to Gotham

    Road to Gotham Well-Known Member

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    I didn't notice a CAMEO from every Bat-Villain.
    Only villains I notice were: Joker, Catwoman, Chantell, Siren, King Tut, Bookworm, and False-Face(Egghead)
    It was nice seeing the Terrific Trio working together for the first time in this series.
    Wonder whats in store for Dr. Quinn? Tune into a later issue.
     
  9. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    How did Catwoman allow Batman's and Marsha's wedding go uninterrupted?

    BATMAN '66 #12

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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER, ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO
    ARTIST: DARIO BRIZUELA, TED NAIFEH

    Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, holds all the cards! While Batman and Robin try to track her down for her latest crime, Marsha and her cohorts tunnel their way into the Batcave. She’s been after the Bat Diamond for some time. Will she finally get it? Then find out what the Dynamic Duo must resort to when The Minstrel makes it impossible for them to get to the Batcave and their costumes.

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66/comics-series/10652?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue:
    Preview: Batman '66 #12 - Comic Book Resources
     
  10. Road to Gotham

    Road to Gotham Well-Known Member

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    Marsha story was well done. Always liked her, although I never cared for her Aunt.
    Minstral story was MEH. Really dislike the art although I did like the design of protype B&R customes.
     
  11. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    What is the only way to celebrate Batman Day today? With today's newest issue of Batman '66 of course!

    BATMAN '66 #13

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    WRITER: GABE SORIA
    ARTIST: ALLEN PASSALAQUA

    A new hit TV show based on Batman’s crime fighting exploits is on the air, but it hardly meets with the Caped Crusader’s approval. And the show’s producer has more in mind than just high ratings! A set visit from Batman and Robin reveals the producer’s true agenda and puts all of the action behind the cameras in this story by guest writer Gabriel Soria.

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66/comics-series/10652?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue:
    Preview: Batman '66 #13 - Comic Book Resources
     
  12. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Two-Face is coming!
    Holy second chances! 'Lost' Two-Face episode comes to 'Batman '66' | Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesRobot 6 @ Comic Book Resources
    I don't know, I get the feeling Two-Face in Batman Forever would look more gruesome compared to a 1966 TV Two-Face.
     
  13. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Adam West and Burt Ward were guests for the twice yearly Horror convention held in my town. So, what do you all think I got signed by them? ;) :) :D

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    Based on their reactions, it looked like they never saw the comics collected in the hardcover or ever got a close look at any of the comics themselves. I of course told them that this was greatest Batman comic released in my life time. Adam West said I knew more about what's going on with Batman than he did, and took my word for it. Burt agreed with it being the greatest in my lifetime.

    Again, can't stress this enough. Best Batman comic released in MY lifetime. Batman and Detective Comics already existed when I was born. ;)
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Clearly Batman does a better job than anyone in the GCPD

    BATMAN '66 #14

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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER
    ARTISTS: PAUL RIVOCHE, TONY AVINA


    Crime never sleeps, but even Batman can’t be on call 24-7. So the Caped Crusader introduces an ally who never needs rest: a futuristic Bat Robot! Astounding both Gotham City’s criminals and its police force, the chrome plated crime fighter proves to be incredibly efficient. So much so that a dreaded question must be asked: Is it time for Batman and Robin to retire?

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66...52?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue and a (genius) variant cover:
    Preview: Batman '66 #14 - Comic Book Resources
     
  15. Antiyonder

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    Meant to ask when I first got the issue months ago.

    Now that Doctor Hugo character near the end of #11, would it be hasty to identify him as the '66 version of Hugo Strange or appropriate given that Harley was introduced as Dr. Quinn?
     
  16. Road to Gotham

    Road to Gotham Well-Known Member

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    BATMAN 66 #14.
    Judging from the cover I thought for sure I would dislike this story but this wery good.
    My fear was from watching the Bat-Robot story from B:TB&TB, easily the worst episode in that series.
    Good solution by Joker and Ridldler to the Bat-Robot problem, proving they aren't so dumb.
    Also appearances by Clock King, Louie the Lilac, and the Archer.
    Nice clean art by Paul and Tony.
    Gets a solid 'A' from me.
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Unlike his Gotham counterpart, you CAN call him Penguin.

    BATMAN '66 #15

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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER
    ARTIST: WILFREDO TORRES


    Gotham City is once again under attack by the wife of the late Max Black - and as usual, Widow Black's persuasive powers are hard to resist. This time she has a formidable foil…none other than the pernicious Penguin. Together, they are set to plunder the wealthy of Gotham City. Will the Dynamic Duo be caught in her deadly web of deceit?

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66...52?Issues_pg=1

    Hmm. Don't have a preview for this issue right now.
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Another Eggcellent Installment of Batman '66

    BATMAN '66 #16

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    WRITER: JEFF PARKER
    ARTIST: BRENT SCHOONOVER

    It’s “Egghead Unbound” as Batman’s most egg-centric foe returns to terrorize Gotham City. Frustrated by his repeated defeats at the hands of the Caped Crusader, he invents a device that will egg-celerate his brain development to that of a being from the 40th century. Is this really possible? Does he now possess super-human abilities? Or has his mind simply gotten scrambled?

    Comments?

    Batman '66 is released digitally first and can be read/downloaded here at Comixology:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66...52?Issues_pg=1

    Preview for this month's issue:
    Preview: Batman '66 #16 - Comic Book Resources
     
  19. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like Parker lifted an old Super Friends script, circa 1977, for this one. Rebooting Egghead as a Hector Hammond wannabe was one thing, but the ending was predictable. At least Eggy's head didn't swell up.
     
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    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    Heads, you read Batman '66. Tails, you watch Batman & Robin.

    BATMAN '66: THE LOST EPISODE #1


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    WRITER - HARLAN ELLISON, LEN WEIN
    ARTIST - JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, JOE PRADO


    During the original Batman television series run, legendary science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison turned in an outline for a story that would have introduced Two-Face. The story never made it to air, and Two-Face never entered the TV show’s Rogues Gallery. Now, “The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face” is adapted to comics by two comic book legends: writer Len Wein and artist José Luis Garcia-Lopez. Also included in this special edition are Ellison’s original prose story outline and the complete, original pencils by Garcia-Lopez.

    Comments?


    Preview for this one shot issue and variant cover:
    Preview: Batman '66: The Lost Episode #1 - Comic Book Resources

    Digital download:
    https://www.comixology.com/Batman-66-1-The-Lost-Episode/digital-comic/161859
     

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